Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meet Knoxville Instructor Barbara Cline


The temperature isn't the only thing heating up .. so is the excitement for the 2011 AQS Quilt Show and Contest. This year's show is at the Knoxville Convention Center, Wednesday July 13 thru Saturday July 16. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. everyday except Saturday when they close at 5 p.m. We are very excited about this year's show and the many talented people who will be teaching. One of the teachers is Barbara Cline. Here's more about her love of quilting and what she likes best about teaching in her own words.

My interest in quilting began 38 years ago. I was inspired by my mother who is an oil and china painter and my sisters who are creative quilters. My first quilt was a simple one that I gave as a gift. The thing I enjoy most about quilting is the creativity in designing and then seeing the finished product. My favorite type of quilts are ones that have dimension and depth. The thing I enjoy most about teaching at quilt shows is how each teacher brings their creativity and unique ideas to share with other quilters.

I can quilt anytime of the day, but there is usually one or two days a week I can quilt all day and into the evening. Other days I quilt about one-to-three hours throughout the day. My sewing room is part of our living area. My design area is the floor where the children sometimes have to walk around or over my projects. I love being with my family when I sew.

Barbara is married and has five children ages 19, 20, 22, 23, and 24. They enjoy camping, working together, and playing Rook. One interesting tidbit about Barbara you might not know is -- she is a turkey farmer's wife.

There's still time to sign up for Barbara's lecture and workshops. Her lecture is: #22804 Creating Designs in a Lone Star, and you can join Barbara and her sisters, Julia Graber & Polly Yoder for:
#22401 Brunch with the Mennonite Sisters: Quilting Journey.

Her workshops are:
#27105 Pinwheel Spin
#27503 Shenandoah Star
#27506 Star Tricks II.

To learn more about the Knoxville show including lectures and workshops just click here.

#27105 Pinwheel Spin
#27503 Shenandoah Star   
#27506 Star Tricks II.

1 comment:

photography by Amy J said...

Wow...I'm sure this will be a great event!!!