Vicki Kerkvliet comes from a long line of quilters and began her own quilting journey in 2000 when she enrolled in a beginner quilting 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 HQ Avanté® with Pro-Stitcher®. She currently quilts for customers and for herself on an HQ Amara® with Pro-Stitcher®. 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 now serves as the educator coordinator. She sets beginning quilters at ease and encourages experienced quilters to enjoy their quilting journey while exploring new options.
Vicki is a member of the Starlight Quilters Guild in Kansas City. She has two adult sons and enjoys traveling with her husband to explore national parks.
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