KCRQF 2019 Vendor — Linen Closet Designs!

Vending for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is Linen Closet Designs.  Designer Dawn Heese will bring her patterns and books featuring vintage, folk art quilts, as well as her newest fabric collection from Diamond Textiles.  Dawn’s patterns feature techniques for hand applique, as well as wool applique.  You can see the complete collection of Linen Closet Designs on her website, www.linenclosetdesigns.com.  You can also follow her on Facebook.

In addition to vending at the Festival, Dawn will be presenting her trunk show on “Working with Wool” and teaching several classes.  You can see all her classes Here and signup for any of them at http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

“Rowan” – Hand Applique Workshop with Dawn Heese

KCRQF 2019 — Great Classes Available with Mickey Depre!

Classes are filling up!   Be sure and check out our listing of instructors so you don’t miss out!

Online registration for all the classes is available here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Workshops available with Micky Depre, MD Quilts —

Mickey Depre

Well known for her designs using English Paper Piecing, Mickey is offering a trunk show and  classes in this technique, as well as a machine piecing class called “Beach Garden”.   We had the privilege of meeting Mickey, enjoying her humorous and inspiring presentation and seeing her quilts in person.  For that reason, we wanted to share her with those attending Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.   See all her offerings for Festival Here.

If you’ve never tried hand piecing, it is a wonderfully portable and relaxing technique — and a great way to join the “Slow Stitching Movement”.  Here’s what Mickey says about her “Ease Into Hand Piecing” on Friday morning, June 14 — “I believe this is the perfect block to learn hand piecing. It breaks down into 4 simple units that eases students into learning my roundabout technique which results in sharp points and tight fabric intersections.”

Join Mickey in discovering the magic of English Paper Piecing Hexagons (hexies!) by hand. Yes by hand!  EPP is the perfect go-anywhere project.  This workshop will be on Thursday from 12 noon to 3:00 pm.

Want to combine hand and machine techniques in making hexagons?  “Pieced Hexies” workshop on Friday, June 14, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm could be just the class you’re looking for!

When we saw Mickey’s “Beach Garden” quilt, we loved everything about it!  Here’s what Mickey says about it —

“ONE BLOCK! The entire quilt is just one 18” block! Sashing built in! In my quilt there are two block colorways, very slight changes, but it does make the depth of the quilt. But don’t let my color palette dictate your garden. I can see this pattern done all scrappy with each block being it’s own miniature quilt.”

“Beach Garden” all day workshop is on Saturday, June 15, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

No matter which class you choose — spending time with Mickey will be inspiring and entertaining.   And don’t forget to catch her trunk show “Let’s Get Hexed!” on Thursday, June 13, from 8:00 to 9:30 am to start your Festival adventure!

Find out more about Mickey, her patterns and books, on her website, www.mdquilts.com.  Follow her on Facebook to get to know her and her sidekick, Ginger!

KCRQF Vendor — The Fabric Chic!

Celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary, The Fabric Chic is the newest addition to the Kansas City area quilt shops.  We are happy they will be bringing their favorite things to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

Their light and open space is filled with colorful and modern inspiration.  Can’t wait to see what they offer?  Visit their website at www.thefabricchic.com.  Follow them on Facebook to see all the fun happenings at The Fabric Chic.

KCRQF 2019 – Experience: An Evening with Ricky Tims!

We are thrilled to offer opportunities to be inspired by Ricky Tims!  One of them is his much anticipated concert “An Evening with Ricky Tims”.

Two dates are available for the concert — Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.  The setting is the White Theater at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, where every seat provides a comfortable and excellent viewing experience!

To order tickets for either evening, click here:  https://thewhitetheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sf40000029oAPEAY

We’ve received glowing reports from friends who have seen Ricky in person and plan to go again!  Here are just a few of them:

“Ricky Tims is a show by himself, regardless if it is teaching classes or conducting a concert.   I could listen to him for hours.  His music is inspirational and tells stories.  He couples his songs with stories of his grandmother, learning to play the piano as a young child, growing up and becoming an incredible quilter. His designs are like no other designs I’ve seen before.  His goals, in my opinion, are to convey to the listener that we too can be incredible quilters if that is what we want, as well as achieve anything else in our lives, even though they may be beyond our reach or knowledge at this time.  I am so thrilled he is coming back to KC to share his expertise, his passion, and to help develop in all of us a continual love for the craft we love — quilting.”
— Judy B, Blue Valley Quilters Guild

“I have seen Ricky Tims perform a couple of times.  He is very funny and entertaining and a talented piano player.  I have taken classes from him and use techniques learned in his class.”
— Deb E, Kaw Valley Quilters Guild

“I highly recommend classes and concerts led by Ricky Tims.  You will thoroughly enjoy both his musical entertainment and his quilt knowledge.  Even if you have heard him before, you should consider signing up for his concert and workshops — it is like going to the movie twice — you will gain new information!”
— Erin C, Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

“I got to see Ricky Tims in concert several years ago in Paducah with my mom (who is not a quilter).  He is a fantastic showman!  During his ‘concert’, he has quilts on display in the background, talks about some of them, sings, plays keyboard, tells about how he got started quilting, and gets the audience involved.  There were people that had been to more than one of his concerts and his seminars.  He says he ‘doesn’t do hard’, so when he tries a new technique he is looking for a way to simplify it and is always looking for ways to make things he has done already easier.  He is glad to share his knowledge with the quilting audience and the non-quilter.  His ‘classes’ are lecture style and he makes them very interesting.  I went to his ‘Quilt Luminarium’ last March.  It was wonderful.  No, it wasn’t free, but during his lectures he shares everything he does in quilting, even how to dye fabric.  Some of the things he teaches takes money out of his pocket if you go home and do it yourself, but that is part of what he loves about doing this.  I tell every quilter I know, ‘If you get the chance to see Ricky Tims in concert, don’t miss it.'”
— Penny K

For information on Ricky’s Master Classes on Friday, June 14, visit the website Here.

Sign up for one, two or all three sessions of his Master Class Here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/


KCRQF 2019 – Judged Quilt Show

We are now accepting entries to our Judged Quilt section of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

For full information and entry form, click here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow/

If you’re thinking about entering, now is the time!   Anyone can enter this category — and entries will be capped at 100.

Our local sponsors have been very generous in donating prizes for this section:

Our Best of Show winner will receive a Bernina 770QE, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, and valued at $6,000.

The Sponsors Award winner will receive a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine, valued at $2,799.

Our Judge’s Choice winner will receive a GO! Big + 9″ Qube, donated by Quilters HQ, and valued at $820.

We’re excited to see quilts from around the country hanging in KCRQF in June!

KCRQF 2019 Vendor – Savvy Quilters

Traveling from Savoy, Texas, to join Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival as a vendor is Savvy Quilters.

Savvy Quilters provides unique wool fabric and kits, along with embroidery patterns and supplies.  We look forward to seeing “what’s new” in their booth in June!

Check out the website, www.savvyquilters.com, and follow them on Facebook.


KCRQF 2019 — Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter!

Thanks to Handi Quilter for joining Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival as a Silver Sponsor!

Handi Quilter builds quilting machines for every budget, space and quilting requirement.  They recently launched the HQ Stitch line of sewing machines to further meet the needs of quilters.

In addition to their booth where you can experience their machines at Festival, they will be providing classroom machines for our longarm quilting teachers.

Find out more about their full line of machines and view some great videos on their website, www.handiquilter.com and follow them on Facebook.