piece by piece, sewing generations together
At Bella Sandella I recognize that every stitch you sew into a quilt represents a piece of you. I will connect you to premier courses, products, and designs to help you achieve your vision. Whether you are just starting out as a quilter or have many years of experience, let me help you make your quilts an expression of love for generations to come.
designed to introduce the participants to the concepts being offered in either Scrappy Applique or Color Confidence.
designed to give the participants hands on participation with advanced concepts in either Scrappy Applique or Color Confidence.
Shannon Brinkley's fun technique using both color and patterns to create one of a kind shapes
Having an “eye for color” is not just something you are born with — it is something you can develop!
What is the difference between a program and a workshop?
A program lasts about 45-60 minutes and is designed to introduce the participants to the concepts being offered in either Scrappy Applique or Color Confidence.
A workshop can be scheduled for a half day (4 hours) or a full day (6 hours) and is designed to give the participants hands on participation with advanced concepts in either Scrappy Applique or Color Confidence.
A two day workshop or retreat is available that teaches both Scrappy Applique and Color Confidence and includes both the program in the morning, and workshop in the afternoon.
How do I request a quilt design?
Submit a form of inquiry with some information about the quilt you are interested in, size and expected delivery date to check availability.
How do I get help designing my own quilt?
Submit a form of inquiry with some information about the quilt project you are creating, and times of availability to set up an in-person or virtual meeting.
Can I buy supplies directly from Shannon Brinkley Studios?
Yes you can! Follow the links provided to access supplies for programs and workshops, including the very popular color wheel, directly from Shannon Brinkley Studios.
quilt and fiber art designer
Inspired by the gifted women in her life
Sandra has sewn since childhood and believes that quilts are a wonderful way to connect the generations together. Long after we are gone, our spirit continues in our quilt work.
A born educator with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Sandra’s life mission has been to improve the quality of life for those she serves. She has been a nursing professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and Oakland University, and currently works as a trauma therapist. As a certified Color Confidence and Scrappy Applique instructor, she takes that same commitment to her clients. Her goal is to help the people she interacts with to achieve their highest potential.
As a quilt and fiber art designer, her pieces reflect her passion for nature and her Norwegian culture. Sunsets and winter landscapes are an especial favorite in her quilt themes.