Quilt Shows Next Weekend!

Three of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Participating Guilds will host their quilt shows next weekend!

Kansas Capital Quilters Guild — Topeka, Kansas

Town & Country Quilters of Smithville, Missouri —

“Festival of Quilts”

Friday, September 20 — 1:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

First Christian Church, 201 N. Bridge Street, Smithville, MO 64089

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Nitetime Needlers and Northland Quilters Guild — Kansas City, Missouri

“Hearts & Flowers Galore” — Friday, September 20 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hillside Church, 900 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118

Visit their Facebook page for more information.


Quilt Show This Saturday – Sunflower Piecemakers

With fall approaching, it is time to get out and enjoy area quilt shows.  Coming up this Saturday is the annual show presented by KCRQF Participating Guild, Sunflower Piecemakers of Ottawa, Kansas.

A special feature of their quilt show will be the Miniature Quilt Auction from 3:30 to 5:00 pm that day.

For more information about Sunflower Piecemakers, visit their website or Facebook page.

KCRQF 2019 – Missouri Sewing Machine Co.

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Missouri Sewing Machine Co. for their support and providing classroom machines during Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

Through July, you can receive special pricing during the Baby Lock Warehouse & Floor Model Sale!  Here are two featured machines:

Baby Lock Aria

The Baby Lock Aria quilting and sewing machine is featured in this YouTube video.

Another excellent machine for quilting and sewing needs — the Baby Lock Crescendo.

Baby Lock Crescendo

For pricing and other info about these machines and others, contact Missouri Sewing Machine Company — www.mosew.com.

KCRQF 2019 – Guild Quilts – Hand Quilted

These quilts took honors City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 in the Hand Quilted/Applique category.

Large Quilts:

1st Place — “Hazel’s Diary” by Sandy Meyers of Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City — This quilt also won 2nd place in Viewers Choice.
Quilt Story:  Pattern by Shelly Pagliai — “Hazel’s Diary was the last quilt pattern published by the KC Star.  The applique is needle turn.  Hand quilting was done in a hoop quilting frame.”

2nd Place — “Home Sweet Home” by Roberta Foth, Kansas Capital Quilters Guild
Quilt Story:  Laundry Basket Designs pattern — “This was a BOM at Stitching Traditions.  Since I love hand applique I couldn’t pass this one up.  It uses all Edyta Sitar fabrics.”

3rd Place – “Hearts and Flowers” by Miriam Reed, Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City
Quilt Story:  Pattern is by Kathy Delaney – “Enjoying applique – it was fun to learn some new techniques I had never done before.”

Small Quilts:

1st Place – “Life Began in a Garden” by Lois Bozarth, Blue Valley Quilters Guild
Quilt Story: Pattern by Farmhouse Threads and Friends – “This was a BOM on Facebook by several designers who each posted a free pattern each month.  I used wool and cotton from my stash to construct the blocks – hand appliqued each block and some included embroidery embellishments.  I enjoyed making this quilt – one of my favorites.”

2nd Place – “Calico Garden” by Jessie VandenBerg, Olathe Quilters Guild
Quilt Story:  Pattern by Hoopla, from Shelburne Museum Series — “I started this quilt at least 20 years ago.  It was a UFO until last year.”

3rd Place — “Oriental Cabins” by Sandra David, Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City
Quilt Story: Pattern by Emiko Yoshida, Japan — “This quilt is a paper pieced log cabin with oriental undertones.  I love the movement of the patterns made by the log cabin placement.”

Enjoy these – more later!


KCRQF 2019 – More Guild Quilts!

These were the top three quilts chosen in the “Original Design – Small” category at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.

1st Place — “Be The Light” by James R. Brown of Twillight Stitchers Quilt Guild
Quilt Story:  “The challenge theme: ‘In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must first be present.’ (Francis Bacon)  The rising of the sun from the darkness on a regular basis, my inspiration for this quilt and the quilt name.”

2nd Place — “Border Wars” by Chris Jacobs – Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild
Quilt Story:  “A modern spin on two traditions: the time honored t-shirt quilt and the historic Missouri/Kansas border war.  Both quilts feature improv piecing of t-shirt graphics and honor the rich history of the KU and MU rivalry.  Love local.”

3rd Place — “First American Woman” by Marci Hainkel – Nitetime Needlers
Quilt Story:  “Each block is about the first American woman to do something.  The ladies are amazing.”



KCRQF 2019 – Guild Showcase Quilts

We know you love to see quilts!  While we won’t be able to share all the quilts from Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with you, we’ll spend some time on Guild Showcase quilts.  Follow along for inspiration!

Original Design – Large

1st Place – “Crocheting on Silk” by Jan McCreary — Kaw Valley Quilters Guild – quilted by Jan Hutchison
Quilt Story:  “The doilies were crocheted by my grandmother 80 to 100 years ago.  I just wanted to display her beautiful work.”

2nd Place — “Where’s Tula?” — Made by Joyce Colton of Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, quilted by Lori Kukuk

Original applique design with Tula Pink’s blocks
Quilt Story:  “I always wanted to do an applique quilt using a pieced background.  I chose designs from Tula Pink’s ‘100 Modern Quilt Blocks’ in sets of 3 to use for the background.  Some are mirror imaged.  The applique designs are my own.”

3rd Place — “Serenity Garden” by Geri Harlow – Miami County Quilters Guild – Quilted by Beth Dawson
Quilt Story: “I love dresden plates.  They look like flowers.  So I decided to put them in a garden with birds and butterflies.  This is in honor of my sister, Charlotte.”

KCRQF 2019 – Bernina Classroom Machines – Special Pricing!

Our thanks to Windmill Sewing Center for providing classroom sewing machines at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!   If you didn’t get a chance to experience these wonderful machines in classes or on the show floor, stop in and see them!

