Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a retired elementary teacher from Grayslake, IL. I moved to Mountain Home, AR 26 years ago and tutored for 20 years. I also started a rugging business. http:/www.ruggingwithjulie.com I've been married 4 times and have found time in my life for quilting. I make many Christmas presents and things for myself. We also travel in our RV about 4 months of the year.
How many quilts have you made?
between 50 and 100
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
Seriously, about 20 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
It's so creative and I enjoy the use of math and geometry. I also enjoy the giving of the quilt.
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.
And my new books in the Kansas Quilterseries will be out by early 2014. It’s about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made.
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?