Sandy is an avid quilter, enjoying all types of projects she makes for friends and family. After taking early retirement in 2012 after a 32-year engineering career, Sandy had more time to begin working through her immense stash of projects and fabric. At the urging of a friend to try something new, Sandy completed her first Quiltworx pattern, Prismatic Star, and really enjoyed Judy’s approach to paper piecing. She was truly hooked after making Summer Solstice in her first class with a Certified Instructor. As an engineer, Sandy appreciates the precise way the seemingly complex designs come together using techniques such as smart corners, and reference points. As a quilter, she loves the color selection process that enables the creation of beautiful projects from placemats to queen size quilts.
Sandy is excited to be a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor with the opportunity to share the efficient and organized method of creating the stunning Quiltworx designs. It has been incredibly rewarding for her to see students finish their Quiltworx projects and become advocates for Judy’s foundation paper piecing approach. Her personal goal is to help quilters of all skill levels realize they can create that special Quiltworx project that may look complex but in fact “just isn’t that hard”.
Sandy is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Abby. They reside in Boise though travel extensively and can be found checking out local quilt shops.