Introducing: Kim Sandberg

Kim is one of those people who can spot potential in others- and I am glad she felt like I had something to offer Handi Quilter! Kim and I share lots of touchpoints. . . teaching junior high, Williston, North Dakota, and quilting! She loves to make curvy and intricate quilts. . . and she does them amazingly well!

Artist’s Statement

Kinetic Motion

This improv quilt was pieced during a long weekend in June 2022 with a friend in Park City, UT. I started with a couple of previously pieced New York beauty blocks from the book New York Beauties and Flying Geese by Carl Hentsch. Next, I pulled black and white scraps from my scrap bag and just made the pieces fit, cutting and filling the space. I really enjoy working in the improvisational style – just seeing what happens with the fabric I’m using. Once the top was pieced, the quilt top sat for almost 8 months, basted and ready to be quilted. I finally found the creativity – and time – to tackle the quilting towards the end of January 2023. The quilting is a mix of basic Pro-Stitcher designs, rulers and micro-quilting. The quilting designs combine to create movement throughout the quilt, complimenting the motion in the wheels of black and white. My daughter Mya named the quilt, inspired by classes in physical science on the laws of motion.

Kim Sandberg Kinetic Motion

Learn More about Kim!

Kim learned how to sew at an early age, making her own clothes way before #memade was popular. During her senior year of high school, she found a picture of a log cabin quilt, got out some graph paper, and drafted her first quilt. It took her 5 years to finish that quilt, but a curiosity of the craft blossomed into a passion.

In 2003, Kim started quilting on her home machine. From there, she graduated to quilting on a longarm in 2007. She became a professional longarm quilter in 2016, using her HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher® for everything from simple edge to edge designs to custom quilts. 

Kim helped on the development team for PS Designer and PS Catalog, and enjoys designing, editing and teaching all about this great software for quilters. Kim loves the process of choosing or creating designs to complement and highlight her piecing. 

Over the years, Kim evolved from a very traditional quilter to a more modern quilter. She began teaching classes in 2007, and loves passing on her passion and knowledge about all aspects of quilting to her students. Kim is the mother of two teenagers and lives in Utah, where she loves to hike with her dog in the beautiful mountains in the summer, and stay inside and quilt the rest of the year.

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