Monday, August 31, 2009

Linda Stubbs

Hello everyone, my name is Linda Stubbs. I am 57, a wife, momma, grammie and I love the Lord with all my heart. I am so excited about meeting new friends and all of the bios up so far are just wonderful. I think that we are going to have such a fun time doing this blog together.

Melissa, thank you for all that you have started here with "A Dozen Quilters". I have never done anything like this before, but I am game! It makes me a little nervous, but I am excited about having to get out of my comfort zone. I really can't wait to see the first block. Becky we are waiting! No pressure smile. Oct. seems like a long way offffff...... though.

A little bit about me. I am married to a precious Christian man. He is totally the love of my life. If anyone wants to read our love story it is on our blog. We just had our 35 anniversary. Yes! Together we have 5 children ranging from 15 to 37. Iva, I bet I am the oldest gramma in this bunch... you look so young.... smile! We lost two babies in between the girls and boys. I was 38 and 42 when I had the girls. I would still be having children, if the Lord would let me. Call me Sarah. I love children!!!! The oldest boys are married to three precious ladies. I am the Grammie of 9 wonderful grandchildren. Our two youngest are girls 15 and almost 18. We homeschool and enjoy them immensely. Tressa the oldest is our computer geek and Taylor is our cowgirl! They both are wonderful little cooks!
I started crafting when I was in high school. I loved Home Ec. I can remember the apron I had to make for my first project. I would sell my crafts to all my friends, never thinking I would make a living one day at selling my designs. After I got married I started doing lots of craft shows. As the boys got older they needed more of my attention. My husband thought that selling patterns of my designs would be a better way to go, because making product took so much of my time. It was really wonderful, because at that time I had inherited some money from my parents when they sold some of their land. I homesteaded with my parents in Alaska until I got married at 22. Love will take you places. Never thought Kansas would be the place, but I love it. Still miss my Alaska, but I love our farm! We decided to start Peace Creek Collections with some of the money and prayer. We had never done anything like this before just hand made items. . I had a new concept for designing the bodice of a jumper. It seemed to be just at the right time. Friends helped us and we just kept praying for open doors. We ended up gong to a newspaper company not far from our home to do the printing. All the doors opened in one week. We were so excited. Our patterns started selling very well. We also went into Country Sampler. That opened our company internationally and here in the states. It was so fun for me getting all these orders and letters of encouragement. There are wonderful crafters out there!!!!!!! Later on I had a chance to design fabric. I had never done that before, but the company we license with, Fabrics by Spectrix, taught us via phone calls. I didn't know how to paint and did all my work by cutting out stencils and stenciled all the work. It was the only way I knew how to do it. I am in the middle of writing our story of how the Lord has provided our every need, because now I paint (a true gift from the Lord). Anyway I have designed for them for 15 years now. Doing the fabric right from my little farm is a dream come true!!!!! I have the freedom to do all that I love and for that I am so very grateful.

Opening up a blog Prairie Flower Farm was another dream. We also have a blog store Peace Creek Collections Store. I am meeting so many wonderful women all over the world. I truly am a blessed women.

Now getting to do this with all you ladies is just wonderful! I can't wait to learn more about all of you. I am doing a questionnaire for our group. Thought it would be fun to help give us all a little news about what we like and dislike. Favorite mediums in crafts and design. I am working on that now and will get it posted soon. I have enjoyed each one of your posts and seeing you in a picture. Makes it more personal. Blessing to all of you and again I am soooooo excited to see what we will all come up with. It will truly be a fun journey for all of us.

Until next time,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What are you working on???

I am curious to hear what each of you are creating right now? Anything fun? I am working to finish a K-State Quilt for my nephew and a Wizard of Oz quilt for one of my nieces. I am also trying to finish 2 dresses for my girls to take with us on our vacation next week, we are planning to get some family pictures taken while we are traveling and I think they will look really cute... if I get them done:)

I'm also excited to get started on this group and beginning to think about what I want my month to be:)


Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Order

Here is our order of months:

Becky: October
Carmen: November
Christy: December
Gayly: January
Iva: February
Jenny: March
Kim: April
Linda: May
Marie: June
Melissa: July
Patty: August
Tonya: September

If anyone's month doesn't work for them, just let me know and I'll switch with you. Hope everyone is doing well!
Bless you!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hi, my name is Becky

Sorry for the outdated pic (in Dec it will be ten years old), but I am the photographer, so I am always behind the camera.
My name is Becky and I began my quilting journey in 2008. I discovered Moda Charm Packs and haven't stopped since. I love bright colors and normally quilt with them. (although black, white, and red keeps calling me back again right now). My quilts normally have a home before they are even started...and that is what keeps me going-the excitement of giving it to the unsuspecting friend.
I am a mostly stay-at-home mom with a small business of my own taking virtual tour pictures for a small handful of the best realtors in the world (and, yes, I am a little partial). My husband travels Monday through Friday now, and quilting/fabric shopping helps me to stay sane. I have two daughters, almost nine and almost seven. We are working on a Fancy Nancy inspired princess room for the youngest and getting ready for our first over-scaled birthday party in Sept. Finished a beautiful teal and purple quilt for the oldest a few months ago.
I have two that shares all about me and the current project ( and one that catalogs my quilting journey (
I recently discovered two websites that constantly feed my dashboard with quilting inspiration and love it all. I am so addicted to quilt magazines and fabric and can't stop myself from buying as much as possible of both. I go in JoAnns so often that they all know me and love show-and-tell time.
Besides quilting, I also like to sew bags and purses...crochet and knit. I love fast projects!
That was really wordy so I will end there.
(I haven't ever done this sort of thing before and am really looking forward to it! Thanks Melissa for inviting me! Really looking forward to getting to know each one of you!)
*I made the wedding dress I am wearing in the pic...wish I would have had the skills then that I have ten years later...I would have been able to make the top part fit much better! LOL!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My name is Kim. I live in Claflin and work at SRHC as a SLP. I'm married and we have several snuggly kitties at home. I love to craft and have recently gotten into sewing. I've always admired quilts at various craft fairs, but thought they were too complicated to make myself. I'm looking forward to making my first quilt as well as getting to be a part of other people's quilts/memories. Don't worry my friend Christy will be helping me out, so blocks should be good!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

