The Quilted Wall Hangings
of Sandra Blank
Thanks for visiting my web page. Under my "how I got started" story are links to my quilt gallery, resume and other quilt related web pages.
In 1984 I tried to get into quilting when a friend talked me into going with her to a fabric store while she selected fabric for a quilt she was making. I had previously made clothes so I figured I'd give quilting a try. I bought fabric to make a traditional Irish Chain quilt. Over the next year (or 2 or 3) I made the templates, cut out each piece one at a time then sewed them all together. Now I am not the most patient person and after all that cutting and sewing I decided quilting was not for me.
In 1991 I saw a picture of a colourwash quilt by Deirdre Amsden, an English quilter. It was love at first sight and I spent the next year trying my hand at the colourwash (or watercolor) technique as well as looking into original contemporary designs. I don't always create my pieces in the usual rectangle, I like to vary the shapes depending on what the design requires.
I was hooked. I formed Quilt Works in 1992 and began to sell my pieces at art shows and by word of mouth. I've been fortunate enough to have taken classes from Roberta Horton, Caryl Bryer Fallert and Darra Duffy Williamson. I continue to take art classes including a recent watercolor class to help me with my fabric painting techniques. I'm a member of the American Quilters Society and Studio Art Quilt Associates.
I haven't been able to support myself with my business so I continue to work full time helping people use their personal computers at work. This gives me more freedom to pursue my own designs and select the commissions based on their interest to me.
If any of this interests you, please look further into my web page, and I hope you'll look at my quilt gallery. All my quilts are for sale.
Quilt Gallery What do they look like?
Resume Why do you make these things?
Order How do I purchase one?
Links Quilt related web sites
You can contact me email@example.com
Last revised: October 2000
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All quilt designs and reproduction rights belong to Sandra Blank
Special thanks to my incredibly supportive husband