Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Quilting is not only my hobby, it is my sanity. It brings me peace in a stressful world. I am a wife, a mother to 3 grown daughter and a grandmother to 2 little boys and 1 precious baby girl. I am deeply commented to my relationship to the Lord. I have been married for 35 years and am deeply in love. He never minds me spending money on fabric, who wouldn't love a man like that. :)
How many quilts have you made?
13 plus a lot of quilted table runners, and pillows and purses and bags.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make them but I love to collect old ones.
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I do it all by hand. I quilt the way my grandmother taught me. And I love it.
Why do you quilt?
I quilt to give as gifts. I am quilting now for me. I am retired.
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?
Sharon, I hope you got my other email. I wanted to tell you that I have an aunt and uncle that live in Kankakee, Illinois not too far from Bourbonnois, Illinois, Ralph and Katie Magruder, my mother's sister. I also have an aunt and uncle in Wilmington, Illinois. Later, Jo
I am so glad to know Ersie Benfield was your great-aunt, a wonderful christian lady. Good luck on getting back to your quilting. It is hard to do everything you want to do when you are working outside the home. I can't quilt like I would like to either with osteoarthritis and I had neck surgery and trigger thumb surgery so I had to give it a rest but now I am back at it slowly. I love quilts probably instilled in me from my mother and grandmother. I embroidery a lot of my blocks and hand quilt them. Anyway, enjoy your life and good quilting to you. Jo
Hi Sharon D. Smith, Nice to get an email from you. I have lived in Chaffee most of my life and I am so sorry but I do not know Delores Benfield but I knew Ersie Benfield. She was a dear friend of my grandmother and we were friends too. They loved to pick poke (?)sp together and share veggies from the garden.
Sharon, I only quilt for myself and my family but I love quilts. I love to pin quilts, quilted table runners, quilted placemats and quilted potholders to my boards on Pinterest. You can email me back anytime if you want to. Would love to pin some of your quilts. Have a great day! Jo