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Blog Tour: Trail of Thread Series by Linda Hubalek

I grew up with the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Lucy Maud Montgomery as well as the TV shows adapted from them:

I’ve always been fascinated with history, particularly North America in the 1800s and early 1900s. I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books from this time period. I especially love letters and journals and archived newspapers from that time.

I have both of Rosemary Youngs’ Civil War Diary Quilt and Civil War Love Letter Quilt books and accompanying CDs for Electric Quilt. I’ve been gathering fabric for this/these quilt(s) for years… one day!

Civil War Quilts

So, when asked to participate in a blog tour for Linda Hubalek being organized by Women on Writing (WOW), I was thrilled.

WOW blog Excellence

Currently, I’m reading the first book in Linda’s Trail of Thread Series, A Woman’s Westward Journey. It’s written as a series of letters being sent back home while an extended family makes the journey from Kentucky to Kansas.

Trail of Thread Series

The journey starts March 15, 1854 by Hinkston Creek in Kentucky. I’m about three-quarters of the way through the book, and it’s now May 4, 1854 and the travelers are at Grand Pass, Missouri. I’m enjoying it immensely. There are references throughout of exchanging quilt blocks during their travels.

During the blog tour, there will be opportunities to win copies of Linda’s books in electronic format. My special day on the tour will be May 24th when Linda will be a guest blogger and tells us about how quilting is intertwined in her historical series.

Find out more about Linda by visiting her web site, blog, or on Facebook.

Visit the other blogs on the tour for a chance to win:

What about you? Are you a fan of pioneer life and history? What were your favourite childhood books or TV shows?

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This post was published on May 11th, 2011. Post topics: My Quilting Journey, Product Reviews, Quilting Events.

3 Responses to “Blog Tour: Trail of Thread Series by Linda Hubalek”

  1. Deborah says:

    We have such similar tastes! I read every one of Laura’s Little House Series and watched the show on TV. I love the pioneer days and quilts! I recently read a historical book that I can’t remember the whole title, but it started “The Quilt that Walked to______” (somewhere in Denver.) Wonderful read. Thank’s for letting me know about this blog tour. Sounds right up my alley!

  2. Mishka says:

    Deborah, thanks for the recommendation. I think I found the book at my local library:


    Will order it.

    I’ve just started this book as an audio book to listen to while quilting:



  3. I love the combination of history and quilts. My dad gave me my grandmother’s diary that she wrote in 1916, the year she turned 21. She wrote every single day – over 400 pages worth. I kept wanting to do something with it but didn’t know what. I thought I should write a blog. I knew how to quilt, I knew how to write and edit, but I didn’t know how to blog! I kept putting off learning how to do it. Finally, this summer I made myself learn – and now I’m having so much fun with my blog! I think history and quilts is a perfect combination!

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