Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am single, semi-retired; love to read, knit, crochet, sew, garden and hike. It rains and the wind blows a lot here in Hoquiam, so having handwork hobbies is productive as well as entertaining. I have one daughter, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren, one newly hatched on 12/23. I have not finished his suite as yet but am currenly working on it.
How many quilts have you made?
several, mostly crib quilts
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like to combine disciplines; embroidery, applique, etc., with quilting
Why do you quilt?
The designing and making of same satisfies my creative urge.
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?