Quilt Show — Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City!

The members of the Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City are gearing up for their quilt show!

“Kaleidoscope of Quilts” will feature over 100 quilts made by members, silent auction of small quilts, a boutique of items and more!

Dates:  Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 — 10 am to 5 pm

Admission:  $5

Location:  Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

The Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City was established in 1975 and is comprised of members from both Missouri and Kansas.  A participating guild in Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019, they are committed to promoting and advancing the knowledge and appreciation of the quilting arts.

Find out more on their website, and you can enjoy photos of quilts from Show and Tell at meetings on their Facebook page.

Wood Valley Designs

Returning vendor for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is Wood Valley Designs.  Located in Indianapolis, Indiana they feature free patterns on their website for 3, 5, 10 and 15 yard quilts.  If you’re in the market for quilt backing, they will bring a wonderful variety for your shopping pleasure!

Find out more about Wood Valley Designs on their websites, www.woodvalleydesigns.com and www.108backing.com.

Announcing — KCRQF 2019 Benefit Recipients!

The Guild Member Directors of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 have voted to support two local non-profit organizations with these events:

Preview Night — On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 we will celebrate the opening of the Festival!  This fun event will feature food, music and shopping!

Small Quilt Auction and Sale — Participating Guilds will be making special small quilts for silent auction and sale.  Enthusiasm is high among our members for expressing their creativity in support of our chosen nonprofits. This event will kick off on Preview Night and continue throughout the Festival.

Now you’re asking:  Who are these organizations dedicated to promoting sewing and quilting in our area?

The Sewing Labs
located at Weave Got You Covered
1305 E. 27th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
www.thesewinglabs.community
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What They Do:

  • Teach job skills for sewing type occupations for employment or entrepreneurship, focusing on our local core
  • Foster social capital across cultural relationships in ways to lift everyone up
  • Develop & sustain community interest & involvement in social justice through our activities
  • Provide learning opportunities that will create a legacy for new generations to the creative life
  • Collaborate & cooperate with other non-profits with similar objectives

The Sewing Labs staff is committed to promoting sewing and quilting skills.  Classes and programs are offered by volunteers and professionals, with scholarships available for those who need financial assistance.

Once We Were Refugees
located in Lee’s Summit, MO
www.oncewewererefugees.org
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What They Do:

Volunteers teach a nine-week beginning sewing class that touches the basics– sewing straight seams, cutting fabrics from patterns, using elastic, hemming and other skills–to folks, many of whom have never used a pair of scissors (not to mention an electric sewing machine!) and most of whom are not at all conversant in the English language.

At the end of nine weeks, if the assignments have been completed satisfactorily, each student will take home the machine they have learned on, a new pair of scissors, an iron, ironing board, thread, notions, and ten yards of fabric.  They have completed five different sewing projects, the last of which is a quilt by each student that will be sent to Lutheran World Relief for transmission to refugee camps around the world.

Once We Were Refugees is working to make a difference in the life of others to benefit the community, while promoting the love of sewing and quilting.

Please join us in supporting the mission of these two non-profit organizations who are working to make a difference in the lives of so many!

 

 

Ricky Tims appearing at KCRQF 2019!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is pleased to announce — On Friday, June 14, 2019, Ricky Tims is scheduled to present a day of Master Classes, followed by his popular Evening of Music and Story Telling.

Ricky Tims is an internationally renowned quilting celebrity, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, multi-talented artist, creative internet TV show co-host, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, engaging motivational speaker, best-selling author, musician, and photographer. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature enlightening in-depth quilting methods and techniques combined with inspirational and motivational messages. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.

 He was named as one of The Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World. He was selected (in a three-way tie) by the readers of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine as The Most Influential Person in the Quilting Industry. He has been profiled and featured on the popular national television news show, CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.

He has taught on six continents in places that have included Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Germany, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Ecuador, and more. Ricky has successfully combined his artistic passions into one very unique and interesting career. For more information, visit www.RickyTims.com and www.thequiltshow.com

 

Stitch On

Joining Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as a Ruby Sponsor, Stitch On has been located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, since 1984.

The shopping experience in the store provides a mix of fabric, kits, patterns, gifts and more!  Retreats and classes keep their customers happy and loyal!

More information can be found on their website, and you can follow Stitch On on Facebook.

Block Party Studios

Returning vendor for KCRQF 2019 is Block Party Studios, where you will find unique hand-printed quilting fabrics, quilt patterns and fabric panels.  Located in the quaint town of Nevada, Iowa, this friendly quilt shop features a wide variety of premium fabrics, along with an assortment of gift items.

Find out more about Block Party Studios on their website, and follow them on Facebook.