Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I just started quilting but I love doing it! I have done Minky strip quilts, Flannel/Minky Rag quilts and I am currently working on some quilted Christmas Tree Skirts. I have two beautiful daughters who keep me on my toes and my husband is in the US Navy!
Orting is near Puyallup, just up the valley from it. Nice town but it is starting to grow a little too much for me. When I lived here in my youth there was just about 1,000 residents now it is more like a Suburb than a little quaint town. It does have a small town feel in some areas though.
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 mid 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?