KCRQF 2019 – One More Day for Online Sign Up!

It’s getting closer!  Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 starts with classes and Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12 — but online signup for these ends tomorrow, June 4!

To help you out — here are some frequently asked questions:

1. If I take a class will this give me entrance into the Festival area?
NO – Classes & trunk show/lecture fees do not include entrance to the festival.  If you are taking a class or attending a trunk show/lecture and would also like to view over 400 quilts in the show and visit over 100 vendors, you must purchase a Festival Entrance pass – either in advance or at the door.

2. I have ordered my Festival Entrance Tickets on-line.  Where do I pick them up?
Festival tickets will be available at the Registration / Pick-up table in the Welcome area.

3. If I want to leave the Festival and come back in the same day, can I?
Yes! Our Festival Staff will be taking your tickets and stamping each person as they enter the Festival. If you should leave and want to come back, the staff will look for the “Stamp mark of the day” and you may reenter.

4. Can we purchase a 3-day pass at the door?
No. 3-day passes are no longer available once the Festival has begun.  These can be ordered online until June 4.

5. I have ordered merchandise online – T-shirts, Pins etc. Where do I pick these up at?
Festival merchandise will be available for pick up inside the Festival area at the KCRQF booth.

6. I ordered merchandise online but want to buy additional items? Will I be able to?
Yes – Additional merchandise will be available for purchase at the KCRQF Booth inside the Festival.

7. Can we bring our own cameras for Preview night to take photos at the Meet and Greet?
Yes, however we suggest that you ask permission to photo anyone. Photos in the Festival area are managed by the Vendor. Please ask their permission before taking a photo.

8. Will you be sending an email with the room assignment for the classes I have purchased?
Yes – Emails were sent to those purchasing any tickets, items or classes. If you have signed up for a class, please check to make sure you have supplies needed.

9. Do I bring my own sewing machine for classes?
No, you don’t need to. Classrooms will be set up with machines for you to use for machine technique classes. We will also have machine ambassadors in the room to assist you.

10. Are there hotels near the Overland Park Convention Center?
Yes, please see the information pages that will give you a link to those hotels that are associated with the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.

11. Will there be a bag check area?
Yes – We will have an area designated and marked “bag check” for your convenience.

12.  What about parking?
When the OPCC parking lot is full, attendants will direct you to the overflow parking, and a shuttle will be provided.  See full information on the website

More questions?  Email us at contact@kcrqf.com.

KCRQF 2019 – Online Sign Up Ends in 2 Days!

Countdown to Online Sign Up for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival — Ends June 4!

Don’t miss signing up for some great classes — these have space and are highly recommended!

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

“Painted Mountains”

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

“Mini Hexified Panel Quilt Workshop” with Liz Granberg-Jerome – Saturday, June 15 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — More Info Here

“Interlocking Hexagons” with Marti Michell — Saturday, June 15 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm – More Info Here

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

To sign up for any of these great classes — Click Here.

KCRQF 2019 – Vendor Heart Creek Farm Creations

Joining Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is returning vendor Heart Creek Farm Creations.

Heart Creek stocks everything you need to “have fun with punch needle”.   Rose says: “HEART CREEK FARM CREATIONS started 15 years ago out of my love of antique hooked rugs and Antique quilts. I discovered Miniature Punch Needle after I had to stop Rug Hooking because of bad Arthritis in my wrist. Upon discovering the art of Punch Needle, I could continue to “hook rugs” in miniature versions with much less equipment needed to carry around. Punch Needle is very portable, a fact I soon learned to love & a fact that made my husband, Tom, also very happy.”

Stop by their booth at the Festival to see the latest designs, or see what you’ll find on their website.

KCRQF 2019 – Countdown to Sign Up!

Wow — it’s June 1!  Only three more days — online sign up for classes, trunk shows, Preview Night and Festival tickets ends June 4. 

Sign up on the website Here for the following:

Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Meet and Greet our celebrity guests – Enjoy music and food –
Then be the first to view the vendors and quilts!

