Hi, My name is Dawna Sanders and I have loved sewing and creating since I was a little girl. My first attempt at sewing was in 2nd grade. In 2000, I learned to quilt and that has been my love and passion ever since! I enjoy the deep connections to history and with others that I have found in the quilting community. I have been quilting professionally since 2008. I enjoy designing quilt patterns, pantographs and digital designs for other long arm quilters and have been doing so since 2011. I love sharing my passion for quilting with others through teaching and through speaking engagements. My husband and I live in Colorado and have 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren.
In January 2022, I purchased The Quilt Store in Broomfield Colorado. It is exciting to expand my business and still inspire quilters to be #ContinuouslyCreative! I am so glad you have found our store's website, now also the home of Dawna's Design Threads, and if we can be of any help to you with your quilting needs please don’t hesitate to contact me or my staff at 303-465-0750.
My friend Cindy Healey joined my team in January 2014 to help out with administrative tasks. Her support has been invaluable to me so that I can continue to create new pantographs and patterns, as well as quilting for myself and for customers and running The Quilt Store. Cindy took her first quilting class in 2002 and loves piecing quilts. Cindy also has helped to write patterns and wrote her first complete pattern in 2018. She is starting to find pantograph ideas everywhere she looks. Cindy is another example of a wonderful connection made through quilting!
She and her husband also enjoyed living in Colorado but have moved to the Dayton Ohio area. She will still be remotely supporting me administratively.
Dawna is available to speak at quilt guilds or stores. She has a fun and informative Pantograph Presentation and Trunk Show. The presentation covers: what is a pantograph, how to use a pantograph and choosing the right pantograph for your quilt.
For store presentation events Dawna has a couple of options:
Panto Party - an adapted version of her Pantograph Presentation and Trunk Show.
Panto Palooza - an in-depth hands-on class covering the use of pantographs. Attendees will learn tips on how to choose pantographs and other ways pantographs can be used besides just edge to edge. (This is good for stores with longarms available for the hands-on demonstration and customer interaction.)