Hi Bridget! I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon with my hubby of 28 years and our beagle, Mackenzie. I'm in a really small town and don't have any real-life quilter friends, so I came here in hopes of meeting others. At first I had a hard time meeting people, but once I joined some of the groups it was much easier! I started a group for newbies, so that's where I spend most of my time. I'm in the Quilting Bee group and the Swap Group as well. I joined this site back in April and I've met so many people now...everyone is so friendly and helpful!
I made my first quilt 6 years ago and I was totally hooked after my first one. I never learned to sew until I made that first quilt and I wish I'd have learned sooner! I'm currently trying to learn how to sew, but to me it's much harder than making a quilt.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and welcome! I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as I do!
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?