My Story

Hello I my name is Marcia Tinder I am the pattern designer of Dusty Road Quilts. I was first introduced to sewing by my mother Georgia but the love of quilting came from my grandmother Valera. Won my first Blue Ribbon at the Arizona State Fair and also won 2 second place Red ribbons at the Arizona Quilt Show in Mesa Az. in 2019.  I am retired and love designing my own wool applique or needle turn applique patterns. After I make my sample design I always send them to a long arm quilter who is my sister Arla. All of the quilts on my site have been quilted by Arla 


When I was Young

When I was very young, one of my favorite memories was taking a nap on a very cold day wrapped up in a warm quilt. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I decided to start designing my own appliqued quilts.


My Favorites

I love the primitive colors such as yellows, oranges, golds, reds and of course greens. They are so warm and comfy.