Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a stay-home wife, mother of two adult daughters, & grandmother to five. I love animals, cooking, resding, & quilting. I also enjoy writing & have a political website, as well as my quilting website. I specialize in memory quilts, especially those made with T-shirts. I have a small in-home quilting business, but most of my quilts are gifts or keepers, not sales.
How many quilts have you made?
more than I can count or remember. been making them for nearly 35 years.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
i love making them & enjoying them
How long have you been a quilter?
been sewing for nearly 50 years & quilting for almost 35 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
i do a variety: tying, hand-quilting, & machine-stitching
Why do you quilt?
to relax, to create beautiful things, & to make a little mad money
Next time you're on the island,on hwy 361,between the Mirage and the Carribean is Gulf Waters rv. resort is where we have a lot. Did you know you can camp right on the beach in Pt. Aransas with3 day permit($10.)?.
Thanks for your question and friend request. Officially, I have Hashimoto's Disease which is an auto-immune hypo-thyroid condition where my thyroid attacks itself and doesn't secret hormones properly causing major metabolic issues. It was undiagnosed for many years. When I first suspected it the doctors didn't believe me and they didn't test for it like they do now. This has caused issues for my adrenal gland and they counter each other causing all kinds of crazy things to happen in my system. My doctor took me off of all gluten hoping that it would help with the weight issues, since many people who have this problem also have gluten allergy of some sort. What dr. didn't realize is that as a home economics teacher I had no problem recreating recipes into gluten free, but I am having issues with the ammount of carbs in the non-wheat flours because they offer very little food value and leave me feeling hungry most of the time. Rice, corn, potato, tapioca, flours are all available to me, but they are all basically "white" and are higher in carb content than wheat or oats. I can have quinoa, and flax, but they need to be mixed with other grains to be able to be usuable for baking, soy and millet are not always helpful to the adrenal function so I have to eat them is small doses. When I make bread (usually soda bread or bisquit loves, grilled pancakes), I use sorghum, amaranth or buckwheat whole grain flour. Garbanzo bean flour is intersting, but everything in my life cannot taste like beans. The time it takes to make all of this from scratch is unbelievable. Store bought gluten free products are so expensive and have no flavor so I just avoid them as much as possible. I am not into lots of sauces and gravies so I can mange it pretty well. I miss going to Subway for a sandwich more than anything. Fortunately, I had given up fries and soda a year before this diagnosis on my own so I have not felt the struggles of not being able to eat fast food like many. I have learned it is best to eat fruit and not cycle into desserets, but of course once in a while I allow myself a piece of birthday cake or some ice cream. I basically eat vegetable salads, fresh fruit and grilled/broiled meat with a little dairy, nuts and seeds thrown in and try to eat a hot vegetable at every meal, although I get tired of vegetables. Not to sound whiny, but sometimes it feels like I work so hard for no results, I really want o give up, but I know I can not afford to gain any more weight. You at least gave me hope this week. Thanks for that. Debbie
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.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to 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?