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 – 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 – 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!