I'm a wife and mom to two. Our little boy is due Dec, 2011 while our daughter is 2 1/2. My husband fully supports my work at home and surprisingly he really enjoys my sewing.
Mostly I focus on clothing for my family, but quilting is an inspiration. Soon, I will be starting on my biggest piece yet - a raising log cabin designed king sized quilt.
Piecework is the ideal type of quilting for me. I have tried machine applique but found it to be too easy, and so I'll keep that for a quick rescue for a child's birthday. Recently I have tried hand quilting which I love.
Reading is another enjoyment of mine. Right now I'm going through the Elm Creek Quilt books.
I am looking forward to making friends while gaining more expirence in quilting.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
Iit's relaxing, fulfilling, and something the women in my family and I can do together.
My parents are 87, 88. My mother-in-law in 92 and in Hospice in a nursing home, so family just takes priority right now. That's just the cycle of life. But we're celebrating 35 years of marriage today, so glad to still have 3 parents with us to celebrate. :)
Sounds like you have some fun projects going on. That's the great thing about quilting..the things we can do are limited only to our imagination.
Currently I'm writing on my Kansas Quilter series, plus taking care of aging parents and their appointments, so sewing projects have been shelved for a while. I tend to garden during this time of year and keep quilting for winter anyway.
I look for old quilting books for pattern ideas, especially before 1900. Vintage and antiques are "my thing" with about everything- quilts to decorating! But keep the air conditioner going...I'm glad for it in this summer's heat! I'm glad I'm not a pioneer in a hot house this month!
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.
If you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website too. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook. Actually my Trail of Thread books are on special, so now’s a good time to “Follow the trail to Kansas” with my quilting women.
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?