KCRQF 2019 — Classes with Husqvarna Viking sewing machines!

Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. is supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 in several ways — as a Silver Sponsor, vendor, donation of a prize for volunteers, and  furnishing sewing machines for two classrooms!  Harper’s is a full-line quilt shop and dealer for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff.

Students will enjoy trying new machines in classes, as well speaking to experts in the Harper’s booth in the Exhibit Hall.  They will help you find the perfect machine!

Some classes are full — Listed are classes with openings in the Husqvarna Viking classroom:

“Thread Punk” with Stephanie Brandenburg — Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm – Click Here for full information

“Quilted Zipper Bags” with Tia Curtis — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am —
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“Pieced Hexies” with Micky Depre — Friday, June 14 – 12:00 to 3:00 pm — Click Here for full information

“Beach Garden” with Mickey Depre — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm —
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“Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery” with Barb Eikmeier — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm — Click Here for full information

Sign up for any of these great classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

See you at Festival!



KCRQF 2019 — Thanks to Missouri Sewing Machine Company!

Platinum Sponsor Missouri Sewing Machine Company is also providing brand new machines for two of our classrooms!

We are so grateful that you will have an opportunity to try out the newest models in their booth in the Exhibit Hall, as well as machines in our classrooms by Baby Lock and Janome.

Some of the classes in the Baby Lock classroom are already filled — but these still have openings.  Check them out!

Rob Appell

Rob Appell is the host of “Man Sewing” on YouTube videos. He brings a fresh, young feel to his quilts. He specializes in quilted seascapes, free motion quilting and The Endangered Species Project. His line of patterns feature a variety of techniques.

“Simple Strip Scramble” with Rob Appell —  Friday, June 14 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

See the full description on our website Here.

Two Classes with Liz Granberg-Jerome —

Liz Granberg-Jerome

Liz Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.

Intermediate Machine Quilting on Domestic Sewing Machine — Thursday, June 13 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

“Mini Hexified Panel Quilt Workshop” — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

See full descriptions of Liz’s classes Here.

Sign up for these classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

See you in class!



KCRQF 2019 – Classes with Bernina Ambassadors!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is extremely grateful to our Platinum Sponsor Windmill Sewing Center, our local Bernina dealer.  In addition to their continuing support as a sponsor and donation of prizes, they are providing machines in both our Bernina and Brother classrooms.  During the Festival, you will be able to experience these incredible sewing machines in two ways — on the Exhibit Hall floor and in the classroom.  Learn more about Windmill Sewing Center on their website.

We are pleased to have two Bernina Ambassadors as instructors for KCRQF 2019!

Kelly Ashton has openings in her two classes – “Painted Mountains” and “Waterwheel” Table Topper.

Kelly Ashton

As a self-described “pragmatic quilt-maker”, Kelly Ashton approaches quilt design and construction with a knowledge of and appreciation for the theoretical while searching for and developing skills and short-cuts that are practical.  Kelly is also one of our loyal vendors, with her company kellyquilter.com.

“Painted Mountains” — Wednesday, June 12 — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

“Painted Mountains”

“Waterwheel” One Block Table Topper – Friday, June 14 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Donna Lynn Thomas is offering a workshop and trunk show showcasing her fabulous miniquilts!

Donna Lynn Thomas

Donna is the author of 14 titles with Martingale, one self-published book, and one with Kansas City Star, she has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications over the years. You can see Donna on Craftsy as well as several QNN-TV episodes. Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing.

“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

For full information about these workshops, visit our website — Kelly’s classes are Here and Donna Lynn’s class and trunk show are Here.

Don’t miss out on a chance to sew on a top-of-the-line Bernina machine with expert instructors!

Sign up for the above Here.


KCRQF 2019 — Ruby Sponsor Granny’s Legacy Patterns

Thank you to Granny’s Legacy Patterns for supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as a Ruby Sponsor and vendor!

This mother and daughter design team will be traveling from Minnesota to bring their newest wool applique patterns and kits for their booth.

Can’t wait until next month?  Check out all their designs on their website, and follow them on Facebook.

KCRQF 2019 – Classes Open with Marti Michell

One of Marti Michell’s classes is sold out at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, but she still has openings in two workshops — and plenty of space in “The Accidental Quilter” lecture  to hear about her journey of over 40 years in the quilting industry.

“The Accidental Quilter” — Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 to 9:30 am

“Kite & Crown” workshop — Friday, June 14 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm

“Interlocking Hexagons” — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Find out more about Marti and her available classes on the website Here.

