Kelly Cline Quilting

About Me


HI, I’m Kelly, the redhead in the middle of this fantastic family, living in the beautiful town of Lawrence, KS! I love all things family, friends and fabric, but especially anything that can be quilted on a long arm. I am also a Handi Quilter Ambassador. I love to teach on the longarm and travel to fun places. I am also the creator of a fabulous set of rulers, for use on either a long arm or domestic machine. Browse my website and visit my daily posts on Facebook, Kelly Cline Quilting. Questions or comments? Drop me an email at headredkc at gmail dot com. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


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    Laura P in NH
    June 29, 2015

    I love what you do with the Society Silk pieces. I am inspired by your work to try this with my own hand embroidery. I’m a new follower after seeing you on Mary Corbet’s blog.

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        Joanne Morrissey
        August 4, 2015

        I just found and just love your work. I have a longarm and a vintage linen tablecloth that I am terrified to start. Lots of cut work, lots of fullness in the middle. I have been quilting for aprox 15 years. I live in Canada, actually the most easterly part of North America. I am so happy to have found you.

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          [email protected]
          August 4, 2015

          Thanks for the sweet comments and glad you found my website! Don’t be scared! You’ve been quilting a long time so I have no fear you can tackle it. I have been longarmming 2 1/2 years, so no worries for you! Treat it like you would a regular quilt. I usually try to start in the middle and work out with older pieces like that. Then outline around all the cutwork and embroidery, like applique! Really, once you start it will be a piece of cake. Are you on Facebook? I just started a site called Quilting Vintage! last week. Already 300 members with lots of support and photos of others vintage work. So far it’s proving to be a fabulous meeting of like minds! Hope you’ll keep in touch and let me know how you come along on your tablecloth.

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      Pamela Weeks
      August 25, 2017

      I am excited that one of Kelly’s Society Quilt pieces will be part of the next exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum, opening 8/31.

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    June 30, 2015

    I too found you through Mary Corbet’s Needle n’ Thread.
    I haven’t looked at your other work yet, but these Society Silk pieces are remarkable. Truly, they’re unbelievable.
    I can’t imagine how you got around KANSAS….so glad you left it the way it was.
    Have you considered doing a show of your Society Silk work? Perhaps develop a program as a guest speaker explaining the significance of these pieces and your work as a conservation artist? I just made that up, but I think it describes what you’re doing with these beautiful embroideries, giving value to something that no one would ordinarily have the opportunity to see. A public library would be a good venue for a presentation.
    Forgive me for gushing. When I see something this special I just want to tell the world about it.
    You’re very gifted Kelly. You’ve created new art by presenting the gifts of others in a new light.

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      [email protected]
      June 30, 2015

      Hi Linda and thanks for gushing 😉 I actually am hoping one day to have enough pieces to do a trunk show and presentation. Thanks for thinking this would be interesting. I never know if it’s just me that loves these or if others would too. Your kind words are appreciated!

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    Alicia Tessari
    June 30, 2015

    Hi Kelly, I too found out about the marvels you produce through Mary Corbet’s, and I am already following you on Fb. Could you, please, suggest a book or online tutorial to, maybe, learn a bit about long-arm quilting? Thank you so much.

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      [email protected]
      July 1, 2015

      Hi Alicia, thanks! When I first started, I watched a bunch of YouTube videos. I especially like Sharon Schamber, Angela Walters, and right now I’m hooked on Whirlsnswirls quilting. She is doing 100 designs in 100 days. They are short videos, maybe 2-3 minutes. I try to watch at least one every morning! Good luck!

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    Elena Preobrazhenskaya
    September 8, 2015

    Привет, Келли! Меня зовут Elena.Я живу в России. У меня есть такой же HQ Avanté®. Я очень рада, что нашла твой блог и теперь смогу учиться у тебя по твоим работам. Мне очень нравятся вещи, которым ты даёшь новую жизнь.Спасибо. Удачи!!!

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      [email protected]
      September 8, 2015

      Thanks for following me, Elena! I love to know people in other countries and how great to have an Avante in Russia! Quilting is spoken and understood in many languages!

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    Betty Mason
    February 22, 2016

    Kelly, I checked my PayPal account and checked on my order, the rulers had been mailed to me the day I ordered them, thank you. I checked my sewing room and found the envelope under a stack of fabric. Sorry for the message, all is well. I enjoy looking at the lovely work you do on the longarm, you are very talented.

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    April 10, 2016

    Hallo Kelly. I’ve just found you via Facebook group Free Motion Quilting Frenzy and spent 2 /or more/lovely morning hours reading your blog with all these fantastic ideas about linens and other things. Now I know what can I do with some rihelieu linens I inherited from my mom. I don’t have a longarm and quilting on a domestic machine but I think it will work too. Thank you for inspiration! Have a great day.:-) Beata from Poland, Europe.

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    Jo Rednall
    July 24, 2016

    Hi Kelly! Just to say thank you for your little rulers. I am in Scotland and quilting merrily on a domestic machine with them. Super!

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    Kathy Johnson
    August 20, 2016

    This is definitely Greek. My Nouna (godmother) is going to take to Greek church with her to get help with translation. Will keep you posted!

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