Author Linda Hubalek vowed to write a book about her great-grandmother Kizzie Pieratt after one of Linda’s last visits to the Pieratt homestead in 1982. Besides raising eight children and farming, Kizzie made dozens of quilts for three generations of her family, plus quilted for other people.
Over thirty years passed since that day, as life took Linda Hubalek on several different paths and careers. After researching and writing ten historical fiction books on pioneer women, then taking more than a decade off to raise bison on her land, Linda has written her book series about Kizzie and her quilts.
Tying the Knot, the first historical fiction book in the Kansas Quilter series follows Kizzie Pieratt as she packs her family’s belongings to move from Kansas down to the Indian Territory.
As Kizzie receives trunks and quilts from her family to use on their trip, she learns about the significant moves previous generations have made for the betterment of their children, just like she is about to do.
This book series shares the stories and photos of Linda Hubalek’s pioneer ancestors that homesteaded in Kansas in the 1800s. The Kansas Quilter continues the family stories written in Hubalek’s Trail of Thread series.