Project Lydia — KCRQF 2019 Vendor!

On this International Day of the Girl, we are pleased to announce that Project Lydia will be bringing it’s products to KCRQF 2019.

Shoppers can choose from beaded jewelry made from recycled paper, African batik handbags, Nawansega baskets and more.  All items are one of a kind; handcrafted by the ladies of the remote villages of Eastern Uganda.  Project Lydia addresses a critical need of many women around the world.  Many women have been transformed through Project Lydia as they gain resources to purchase seed for their gardens, send their children to school, purchase medical care and improve their housing.

You can see featured items on the website, and follow them on Facebook.


Quilt Show — Town and Country Quilters!

KCRQF Participating Guild Town and Country Quilters in Smithville, Missouri, is presenting their quilt show this month!

  •      Friday, October 12 — 5:00 to 7:00 pm and
  •      Saturday, October 13 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  •      First Christian Church, 201 Bridge Street, Smithville, Missouri
  •      Quilts — Quilt Raffle — Raffle Baskets — Country Store Boutique

You can check out information about this guild, and our other participating guilds Here.


Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 — Vendors!

We’ve been updating you about vendors — and will continue to feature them.  In the meantime, you can check the website for a current listing Here.

While we were at the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show in Springfield last week, we met some of the vendors that will be coming to the Festival in June.

Rachel of Thread Therapy won us over with her enthusiasm!  She is looking forward to meeting new friends next year.

Laura Murray talked to us about her beautiful designs using paint sticks.  She has participated in the two previous Festivals and agreed to teach again!

Doris Deutmeyer, Fabrications by Doris, will also be a returning vendor with new patterns to share.  Her class for fusible applique will sell out early if the response of our friends is any indication!

We’ll share more with your later about our fabulous vendors!

Donna Lynn Thomas — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

Traveling the world as an Army wife hasn’t slowed Donna Lynn Thomas’ creativity!  In fact, it has inspired her to share her talents with others.

Passionate about quilting since 1975, Donna is the author of many books and creator of time-saving rulers.  Her classes focus on skills mastery techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing.

Click on the image to enjoy watching a recent interview with Donna posted on YouTube:

Find out more about Donna on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

KCRQF 2019 Silver Sponsor — Innova and Hunter Heirloom Quilting

We are pleased to announce that Innova and Hunter Heirloom Quilting will be joining KCRQF 2019 as a Silver Sponsor!

The INNOVA® Longarm Quilting Machine is manufactured by ABM International, a four-generation family owned and operated business near Houston, Texas, has been engineered to meet the most discerning quilter’s needs. Based on a long-term commitment to excellence, ABM International has offered a full array of high quality quilting machinery since 1947.

Local dealer for Innova, Hunter Heirloom Quilting, is a full-line quilt shop located in Centerview, Missouri.  Their open and light store welcomes quilters looking for the newest in fabrics, patterns, notions and more!  You will be able to test-drive an Innova quilting machine and shop for something new in their booth at Festival!

Find out more about Innova on their website – more about Hunter Heirloom on the dealer section, and follow Hunter Heirloom on their Facebook page!

Returning Instructor for KCRQF 2019 — Sue Heinz!

We are pleased to announce that Sue Heinz of Kismet Quilting will be returning for KCRQF 2019!

Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored four books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also invented several innovative marking tools and rulers – all to delight, intrigue and inspire. Teaching at guilds and national shows across the country, Sue has also been featured in national and international publications as well as being a guest on quilting TV programs. For more information about Sue, her classes, books and tools, and to see samples of her work, visit  You can also follow her on Facebook.

Kelly Ashton — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A local treasure — Kelly Ashton!  Kelly describes herself as a “pragmatic” quilter.  Her current obsession is designing and piecing blocks and quilts that require set-in seams (Y-seams) pieced by machine.  This resulted in the authoring of her book Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and More. 

In addition to quilty things, Kelly owns and operates The Creative Place, a retreat for quilters and other artists in Spring Hill, Kansas.

Watch for more information soon on the classes Kelly will be offering at KCRQF 2019.  Find out more about Kelly on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

Denyse Schmidt — KCRQF 2019 Instructor!

A leader in the modern quilt movement, Denyse has been sewing since she was a young girl.  Using her background as a graphic designer, she helped change the way we think about quilts and reinterprets tradition to create modern quilts that are fresh and offbeat.

She loves to share her knowledge, style and creativity through classes, patterns and her fabric designs. Her fabric has a modern twist, influenced by the vintage charm of some of her favorite flea market finds!

Find out more about Denyse and her designs on her website, and follow her on Facebook.

We look forward to hosting Denyse next June for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!