Hi! I am Sandi Griepenstroh. I started Lone Tree Designs Quilting (LTD Quilting) in the fall of 2009 when I purchased my first Nolting Longarm quilting machine at a tradeshow in Grand Island, NE.
Prior to that, I taught 7-12 grade Social Sciences and English for 16 years, and then followed that with some substitute teaching, a stint as a barista (which I loved), and some time as an administrative assistant in charge of insurance for international shipments (which I didn’t love quite as much!) .
I had learned to quilt in 1991, and was spending a lot more time making quilt tops since my mom had moved her quilt shop from Curtis, NE to Kearney, NE and needed more samples made. I loved the creative energy that I felt when I was sewing. Something inside me lit up, and my husband saw that, too. He is the one who encouraged me to buy the longarm and start a business. I am so glad that he did because quilting full time and the friends that I have made along the way have truly blessed my life!
If you read my first post on this blog, you will see that I have been blogging for quite awhile, and you can find all of my older posts on blogspot at RenaissanceSandi. Look them up! There’s some really good stuff there 🙂
I’m glad you found me here, and if you would like me to speak or teach at your local guild or event, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or here on the blog.