Heroine Interview from The Moses Quilt by Kathi Macias

» Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog | 32 comments

This week I’m hosting  Kathi Macias with The Moses Quilt, Gail Gaymer Martin with Her Valentine Hero, Anita Higman with Texas Wildflowers, and Kelly Irvin with Love’s Journey Home.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 3rd) evening.

MosesQuilt_N134101Heroine Interview from The Moses Quilt by Kathi Macias:

1. Harriet Tubman, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Don’t know if there be much interesting ’bout an old slave like me, but one thing I can say is I had me some great adventures leadin’ other slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

2. What do you do for fun?

Never had much time for fun; the master didn’t ‘llow much of that when we was chil’ren. But me and my family had some good times together whenever we could.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I put off escapin’ from the plantation ’cause my husband didn’t want to come with me. I had to choose ‘tween him and freedom. It broke my heart but I left him behind.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Most people thought I should fear those huntin’ me, but I didn’t. Why should I? I knew God would protect me until my work here was done. Then He’d take me home to glory. The only thing I feared on earth was losin’ my freedom once  I got it.

5. What do you want out of life?

To serve God and His people. Ain’t nothin’ else really matters.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Knowin’ God loves me.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

Never learnt to read. The master didn’t ‘llow it.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Can’t rightly change what God made; not my place to do that.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

Not sure what a pet is so don’t s’pose I ever had one.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I be livin’ with Jesus now, so don’t want to go back nowhere.


  1. What a fun interview – I’m glad to find writers that can help our history come alive – Harriet Truman would have been a wonderful person to sit down with and have a chat 🙂

  2. ”What do you want out of life?
    To serve God and His people. Ain’t nothin’ else really matters.”

    ”What is the most important thing to you?
    Knowin’ God loves me.”

  3. Would love to win a copy of your new book, looks very good. Thank you.

  4. I have heard the title of this book before, but did not know what it was about. Thank you for this character interview. It sure made me interested in reading this book. I would love a chance to win a copy!
    My e-mail is sunydey26@aol.com

    Thank you & God bless

  5. What a fascinating character–I would love to talk with her about her adventures. Thanks for the peek into this book.

  6. What great voice! I feel as if I’ve sat with Harriet, looked to her wizened face and listened to her soft, scratchy voice. Thank you, Kathi and Margaret!

  7. I have always loved Harriet Tubman and enjoyed your “interview” very much. I believe you captured the real her. I look forward to reading your book!

  8. Interesting interview. Ü The book sounds like something I’d truly enjoy.
    Please enter me in the drawing.


  9. We hear the word “slave” and don’t realize all their lives included–or didn’t. Thanks for this telling glimpse, Margaret and “Harriet.”

  10. The Moses Quilt by Kathi Macias sounds like a great read. Would love to win and read it. Thank you.


  11. This sounds like a really great book. I have always loved Harriet Tubman ever since I was little. Thanks.


  12. Enjoyed the interview.


  13. Fabulous interview, Harriet! I look forward to reading this story. Kathi is an excellent writer.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

  14. A fun interview . I would love to win a copy of this book. it is on my to read list.

  15. Loved the interview! I’ve read about Harriet Tubman many times in my classroom, but Kathi’s approach is much better than anything one can read
    in public school these days. I’d like very much to have a copy of the book.

  16. Great blog. I so admire Harriett Tubman, her story is truly amazing. Thank you for sharing today. Blessings, Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

  17. Harriet Tubman, said there wasn’t nothing interesting about a slave, they also ask her what was she butting off doing, she said escaping from the plantation, and save God’s people. Sounds like a great book.
    Norma Stanforth

  18. Wow, the interview with Harriet made me think about life during those dark, sad times.

  19. I love this author. But it has been some time since I read a book of hers. So please enter me to win.

  20. I must read THE MOSES QUILT. It sounds like such an amazing story.


  21. I am so blessed to read all these comments. No doubt Harriet would be too. Thank you all so very much!

  22. Fascinating interview. My heart resounds with question/answer #3. Many Amish are in this painful tug of war and I know some who left, leaving behind their family.
    I love this author – great “voice” Harriet :~]

  23. Great post, great idea. I am reading The Moses Quilt at the moment. So it is awesome to read the ‘interview’ with Harriet. The characters come alive, so me might as well interview them. Great book so far.

  24. Nice interview. I definitely ave to read this book. Putting it on my wish list! Thank you for the giveaway.


  25. This sounds like a great book. I would love to win.

  26. Great interview. Book sounds good. I would love to win it.

  27. Great idea to interview Harriet – and the book sounds a fascinating read. I’d be delighted to win a copy as I have wanted to read your books for quite a while now, Kathy. jo-anne[at]jo-anneberthelsen[dot]com.

  28. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 😉

  29. Thank you all again for the lovely and encouraging comments. Blessings!

  30. This is a unique interview and so interesting. Thank you Kathi for such great answers to these questions. But I must say too, I have read the book, and it is truly remarkable. How can anyone weave a love story of such depth into a life of a great leader in history? My answer: the powerful author, Kathi Macius. I would treasure another copy of this book to send to my daughter.

  31. Harriet Tubman is a local hero, one of our Girl Scout districts is named for her.
    HM at HVC dot RR dot COM

  32. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did
    you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

    Feel free to visit my web site … Kacey

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