First chance to bid/buy on the small quilts donated to benefit The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees — sure to be popular with KC Chiefs fans will be this likeness of Patrick Mahomes in fabric created by Cindy Wilbur of Miami County Quilters Guild.

Trunk Shows!
A variety of topics presented by talented, creative and inspiring designers and quilters!  A great chance to take a break in your shopping and viewing of the quilts each day.

Classes!
These classes are almost full!  Don’t miss out if you’re interested!

“Free Wheeling Single Girl” with Denyse Schmidt — 1 place left!
Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm   More Info Here

EQ8 for Beginners with Reeze Hanson — 2 places left!
Friday, June 14 – 8:00 to 11:00 am — Hands on Lecture (under Trunk Shows) — need to bring your computer.  Find out more Here

Map Making with Fabric with Timna Tarr
Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm   Find out more Here.

Featherweight Maintenance with Nova Montgomery — 2 places left!
Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  More info Here

KCRQF 2019 – Guest Blog by Lori Lee Triplett

Welcome to the second stop of the “Hidden Treasures” blog tour. If you haven’t heard, the Triplett Sisters are pleased to have their fifth book available in pre-sale at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I’m also teaching at the Festival, so I hope you’ve registered for one of my workshops: Adire, Indigo Resist Dye Workshop, Silk Scarf Dyeing, or trunk show Out of Africa.  I’ll also be available to sign books on Preview Night or at our vendor booth. So, please be sure to stop by the booth and say “hi” to my sister Kay and me.

(Find out more about Lori’s classes on the KCRQF website Here.)

Yesterday, we discussed the first two chapters of the book Album and Wool Quilts. Today we’ll be learning about the third chapter, Birds of a Feather. There are very few bird quilts that Kay isn’t willing to add to the Poos Collection.  So, it was difficult to narrow down which bird quilts would be included. Sometimes we even snuck a quilt with birds into other sections of the book, that way we didn’t have to leave so many out.  These birds of a feather range from those on a coffin cover, to birds stealing three-dimensional cherries.  Okay, these are textiles that just have to be seen to be believed.  It is a good thing the book has lots of photos of all 100 items!

Starstruck is full of — wait for it, star quilts! Stars were one of the most popular patterns in the early 19th century. This book has 16 star quilts in it, each with different take on the star quilt.  Oh yes, we even snuck a couple of birds in this section too. Several of our new workshops which coordinated with the new book were inspired by a quilt in this section.

Don’t miss the remaining stops on the blog tour to learn more about the Triplett Sisters’ upcoming book, Hidden Treasures, Quilts from 1600 to 1860, Rarely Seen Pre-Civil War Textiles from the Poos Collection.

June 2 Patchwork Posse Blog, https://www.patchworkposse.com/posts/

June 3 Triplett Sisters Blog, https://www.quiltandtextilecollections.com/blog

If you missed the first day of the tour simply go to C&T Publishing Blog, https://www.ctpub.com/blog

Don’t forget to comment for your opportunity to win an electronic version of the book!  A free e-book will be given away each day!

KCRQF 2019 – Parking Information

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is fast approaching!  With thousands of enthusiastic quilters arriving daily, we are prepared to assist you with parking needs.

The Overland Park Convention Center has a large open lot across from the 110th Street entrance. When that lot is filled, Festival guests will be directed to an overflow lot.

Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 — Festival parking will be available at Rosana Square, Metcalf Avenue and 119th Street, behind McDonald’s.  The shuttle will stop at the bus pickup.

Saturday, June 15 — Festival parking will be available in the Black & Veatch parking lot across from OPCC on College Boulevard.

Shuttle service will be available every 30 minutes.  The shuttle bus schedule is:
9:30 am to 7:30 pm — Thursday and Friday
9:30 am to 6:30 pm — Saturday

Shuttle buses will run from the parking lots and the hotels listed below to OPCC:

  1. Marriott/Sheraton at the Convention Center – 6100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS — Located at the Overland Park Convention Center, 110th street entrance under the canopy.
  2. Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park Convention Center – 11001 Woodson Avenue, Overland Park, KS
  3. Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park/Metcalf, South of College Boulevard – 11301 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
  4. Marriott Kansas City Overland Park – 10800 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS

If you will be a guest at one of these hotels, we encourage you to use the shuttle service!

