Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
stay at home daughter caring for mother and mother-in-law; wife and mother of two boys (whoops--young men!) and soon-to-be mother-in-law. longtime quilter just learning machine quilting. also knit, smock, cook, can, and read as much as I can. mother also to four cats and two Corgis. And now add two parakeets (Fred and Ethel) and one African Grey Parrot, Gracie.
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?
English paper piecing (right now anyway)
Why do you quilt?
to avoid insanity
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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.
And my new books in the Kansas Quilterseries will be out mid 2014. It’s about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made.
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?