Category Archives: Guests

Jennifer Sampou Debuts “Shimmer” Fabric Today at SHWS—Fabric Giveaway Too!

Hello readers! Today’s a shimmery day because we’ve got a peek for you into Jennifer Sampou’s latest line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Not only that, we’ve made a rather fabulous quilt with selected prints from Shimmer, and we are AGLOW … Continue reading

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An interview with Sandy Klop: The American Jane Story

Grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy spot and enjoy a visit with the ever-talented Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns and fabric. I started quilting in 1979 when I made my first quilt for my son . Quilting … Continue reading

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Sandy Klop of “American Jane”–A Signature Look

A few weeks ago, I visited the home of Sandy Klop, owner of American Jane Patterns and Fabric. Sandy was hosting an Open House in her Northern California home, selling some of her wonderful fabrics, patterns, and quilts. I have know … Continue reading

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Pop Rox, Carol van Zandt’s New Fabric Line, Part Two + Giveaway

Welcome back to Part Two of my interview with fabric designer, Carol van Zandt. While doing a bit of homework on Carol, I learned that she sewed clothing as a child, and later created home decor. Designing fabric inspired her … Continue reading

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“Go for It!” Says Fabric Designer Carol van Zandt — Part One

Have you ever thought you might like to try your hand at fabric designing? Jennifer touched on this subject in an earlier post while writing about Spoonflower, a popular online design site. I have the pleasure of knowing the talented … Continue reading

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Three Great Books for Avid Quilters & Sewists–Our Readers Weigh In

You might remember we sent out an invitation to our SHWS readers for volunteer book reviewers. Well, the results are in and their reviews are ready.  Take a bow Tana, Lynn, and Mary: Making Fabric Jewelry by Martha Le Van … Continue reading

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Quilter & Designer Carolyn Friedlander Stops By . . . Giveaway Today!

Do you notice that there are often underlying connections to the “things” that catch our eyes? By “things” I mean anything that makes an impression on us—images, people, events, the whole gamut. As a kid those relationships always surprised me, … Continue reading

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More Quilting Inspiration from Sue Rasmussen

Last spring, we invited talented quilt artist, teacher, and author Sue Rasmussen to write a guest post for us here at See How We Sew. The result was a delightful, two-part posting: part 1 a tutorial on Sue’s inventive, curved-piecing … Continue reading

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Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts

Diana McClun’s quilting story starts in her childhood with doll quilts made from fabric scraps. She attributes some of the visible wear to her precocious love of laundering her doll clothes–you’ve got to love a child who enjoys cleaning! Here’s … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s South of the Border Travelogue: Cyndy Rymer Shares Her Inspirations

Considering Cyndy Rymer’s many jaunts featured here, you’ve got to wonder when she finds time to quilt. She does—boy, does she! (Plus long-arm quilting, pattern design, teaching, and retreating—quilterly destinations, that is.) Today, Cyndy goes international: I rarely turn down … Continue reading

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