Background

I have a B.S. in Education from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY in mathematics, and have been a quiltmaker and teacher of quiltmaking for over 40 years, as well as a quilt appraiser certified by the American Quilter's Society for more than 15 years.

Teaching

I teach quilt classes through community education programs in Western NY at these schools:

I judge, conduct workshops and give lectures involving quiltmaking.

I have also been a substitute teacher in the Starpoint Central School system for over 30 years.

Quilting Activities

Founding member of the Amherst Quilters Guild in the Buffalo, NY area, which has been operating for over 40 years. Former officer and chair of several committees.

Co-curator of the exhibit Quilts: Techniques and Styles at the Buffalo History Museum, December 2015 - January 2017

Coordinator of The Buffalo History Museum Quilt Project.

Committee chair for the PAAQT professional association of appraisers, a past secretary, and a past chair of walk-in appraisals at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, KY

Presented programs regarding quilt appraising, as well as other programs in quilting techniques, for the Lockport cable television station as a guest of the Kenan Quilter's Guild.

Finalist in The Professional Quilter magazine Teacher of the Year contest in 1997.

Linda's quilt, Windows of Western New York, Western NY Responds to 9-11-2001, has traveled to Missouri and throughout New York State.

Ode to My Wife the Quilter

- Author Unknown

She learned to Quilt on Monday,
Her stitches all were very fine.
She forgot to thaw out dinner,
So we went out to dine.

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.
She says they are a must.
They were quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesday it was a sampler.
She says stippling's fun.
What highlights! What shadows!
But the laundry wasn't done.

Her patches were on Thursday
Green, yellow, blue and red.
I guess she was really engrossed;
She never made the bed.

It was wall hangings on Friday,
In colors she adores.
It never bothered her at all,
The crumbs on the floors.

I found a maid on Saturday.
My week is now complete.
My wife can quilt the hours away;
The house will still be neat.

Well, It's already Sunday.
I think I'm about to wilt.
I cursed, I raved, I ranted;
The maid has learned to QUILT !