Rayburn to speak at Wautoma Area Christian Women’s luncheon on May 15

Krista Rayburn of Mon-tello who will bring the “little girl” memories back to guests when she speaks about her dolls during a presentation at the Wautoma Area Christian Women’s Club luncheon at noon on Monday, May 15, at noon at Silvercryst in Wautoma.

Rayburn, a transplant from Savannah, GA, has lived in Montello for about 30 years. She began her hobby of sewing American Girl Doll-style clothes about 15 years ago for her own granddaughter’s doll. Then she was asked to sew her granddaughter’s First Communion dress from a wedding gown and ended up sewing about 10 to 12 dresses for other little girls, some from their own mother’s wedding dresses.

Rayburn learned to sew from her aunt who was a professional seamstress. She entered a sewing contest and won a Singer sewing machine. Guests will enjoy viewing the unique and beautiful American Girl-style doll dresses and accessories that Rayburn will display.

“Truth is Stranger than Fiction” is the title of Judi Sherkenbach’s story in which she will share how she found hope in the midst of despair following Rayburn’s presentation.

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