Kelly Ashton — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A local treasure — Kelly Ashton!  Kelly describes herself as a “pragmatic” quilter.  Her current obsession is designing and piecing blocks and quilts that require set-in seams (Y-seams) pieced by machine.  This resulted in the authoring of her book Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and More. 

In addition to quilty things, Kelly owns and operates The Creative Place, a retreat for quilters and other artists in Spring Hill, Kansas.

Watch for more information soon on the classes Kelly will be offering at KCRQF 2019.  Find out more about Kelly on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

Denyse Schmidt — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A leader in the modern quilt movement, Denyse has been sewing since she was a young girl.  Using her background as a graphic designer, she helped change the way we think about quilts and reinterprets tradition to create modern quilts that are fresh and offbeat.

She loves to share her knowledge, style and creativity through classes, patterns and her fabric designs. Her fabric has a modern twist, influenced by the vintage charm of some of her favorite flea market finds!

Find out more about Denyse and her designs on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

We look forward to hosting Denyse next June for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

Marti Michell — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A living legend in the quilt world — Marti Michell — will join the faculty for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.

Marti Michell is a popular patchwork teacher having taught in 49 states and 26
countries. Since 1995, Marti is best known for the From Marti Michell acrylic tools for rotary cutting and her passion for teaching easy, accurate patchwork. Marti is also a prolific author (close to 2 million books sold), fabric designer (currently Maywood Studio), quilt collector and quilt maker. Marti and her husband Richard started their first patchwork kit company (Yours Truly, Inc.) in 1972. Since 1995 the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting. When you take a class with Marti you will share quilting knowledge gained in her 40+ year quilting career.

Marti will be presenting a trunk show and leading several workshops during Festival next June.  Her enthusiasm and knowledge will inspire and encourage anyone lucky enough to be in her classes!

You can find out more about Marti, her designs and products on her website and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Mickey Depre — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

I had the pleasure of attending Mickey Depre’s trunk show at my local guild, and immediately wanted her to come to KCRQF 2019!  She is funny, talented, and passionate about sharing her many interests in the quilt world.

Mickey describes herself as an art quilter and a traditional quilter.  At Festival, she will be teaching classes for hand piecing, machine piecing, and her favorite — English Paper Piecing.

Among the titles of published books are Pieced Hexies, Ring Around the Hexies and Half Scrap Quilts.  You can find out more about her on her website and enjoy following her on Facebook.

More September Quilt Shows!

More chances to get out and see quilts this month with KCRQF 2019 Participating Guilds!

Kansas Capital Quilters Guild presents “Stitching Stories” — September 15 & 16

Blue Valley Quilters Guild presents “Arboretum Quilt Walk”

Saturday, September 29 — 10 am to 4 pm — Weather permitting

100 quilts in the gardens of the Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 West 1795h Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66013

Enjoy these beautiful works of art!

September — Quilt Shows!

Fall is a great time for quilt shows!  Grab a friend and get out and about — be inspired by the creativity around you!

Here are three quilt shows in September by KCRQF 2019 Participating Guilds —

Northland Needlers Quilt Show — “Kaleidoscope of Color” — Presented by Nitetime Needlers Quilt Guild and Northland Quilter’s Guild

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Salvation Army Community and Worship Center, 5306 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118

100 plus quilts – Special Exhibit of Family Heirloom quilts — Vendors — Silent Auction of Small Quilts — Tearoom

Starlight Quilters Guild Presents “A Stitch in Time”

Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66202

Over 100 quilts made by members — Unique Vendors — Homemade goodies at Bake Sale — Handmade items in Boutique

Miami County Quilters Guild Presents “Drag and Brag” Quilt Show

Saturday, September 29 — 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, September 30 — 11:00 to 4:00

Paola Middle School, Paola, Kansas

Quilts – Vendors – Boutique – Demos – Door Prizes – Bed Turning

So grab your quilting friends and enjoy some beautiful fall weather — and inspiration provided by these guilds!

 

 

 

Meet Dawn Heese – KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

We’re excited to begin announcing our teaching faculty for KCRQF 2019 — beginning with Dawn Heese.

Dawn has been stitching all her life and loves seeing someone leave her class excited about learning a new skill.  At Festival 2019, she will teach classes in wool applique, needleturn applique and punchneedle.  She will also present her popular trunk show and program on “Working with Wool”.

Dawn publishes patterns under Linen Closet Designs, and she introduces new designs twice a year during quilt market.  She authored six books with Kansas City Star Quilts, and her seventh book, From the Linen Closet, was published last year by Quiltmania.  Her work is also featured regularly in Primitive Quilts & Projects and Simply Vintage.

To see all of Dawn’s work, visit her website, and follow her on Facebook.