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An introduction to Linda Ballard ….


Being an avid sewer all her life, Linda has taken her skills from dressmaking to creating wonderful traditional quilts using today’s faster techniques and tools. She believes there’s always something for everyone when it comes to quilting, and that quilters have a strong bond unlike anything else.

She lives in northern CA outside Redding in a country community called Palo Cedro, where she raised her 2 children and still resides with husband Dave. Linda was a quilt shop owner in Redding and now travels throughout the country teaching both on land and sea. She has a fondness for quilt shops, but loves to teach at Quilt Festival, conferences, cruises, quilt guilds and camps. She says ‘anyplace and anytime, she’s ready’!

Linda is known for her quilting retreats that she sponsors in CA, but has been known to travel around the country offering her expertise on retreats whenever she’s asked. She always say’s ‘her bags are packed, just need an invitation’!

Linda has been featured in a variety of quilting magazines with her quilts, her patterns and as ‘ad’ quilts for a specific line of fabrics. She’s also had the privilege of being on Simply Quilts for two different seasons which means plenty of reruns. Linda will tell you constantly ‘to be flexible and go with the possibilities that are presented’.

She always finishes with one simple word …. ENJOY! That’s how it should be for all of you who quilt.

Mystery Class

What does Linda have up her sleeve? Always fun and always stunning—Jump right in to this mystery!

Friday Mar 22, 2013 10-4:00


Curved Log Cabin

Just like the traditional Log Cabin quilt, this quilt is pieced the same way except it uses “fat and thin” strips of fat quarters thus
giving you the curved look.  This is fun one to piece and goes quite fast.  Several layouts will be shared for the final construction.    

Skill level  Beginner Plus to Advanced

Saturday Mar 23, 2013 10-4:00  $60