KCRQF 2019 — Finalize Plans Now!

How are your plans coming for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019?

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in June!  If you haven’t finalized your plans, now is the time!

Have a group or bus of friends coming to Festival?  Send an email to groups@kcrqf.com to make your visit easier!

Our first ever Preview Night will offer a chance to celebrate and enjoy a unique event!

  • Enjoy the tropical island sounds of Calypso Bluz
  • Appetizers and cash bar
  • Meet N Greet with our honored guests
  • Shopping time with our vendors
  • Viewing of the quilt show
  • First chance to bid and buy our Small Quilts

All of this to benefit our chosen organizations, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great seats are still available for both dates — “An Evening With Ricky Tims” — Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.  Click Here to reserve your tickets!

Classes and trunk shows are still filling — some are sold out — but we still have many opportunities with fabulous instructors available!  Check out the entire list and descriptions on our website here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/

When you’ve made your decision, you can register here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Our Participating Guilds will all have their Opportunity Quilts on display with chances to win.  Tickets will also be sold for a chance to win the KCRQF Quilt — “Quilters Friendship Ribbons” — and the winner will be chosen on Saturday, June 15.  This original design pattern is available for preorder and at the show.  CLICK HERE to see all the Festival items available.

KCRQF 2019 – Small Quilts for Auction/Sale

The challenge was made — and is being met!   KCRQF is supporting two local sewing related non-profit organizations this year in two ways:

  1.  Donating the proceeds of our first-ever Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12
  2.  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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCRQF 2019 – Small Quilt Auction and Sale!

We’re so excited to see all the small quilts are being created by Participating Guild members!  These treasures will be available for silent auction/sale at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.  Here is just a sampling of what will be available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from all the donated small quilts will benefit two local sewing-related non profit agencies — The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.   You can be among the first to bid on or purchase our small collector quilts at our Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12.  Find out more and purchase tickets here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

KCRQF 2019 — Preview Night!

You’re Invited! 

Join the fun and help us celebrate the opening of
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with Preview Night!

Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas


ENJOY —

  • The tropical island sounds of Calypso Bluz
  •  Delicious appetizers prepared especially for you
  •  Cash cocktail bar
  •  Meet ‘N Greet with our honored guests — Sponsors,  instructional faculty and designers, plus benefit recipients
  •  First viewing of the quilt show
  •  Shopping time with our vendors
  •  A chance to bid on and buy small quilts donated by participating guild members

Cost:  $40 — all proceeds from the evening and the sale of our small quilts will benefit two local sewing related non-profit agencies — The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees. You can learn more about them on their websites and follow their journeys on Facebook.

Sign up to be a part of this fun-filled, exciting evening here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of those wonderful small quilts:

 

 

 

 

Register Now for Classes and Workshops at KCRQF 2019!

Registration is now open for all classes and workshops offered for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019, June 12 – 15!  In the coming months, you will learn more about our impressive roster of instructors.

To find out about all the classes, trunk shows and special events, click on this link on our home page www.kcrqf.com“Follow this link to begin planning your festival experience!” 

We’re excited to host our first “Preview Night” on Wednesday evening, June 12 — proceeds will benefit two sewing related non profits, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also happy to be presenting “An Evening with Ricky Tims” on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14.  The venue for this is The White Theater at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.   All information is available HERE.

Looking forward your joining us for KCRQF 2019!

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!