Sign up here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Edyta Sitar Trunk Show — May 20

Two of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 Participating Guilds are bringing Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts to Overland Park, Kansas next week!

Blue Valley Quilters Guild and Starlight Quilters Guild are sponsoring the trunk show on Monday, May 20, 7:00 pm.

This presentation will be held at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas 66212.  The doors open at 6:30 pm.  Admission is $10 per person.

Send your check made out to Starlight Quilters Guild, along with your name and email, to:
Starlight Quilters Guild, P.O.Box 14533, Lenexa, KS 66285.  You will receive a confirmation email and you may pick up your wristband at the Will Call table the night of the event.


KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Show with Renee Nanneman!

Reminder — online registration for workshops, trunk shows and events closes on June 4!  Don’t miss out on signing up for at least one of the trunk shows with our talented instructors.

Renee Nanneman’s philosophy — “Start by falling in love with one thing that inspires you – a fabric, a pattern, a decoration – build on that love with a fresh twist on a design or new color palette.”

Renee Nanneman

“Design is all about Concept” … Renee’s motto since starting her own publishing business, The Need’l Love Company, Inc., in 1984 when she was 26 years old. Be it designing patterns for cross stitch, rug hooking or quilting, Renee creates and publishes fresh and innovative design to inspire others to appreciate and enjoy the needlearts.

You can find out more about Renee on her website and follow Need’l Love on  Facebook.

Renee’s Need’l Love booth at Festival will display her latest creations from her fabrics and patterns.

You can meet Renee in person and be inspired by her style in her trunk show —

“Designing Fabric From Vintage Inspiration” — Saturday, June 15 — 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Learn about her journey as a popular fabric designer for Andover Fabrics.  See a full description on our website Here.

Sign up for Renee’s trunk show here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

KCRQF Copper Sponsor — Mistyfuse!

Supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as a Copper Sponsor and Vendor is Mistyfuse.


Mistyfuse is a heat-activated, fusible web used for bonding. It was developed to be the ideal sheer quilting fusible for fused appliqué — the strongest without changing the hand of the fabric, easy to sew through without gumming up needles, and to hold for wet painting. Quilters remain our primary market, but news of the advantages of Mistyfuse including the many ways to use it and how nicely it handles has spread beyond quilters.

Offering a variety of products, the staff in the Mistyfuse booth at Festival will help you choose the perfect fusible for your project!

You can learn more about the Mistyfuse products on their website, www.mistyfuse.com, and their Facebook page.


KCRQF 2019 – Class Openings with Dawn Heese!

Do you love hand work?  Or want to learn a technique to enjoy the experience?

Take a look at classes being offered at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with Dawn Heese.  Dawn’s designs have a vintage appeal — she loves teaching and encouraging others to try new things!   See all her class information HERE.

Dawn in her booth at a recent quilt show in France

Dawn Heese is an author, pattern and fabric designer and award winning quilter. She has published 5 books with Kansas City Star and her latest book, published by Quiltmania, is printed in French and English. She designs quilt patterns under the name Linen Closet Designs. Her patterns have a vintage , folk art appeal.
Dawn’s work can be seen in magazines such as Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Fons and Porter, Quilts and More, Quilter’s World and Primitive Quilts and Projects. She has taught in France and all over the US, sharing her love of applique and quilting.

Dawn’s classes with openings at Festival:

“Working with Wool” Trunk Show — Thursday, June 13 — 2:00 to 3:30 pm — This interactive trunk show will answer any questions you may have about working with wool!

“Big Stitch” Quilting — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am

“Honey Hill Farm” Wool Applique Workshop — Friday, June 14 — 12:00 to 6:00 pm — Kits available from Dawn!

“Honey Hill Farm” Wool Applique Workshop

“Rowan” Needleturn Applique — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 12:00

“Rowan” – Hand Applique Workshop with Dawn Heese

“Honey Hill Farm” Punchneedle Class — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

“Honey Hill Farm” Punchneedle

See up for Dawn’s classes Here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

KCRQF 2019 – Don’t Miss Rob Appell!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is offering several opportunities to meet and learn from “Man Sewing” host Rob Appell!  Now is the time to sign up and not miss this chance!

Rob Appell

Check out his websites to find out more about Rob — www.robappell.com, www.mansewing.com and his YouTube channel.  He’s a very busy young man!

Here’s an update on his classes for Festival:

“Three Dudes Quilt” — ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT! — Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

“Simple Strip Scramble” — Great class for anyone! — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Trunk Show — See Rob in action with a collection of his quilts — Saturday, June 15 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm

See full descriptions on the KCRQF website and sign up for classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/