Preview Night – Wednesday, June 12, 2019!

Plans are continuing for KCRQF Preview Night!

When:  Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where:  Overland Park Convention Center

What:  A night of celebration with quilters — food, music, quilts and shopping!

Meet and Greet — a time to spend with many of our instructional faculty and designers, while we enjoy the music of Calypso Bluz.  Follow them on Facebook to enjoy a recent video of this tropical island duo.

And then — viewing the quilts and shopping — two favorite activities of quilters everywhere!  Our sponsors and vendors will be set up and ready to introduce the newest and best products on the market.

The evening will also kick off our Silent Auction and Sale of small quilts, made and donated by participating guild members.  Here are three we’ve seen so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All proceeds from ticket sales that evening, and the sale of small quilts throughout the Festival, will benefit two local non-profit sewing related agencies, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

Tickets for this inaugural event for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival will go on sale in January.

Instructional Faculty for KCRQF 2019 – And Carrie Nelson

Posted on the website now is our group of talented instructors joining us for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!  See the listing Here.

We’ll be updating the website soon with more information about them and their trunk shows and classes.

In the meantime — we’ll continue to introduce them in posts.

Carrie Nelson is well known to quilters under her pattern design company, Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.

Carrie named her pattern company for her beloved golden retriever, Rosie.  Under that name, she designed numerous quilt patterns, including Little Bits and Schnibbles.  She is also the creator of Cake Mixes, using 10″ squares.  A recent design – “Village” – seems to be popping up everywhere!

Carrie is currently the author of Moda Fabric’s Cutting Table blog.  You can follow her there!

Whether it’s a class for a small project like a pincushion or a new quilt, you’ll enjoy every minute with Carrie!

Announcing KCRQF 2019 Longarm Quilting Teachers!

So far, we’ve introduced a few of the teachers and speakers that will be with us at KCRQF in June.  In the next few days, we’ll introduce you to the rest of them.

We’re excited to share with you the names of our longarm quilting  teachers for June!  This group of young and enthusiastic women is excited to share their talent and knowledge with others.  Two of them have taught at previous Festivals; the other two are looking forward to the Festival experience!

Angela Walters — Besides being well-known for her quilting ability and teaching, Angela is a shop owner, fabric designer, author and the host of The Midnight Quilt Show.

She thinks everyone should love quilting as much as she does!  Find out more about her on her website and follow her on social media, including Facebook.

Tia Curtis is also returning for KCRQF 2019!  Her fabulous custom quilting is appreciated by many, especially fellow members of Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.

 

If you’re not a machine quilter, you can have fun with Tia in a machine piecing class.  Visit her website, be sure and watch her videos posted there — you’ll learn a lot — and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Quiltoff keeps busy with her custom longarm quilting service, making quilts and teaching.

Recently moving from the Kansas City area to Colorado, she is looking forward to seeing her many friends and fellow quilters while here in June. You can see some of her amazing work and videos on her website — as well as follow her on Facebook.

Doria Hruska is an award-winning longarm quilter, author and teacher from Highland, Missouri.

Dorie created her own line of grid stencils and has authored several books.  You can find information about all her specialized products on her website – and you can follow her on Facebook.

Keep watching as we introduce you to more of the KCRQF 2019 instructional faculty!

 

KCRQF 2019 Vendor — Hancy Creations/Full Line Stencil

We’re pleased to have Hancy Creations, Full Line Stencils, joining us as a vendor and basic sponsor for next June!  Their extensive line of products will show you how marking your quilts can get a whole lot easier.

If you can’t wait until next June, visit their website to check out their stencils, Pounce Pad, and other products, and enjoy viewing a video with Bernie  You can also follow their page on Facebook.

Rob Appell — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

We know you’ll be excited to learn that Rob Appell — known for his Man Sewing YouTube videos — will be joining us for KCRQF 2019!

 

Rob will bring his enthusiasm to us for a Trunk Show and two workshops.  Besides being the host of Man Sewing, he is known for quilted seascapes, free motion quilting and The Endangered Species Quilt Project.

Find out more about Man Sewing (and what it is) on his website, check out his videos on YouTube, and follow him on Facebook.

Timna Tarr — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

We had the pleasure of hearing and seeing Timna Tarr at the KC Modern Quilt Guild this year.  Wow!  We loved hearing about her quilting journey, seeing her quilts and learning what inspires her.  You will, too!

Timna will be presenting a trunk show and teaching several workshops at KCRQF 2019 — including “Oh Happy Day”.

Timna has Kansas City connections, and we are happy for her to return!  You can see more of her work on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

In the meantime, here are two of her quilts — hope they make you smile!

Timna Tarr’s “Catena”

Project Lydia — KCRQF 2019 Vendor!

On this International Day of the Girl, we are pleased to announce that Project Lydia will be bringing it’s products to KCRQF 2019.

Shoppers can choose from beaded jewelry made from recycled paper, African batik handbags, Nawansega baskets and more.  All items are one of a kind; handcrafted by the ladies of the remote villages of Eastern Uganda.  Project Lydia addresses a critical need of many women around the world.  Many women have been transformed through Project Lydia as they gain resources to purchase seed for their gardens, send their children to school, purchase medical care and improve their housing.

You can see featured items on the website, www.projectlydia.org and follow them on Facebook.