Linda has sewn most of her life, clothes for herself, children and family. When her children (2 boys and 2 girls) were little, there was a Munsingwear fabric outlet where she could buy yards of underwear fabric, elastic, nylon, and lace for nightgowns as well as fabric for the more formal T-shirts with the collars. Until her children started school, she sewed everything but their socks. She made nightgowns and peignoir sets for herself and as gifts.
One year she went off in an old van she called "Poor Butterfly" and toted her sewing machine around the country. She bartered her sewing for unoccupied resort rooms. In one small resort on the waterfront in Provincetown, RI, she mended canvas canopies. Linda admits to looking for new and unusual ways to do most everything. She refers to this as her personality quirk that sometimes makes life harder than it needs to be. As a result, when she discovered the One-Block Wonder process, she was primed to jump head first into it. She admits to being a novice quilter who could not sew a point without a square end, but OBWs don't present that problem and when they do, no one notices.
By the author:
One-Block Wonders of the World (with Maxine Rosenthal)