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!

KCRQF 2019 — First Day!

Our grand opening of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival was today — this beautiful quilt welcomed everyone!

Participating Guilds are here with their opportunity quilts — 18 chances to win a beautiful heirloom!  Here are a few of them:

Small Quilts for silent auction and sale — proceeds to The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

And over 100 vendors — Watch for more as we weave among the crowd!

Sarah’s Fabrics

Quilt & Textile Collection

Watch for an update from this Festival tomorrow — We’re here 2 more days!

KCRQF 2019 – Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.

While you’re in town for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 – stop in and visit Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.  They’re located a short distance from the Overland Park Convention Center in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

We are grateful to Harper’s for their support of KCRQF as a Silver Sponsor and for furnishing Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing machines for our classroom!

Harper’s Owner Elaine Johnson and KCRQF Instructor Mary Honas

Harper’s was established in 1969 by Dean Harper in Prairie Village, Kansas.  Mr. Harper had five stores in his fashion fabric career.  Elaine Johnson bought the first and last Harper’s Fabrics in 1994 when Mr. Harper retired.

Harper’s is promoting Youth classes all summer!  If you are a quilter who is interested in preserving the art, they invite you to check out their class schedule for your son, daughter or grandchild.  All levels from age 8 up are welcome.  Come join the fun with 100 classes every quarter! Find the class the fits your interest on their website Here.

Harper’s is excited to be participating in KCRQF 2019!  They look forward to seeing their friends — new and from in the past.  Please stop by their booth #707 and say “Hi!” — they are passionate about sewing!

KCRQF 2019 – Starts in 2 days!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 opens on Thursday, June 13!

Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14 — 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas.

Some classes and trunk shows begin tomorrow, with a full schedule on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Check out the website HERE to see what classes have openings.

Tomorrow night is Preview Night — If you don’t have a ticket, you can pay at the door.  Full Info Here.

What else is happening?

  • Judged Quilt Show
  • Guild Quilt Showcase
  • Over 110 vendors
  • Appraisals
  • Demonstrations by our vendors and sponsors
  • Silent auction/sale of small quilts to benefit The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees
  • Special Collection Quilts by Jo Morton and Cynthia Parry
  • Concerts with Ricky Tims on Thursday and Friday evening. Information Here on tickets

Questions?  email us at contact@kcrqf.com

 

KCRQF 2019 — Open Classes!

One of the questions we’re receiving is “Can I still sign up for a class at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival?”

Although online registration has closed, the answer is “Yes!”  Class registration at Festival will be handled in the KCRQF Merchandise Booth, #701 inside the Exhibit Hall.

Several classes are Sold Out, but there are still openings for many great classes.

The “Instructors” page on our website will list those classes available, along with supplies needed.  Just click on the picture of the teacher you are interested in!

Trunk Shows will also be available – a good way to be entertained and inspired for an hour or two!

You will easily be able to find the KCRQF Merchandise Booth — the “Quilter’s Friendship Ribbons” quilt will be hanging there!

KCRQF 2019 – Preview Night!

If you already purchased your tickets online for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 Preview Night — we’ll see you on Wednesday evening!  Just bring your email confirmation to check in that night.

If you realize now you don’t want to miss out — tickets will be available at the door!

We’ll be celebrating the opening of Festival all evening – starting at 6:00 pm.

Full information can be found here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/kcrqf-preview-night/

Make a plan to meet your friends and our instructional staff, vendors and sponsors, and support The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees!

 

 

 

KCRQF 2019 — An Evening with Ricky Tims!

It’s only a week away, but great seats are still available for An Evening with Ricky Tims!

Ricky Tims

Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and story-telling 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.

Performances start at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14

Full information about tickets can be found here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/ricky-tims-concerts/

KCRQF 2019 – 2 more days to Preorder Festival Merchandise!

Shopping made easy — Preorder Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 merchandise to pick up at the show!   Click Here to view and order.

We will close preorders on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 pm CST.  Your order will be ready and waiting for you at the KCRQF Merchandise Booth in the Exhibit Hall.  Don’t miss out on your favorite memento of this year’s quilting event!

2019 Festival T-Shirt
Tropical Blue, short sleeve, crew neck, unisex sizing

2019 Festival Tote Bag
16″ x 15″ x 5″
Features a large pocket with two smaller pockets on the front and a pocket on each of the ends suitable for holding a drink. The shoulder strap is adjustable so that the bag can be used as either a regular bag, shoulder bag or cross-body bag.

Enamel Pin — 1 1/2″ wide

2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Opportunity Quilt Pattern
Quilter’s Friendship Ribbons by Diann R. White
Over 20 pages of step-by-step instructions to create a stunning 68”x84” quilt. Each of the 18 guilds participating in the Festival designed a block to represent their guild.

Written for quilters of all levels, this pieced pattern is one of the best values you can find. Limited quantities are available.

KCRQF 2019 – Last Chance – Sign up for Great Classes!

Tomorrow is the last day for online sign up for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.  There are still some openings in a selection of great classes!   Here are a few — take a look at the descriptions, and then sign up here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

“Small, Smaller, Smallest” with Donna Lynn Thomas — Saturday, June 15 – 1:00 to 7:00 pm — Full Info Here.

“Wonky Cabins” with Nancy Swanwick — Wednesday, June 12 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Full Info Here

“Fruit Stand” with Trisch Price – Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — Full Info Here

“Winding Ways” with Reeze Hanson – Saturday, June 15 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm — Full Info Here

“Beach Garden” with Mickey Depre — Saturday, June 15 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — Full Info Here

“Thread Punk” with Stephanie Brandenburg — Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm – Full Info Here

“Painted Mountains” with Kelly Ashton – Wednesday, June 12 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Full Info Here

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