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Any class can be ordered as a pattern/workbook.

Price is $12 plus $5.05 shipping, California residents add 7¼ percent sales tax.
Order from:
Linda Ballard & Co.

22526 Bridlewood Lane
Palo Cedro, CA 96073

You may order by phone.
Simply call (530) 547-3461 between 9am and 5pm Pacific time.

Checks or credit cards accepted.


Linda's Update

Hi everyone, September 2017

As I sit here writing this letter to you, I’m in Idaho on vacation with my friends enjoying the quiet, peaceful surroundings of the area. Of course there’s lots of talking/eating/sewing and just relaxing (well sort of)., but now it’s time to get this newsletter out to you all. I have some exciting things to share with you regarding the past, present and future of Linda Ballard & Co.

These past 6 months have kept me busy, traveling to many places and teaching at many guilds/quilt shops/events and of course retreats (some sponsored by me and others who asked me to facilitate their retreats. I love it all ...... my bags are packed and I love to travel and share my talents with everyone.

I went to Fresno for a retreat in March and August, a new retreat in Clovis, then several times I went to Harmony Ridge for different retreats, all of these were for private groups. As for my own retreats, I presented a few at new locations which has been very exciting! I’ve introduced new retreats in Grass Valley at a great location connected to a hotel .... also now offering retreats at a new quilt shop in Colusa (a fun place for sure), then I’m now sponsoring a retreat in Brookings, OR. If you know me at all, I’m always looking for locations that will work for all of us. Stay tuned as details and events are always being added or changed! Of course the mainstays like Shady Cove (too much fun!) and Quilt Odyssey in PA as a returnee ..... thanks Missy it was great being back!

Here is the happenings for the next few months, hoping you all can find time to come and be part of the class or retreat ....

September - Let’s Quilt Retreat in Colusa, CA .... Yucca Valley, CA for their guild (can’t wait) .... then off to Mammoth Lakes, CA for their 20something retreat (love going there) ..... South Bay Quilt Guild in Torrance, CA .... North State Jamboree will have me for two exciting days (signups still open) .... Broadway Quilts in Sonoma, CA and somewhat local quilt shops.

October - Let’s Quilt Retreats in Weaverville, CA (openings still available) .... off to Tillamook, OR to teach for Jane’s Fabric Patch quilt camp .... quilt classes in and around the area.... Chester, CA guild offering a 3 day retreat to anyone, openings available.

November - Let’s Quilt Retreat .... Antelope Guild (thanks for having me back) ....Ukiah guild will have me for a class and hope this is the first of many ..... in Sacramento, CA for a class at Rita Traxler’s Quilt Studio .... local shops in and around the area

December - oh boy its vacation time, please have a joyous holiday and remember the true meaning of Christmas

January - Let’s Quilt Retreat ..... I get to start off with one of my favorite guilds, VQG in Yuba City, CA ..... off to Tucson, AZ for a fun time with their guild .... quilt shops around the area

February - Let’s Quilt .... Carquinez Strait Quilt Guild (anxious to be back) .... a little vacation with my friends

March - Let’s Quilt Retreats .... Santa Maria, CA quilt guild .... 2nd Annual Fresno Retreat ....classes in and around the area

April - Let’s Quilt Retreats ....private retreat for Happy Time Stitchers .... always classes in and around

May .... Let’s Quilt Retreats .... private retreats at various locations .... more fun and games here and there.

As you can see I’m busy and there will always be add ons for classes and retreats as well as traveling for quilt guilds and conferences. Keep checking my calendar on my website at and see where I am ..... it could be in your area

` Product sales are pretty much as always, I sell my workbooks (patterns to many of you), but the new thing now is you can buy them as an E Book for a lesser fee. I sell these at $9.00 and printed books for $12.00 plus shipping and tax where it’s applied. You quilters are liking the E Books ..... maybe try one sometime.

Also offering my project bags, consisting of 4 sizes, they come with my logo printed on it, zipper top and a 2” gusset. Lots of room to store those projects/treasures/etc in. Of course I continue to sell the tools to go along with my workbooks. There is no online store, so all you need to do is give me a call.

As always you ask what the family is doing ...... here is a brief look at them ....

Dave ..... you all know he’s my right hand man, I would never be able to do what I do if it wasn’t for him. Please when you call me, tell him how much you appreciate his talents on my workbooks. Personally, he had reverse shoulder replacement surgery in June and is doing really well, so happy for him not to be in pain. Now it’s all about the PT .... yes I’m being supportive and not nagging too much.

Jim and family .... the family is all settled into their new home they had built. The two little ones are not little any more, Blake is 11 and Elle is 6 .... do you ever wonder where the time goes? Both are in school all day so hopefully Courtney has time to do some things she loves. We plan on being with them for the holidays, can hardly wait to see them all and give smooches to the little ones!

Cheri ..... still at the hotel and making beautiful beaded jewelry. She has been busy with a small garden and all the pets ..... of course road trips are always happening. She’s one busy girl.

Myself .... I think you know by now I live and breathe quilting. It’s a passion whether its work or play! Its been a very busy year and hopefully it continues to prosper. I do take time out for family and friends, always important to do this. In May Dave and I will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and we’re already plotting what we’re going to do (lots of ideas floating around). Wow, who would have thought, definitely something to be proud of .... ILY

A few little tidbits .....
* I will be on my 14th quilting cruise next year from September 22 to October 6. We will be going to the Mediterranean on the RCC line. There is still plenty of time to join in .... so far we have a great group of quilters and spouses coming but would always love to have you come along. Information on the cruise can be found on my website at

* I was at Quilt Odyssey this July and had such a good time teaching for Missy .... will miss 2018 as I have a prior engagement but look for me in 2019

* Remember to check the calendar on my website to see where I’m at and if I have any openings for you to book an event with me. I would love to come and be part of your conference/guild or group retreat.

I always close with the following ..... I wish to thank each and every one of you for all our support over these years .... you make me a happy quilter and teacher. I work hard for you and will continue to do so in the future. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.