There is nothing like living on the shores of a lake to make one appreciate its subtle beauty. Blues go from dark shades to brilliant hues as clouds pass by. The sandy colored shoreline remains constant, bringing life to the lake, such as birds and children who splash about. And through the winter, the lake’s silence creates a sense of peace that is truly mesmerizing. Watching the daily changing of the seasons from my sewing studio was the inspiration for Lakeside Gatherings – I wanted to capture the warm and bright colors of summer, as well as the cold serenity of wintertime in a flannel line to inspire quilts of all shapes and sizes perfect for breezy afternoons or cold winter nights.