About Me

Hello, I’m Kelly Cline and welcome to my world! I am a passionate longarm quilter, but first of all, very proud grandma, wife and mom. I have been quilting about 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this journey. Teaching, travel and sharing this gift has been very fulfilling, but starting in 2022, I’ll be taking a break from travel. The years of 2020 and 2021 have shown me that I love to stay home, immerse myself in my craft and teach from home. For now, I’ll be taking the year off to focus on more of my latest obsession, pincushions! Who knew that would become such a thing? I also plan to spend as much time with these kids as possible. Find your joy, it’s worth it!


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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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      Ann-Marie Finlay
      January 24, 2018

      Hi Kelly, love your vintage linens work and I do have all your rulers…use Them the most of any. I have been looking at your tutorial about the treatment with the crocheted edge and as I understand it you are left with an unfinished edge on the back? I found a beautiful 48″ runner with a scalloped edge and want to try quilting the center but I can’ not think of any way that the back will look “finished”. Am I understanding your method correctly and how do you feel about how the back will look? Thanks for your reading all this.

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        Ann-Marie Finlay
        January 24, 2018

        P.S. My runner has a tightly crocheted edge also. Forgot to mention that.

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        January 24, 2018

        Hi Ann-Marie, you are welcome to send a picture to my email, [email protected]. I’ll take a look and see what your edge looks like and can give you a better answer!

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      June 11, 2018

      Hi Kelly. You do amazing work. I’m very inspired. I’m curious about the type of fabric you use as backing. I’m doing a small square cut work tablecloth with satin, but I’m unsure of the backing fabric. Any suggestions?

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        June 16, 2018

        Thanks Kathy, anything really! Cotton is usually my choice and often times I use and old tablecloth FOR the backing!

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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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    Marjie myers
    May 19, 2019

    I got some linen how to get moth ball smell out of them love you work

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      May 20, 2019

      Thanks, I would suggest soak in a vinegar and water bath, equal parts.

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    December 17, 2019

    In some of your videos you use a ruler that fits around the machine foot. Can I purchase one? I don’t see it with your other rulers.

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      December 19, 2019

      Hi Dede, your order is on it’s way. Thanks for the inquiry!

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    January 21, 2020

    Kelly I see that you work with a lot of antique textiles do you have a product suggestion for removing stains?

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      January 29, 2020

      Hi Barbara, yes I do, Retro Clean. Find it on Amazon.

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    Kathy Ratliff
    February 28, 2020

    A long time ago you posted a quilt you made and I believe it was called flower dancer. I thought I saved a picture of that quilt but I can’t find it. Can you send me a picture of that quilt. It was so beautiful. I sent you an email asking if I could order one but I think you had made it for somebody.

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    July 2, 2020

    I’m so sad I missed your pin cushion sale. They are all sold out. Ugh!!

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      July 3, 2020

      There will be more, stay tuned!

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    joan gardner
    July 12, 2020

    Georgia Stull gave me your name. I have some old elongated hexagon shapes made with half square squares made with feedsack and 30-40’s fabrics. not intersted in selling but interested in getting to someone who loves the work. email me to see a pic

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    Kathy Morrison
    October 12, 2020

    I think I sent you some Hobbs labels from rolls of batting in order to acquire some batting for free for charity. If you are and you are still collecting them, I have 15 saved. I’m going to be using Quilters Dream from now on so if you want them, please send me an email with your address and I’ll put them in the mail. Thanks, Kathy

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      October 13, 2020

      Hi Kathy, thanks, but we have an ongoing batting donation now, so we aren’t collecting them. Thanks so much for thinking of me!!

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    linda fortune
    November 10, 2020

    i saw a video you had for begining long arm quilting i have been trying to find it again i was unable to watch it all but found it very interesting and would like to see it again you made things look so much easier than others i have watched could you tell me how to find it again thanks

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    Linda Carlson
    November 13, 2020

    I love your work, Kelly! You live where are great friends, Dr. & Mrs. Matt Stein are, so you may have met Mary through a shop there. Keep up your beautiful work!

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      November 28, 2020

      Thanks Linda, I haven’t run across them yet, but I still may! Thank you!!

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    February 24, 2021

    I’m attempting to quilt an antique bow tie top that my grandmother hand pieced. a friend suggested your article dated February 20th, 2020. how would I access that article? thanks

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    connie richards
    June 30, 2021

    Hi Kelly! Just watched your video on longarming a vintage quilt top, was very inspired! I am a longarmer for 18 yrs but I still learned “new stuff”, esp. using the Schmetz #16 ballpoint needle! I am going to try them, I need to place an order with you, I saw so many things I want! The vintage pincushions are beautiful!! I am very inspired and will be watching you more. Thanks for all you do! Enjoy those grandkids, I have 5 of my own.

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      June 30, 2021

      Thanks Connie! I’ll get your order shipping out tomorrow! Find me on Facebook as I post daily there. Web postings are just more tedious. YES, the needles are incredible. Do note, they only need to be changed once or twice a year. I know, it’s amazing!! Yes, those grandkids! Don’t we love ’em!!!

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