Marti Michell — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A living legend in the quilt world — Marti Michell — will join the faculty for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.

Marti Michell is a popular patchwork teacher having taught in 49 states and 26
countries. Since 1995, Marti is best known for the From Marti Michell acrylic tools for rotary cutting and her passion for teaching easy, accurate patchwork. Marti is also a prolific author (close to 2 million books sold), fabric designer (currently Maywood Studio), quilt collector and quilt maker. Marti and her husband Richard started their first patchwork kit company (Yours Truly, Inc.) in 1972. Since 1995 the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting. When you take a class with Marti you will share quilting knowledge gained in her 40+ year quilting career.

Marti will be presenting a trunk show and leading several workshops during Festival next June.  Her enthusiasm and knowledge will inspire and encourage anyone lucky enough to be in her classes!

You can find out more about Marti, her designs and products on her website and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Mickey Depre — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

I had the pleasure of attending Mickey Depre’s trunk show at my local guild, and immediately wanted her to come to KCRQF 2019!  She is funny, talented, and passionate about sharing her many interests in the quilt world.

Mickey describes herself as an art quilter and a traditional quilter.  At Festival, she will be teaching classes for hand piecing, machine piecing, and her favorite — English Paper Piecing.

Among the titles of published books are Pieced Hexies, Ring Around the Hexies and Half Scrap Quilts.  You can find out more about her on her website and enjoy following her on Facebook.

Meet Dawn Heese – KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

We’re excited to begin announcing our teaching faculty for KCRQF 2019 — beginning with Dawn Heese.

Dawn has been stitching all her life and loves seeing someone leave her class excited about learning a new skill.  At Festival 2019, she will teach classes in wool applique, needleturn applique and punchneedle.  She will also present her popular trunk show and program on “Working with Wool”.

Dawn publishes patterns under Linen Closet Designs, and she introduces new designs twice a year during quilt market.  She authored six books with Kansas City Star Quilts, and her seventh book, From the Linen Closet, was published last year by Quiltmania.  Her work is also featured regularly in Primitive Quilts & Projects and Simply Vintage.

To see all of Dawn’s work, visit her website, and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Cotton Cuts

We are happy that Cotton Cuts will be joining us again for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

Cotton Cuts delivers quilting inspiration monthly — a percentage of each purchase is donated to buy supplies to make quilts for kids in need.

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

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.