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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

Disclaimer: This post is not about quilting 🙂 Raise your hand if you are tired of hearing about Covid-19. Raise your hand if you can't help reading more, listening to more, and stressing more about it than you want to. I'm there with you. So, what do we do? What do...

Just Create

Just Create

It's 2020. It's been 10 years since I started my business Lone Tree Designs. 10 years. Did you all know that being a professional quilter, lecturer, and teacher is my second act? The fact that I am 10 years into my "second" act, makes me feel very old this evening....

Nostalgia and a Christmas Quilt

Nostalgia and a Christmas Quilt

Something about this time of year makes me incredibly nostalgic. I was blessed to grow up in a family with their roots on the family farm. When the holidays came around, my grandparent's home was filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of my ever-growing family. My...

Quilts and a Cozy Home

Quilts and a Cozy Home

Have you ever noticed that when the days grow shorter, the nights grow darker, and the temperatures start to drop the time just seems ripe for quilting? After all, who wants to hold a queen-sized quilt on their lap in the summer to sew on binding? Table topper project...

New to You…Old Sewing Machines

New to You…Old Sewing Machines

Mahalia, my new to me Black, Longbed 301A born in the early 1950's To me, there is something incredibly romantic about a beautiful old sewing machine. When I look at them, I usually see a few minor dings here and there, or sometimes a few major ones...and I think to...

Confession From a Block Exchange Junkie

Confession From a Block Exchange Junkie

I have a problem. Well, to be honest, I have lots of problems, but this isn't that type of blog 🙂 The problem I am here to talk about today is my addiction to block exchanges. I can't help myself. Everywhere I look, I see opportunities for a new block exchange. I...