Anne Bright Designs — KCRQF 2019 Silver Sponsor!

We are thrilled to welcome back as a Silver Sponsor for KCRQF 2019 — Anne Bright Designs!

A prolific designer of longarm quilting patterns, Anne offers numerous books and patterns in digital and paper form. Her booth at Festival will inspire all our longarm quilters to try something new!

Check out her website — and follow Anne on Facebook — we’re sure she’ll have even new designs by June!

Now Available –Trunk Shows and Master Classes with Ricky Tims!

Master Classes with Ricky Tims — Friday, June 14 — Lecture style, not hands-on workshops

Session 1 — 8:30 to 10:00 am — “Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know”

Be prepared for plenty of “Ah-ha” and “Duh, I wish I had known that before!” moments in this insanely popular Mini Master Class Lecture. Not only are there sewing tricks, but organizational and management tips for quilters are included as well. Mini-piped binding, birthing a quilt, and burying frayed tails are just a few of the many super-practical things covered. Don’t keep track as there are likely to be more than eleven cool things presented.

Session 2 — 10:30 am to 12:00 noon — “Stress Free and Fun Quilts”

Quilters know the basics of quarter-inch seams and getting things “just right”. However, in this Mini Master Class Lecture you will learn to let loose and break some of the rules without sacrificing quality of workmanship. Learn improvisational patchwork (aka Quilting Caveman Style). Learn Ricky’s addictive method for slicing and dicing called Convergence Quilts. And finally, enjoy Primitive Traditional Patchwork, a great project for all quilters, but also a great project to do with kids because you ‘can’t mess it up’. It’s like three classes in one.

Session 3 —  1:30 to 3:00 pm — “Rhapsody Quilts: The process to design your own original Rhapsody”

Learn the process to design your own original legacy-oriented and masterful Rhapsody quilt. Don’t be fooled! A Rhapsody quilt is easier than most traditional quilts. You will learn the easy design process followed by Ricky’s No-pins Precision Curved Piecing as well as his prize-winning Outline Appliqué, using the beautiful and forgiving double blanket stitch.

For more information, visit Ricky’s page on our website Here.  You can also check out his website, and follow him on Facebook.

To sign up for Ricky’s Master Classes and other Trunk Shows and Lectures (more information about them soon),  follow the link on the home page of the KCRQF website to begin your Festival experience. The trunk shows and lectures are listed by day below the Classes.

KCRQF 2019 — Tickets Now Available!

We’re pleased to announce that the following tickets for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival are now available!

Advance Festival Show Tickets — Entrance to the Festival to view quilts and shop with vendors — Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas

  • One-Day pass for Thursday, Friday or Saturday, June 13, 14 or 15 — $15.00
  • Three-Day pass — $30.00

Festival tickets at the door will be $17.50/day

Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm — Overland Park Convention Center

Enjoy an evening with of fun, food and music celebrating the opening of three days of quilts, classes, shopping and more!

Cost: $40.00 — proceeds from the event will benefit two local sewing related non-profits, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees — limited tickets available.

Class and Workshop Sign Up available on February 1 to everyone.  KCRQF Participating Guilds may sign up now. 

Go to the www.kcrqf.com home page to access the link for these tickets. 

“An Evening With Ricky Tims”

Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and storytelling with award-winning musician and quilter, Ricky Tims. Ricky’s hilarious and inspirational stories are punctuated with performances of his original piano compositions and arrangements accompanied by elaborate visual display.  Ricky is known as a skilled entertainer, and his concerts are a must-see event.  He always has a few surprises up his sleeves, so even if you’ve been to one of his concerts before, you can be sure you’ll hear something new each time you spend the evening with Ricky.

7:00 pm — Thursday, June 13 or Friday, June 14

The White Theatre at The Jewish Community Center, Overland Park, Kansas

Click Here for “An Evening with Ricky Tims” Ticket Purchase.

More information on the website — Or check out “Festival FAQs”  

 

 

 

KCRQF 2019 Silver Sponsor – Missouri Star Quilt Company!

Do you ever shop online?  If you do, you are well aware of Missouri Star Quilt Company, Jenny Doan, her tutorials, and their Daily Deal!  We are excited to welcome them back to KCRQF 2019 as a Silver Sponsor!

Approximately an hour away from Kansas City is Hamilton, Missouri — home of Missouri Star.  This is a destination stop for dedicated quilters and sewists from around the country — many call it the “Disneyland of Quilting”.

In addition to Missouri Star Quilt Co. vending at the Festival, Jenny will be presenting “Half Square Triangles Possibilities” Trunk Show on Wednesday, June 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.  You’ll also be able to meet her during Meet & Greet at our Preview Night that evening.

