KCRQF 2019 – Small Quilts for Auction/Sale

The challenge was made — and is being met!   KCRQF is supporting two local sewing related non-profit organizations this year in two ways:

  1.  Donating the proceeds of our first-ever Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12
  2.  Making and donating small quilts for silent auction/sale during the Festival.

When you support either Preview Night or purchase a small quilt, you will be supporting the mission of The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.


The response to donating the small quilts has been overwhelming!  To date, we have over 120 small quilts that have been donated, with more coming in.  Check out the Small Quilt Silent Auction/Sale album on our Facebook page to see the wonderful selection so far!

Some of these small quilts are traditional, some are modern, some are bright, some are seasonal, some are patriotic —

















But they are all wonderful — and best of all, they were made and given from the heart!









Shop Now — Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

Our Merchandise Committee is busy gathering items for your shopping pleasure!  In addition to unique items for purchase at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019, these items are available for preorder now.  Check them out on the website at https://kcrqf.com/shop/

“Quilters Friendship Ribbons” — Pattern Available $10.00 Designed 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 Show Pin — $5.00

Shopping Bag — $7.50

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 — Perfect for holding purchases at Festival!

2019 Festival T-Shirt – $15.00 – $18.00

Tropical Blue — Short Sleeve — Crew Neck — Unisex Sizing

Order now and pick up when you arrive at 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!    https://kcrqf.com/shop/

KCRQF 2019 – Judged Quilt Show

We’ve had a great response to our call for quilts for the Judged Quilt section of Festival!

This section of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is open to anyone for entry.

We have a limited number of spots available, so if you’re thinking about displaying your latest creation, check out all the details for entering here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow

Why should you enter a quilt?

  • Thousands of quilt lovers enjoy viewing your work
  • Your quilt will act as inspiration for others
  • Our judge will give you valuable input about your quilt
  • Ribbons will be awarded in each category; three entries will be awarded prizes.

Our Best of Show winner will receive a Bernina 770QE, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, and valued at $6,000.

The Sponsors Award winner will receive a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine, valued at $2,799.

Our Judge’s Choice winner will receive a GO! Big + 9″ Qube, donated by Quilters HQ, and valued at $820.

Questions?  Email us at judging@kcrqf.com

KCRQF 2019 – Groups Welcome!

Is your large group or bus group planning your trip to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019?

If you haven’t already contacted our groups coordinator, now is the time!  She can make your experience seamless and fun!

Knowing your arrival date and time will allow us to have one of our Ambassadors meet you at the door, with everything you need.  If you pre-order your tickets for the show, you can save money and pick them up at the door.

Our groups coordinator can also help you buy tickets to special events —

“An Evening with Ricky Tims” tickets available for Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14.   Info Here.

Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 to 9:00 pm — Enjoy tropical island music  while you enjoy early entry to the quilt show, vendors and more!   Info Here.

For more information on how we can help you with the ultimate Festival experience, contact groups@kcrqf.com!


KCRQF 2019 — Quilt Appraisals!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is pleased to offer you an opportunity to have your quilts appraised by an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Certified Appraiser, Donna Kooistra of Heirloom Quilt Appraisals.  Donna has been an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles since 2010.  She appraises newly constructed quilts; as well as vintage and antique; and traditional and non-traditional, for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value.


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There are two ways you can obtain an appraisal of your quilt.

  1.  Bring your quilt to Overland Park Convention Center on Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14, or Saturday, June 15.  The cost of a written appraisal is $60, and a verbal appraisal is $30. Payment will be to Heirloom Quilt Appraisals by check or by cash.   Please sign up for a 30-minute time slot during those days here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44a9a62ba1f85-2019
  2. If your quilt will be hanging in the show (Judged Quilts, Guild Showcase or Challenge), you may request an appraisal to be performed during the show.  Donna will prepare the documentation and return it to you by mail within 2 weeks following KCRQF.  Print off this form, and return it with a check for $60 to Heirloom Quilt Appraisals and mailed  to the address on the bottom of the form:  https://kcrqf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/DonnaKooistraPreAppraisalForm.pdf

For complete information, visit our website — Festival Info/Quilt Appraisals:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/quilt-appraisals/

Questions?  Email us at appraisals@kcrqf.com.

KCRQF 2019 – Experience: An Evening with Ricky Tims!

We are thrilled to offer opportunities to be inspired by Ricky Tims!  One of them is his much anticipated concert “An Evening with Ricky Tims”.

Two dates are available for the concert — Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.  The setting is the White Theater at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, where every seat provides a comfortable and excellent viewing experience!

