"I have to agree, my cat helps me with every stage of my quilt. When I draw an idea for a quilt it's likely to get chewed on (he loves to chew on paper). When I'm hand quilting it he tries to kick it out of my lap.…"
"All mine are certified, too! I always have to go over the finished ones with a lint roller before sending them off to their new owners. Two Siamese think they need to deposit light hairs on the dark fabric, and dark hairs on the light.…"
"i concur. read the title rushed here to read your blog....oh well...but i still concur...but may i add.... a quilt is not a quilt, until it has been blessed by a cat-- and the wdog that they snuggle with."
Thanks for the note. I bet you have some beautiful quilts at your Quilt Celebration. That's wonderful that you raise money for a charity too.
I read Gentle Tamers while I was researching for some of my book series so familiar with it. You might want to read one of my series as they are popular for book clubs too. My Trail of Thread series mentions some quilts and is about how women traveled and homesteaded in Kansas during the Civil War. My Butter in the Well series is about the Swedish immigrant woman that homesteaded our family so has lots of personal stories and photos.
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 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?