"Sounds like the naysayers are a group of set in their way foggies who do not open their mind to learn new things or accept new concepts... The word for that type of person I believe is narrow minded bigot. Not to mention rude inconsiderate…"
"the last area i lived in, i was asked to do a machine quilting demo for a group. they were all hand quilters. their group "leader" was the one who asked me to do the demo. she thought the concept was neat, and harriet hargrave was a big…"
"My thoughts on this are that there are many different ways to do most things. Just like there are different ways to paint a picture. If we have the technology to do it faster then why not take advantage of it. I don't consider…"
"Well Colleen, I let the quilt speak to me. I've had some quilts when I'm done piecing it that just scream at me that it must be hand quilted such as my "Oopsie Daisy" which took me 6 months to quilt. My Celtic quilt took 3 months…"
"go to the fw group here and read. i have two also, but don't sew with, never even thought to. but it sounds like it is a new "thing to do". i have in my bookmarks a site to a quilter that uses her treadles exclusively for her quilt…"
"Very interesting! I have 2 treadle machines. Neither one works right now. Need new belts and other work probably. I don't use a machine at all for my quilts, ( mostly because I am not good at using my machine and it causes me stress) but I…"
"this got wordy, i tend to do that, but i read your posts early this a.m., taking a break to read and answer mail, and decided to comment. and as my son frequently teases me...mom, there is comment...& there is, well...what you do...
"the amish use & have used for many many years...treadle machines for piecing, tho not for quilting that i have ever read. became interested beyond the level of just curious re: lifestyle etc while living in se pa for few yrs. chat friend in…"
"I don't feel like machine quilting is cheating. Beautifully machine quilted pieces are art. I am more of a utility quilter, by the time I get the top pieced I just want to get it done. I do not enter my pieces into shows…"
"I personally don't hand quilt......yet! That is an art in itself! But..... I think it depends what you are working on and what you are comfortable with! With the machines of today, quilting has evolved into a modern art so to speak!!! When I…"
"I do all hand piecing and quilting. I love doing it and I have several quilts that my great grandmother hand pieced and quilted. I feel like it brings me closer to a woman who I never got to meet. However, I have a lot of respect for those who…"
"I do scrap quilts from necessity - I never have the money to buy coordinated fabrics. I love cathedral window quilts because they actually look best with a wide variety of colors and fabrics in the windows. The large expanse of…"
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. Thanks for adding me to your friends list.
I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in 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?
Hi Colleen, Glad to meet you. I am so new to this site I'm not familiar with how to navigate. (Be patient and bear with me.) I absolutely love quilting - all types - Pretty much "self-taught" until about a year ago when I joined a guild and signed up for a couple of workshops. Am happy to be a part of this group. Have a very Happy New Year!