McPherson Quilt Guild hosting weekend activities

By KBBE News
March 11, 2019

McPherson Quilt Guild presents a “Weekend with Kelly Cline”. The guild is planning an event to bring area quilters together to share in our hobby and passion. All are welcome to attend.

The weekend will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the First Presbyterian Church (1400 N. Main). Tickets are $5 each and can be reserved in advance by contacting a guild member or calling 620-242-9090.  Tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.  Doors open at 6:15 – come early for your chance to get a good seat and register for drawings and opportunities. 

To continue on the weekend of fun, a workshop will be held Saturday, March 16th, also at First Presbyterian Church.  Doors open at 8:30 and the class will be 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  This is a class for collage with vintage linens, hankies, embroideries, doilies; all sewn and finished on your domestic machine.  The class is $40 for guild members and $50 for non-guild members.  The class is limited to 20 people, so please call or text 620-242-9090 for your reservation and supply list.  Lunch will be provided.

Friday evening, the guild will also feature various works by their members.  There will be opportunities to see some of the projects the guild works on throughout the year.  The guild is a 30 plus year organization in which members learn from each other and various speakers and workshops.  They meet at the First Presbyterian Church in McPherson the second Monday of the month September through June.  Please contact a guild member or look up their FB page for more information on upcoming meetings.  All are welcome to attend!

Kelly Cline is from Lawrence and is a Handi Quilter ambassador. She learned to sew from her mother and grandmothers and graduated from college with a BFA in Interior Design. She likes to travel and teach her techniques, particularly on a Handi Quilter machine or other longarm machines.

For her McPherson lecture and workshop, she will be concentrating on quilting on a domestic machine. The lecture and trunk show on Friday evening will be “Quilting Vintage on a Domestic Machine”. Her passion is turning ordinary antique linens and quilts into heirloom pieces. She will have show-and-tell and talk about this wonderful twist on quilting that connects our past and present.  Cline is a noted artist, speaker and presenter who incorporates a lot of education into her presentations.

This is the perfect opportunity to dig out those old linens and breathe new life into them.  Kelly Cline is a true inspirational teacher who will motivate and inspire all.