Quilt Show – October 4 and 5 – Starlight Quilters Guild

Friday and Saturday – 10 to 5 each day

Abdallah Shrine Temple
5300 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas

Admission $4
(Free admission under 12)

Over 100 quilts on display — Unique vendors available for holiday shopping — Door prizes — Boutique with handmade gift and quilt related items — Bake Sale — Charity quilt display — Opportunity Quilt

2019 Opportunity Quilt

Grab a friend, enjoy the fellowship of our quilting community, and get inspired.

More information about Starlight Quilters Guild — www.starlightquiltersguild.com.


Quilt Show This Weekend — Miami County Quilters’ Guild

Enjoy the wonderful fall weather by getting out and about!  KCRQF Participating Guild Miami County Quilters’ Guild will be holding their annual “Drag and Brag” Quilt Show.

2019 Opportunity Quilt

Saturday, September 28 — 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 29 – 11 am to 4:00 pm

Paola Middle School — Paola, Kansas

  • See over 160 quilts
  • Featured Quilter Dorothy Schneider
  • Vendors
  • Boutique
  • Demonstrations
  • Bed Turning
  • Kids’ Corner

Drawing for the 2019 Opportunity Quilt will be Sunday, September 29.

For more information, visit their website www.miamicountyquiltguild.com, and Facebook page.

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