KCRQF 2019 Vendor – Gammill Midwest

Are you in the market for a longarm quilting machine?  Stop in the Gammill Midwest booth at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival and see what they have to offer!

Gammill Midwest is located in Warrensburg, Missouri, and owned by Cindy and Larry Culbertson.  It is the certified dealer for Gammill machines, accessories, repairs and more in the Midwest USA.  Find out more on their website, www.gammillmidwest.com.


KCRQF 2019 – Dresden Love with Susan Marth!

Do you love small blocks and quilts?  Want to learn some techniques and tricks for dresden plate blocks?

If so, you want to sign up for “Dresden Love” — the workshop offered at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival by Susan Marth.

This little quilt is just 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ finished — so precious!  You’ll enjoy time in the class with Susan, the designer of popular dresden plate patterns and more!  Plus, she brings a kit with all the fabrics you will need included.

“Dresden Love” workshop will be on Thursday, June 13, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm — Join in the fun making Susan’s adorable Tiny & Mini Dresden Plate blocks. Susan will give you the skills to make each block perfect. It’s not hard with the right tools and techniques.  Great class for beginner to advanced skills.

See the complete information about this class here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/susan-r-marth/

Sign up for her class here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Once you master techniques in the workshop, you will enjoy shopping in Susan’s booth at Festival!


KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Show and Workshops with Dawn Heese!

Dawn Heese has traveled and taught all over this country and in France — inspiring others with her designs!

Dawn is an author, pattern and fabric designer, and award winning quilter.  Her most recent work can be seen in Quiltmania publications (including her latest book, From the Linen Closet),  Simply Vintage, and Primitive Quilts and Projects, and more.  She loves to share her passion for applique and quilting with others.

Learn more about Dawn and Linen Closet Designs on her website:  www.linenclosetdesigns.com.

Here are a few of her recent designs using wool applique:

Seed Merchants


Manor House

For the days of Festival, Dawn is offering these opportunities to join her —

“Working With Wool” Trunk Show — Thursday, June 13 — 2:00 to 3:30 pm

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff — Quilting with the Big Stitch” – Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am

“Honey Hill Farm Wool Applique” — Friday, June 14 — 12:00 to 6:00 pm

“Rowan” Hand Applique — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

“Honey Hill Farm Punchneedle” — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

You can find complete information about these classes on our website here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/dawn-heese/

Sign up for Dawn’s classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

“Honey Hill Farm” Wool Applique on cover of Primitive Quilts and Projects

KCRQF 2019 – Judged Quilt Show

Have you made a wonderful quilt you want to share with thousands of passionate quilt lovers?

The Judged Quilt Show of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is open to everyone — Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in several categories.  All the information and the entry form are now available on our website here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow/

The first 100 quilts to be entered will be accepted, with entry closing on April 15.

Meet the judge: Kathi Eubank

We are pleased to announce our judge for the Judged Quilt Show this year — Kathi Eubank.  Kathi has been working in judging rooms – local to national – for several years and is a National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) certified quilt judge.

We look forward to seeing beautiful quilts from around the country at the Festival in June!

KCRQF 2019 – Indygo Junction

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is excited to welcome Indygo Junction as a vendor!

Amy Barickman is the founder of Indygo Junction, as well as an author and fabric designer.  Indygo Junction patterns feature designs for apparel, purses, home decor, toys and more.

Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques.  We look forward to fresh, new ideas at Festival in June!

Amy will also be presenting her trunk show, “Sew Vintage!” on Saturday, June 15 at 10:00.  You can find out more about that HERE.

Visit the Indygo Junction website — check out their video tutorials — and follow Amy’s blog on www.amybarickman.com.

KCRQF 2019 — Bus and Group Info!

The 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival would like to welcome all our quilters arriving by buses!
Did you know we offer assistance in purchasing daily/three day admission tickets to the Festival, Preview Night (Wednesday, June 12th) tickets, and “reserved seating” for either of the Ricky Tims concerts (Thursday, June 13th, to Friday, June 14th) prior to the Festival?
The Festival Ambassadors will greet your bus or group at the front door of the Festival, provide a welcome packet to the tour leader, have all of your tickets prepackaged for each quilter on the bus to expedite their departure of your bus and through the doors of the Festival quickly, provide answers to individual questions, and provide directions to your bus driver for parking.
Contact groups@kcrqf.com for more information!

KCRQF 2019 — Tickets Now Available!

We’re pleased to announce that the following tickets for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival are now available!

Advance Festival Show Tickets — Entrance to the Festival to view quilts and shop with vendors — Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas

  • One-Day pass for Thursday, Friday or Saturday, June 13, 14 or 15 — $15.00
  • Three-Day pass — $30.00

Festival tickets at the door will be $17.50/day

Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm — Overland Park Convention Center

Enjoy an evening with of fun, food and music celebrating the opening of three days of quilts, classes, shopping and more!

Cost: $40.00 — proceeds from the event will benefit two local sewing related non-profits, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees — limited tickets available.

Class and Workshop Sign Up available on February 1 to everyone.  KCRQF Participating Guilds may sign up now. 

Go to the www.kcrqf.com home page to access the link for these tickets. 

“An Evening With Ricky Tims”

Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and storytelling with award-winning musician and quilter, Ricky Tims. Ricky’s hilarious and inspirational stories are punctuated with performances of his original piano compositions and arrangements accompanied by elaborate visual display.  Ricky is known as a skilled entertainer, and his concerts are a must-see event.  He always has a few surprises up his sleeves, so even if you’ve been to one of his concerts before, you can be sure you’ll hear something new each time you spend the evening with Ricky.

7:00 pm — Thursday, June 13 or Friday, June 14

The White Theatre at The Jewish Community Center, Overland Park, Kansas

Click Here for “An Evening with Ricky Tims” Ticket Purchase.

More information on the website — Or check out “Festival FAQs”  




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!