To order tickets for either evening, click here:  https://thewhitetheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sf40000029oAPEAY

We’ve received glowing reports from friends who have seen Ricky in person and plan to go again!  Here are just a few of them:

“Ricky Tims is a show by himself, regardless if it is teaching classes or conducting a concert.   I could listen to him for hours.  His music is inspirational and tells stories.  He couples his songs with stories of his grandmother, learning to play the piano as a young child, growing up and becoming an incredible quilter. His designs are like no other designs I’ve seen before.  His goals, in my opinion, are to convey to the listener that we too can be incredible quilters if that is what we want, as well as achieve anything else in our lives, even though they may be beyond our reach or knowledge at this time.  I am so thrilled he is coming back to KC to share his expertise, his passion, and to help develop in all of us a continual love for the craft we love — quilting.”
— Judy B, Blue Valley Quilters Guild

“I have seen Ricky Tims perform a couple of times.  He is very funny and entertaining and a talented piano player.  I have taken classes from him and use techniques learned in his class.”
— Deb E, Kaw Valley Quilters Guild

“I highly recommend classes and concerts led by Ricky Tims.  You will thoroughly enjoy both his musical entertainment and his quilt knowledge.  Even if you have heard him before, you should consider signing up for his concert and workshops — it is like going to the movie twice — you will gain new information!”
— Erin C, Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

“I got to see Ricky Tims in concert several years ago in Paducah with my mom (who is not a quilter).  He is a fantastic showman!  During his ‘concert’, he has quilts on display in the background, talks about some of them, sings, plays keyboard, tells about how he got started quilting, and gets the audience involved.  There were people that had been to more than one of his concerts and his seminars.  He says he ‘doesn’t do hard’, so when he tries a new technique he is looking for a way to simplify it and is always looking for ways to make things he has done already easier.  He is glad to share his knowledge with the quilting audience and the non-quilter.  His ‘classes’ are lecture style and he makes them very interesting.  I went to his ‘Quilt Luminarium’ last March.  It was wonderful.  No, it wasn’t free, but during his lectures he shares everything he does in quilting, even how to dye fabric.  Some of the things he teaches takes money out of his pocket if you go home and do it yourself, but that is part of what he loves about doing this.  I tell every quilter I know, ‘If you get the chance to see Ricky Tims in concert, don’t miss it.'”
— Penny K

For information on Ricky’s Master Classes on Friday, June 14, visit the website Here.

Sign up for one, two or all three sessions of his Master Class Here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/


KCRQF 2019 – Judged Quilt Show

We are now accepting entries to our Judged Quilt section of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

For full information and entry form, click here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow/

If you’re thinking about entering, now is the time!   Anyone can enter this category — and entries will be capped at 100.

Our local sponsors have been very generous in donating prizes for this section:

Our Best of Show winner will receive a Bernina 770QE, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, and valued at $6,000.

The Sponsors Award winner will receive a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine, valued at $2,799.

Our Judge’s Choice winner will receive a GO! Big + 9″ Qube, donated by Quilters HQ, and valued at $820.

We’re excited to see quilts from around the country hanging in KCRQF in June!

KCRQF 2019 – Small Quilt Auction and Sale!

We’re so excited to see all the small quilts are being created by Participating Guild members!  These treasures will be available for silent auction/sale at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.  Here is just a sampling of what will be available:








Proceeds from all the donated small quilts will benefit two local sewing-related non profit agencies — The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.   You can be among the first to bid on or purchase our small collector quilts at our Preview Night on Wednesday, June 12.  Find out more and purchase tickets here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

KCRQF 2019 — Preview Night!

You’re Invited! 

Join the fun and help us celebrate the opening of
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with Preview Night!

Wednesday, June 12 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas


  • The tropical island sounds of Calypso Bluz
  •  Delicious appetizers prepared especially for you
  •  Cash cocktail bar
  •  Meet ‘N Greet with our honored guests — Sponsors,  instructional faculty and designers, plus benefit recipients
  •  First viewing of the quilt show
  •  Shopping time with our vendors
  •  A chance to bid on and buy small quilts donated by participating guild members

Cost:  $40 — all proceeds from the evening and the sale of our small quilts will benefit two local sewing related non-profit agencies — The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees. You can learn more about them on their websites and follow their journeys on Facebook.

Sign up to be a part of this fun-filled, exciting evening here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of those wonderful small quilts:





KCRQF 2019 — Bus and Group Info!

The 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival would like to welcome all our quilters arriving by buses!
Did you know we offer assistance in purchasing daily/three day admission tickets to the Festival, Preview Night (Wednesday, June 12th) tickets, and “reserved seating” for either of the Ricky Tims concerts (Thursday, June 13th, to Friday, June 14th) prior to the Festival?
The Festival Ambassadors will greet your bus or group at the front door of the Festival, provide a welcome packet to the tour leader, have all of your tickets prepackaged for each quilter on the bus to expedite their departure of your bus and through the doors of the Festival quickly, provide answers to individual questions, and provide directions to your bus driver for parking.
Contact groups@kcrqf.com for more information!