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Linda Bratten is a native Nebraskan, but has transplanted nicely into the Armstrong, MO area. Linda and her husband, Brett, have raised three fine young men.  And she is now experiencing the fun of being a grandmother.

Linda is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Kearney with a Bachelors of Science in Education.  Her major is in Vocational Home Economics.  She taught Family and Consumer Sciences in the Public Schools in Weeping Water and Auburn, Nebraska, and in Stewartsville, Missouri.  In 1991 she was selected as Nebraska’s Vocational Home Economics Teacher of the Year with 1-3 years experience.

She has also worked as a University of Nebraska Extension Assistant, where she wrote a weekly news column, “Managing the 90’s”.

She began sewing at a young age, but started quilting after the birth of her first son in the late 80’s. Linda has taught quilt guild programs since the 1990's and still travels sharing her love of quilting and sewing.  She had her own online  class  for Craftsy/Bluprint, and has recently taught at the Machine Quilters Showcase sponsored by The International Machine Quilters Association, and at MQX Midwest.   She is a Baby Lock Educator and loves to travel sharing her love of sewing and quilting