Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for the nice welcome. I've been looking for a quilting "home", if you will.
I've lived all over the South. This is my second time if Florida. Twenty-five years ago I was living in Jacksonville. Now I'm in the Tampa area. Both places are beautiful.
Quilting is relaxing and challenging at the same time for me.I'd like to see some of your work. I don't have the patience for applique. My mother always seemed to be piecing fabric or making a quilt. Me, I do what I can with my sewing machine and rulers.
I look forward to exchanging chats with you later.
Hi Jacqueline..so nice to hear from you. Are you enjoying the South as much as I do?
We have been here 3 years now and I feel like I've always been here, without the accent.
I haven't posted any pictures yet either...probably because it is a challenge I am so comouter illiterate.
My passion in quilting is all the Asian fabrics and influences. I have done several oriental style quilts but in the south they are more traditional. I formed a small quilt guild and we meet twice a month, 12 members strong. I thought there would be more interest but around here they are more into hand quilting quilts.
My second passion is applique and wish I had more time to devote to it. It is so relaxing and I enjoy the handwork. However, I do not do hand quilting--go figure.
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for you kind words about my quilts. Believe it or not I used to hate applique. As I learned more tricks to make it easier, I have become addicted. All hand quilting and piecing relaxes me. The pirate is the mascot for my kids school. I used the schools official artwork as my pattern. It was actually very fun to figure out how I was going to do that. We raffled it off to help raise money for the marching band. As far as I know, it is now hanging in a local youth center. I do love that owl. He is from a pattern for a Halloween Baltimore album quilt. ( I have a Halloween, Christmas, and 2 more traditional Baltimore albums going right now. lol Maybe i will finish them all in another 20 years.) I especially loved how the owl took on a personality as soon as I added pupils to his eyes. The nine patch is actually the quilt that I love to cuddle up under the most. I bought it at a garage sale. It was made by the grandmother of a neighbor. She sold it to me for$3!!! I told my children that if they ever sell my quilts in a garage sale, I will come back to haunt them. At least now the nine patch is being appreciated.
I would love to see some of your quilts if you have any pictures of them.
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 quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to 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?