Sandi is a West Virginian and has been a home sewer for most of her life. She started quilting in 1992 and has since received numerous awards for her quilted works.
In 1996 she began her own custom-order quilt business named “Stitched Buy”. She is a West Virginia artisan, and her work is sold at Tamarack, Wheeling Artisan Center, and other West Virginia artisan locations. Her work has also been displayed or sold all over the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.
Her first published work was a pattern in the “Miniature Quilts” magazine in July 2000 and was featured on the cover. Since then, she has had several patterns published in quilt magazines and has designed and published her own line of patterns. She has had quilt blocks selected and published for Volume 3, 8, 10, 11 and 12 of the “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks” magazine.
She was selected, as a representative of Ohio County, to create the quilt block for the West Virginia 150th Birthday Quilt in June 2013. She has also been selected as one of the quilt designers for the “Quilted In Honor” program, which was launched nationwide in late 2013. She designs quilts for Rockland Industries and Island Batik.
Sandi is also a quilt author. Her first book, “Square-agonals®; A New Angle on Quilting” was released in September of 2010. It is based on the technique she developed “Square-agonals®”.
In November 2011 she released a series of new patterns using the Square-agonals® technique and continually adds new patterns. She now has a series of quilting books. “Square-agonals®, 12 Easy Pieces” was released in October 2012 and “Simply Sensational Square-agonals® Quilts” was released in May 2013. Book number 4 “Simple Blocks, Stunning Quilts” was released in November 2015. She tours both the United States and internationally teaching and lecturing on her technique. She is also an educator on quilt cruises and quilt tours.
Her proudest endeavor is filming classes for Craftsy.com! Her first class “Sensational Square-agonals®” was released in March 2014, and her second class was released in August 2016, “Ready to Quilt: Quick tips and tools”.
She is a member of AQS, IQA, Seams Sew Snugly Quilt Guild, The Quilters Hall of Fame, and West Virginia Quilters. She was recognized on the NQA web site as the October 2010 Spotlight Quilter as well as an “Electric Quilt” artist and “Aurifil” designer.
Sandi resides in Wheeling, West Virginia with her supportive husband of 49 years and happily enjoys her role as granny BB to nine grandchildren.
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