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCRQF 2019 – Preview Night Tickets

We are looking forward to celebrating the opening of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!  Please join us for Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12!

For one hour, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, we’ll enjoy the island music sounds of duo Calypso Bluz, appetizers, cash bar, and Meet and Greet time with our celebrity teachers and other honored guests.

Proceeds from Preview Night will benefit two local non-profit sewing related agencies –The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

At 7:00, the doors to the Exhibit Hall and Ballroom will open — attendees will be the first to shop with our vendors and view the quilts!  In addition, it will be a chance to bid on or buy one of the small quilts donated to benefit The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.  We had a fabulous response from guild members making and donating these quilts, receiving over 240!  In addition, we were thrilled to receive the quilt below from an attendee traveling to Festival from California!

Be sure to purchase your Preview Night ticket Here to share our excitement!  Online sales end June 4.

Here is a little eye candy of a few quilts you’ll find in the Small Quilt Auction/Sale.  You can view all the small quilts in an album on our Facebook page.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KC’s Premier Bernina and Brother Dealer – Windmill Sewing Center – Sponsors KCRQF and Brings the Discounts!

Windmill Sewing Center is a platinum sponsor of this year’s Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, and you don’t want to miss out on their incredible machine display!

With over 60 BERNINA and Brother machines on display and available for demoing and classroom use, you’ll have the opportunity to find out which machine is best suited for you!

Oh, and did we forget to mention… ALL MACHINES ARE NEW AND WILL BE SOLD AT DEMO DISCOUNT PRICES!

 Classroom Machines

Try it before you buy it! Sign up for one of the dozens of classes featured at the festival, and try your hand at our BERNINA 770 125th Anniversary Model

or the Brother Innovis BQ 1350.

 

You don’t want to miss this once-a-year opportunity! Stop by Windmill Sewing Center’s booth, and check out any of our booth machines and demo on site!

Call the store today (913-341-6400) or stop in and reserve your brand new machine at demo pricing with a deposit. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

KCRQF 2019 — Quilt Appraisals Available during Festival!

Have you had your quilts appraised for insurance value?  Or would you like an appraisal for a quilt you will donate?

During Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019, our AQS Certified Appraiser Donna Kooistra of Heirloom Quilt Appraisals will be available to perform that service.  You might be surprised about what Donna finds out about your quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may bring your quilts to Overland Park Convention Center on Thursday through Saturday, June 13 to 15.   A written appraisal is $60; a verbal appraisal is $30.  Please sign up for an appointment time Here.

If your quilt will be hanging in the show, you may print out the Appraisal From and mail it with your check.  Donna will perform the appraisal during the show, and you will receive complete documentation within two weeks of the Festival.  You can find full information on our website Here.

Questions?  Email us at appraisals@kcrqf.com.

 

“Color of Memory” – Special Exhibit WW I Museum

On this Memorial Day, it seems appropriate to feature a special exhibit at the World War I Museum located in Kansas City.   This exhibit will be on display through September 2, and would be a wonderful addition to your experience during Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 

Color of Memory: Fabric Art of WWI explores expressions of remembrance through striking and moving works from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.

Regardless of initial purpose, the fabric art became a colorful reminder of how deeply the war affected those at home and away. Among others, needlepoint, silk screen, embroidery, quilting, painting and cross-stitch all served an outlet to artistically express love, fear, loss and memory.

One particularly fascinating object is a quilt featuring 89 autographs from noteworthy figures from across the world at the time of the World War I armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. Among the signatories: former U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, U.S. First Lady Edith Wilson, Queen Alexandra of Denmark, Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplin, Orville Wright, 41 state governors and Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to hold federal office in the U.S. as a member of the House of Representatives beginning in 1916.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is located at 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108.  Find full information on their website Here.