"Thanks, Vickie, it morphed through many iterations before it was finished. It's queen size. The quilting on each border took 1:15 minutes. I was so done with it when I was done with it I gave it to my best friend. It's on her bed and she…"
"You know what this website lacks that would, I think, make it more interesting and popular? It needs pictures. I would love to see other quilters work and to show mine. Comments about the work we do aids us all. What do you guys think?"
"Thanks. I made it for my guild President'schallenge this past spring. I made the quilt sandwich, then machine stitched all the circles down to form the quilting. After that I came back by hand and made the yoyos."
"I used to believe "real" quilting did not incorporate a sewing machine. Then one day, my oldest daughter said to me, "Mom, if those women who lived a hundred and fifty years ago had a sewing machine, don't you think they…"
"Phyllis - great idea to meet up at NQA. I too have belonged to QQ, but with living in two different states find it hard to coordinate Guild meetings. We're probably pretty close to each other as I live in the Bethel Sawmill area. Do you…"
"I have homes both here in Columbus and in Raleigh NC And I have stashes both places. I can tell you, even with two separate supplies, I never have enough -- or the exact piece I want at any given time. Both my sisters sew and we are all firmly…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been sewing since I was seven years old - that's now 58 years! I love quilting but most of all I love fabrics - their colors, their textures, the way being around them makes me feel. As a mother, a grandmother, sister, daughter and friend I have had many occasions to make and give quilts. I onlyhope I can get through my stash and all the fabric I will add to it before I die!
How many quilts have you made?
75-100 (who counts?)
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Probably appliance borders
Why do you quilt?
Because I can NOT quilt. It's my relaxation, so eetimes my frustration, but always my joy.
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 ebooks are on special, so now’s a good time to “Follow the trail to Kansas” with my quilting women.
Or if you’d like the paperback version I just posed a special on my Linda Hubalek website (until Aug. 21st) that you can get 20% off your book order by using the code QUILT in the shopping cart.
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?