Thank you for liking my smocking pictures. I haven't been doing it very long either--about two years. I taught myself through various publications after my ultrasound showed us we were going to have a girl.
What smocking publications do you like? Tell me about your projects, I think smocking is gorgeous.
Hi Pamela, Welcome to the site. It's a fun way to learn new ideas, and chat with other quilters. Everyone I've met on the site has been so nice and helpful...
I'm just in awe of the antique double wedding ring quilt I have....so many pieces and so many stitches. It was in my in-law's hall closet, and my husband said that (when he growing up in the 1950-1960s) they pulled it out if someone was sleeping on the couch, so it wasn't used much. Of course he doesn't know who made it, and my mother-in-law is gone so can't ask her...
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.
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?