Jenny Doan

Find out more about Missouri Star Quilt Company on their website and follow them on Facebook.

KCRQF 2019 Silver Sponsor – Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.

Located in the heart of downtown Overland Park, Kansas, Harper’s offers top quality fabric for quilting and garment sewing, along with a wide variety of classes for fun and inspiration!

In addition, Harper’s is a premier dealer of Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing machines and provides support for all levels of quilters and sewists.   Find out more about Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. on their website and follow them on Facebook.

Harper’s will also be providing machines for classes at Festival so you can experience them for yourself!  You can visit their booth at Festival, or their beautiful store just a few miles away.

Store owner, Elaine Johnson, is passionate about sharing the best in machines, fabrics and ideas — We are thrilled to have Harper’s as a Silver Sponsor this year and appreciate their support!

 

Guild Opportunity Quilts

One of the great things about attending the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is seeing all the opportunity quilts offered by our participating guilds.  You’ll have a chance to purchase a ticket (or more) from each guild to enter in their drawings.

Here are three you will see there:

Olathe Quilters Guild Opportunity Quilt  — features all KC Star newspaper blocks from the 1920’s – 1940’s that were redrawn.  The pattern is a guild original.

Starlight Quilters Guild Opportunity Quilt — Paper pieced in all batiks by the small group known as the Rowdy Rounders, and quilted by Peggy Skaith.

Blue Valley Quilters Guild Opportunity Quilt — This quilt is an original design constructed and pieced by Ibby Rollert, Sandi Magliacano and Lynn Droege.  It was quilted by Tia Curtis.  The quilt was entered in the 2017 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Showcase
Challenge using only the colors of the Festival.

Watch for these and other stunning quilts when you attend KCRQF 2019!

Happy New Year!

The first of the year is a great time to start planning for the excitement quilting brings us!

Lots will be happening this month to help you plan for the ultimate quilting experience at KCRQF 2019 at Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas.

On January 15, you will be able to:

  • Order Advance Show Tickets — Single Day or 3-Day Pass
  • Order tickets for our first-ever Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12
  • Order tickets for the Ricky Tims concerts — Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14

Also in January, forms will be available for registering a quilt in our Judged Quilt Show.   Information is available Here.

On February 1, you will be able to sign up for classes and trunk shows.  You can see these Here.

Starting next week, we will begin drawings on our Facebook page.

So — continue following our blog posts for the latest announcements and join the fun on Facebook!

 

 

Lori Lee Triplett — KCRQF 2019 Instructor

Along with her sister Kay, Lori Lee Triplett established Quilt & Textile Collections.  In addition to managing their extensive collection of antique quilts and publishing books about their collections, Lori travels the country and world presenting trunk shows and workshops.

We are excited to have Lori participating in the Festival and sharing her love of textiles and quilts!  Here is her description of what you will experience at her trunk show “Out of Africa”:

“Meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa to teach only to become a student of the amazing Africans and their textiles. Mary will regale you with her tales of Africa while showing you a sampling of West African textiles featuring different methods of dyeing, weaving, and indigo resist.”

In addition to the trunk show, Lori will be presenting two dyeing workshops:  “African Indigo Resist Scarves” and “Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye”.

See descriptions of Lori’s workshops for Festival Here.

Find out more about Lori on their website, Quilt & Textile Collections.

 

 

 

Quilt & Textile Collections – KCRQF 2019 Vendor!

Quilt & Textile Collections — antique fiber arts a stitch above the rest!

It seems appropriate on Christmas Eve to feature these collectors of antique quilts, especially their collection of red and green quilts.

The collection has an emphasis on pre-1860 quilts, but recent additions include folk art textiles and contemporary quilts from around the world.  Because of the delicate nature of the quilts in their collection, they continue to share them through publication of books.  They will bring quilts, books and textiles to their booth at Festival.

1876 Centennial

A recent blog post featured this 1876 Centennial Quilt.  You can learn more about Quilt & Textile Collections on their website, find out more about their presentations and exhibits, and follow them on Facebook.

Barbara J. Eikmeier — KCRQF 2019 Instructor

Quilting since 1984, Barb found it to be her portable career as her family moved around the country and to South Korea with the military.  Accomplished in many techniques, she says applique is her favorite.

As a designer of reproduction vintage fabrics for Paintbrush Studio, Barb loves using those fabrics in her designs.  You can find out more about her, her fabric, books and patterns on her website.  You can also follow Barb on Facebook.

During the Festival, Barb will present her trunk show “Designing Fabrics, Designing Quilts” and her workshops for Back-Basting Applique and Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery.

Find out more about our instructional faculty for KCRQF 2019 on the website Here.