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”

Quilted Memories

KCRQF 2019 vendor and classroom batting sponsor — Quilted Memories!

Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Quilted Memories sells Nolting longarm quilting machines, and lots of batting — plus fabrics, threads and more!  They are a “go to” place for quilting services and memory quilts.

Find out more on their website, and follow them on Facebook.

Cleo and Me

We’re happy to welcome back to KCRQF 2019 returning vendor Cleo and Me, designer of whimsical patterns that “make me smile”.

You’ll find these designs on quilts, apparel, table runners, wall hangings, redwork, stitchery and punchneedle.

See more on the Cleo and Me website, and follow her on Facebook!

Platinum Sponsor – Windmill Sewing Center!

Announcing our first Platinum sponsor for KCRQF 2019 — Windmill Sewing Center in Overland Park!

Supporting KCRQF at this level since 2015, Joel and Myron Schwery are two of our most enthusiastic supporters!

Not only will you see them as a major presence on the floor at the Festival, but they will be supplying two classrooms with their Bernina and Brother sewing machines.  These machines will be available following the Festival at special pricing!

Thank You to Myron and Joel for your ongoing support — we’ll be updating you more in the future about services they provide to the sewing and quilting community!

For more information about their machines and classes, visit their website for Windmill Sewing Center, and follow them on Facebook.

Laura Murray Designs

Returning Vendor for KCRQF 2019 is Laura Murray Designs from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Laura is a surface designer who loves to enhance cloth with color and pattern to create one-of-a-kind fabrics, quilts and wearable art.  We are looking forward to seeing her beautiful creations again!

You can find more about her on her website www.lauramurraydesigns.com.

And follow her on Facebook.

Bloomin’ Minds — Something for Everyone!

“Sometimes in this big ol’ world, we could use a little light-hearted fun.”  — Lynn Doyle, Bloomin’ Minds

Returning vendor for KCRQF 2019 — Lynn Doyle, creator of the pattern line Bloomin’ Minds, lives with her husband and near her family in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Lynn’s sense of humor can be seen in her designs for small quilts, table runners and more.  Lots of ideas for those occasions when you need the perfect gift!

Find out more about Lynn and Bloomin’ Minds designs on her website, www.bloominminds.com.

Plan to Attend – KCRQF 2019!

Originally just a vision, the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival continues to grow!  The 2019 Festival is in the planning stages and we’ll update you as those plans come together.  For now, share in some of the excitement!

Dates and Location:  June 13, 14, and 15, 2019 – Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas.

Quilts!  You’ll see the best of the quilts by our participating guild members, as well as submissions in the judged category, and some special collections.

Classes!  We have an impressive list of teachers and presenters lined up — we’ll share information as we iron out the final details.

Vendors!  Approximately 140 vendors will participate, with a variety of products for your shopping pleasure.

Demonstrations!  Our sponsors and vendors will present free demonstrations during the show hours.

Preview Night!  New this Festival will be an opportunity to view the show and shop the vendors on the night before it opens to the public.  Our plans are to make this a benefit event for a local non-profit focusing on furthering the mission of sewing and quilting.

We will have even more exciting news for you as the time approaches.  And, if all that’s not enough, Kansas City has a wide variety of attractions — including:

The Country Club Plaza — one of the first ever shopping centers!

The Arabia Steamboat Museum

And for baseball fans — the Kansas City Royals!

Stay tuned for updates!

Welcome!

The dates are set — June 13, 14 and 15, 2019 — for the next Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!  We invite you to follow our Blog posts as we announce sponsors, vendors, teachers, and guild events leading up to 3 days of immersion in quiltmaking in the Heart of America!

Today, we want to acknowledge the tireless dedication of our participating guilds.  These volunteers are committed to working toward a common goal of providing the ultimate experience for not only our local quilting friends, but visitors to our area.

The sixteen guilds participating in the 2017 Festival are returning —
Blue Valley Quilters Guild
Eudora Quilting Bees
Kaw Valley Quilters Guild
Miami County Quilt Guild
MO-KAN Heart Quilters Guild
Nimble Thimbles
Nitetime Needlers Quilt Guild
Northland Quilters Guild
Olathe Quilters Guild
Platte Prairie Piecers
Quilters’ Guild of Greater Kansas City
Raymore Quilt Guild
Starlight Quilters Guild
Sunflower Piecemakers
Town & Country Quilters
Twilight Stitchers

We are also excited to announce that two new guilds are joining us for 2019 Festival —
Kansas City Modern Quilters Guild and
Kansas Capital Quilters

You will be hearing more about these guilds and their activities in the future as we work toward Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!  We hope you’ll join us!