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 – 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 — Countdown to Online Sign Up!

Due to a computer glitch, our online registration system closed temporarily.  We apologize for any inconvenience this caused, and because of that have extended the last day for online registration one day — Registration will stay open through June 5.

This gives you an extra day to sign up for Preview Night, Classes and Trunk Shows!

Take a look at great classes still available:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Thank you for your support of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 — We’re looking forward to seeing you next week!


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 – 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.

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 – 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!