Michelle Barkley
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  • San Antonio, TX
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I'm a 55 year old female, married with 3 grown children, RN, semi-retired and love sewing for relaxation. Now started quilting a few years ago. Love these 221 Featherweights, have several for my sewing room, RV and my husband actual paints and repairs them! That way he loves going to quilt shops with me to see what other quilters are using.

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New to Blogging, New to Quilting!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 9:28pm 1 Comment

I'm very new to blogging, new to quilting, but not new to trying something! I love connecting to other quilters, learning new techniques and practicing them.  

This is my latest quilt, it's a Maxine quilt, backed with minky, which is my latest love!! It is so fun to quilt on and even more fun to wrap up in…

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At 7:47pm on February 14, 2013, Riana Noyes said…

From Ont. Canada. Anytime on here you wish to see a member's page/info, just click on their badge, and it will come up ( unless they've set it on a privacy mode in their settings). If you click on the --- commented in---, you will be taken to that discussion.

l stay 'til end of April, then we take our time going diff. routes ea. yr. going home. Last yr. we stopped off in New Brunfels and l found 2 good quilt stores there:)

At 8:32pm on February 13, 2013, Riana Noyes said…

Michelle, l'm a winter Texan, staying in  motorhome in Pt. Aransas. Went to San Anton. last yr., love the River walk, saw the Alamo etc. beautiful city. Are you coming to Corpus this we. for the big quilt show at Amer. Bank ctr.?

At 10:37pm on February 2, 2013, Nancy Chaddick said…

Michelle - you were as far from Clovis as you can get and still be in the state - ha!! We love eastern NM - the wide open spaces of course, we grew up just 90 miles from here in the TX Panhandle. People out here tend to be really friendly - goes back to the time when there just weren't many people out here - and you became friends with whomever. Good luck in finding a group - I know how important that is for some people - I just happen to be a loner.

At 10:25am on February 2, 2013, Nancy Chaddick said…

Michelle - when we come into SA - we have to come in through Boerne. I'd seen there was a quilt shop someplace near Marci on the NE side of the city - will have to research it more before I make my next trip. Living in semi-rural NM - we do have a local quilt shop - but it is small with limited fabric choices - so I drive 2 hours to the nearest quilt shops of any substance. I am a "lone" quilter, I fear - mainly because I've never come across any hand quilters - everyone is doing it all on the machine around here - and many of them have shifted to the art quilts because they can do them more quickly. Good luck on finding some "quilt"mates.

At 8:35pm on January 31, 2013, Linda Hubalek said…

Welcome Quilter Friend!

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?

Happy quilting and reading!

Linda Hubalek

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