Kansas City Textile Studio Announces its Grand Opening

Contact: Kim Eichler-Messmer, Co-Founder kctextilestudio@gmail.com Kansas City Textile Studio 924 E. 5th St Kansas City, MO 64106 www.kctextilestudio.com, 785-764-2310

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Textile Studio is pleased to announce its grand opening. The event will take place Friday, September 27, 6 – 9pm and Saturday, September 28, 10am – 2pm at 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64016. The Kansas City Textile Studio is small art center, in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood, focused on providing education in textiles and fiber arts, affordable and well equipped communal studio space, community gatherings, and fiber art related exhibitions and sales. The grand opening is a chance to view the space, learn more about workshops and events, and shop unique, handmade goods by a variety of local fiber artists.

The Kansas City Textile Studio was started by two local fiber artists, Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett Jones. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute and a quilter. Kim has exhibited her work widely, is having a book published on fabric dyeing for quilters, and has designed quilts for Pottery Barn Teen. Debbie is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber program and has run her weaving business Billy Sue Textiles since 2008. She has also exhibited her work widely and completed numerous large commissions in the Kansas City area including Children’s Mercy Hospital and Community Christian Church.

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