One thing you can be sure of in Lynn’s workshop — you will laugh! She loves to weave stories and humorous moments into her presentations. Here’s what she says about her pattern line Bloomin’ Minds — “I like to design patterns that are quick and easy to do and that amuse me. If others are amused as well, that’s a plus! The biggest reward is to see people smile and laugh at my designs.”
You can see all of Lynn’s patterns on her website, www.bloominminds.com.
In the Bloomin’ Minds Afternoon workshop, Lynn will provide you with a new design for KCRQF — using machine and/or hand techniques:
Lynn also loves to put fabrics together, and you will have a chance to shop her kitted patterns in the Bloomin’ Minds vendor booth at Festival.
Sign up for “Bloomin’ Minds Afternoon” workshop on Friday, June 14 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
We welcome In the Doghouse Designs as a vendor for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!
Deb Johnson is the designer of patchwork and applique, t-shirt and baby quilts, wall hangings, table runners and tea towels.
You can see all the designs she will bring on her website, www.inthedoghousedesigns.com.
We look forward to seeing In the Doghouse Designs at Festival in June!
Donna Lynn Thomas is known for her focus on skills and mastery of techniques to make machine piecing a joy! She is also known for her “teeny tiny” quilts and we are thrilled to have her offering a chance to see her small masterpieces and teach her frustration-free techniques at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.
Donna Lynn Thomas
Find out more about Donna, her extensive quilting and teaching career, and the classes at Festival here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/donna-lynn-thomas/
“Addicted to Minis” Trunk Show — Saturday, June 15 — 9:00 to 10:30 am
“Small, Smaller, Smallest” Workshop — Saturday, June 15 — 1:00 to 7:00 pm
Sign up for Donna’s Trunk Show and Workshop here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
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.
Her smile is contagious, and her creative spirit is evident in everything she does. Classes with Tia Curtis are uplifting and inspiring — you can see her work on her website, www.Tiacurtisquilts.com. She also has a Youtube channel where she shares fun sewing projects and improv techniques for creating quilt blocks and demonstrates her beautiful quilting style with her Gammill Long Arm.
Tia Curtis is teaching several classes for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival — there is only one opening (as of this date) in one of her longarm quilting classes, but you can still sign up for her other two classes.
“Improv All Stars Workshop” — Wednesday, June 12 — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Quilted Zipper Bags — (Domestic Sewing Machine) — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am
Find the full descriptions for Tia’s classes at https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/tia-curtis/
Sign up for classes here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
The challenge was made — and is being met! KCRQF is supporting two local sewing related non-profit organizations this year in two ways:
- Donating the proceeds of our first-ever Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12
- Making and donating small quilts for silent auction/sale during the Festival.
When you support either Preview Night or purchase a small quilt, you will be supporting the mission of The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.
The response to donating the small quilts has been overwhelming! To date, we have over 120 small quilts that have been donated, with more coming in. Check out the Small Quilt Silent Auction/Sale album on our Facebook page to see the wonderful selection so far!
Some of these small quilts are traditional, some are modern, some are bright, some are seasonal, some are patriotic —
But they are all wonderful — and best of all, they were made and given from the heart!
Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational.
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival has scheduled a trunk show and two dyeing workshops with Lori. In her trunk show — “Out of Africa” — you will meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa, and hear about her adventures and textile discoveries. Lori makes taking one of her dyeing workshops fun and easy — she brings all the supplies, you show up in “old” clothes and enjoy the process!
Visit Lori’s page on our website to find out more about her and for full descriptions: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/lori-lee-triplett/
Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 12:00 noon — Silk Scarf dyeing techniques
Thursday, June 13 — 5:00 to 6:30 pm — “Out of Africa” Trunk Show
Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — “Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye Workshop”
Sign up for Lori’s trunk show and workshops here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Two of our KCRQF 2019 Participating Guilds are working hard to bring hand crafted items to Festival for your shopping pleasure!
The Miami County Quilters’ Guild, Paola, Kansas, www.miamicountyquiltguild.com, describes what they will be offering in their boutique:
“Handmade gifts — for quilters, by quilters — project bags, show and share bags, puncushions — both practical and collectible, clocks, notion bags, organizers, journals, t-shirts and more!”
Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, Lawrence, Kansas, www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org, is “excited to be a vendor at KCRQF 2019. Our members have been working like crazy to fill the tables with creative, useful and one-of-a-kind items. We have such a diverse group of artist members, and you should expect the unexpected!”
We appreciate having these two guilds participate as vendors, and hope you find shopping and visiting with them a pleasure!
Here is an updated description for the EQ8 class being offered by Reeze Hanson for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on Friday, June 14 —
EQ8 for Beginners
This is a hands on introduction to EQ8 for new users or those upgrading from EQ7. Learn to navigate the new, more intuitive user interface to draw and design blocks and quilts. Learn to draw and edit quilt blocks, create quilt layouts and add blocks, borders, and sashing to your quilts. Calculate fabric for your project and print templates, foundation patterns or rotary cutting charts to bring your designs to life. A laptop computer with EQ8 installed and activated, prior to class, is required. Bring your power cord, and a mouse is a must!
Please note — this is a hand on class — it is an excellent opportunity to have Reeze guide you through what you need to do to start designing quilts on your computer! Class size is limited to 25 — don’t miss out.
To find out more about Reeze, her patterns and her design career, visit her website Here.
Sign up for this EQ8 class Here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Check it out — Trisch Price is offering two great workshops for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!
Recently, Trish donated a small quilt featuring a Kansas City landmark to the silent auction/sale being held during the Festival.
Her interpretation of the “Western Auto” sign was so popular, Trisch agreed to add it to the Festival class schedule. It is newly listed Here on the website — Friday, June 14 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, and can be made either a 24″ or 36″ square.
Visit Trisch’s blog, www.hadleystreetquilts.com to see her piecing method of the “Western Auto” quilt in progress!
Trisch’s other class during Festival is “Fruit Stand” — featuring a variety of techniques — curved pieced clamshells, a little foundation piecing, a touch of applique.
“Fruit Stand” is offered on Thursday, June 13, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can see more about the construction of this quilt and some up close pictures on Trischs blog, www.hadleystreetquilts.com.
Click Here to sign up for these classes. Patterns for these two quilts will be available in Trisch and Jenifer’s booth at KCRQF, Everyday Stitches. .