"I would also like to thank everyone who made the wonderful comments about this quilt. It is listed on eBay. If anyone should be intertested in it please send a message and I will give you its ebay number.
"this is gorgeous! i remember last year you were looking for info on bargello quilts. looks like you found your info and have mastered the technique. thank you for posting this. it is a feast to for the eyes."
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. (Good choice for Christmas gifts, or yourself, because the ebooks are on sale now!)
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?
What do I like about quilting, well, I like all of it. I usually make my quilts for friends and family so when I start planing a quilt I think about that person and what they like, animals, flowers, colors, if they are male or female and then I start looking for or designing a pattern. Then of course I have to choice the fabric and as I cut the fabric, sew it together and then hand quilt it I'm thinking of the person that I'm making it for. And all this time I'm thinking of my granny who taught me to quilt when I was young. When I give the quilt it remind the person that received it that it may not be perfect, because Lord knows I'm not, but it is made with love, each and every stitch. I enjoy every step of quilting, I also find it relaxing and an outlet for my artistic needs. I call it Art therapy, and I find that I need lots of it. Lucky I work for myself, I own a Lingerie / Balloon store, yes I know, strange mix but it works and I can cut out pieces and sew at work when we are slow. Win for me.
I have seen some kaleidoscope quilts and each and everyone of them put me in awwww. I think they are wonderful and in my opinion they take a lot of talent to do. I would love to see some of your work.