Grace Balch
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
My eldest daughter taught me how to quilt in 2004, and that meant a lot to me, because it has become such an important part of my life. When I first started, all I made was Log Cabin quilts, because I was intimidated by more complicated patterns, but now I am trying anything and looking for new challenges. Nothing gives me more pleasure than making quilts for others, especially in times of need, because quilts are tangible signs of caring.
How many quilts have you made?
75
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love making quilts.
How long have you been a quilter?
since 2004
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I love piecing more than quilting, so I work with a longarm quilter. Applique isn't as appealing to me as paper piecing.
Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I look forward to it like a child looks forward to Christmas. Picking the fabrics, designing a pattern, seeing the whole thing come together is so satisfying. And they make people happy.

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At 10:37pm on December 17, 2011, Linda Hubalek said…

Welcome Quilter Friend!

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. (Good choice for Christmas gifts, or yourself, because the ebooks are on sale now!)

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?

Happy quilting and reading!

Linda Hubalek

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