Jody Sanders
Jody Sanders

Jody Sanders

Jody Sanders has been quilting since 1989, but has been sewing and crafting since her days as an Iowa 4-H member in the 1970s. Although she has dabbled in macramé, cross-stitch, knitting, jewelry making, and dyeing fabric, quilting has remained a constant in the last thirty years. Jody was a magazine and book editor for fifteen years and contributor to video and podcast content for Her favorite techniques include English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, and wool appliqué. In addition to making quilts, Jody is an avid collector of antique quilts, miniature sewing machines, and vintage sewing notions. She loves attending quilting retreats and belongs to several quilting guilds. She enjoys going to estate auctions, flea markets, and thrift stores.
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