Hello Everyone,

Just a note to say hi again. It is so busy at our farm. We really had a lot of veggies and fruit to pick this last week. I still want to tell a little about myself, but my time is used up. I will do it the beginning of the week. I have checked in to see what each of you have had to say. I love it!! You all sound so precious and I am so excited to see what we are going to be doing. You are all so talented!!!! Everyone have a wonderful weekend. Pray for me. I have to get up at 3:30 tonight. that does not work well with my brain or my body.

If some of you have not signed up for my giveaway please come over to and sign up please. I will be drawing the person on Sunday. Oh I can't wait to see who wins.

Blessings to you all,

Monday, August 10, 2009


Wow... it looks like I'm going to be the grandmother of the bunch. (My grandchildren call me Mimi, so feel free to do the same :D )

I first began sewing in Home Ec. class in junior high school and made clothing items first for myself and then years later for my children. My mom was one of those who wouldn't let me use her sewing machine until after I learned how to sew (go figure... ha!). But she did teach me to do hand sewing, and after an incident where I broke a needle in my hand I swore I would never do hand sewing again.

But many years later I saw a quilt in a magazine and the bug hit. I just had to make one myself. So 20 years ago I took my first quilting class and made a sampler wall hanging -- that I hand quilted no less (never say 'never'). Two full size quilts followed that wall hanging, then life got in the way and it was years before I would ever pick up quilting again.

Since, I've made a couple of quilts for myself, one for my mother-in-law, one for two of my three children (third child's quilt is still in the concept stage and he's getting very impatient), and one for each of my three grandchildren, as well as a few baby quilts. Some of these you can see on my Plain and Fancy blog.

So I guess you could say that I am still a novice quilter with much more to learn.

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you who have chosen to participate in this virtual quilting group, and can't wait to see everyone's ideas.

Blessings, and happy quilting!


(photo courtesy of 5 year old, James) :)
Hi Guys! I am Carmen Rigby from Washington State. My husband, Jason, Pastors Northwest Church. (Check out his blog here) We have 4 children, and I stay at home and homeschool them. They are Hannah (14), Troy (11), Thomas (7) and James (5). We have 5 chickens and 1 cat. Normally we put in a garden but this year we chose to frequent our local Farmer's Market as often as possible. My mom has been an "on the side" seamstress ever since her first project was a raving success in Home-Ec class back in '58. My oldest sister can make a quilt with her eyes closed (I'm sure of it!) and my 2 others sisters love to craft as well as my sisters in law and aunts. However, my daughter and I are the ONLY knitters in our whole family!
I am excited to start this quilting project, to be a part of a new small community of quilters, making new friends and to immerse myself in this much needed crafty diversion.


Hello everyone.... Just wanted to touch base and say I am excited for this new adventure. I'm looking forward to quilting with you and getting to know you all a little better.

I've been quilting for about 15 years...with a few long dry spells in between. I never have as much time as I would like to quilt, but I do what I can, when I can. Two kids at home, 4 and 20 months keep me pretty I am sure you can all relate to on some level.

More later...


I am a stay at home, home schooling mom of 4 great kids (two born to me, two born in my heart) and married to my best friend for almost 14 years. I started sewing with my grandmother as a child and in 4-H. I have always loved quilts and started quilting more about 6 1/2 years ago when I was on bed rest during my pregnancy with our first child. I took a few classes after she was born at a little quilt shop near our home and really got hooked!

4 years ago, while waiting for our daughter to come home from China, I began making baby quilts to take with us to donate to the children left behind at her orphanage. I think that is when I really fell in love with quilting as a passion. You can check out our family here or my quilt blog here (it is new, I finally split the 2 so it doesn't have much on it yet!)

Sorry the picture is a bit of a mug shot, I don't have many of myself:)

I am so excited!!

Hello! If you all came to my farm I would give you a bouquet of flowers!!!!!

I am so excited to meet everyone. I think Melissa has the neatest ideas. I will be back later on today to post a little about who I am. That will take some thinkin!!!!!!! I just wanted to pop in and say hi.. It has been a busy last few weeks for sure on our farm.

I'll be back later............
Blessings to you all, Linda

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hey everybody (sorry about the pic) didn't mean for it to be so close up. Anywho.....I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Married with 1 child, a boy age 8. I have been sewing and quilting for 4 years and am so in LOVE with it. I'm so excited to start this block exchange. Glad to meet you all and check out my blog.


I am one of Melissa's sisters. I live in Salina Kansas where I work as a speech pathologist. I started sewing with my mom at a very young age (maybe 3 or 4). I made my first quilt in junior high. I enjoy quilting when I have time, however finding time is sometimes a challenge. I have two kids, Blaine and Marjorie, who occupy most of my time. I am looking foward to seeing everyones ideas.


Hi! This is a new site for a group of twelve quilters. I am a 32 year old full-time mommy who is also a crafter, seamstress (looks better than sewer), sometimes pharmacist, wife, taxi driver (for the kids), and a quilter. Also the family cook. Oh and I own a store called Creations Gallery which is a group of twelveish crafty people who sell their wares, from candles to soap to jewelry. It's a cute store. My blog spot is