Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've had a needle in my hand since my great Aunt Stella made me stitch with embroidery floss on punched holes in greating cards when I was four. Kept me from having "idle hands." I started with a machine at 12 and have been sewing/ quilting since!I also love hand embroidery. I am a RN working with infertile couples at a fertility center in Ohio. I am married to my high school sweetheart, have two grown daughters, and two great Labrador Retrievers.
How many quilts have you made?
Too many to count over the years, more unfinished tops!
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
Since I was around 17
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Scrap quilts and hand piecing. Love civil war farbrics and Kaffee Fasset.
Why do you quilt?
Calming enjoyment and the pride in a hand made item.
Your note about yourself made me think back that my Aunt Della started my sewing with yarn and picture cards....
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?