Introducing Sandy Klop.

Sandy Klop had her first exposure to the world of colorful patterns while watching Klompen dancers perform. Every year in May her hometown of Holland, Michigan, celebrated tulip time with a vast array of Dutch costumes.

She was first exposed to quilting in 1979 at her sister-in-laws when she returned from teaching in Iran. She went on to teach art in Saudi Arabia for the next four years. She loved the rich colors and patterns in the tiles and carpets of the Middle East. Back in California, Sandy began to make pattern samples for a local quilt store. From there she moved to machine quilting. She has worked at a local quilt shop and taught many quilt classes. In 2000 she published a series of quilt books with Jan Patek under the series title Folk Art Favorites before venturing out on her own as American Jane Patterns. In 2003 at Quilt Market Moda approached her to see if she would like to capture her look in fabric. She has been designing for Moda ever since. “Now I have a new fabric range from Moda every six months and I design quilt patterns to feature my new fabrics. I’m truly living my dream.”

Her creative designs have appeared in several catalogs and many magazines.She speaks regularly on the topic, “The American Jane Story in Fabric”.

Now in 2024 the story continues with Riley Blake Designs!

link to see whats NEW! ---> American Jane and Riley Blake Designs

American Jane began in 2003 by Sandy Klop and since then the American Jane name has appeared on the selvedge of 40 fabric collections, in multiple magazines
and on the cover of some. American Jane have produced over 450 patterns,
3 books and appeared in several others. Known for vintage and happy prints, American Jane fabric and patterns have shipped all over the world. The patterns range from beginner, intermediate to advanced. Covering coast to coast USA,
many quilts have been made using American Jane fabrics and patterns to welcome newborns, to share with a loved one, or to keep a prized heirloom treasure to save for special occasions only. American Jane fabrics and patterns have been known to
make people of all ages feel young and happy right now, enjoying the vintage classics and the new prints with which you can make something great today.

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