Special Quilt Show pricing is still available on the 770 QE Gold Anniversary Edition!

These machines come with a great gift package including:
  • Embroidery Module
  • Luggage with gold trim
  • Standard #72 Ruler Foot
  • Scissor Set and Rotary Cutter
  • Golden #1 Reverse Foot
  • Jubilee Quilt Kit

You can enjoy pictures from classes at Festival on our Facebook page:

Donna Lynn Thomas’ class “Small, Smaller, Smallest”

Kelly Ashton’s class “Waterwheel”

Windmill Sewing Center is located at 7251 W. 97th St., Overland Park, KS 66212.  Call them at 913.341.6400 or email berninakc@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the website at www.windmillsewingcenter.com.

KCRQF 2019 — Great Deals on Classroom Machines!

Harper’s Fabric and Quilt Co. of Overland Park, Kansas, furnished machines for two classrooms at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  If you didn’t get a chance to try them out — It’s Not Too Late!

The staff at Harper’s will be happy to assist you — These wonderful sewing machines are More Than 50% Off!

Pfaff Quilt Expression 720 —  Top Sewing Features: 

  • Large Sewing Space — 10″
  • IDT System
  • Automatic Thread Tension
  • Free Motion Modes
  • LED entire work area
  • Thread Snips
  • Immediate Tie-Off
  • 428 Stitches up to 52mm wide
  • 4 Alphabets
  • 11 feet for Basic Needs
  • Creative Signature – Sewing Programs

Husqvarna Viking Brilliance 80

Top Sewing Features:

  • JoyOS Advisor
  • MySewNet Cloud, transfers to Cloud
  • 10″ work area, LED lights
  • Deluxe Stitch System
  • Exclusive Sensor System

Top Embroidery Features:

  • 565 Built-In Embroidery Designs
  • 5 Embroidery Fonts (10mm to 80mm)
  • Design Positioning
  • 3 Hoops included:  120×120, 260×200, 360×200
  • Embroidery Design Customizing

It’s worth a trip to Harper’s to check out these machines at fantastic prices!

Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.
7918 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204



KCRQF 2019 – Prizes!

Prizes were presented on the last day of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival to those winners in attendance.  We want to congratulate those quilters who received these honors, and thank our generous donors for providing such fabulous prizes!

“Best of Festival” — Janet Stone of Overland Park, Kansas, was awarded a Bernina 770Q, donated by Windmill Sewing Center.  Her quilt “Frippery ABC” received top honors in the Judged Quilt category.

Janet Stone with Windmill Sewing Center owners

Our Platinum Sponsors, Missouri Sewing Machine Co. and Windmill Sewing Center, chose their favorite quilt in the Judged Quilt category.  It is “Stars, Stars, Stars” made by Lynette Koelzer, of Wood River, Nebraska.  Lynette received a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine Co.

Accepting for Lynette from Platinum Sponsors Missouri Sewing Machine Co. and Windmill Sewing Center

Our Judge, Kathi Eubank, chose her favorite quilt — “Elegance” was created by Elsie Campbell of Ponca City, Oklahoma.  Elsie received the AccuQuilt Go!Big 9″Qube donated by Quilters HQ.

Joan of Quilters HQ with the prize for Judge’s Choice

Prizes were also presented to the top three winners in the Viewers Choice category of the Guild Showcase.

“Cross Kansas Trip” created by Kay Mueller of Lawrence, Kansas, was voted the favorite quilt by viewers.  The prize was a Janome MC6700P donated by Missouri Sewing Machine Co.

Carolyn of Missouri Sewing Machine Company

“Hazel’s Diary” by Sandy Meyers of Peculiar, Missouri, was awarded the Brother Scan N Cut, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, for 2nd place in Viewers Choice.

Myron of Windmill Sewing Center

“Can I Have Your Scraps, Please?” by Diann White of Belton, Missouri, received the award for 3rd place in Viewers Choice.  She was awarded the EverSewn Sparrow, donated by Show-Me Quilting.

Beth of Show-Me Quilting and Diann White

At the conclusion, the name of the winner of our Festival Opportunity Quilt was drawn.  This gorgeous quilt was designed and made by KCRQF Member Director Diann White, and luckily her mother won it!  They are both thrilled that it will stay in the family.

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 Opportunity Quilt

Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. donated a Pfaff Passport to be won by one of our Participating Guild members.  Anyone who volunteered as a “white glove” hostess is eligible, and the drawing will be at our next meeting.  Thanks, Elaine and Harper’s — we can’t wait to see who wins!

Co-Chair Susie Saunders thanks Elaine from Harper’s on behalf of the KCRQF Board


KCRQF 2019 – Viewer’s Choice Award!

Our 18 Participating Guilds are the driving force behind Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!  This year, they are exhibiting over 400 quilts made by members.  The public has an opportunity to vote for their choice in several categories, and ribbons were awarded last night.

The category of overall “Viewers Choice” has 3 winners — Congratulations to them all!

“Viewers Choice 1st Place” goes to Kay Mueller of Lawrence, Kansas for her quilt “Cross Kansas Trip 2016” — design is from Simply Dynamic Sampler Quilts by Marianne Hatton.  This quilt also received 1st place in the “I Did It All” category.

“Viewers Choice” 2nd Place was awarded to Sandy Meyer of Peculiar, Missouri for “Hazel’s Diary”.  The pattern is by Kansas City Star and Shelley Pagliai.

“Viewers Choice 3rd Place” went to Diann White of Belton, Missouri, for her “Can I Have Your Scraps, Please?”  using her ever-growing collection of scraps.

We’ll share more ribbon winners with you next week!