Barbara currently teaches classes at local quilt shops and gives lectures, trunk shows, and classes nationally and internationally. Her latest travels have taken her to Dubai and Kuwait. She loves to design and piece quilts from her home in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The focus of her work is traditional quilts with a new spin. She loves the journey and seeing what she will create next; it is the mystery of planning the next quilt that keeps her passionate about designing and creating quilts.
She has enjoyed entering and placing in the Paducah quilt contests New Quilts from Old Favorites – Seven Sisters and Dresden Plate. The Paducah Quilt show, Quilt Odyssey, Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival XVII, and Hoffman Challenge have all displayed Barbara’s wall hangings.
Barbara comes from a close-knit Mennonite family of quilters. Every year the women gather for a sewing retreat, where they quilt, sew, and follow other creative pursuits. The family members and their quilts were featured in the Virginia Quilt Museum’s exhibition Five Generations of Mennonite Quilts. Barbara also has had an exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum, A Creative Quilting Odyssey by Barbara Cline.
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