Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
My quilting journey is long and varied. I've been quilting for more than 30 years. I teach both online and in-person. I also lecture on quilting. And, I enjoy sharing my passions with others from all over the world.
In addition, I'm an avid reader, an amateur musician, and work with jewelry, yarns, mosaics, and more.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
30 + years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
too many to choose just one
Why do you quilt?
I love to create. I love fabric, notions, and embellishments. And, I enjoy piecing, appliquing, and quilting.
Sounds like you like my kind of books. I'm fascinated with pioneer life because our community has a strong Swedish immigrant background (my dad started first grade only knowing Swedish), and the quilts and items I have of my ancestors. So I write stories about my ancestors and that time period.
How's your weather doing up there? We're having cold and wind along with just a little snow in Kansas. (I'm sure glad I'm not in a dugout in this kind of weather.)
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?