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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 Sandy for many years, so I was really excited to see what she was up to!


Welcome

Welcome to American Jane


When I arrived, I was immediately taken with the creative array of color and whimsy that filled Sandy’s home. This was going to be fun!


American Jane Stairway
American-Jane-fireplace
Sandy and Stan Klop of American Jane

Sandy and Stan Klop of American Jane


Sandy and her husband, Stan, welcomed me at the door.  I think I may have been standing there with my mouth wide open–I was so busy taking in the entire American Jane experience before me. Sandy’s home is a reflection of her cheerful personality–a quilter’s playhouse. There is a signature look to Sandy’s work that is immediately recognizable. Her home was staged to reflect this look in bright, happy colors that played together in a world of incredible quilts.


American-Jane chair

Quilts and fabric were everywhere. American Jane patterns were tucked in cute little baskets. A cozy upholstered chair wore her first line of fabric for Moda–still one of my favorites, by the way!

American-Jane-Fat Quarters

American Jane fat quarters and precuts by Moda


All those sunny fabrics were creatively displayed and calling my name.


American-Jane fabrics

ABC 123


Bolts of fabric lined up like a box of Crayolas. Uh-oh, this could be trouble . . .


American-Jane fabric

Pezzy Prints


Is it even possible to be grumpy when surrounded by all this Pezzy Print happiness?

American-Jane-Moda Layer Cakes

Moda Layer Cakes


For a snack, an offering of Layer Cakes in the kitchen – Yum!

American-Jane-Bakers Dozen

A Baker’s Dozen” by Sandy Klop


Books written by Sandy were stacked in the corner to peruse and enjoy.


American-Jane journal

American Jane’s “A Quilter’s Journal”


Every page of her latest publication, A Quilter’s Journal, was a delight to thumb through.

American-Jane-Hallway

Each nook, cranny, and shelf told a story.

American-Jane-sheep

American-Jane shelf

Charming little wooden folk welcomed me as I passed.