Linda Frost has always loved to sew. She started at age 7, when her mother let her use the family sewing machine. Hooked immediately, Linda made clothes for her troll dolls and then clothes and other items for herself.
Linda, who has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, continued to make clothes for her daughters and home decoration projects as the years clicked by.
In the late 1980s, the quilting world seemed to explode with hundreds of beautiful fabric choices and speedy tools such as rotary cutters. Linda joined a local quilt guild and began to attend a wide variety of quilt-related festivals and workshops. Her favorite volunteer job with the guild is designing block-of-the-month projects.
The results of two of these projects can be seen in Linda’s books, Happy Birthday Kansas!: A Sampler Quilt Celebrating 150 Years on the Prairie and Robots in Space!: Blast off With 10 Appliqué Quilt Designs.
Linda’s work has been exhibited in galleries and quilt shows across the country, including the International Quilt Festival in Houston; the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, Kentucky; and the Ontario Museum of History & Art in California. Her quilts also have been shown at several galleries in Kansas, and her Civil War-era reproduction quilts are featured in several books by Barbara Brackman.
Linda and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas, and have two daughters.