Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a retired high school English teacher who loves to quilt. I took a beginner class 6 years ago and have since won awards. One of my quilts won second place in state competition. I love to read too so I listen to audio books while I sew.
How many quilts have you made?
15 or so since beginning to quilt six years ago
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I enjoy making them best, but love the work of others too.
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Patchwork and paper piecing.
Why do you quilt?
I quilt to satisfy my creative spirit. When I'm not quilting, I am thinking about various patterns.
I'll be interested in reading She Came from Kansas, because I'd like to do some similar books like that. I have so much research info in files that I need to just turn that into a book or two. But I need to finish my current series first...
I'm a ways from the editing stage, but what do you think you'd charge for editing? I'm thinking of doing the series as novellas to release in ebook form first, then publish the whole series as a paperback.
I'd also like to do a pattern book of the quilts in this new series, plus one for the Trail of Thread series. I'm thinking of contacting the KC Star group for that since I'd need someone to do the quilt pattern part.
Thanks for commenting you like the "first person" way I write. I don't like to write dialog.. :)
Please do share them with others! I'd appreciate it.
I always watch for Kansans on this site. Seems like there are always a lot from of people from FL, CA and back East- which I guess makes sense as there are more people from there than the Plains states.
Thanks for downloading my Trail of Thread (I saw your later note.) Please let me know what you think of it since you like this book genre, plus an English teacher. :)
I'm working on another series, so interested that you edited a book for two friends. Have you done much book editing? I ask because I'll be needing an editor in the near future too. Please let me know if you feel qualified to edit my type of books and would be interested. But if it doesn't interest you, that's okay too. Some people like my style of story telling, and others don't.
I love the Kansas City Star Quilt books, so will look up this new title.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Lindsborg, 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 book The Kansas Quilter will be out this fall. 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?