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GENERAL MEETING: "Material Matrix and the Paths Taken" with Sandra Bruce (ZOOM)

  • August 18, 2025
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom



Sandra Bruce

This presentation will be an overview of the evolution of "Material Matrix", a technique developed by Sandra and influenced by the painter Chuck Close.   This technique interprets a photograph using a grid.

Sandra will also discuss the colorful visual journey that defines her style of quilts, her inspiration, longarm quilting, wearable art, and much more!

More About Sandra

Sandra was born in Virginia to deaf parents who always encouraged her creativity.  Her love of quilts began when she started a quilt group with her neighbor Therese May in the early 1980's.  She moved to Grass Valley in 1990 and has been taking classes and learning new techniques ever since.  

As a commercial illustrator and letterer for over 30 years, it greatly influences her quilt work.  Sandra is also a polymer clay artist, and teaches classes and sells polymer clay buttons and jewelry.  She also enjoys making wearable art, playing pickleball, and traveling.

Sandra will be teaching a class on the "Material Matrix" technique on September 27 and 28, 2025 (event details to be posted soon).

Check out her website at


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