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Vicki Kerkvliet

Vicki Kerkvliet comes from a long line of quilters, and began her own quilting journey in 2000 when she enrolled in a class. As an elementary school teacher, she set the goal of piecing one quilt top a year in between her teaching responsibilities.

Vicki’s dream of owning a longarm machine was realized in 2011 with the purchase of an HQ18 Avanté® with HQ Pro-Stitcher®, and she recently acquired an HQ Sweet Sixteen®. After 27 years in the elementary education profession, she joined the Handi Quilter education team and is thrilled to merge her love of teaching with her love of quilting in a new career path.

Vicki is a member of the Starlight Quilters Guild in Kansas City and hopes to enter quilts into a local quilt show this year. Vicki has two adult sons and enjoys traveling with her husband and granddaughter each summer to explore national parks.

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