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!

KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Shows!

Are you planning your trip to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 — but don’t have enough time to take a workshop?

We have a wonderful lineup of trunk shows offered during four days — in an hour and a half, you will be entertained and inspired by some of the country’s best quilters!  So, plan your day (or days) with some breaks to treat yourself to fabulous quilts!

We’ll start with Wednesday, June 12 — watch in the future for Thursday, Friday and Saturday recaps.

“Designing Fabrics, Designing Quilts” with Barb Eikmeier — Noon to 1:30 pm

As a fabric designer for Kansas City based Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, a division of Fabri-quilt, Barb designs reproduction fabric collections. Learn about the process from concept to completed fabric and enjoy a trunk show of the quilts Barb has designed to showcase her collections.

“Adventures with Sixty Degree Triangle Qulits” with Liz Granberg-Jerome — 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Join Liz as she takes you through her journey using 60 degree triangles to make kaleidoscopic hexies that produced a variety of quilts. Her journey touches on One Block Wonders, Stack-and-Whacks, and has evolved into her original design Hexified Panel Quilts, a hybrid that merges techniques learned along the way. Using panels to create kaleidoscopic quilts opened a whole new world of design and artistry as every quilt is completely different. These quilts will change the way you look at panels forevermore!

“Half Square Triangle Possibilities” with Jenny Doan — 4:00 to 5:30 pm

In this trunk show you will learn Jenny’s favorite ways to make half square triangles. Then she will fill your mind with ideas for how to make amazing quilts using half square triangles. They are in almost every quilt we make! The possibilities are endless! Come learn a dozen ways to make amazing designs using half square triangles!

If you’re planning to attend Preview Night, these trunk shows would be a great start to the evening!  Sign up for trunk shows, classes and events Here.

KCRQF 2019 – More Info!

We’re so pleased to see such a great response to our events, classes and trunk shows!  We’ve tried to make the process as simple as possible, but once in a while a “glitch” happens.  Here are a couple of helpful suggestions:

Are you using an iPad to plan your 2019 KCRQF experience and having difficulty?
We’ve found users who switch to another device are able to plan their experience with fewer difficulties. If you switch and are still experiencing issues, check out our online ticketing faqs. Still having issues? Please reach out to us at registration@kcrqf.com.

Other questions about Festival?  A list of commonly asked questions and answers can be found on the website under Festival Information: Festival FAQs

Is your group planning a bus trip to Festival?  You can connect with our Bus Coordinator through the contact form on the website Here.

Watch for our ad in the April 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting — hitting newsstands and mailboxes now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register Now for Classes and Workshops at KCRQF 2019!

Registration is now open for all classes and workshops offered for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019, June 12 – 15!  In the coming months, you will learn more about our impressive roster of instructors.

To find out about all the classes, trunk shows and special events, click on this link on our home page www.kcrqf.com“Follow this link to begin planning your festival experience!” 

We’re excited to host our first “Preview Night” on Wednesday evening, June 12 — proceeds will benefit two sewing related non profits, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also happy to be presenting “An Evening with Ricky Tims” on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14.  The venue for this is The White Theater at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.   All information is available HERE.

Looking forward your joining us for KCRQF 2019!

Happy New Year!

The first of the year is a great time to start planning for the excitement quilting brings us!

Lots will be happening this month to help you plan for the ultimate quilting experience at KCRQF 2019 at Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas.

On January 15, you will be able to:

  • Order Advance Show Tickets — Single Day or 3-Day Pass
  • Order tickets for our first-ever Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12
  • Order tickets for the Ricky Tims concerts — Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14

Also in January, forms will be available for registering a quilt in our Judged Quilt Show.   Information is available Here.

On February 1, you will be able to sign up for classes and trunk shows.  You can see these Here.

Starting next week, we will begin drawings on our Facebook page.

So — continue following our blog posts for the latest announcements and join the fun on Facebook!

 

 

Announcing — KCRQF 2019 Benefit Recipients!

The Guild Member Directors of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 have voted to support two local non-profit organizations with these events:

Preview Night — On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 we will celebrate the opening of the Festival!  This fun event will feature food, music and shopping!

Small Quilt Auction and Sale — Participating Guilds will be making special small quilts for silent auction and sale.  Enthusiasm is high among our members for expressing their creativity in support of our chosen nonprofits. This event will kick off on Preview Night and continue throughout the Festival.

Now you’re asking:  Who are these organizations dedicated to promoting sewing and quilting in our area?

The Sewing Labs
located at Weave Got You Covered
1305 E. 27th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
www.thesewinglabs.community
Follow on Facebook

What They Do:

  • Teach job skills for sewing type occupations for employment or entrepreneurship, focusing on our local core
  • Foster social capital across cultural relationships in ways to lift everyone up
  • Develop & sustain community interest & involvement in social justice through our activities
  • Provide learning opportunities that will create a legacy for new generations to the creative life
  • Collaborate & cooperate with other non-profits with similar objectives

The Sewing Labs staff is committed to promoting sewing and quilting skills.  Classes and programs are offered by volunteers and professionals, with scholarships available for those who need financial assistance.

Once We Were Refugees
located in Lee’s Summit, MO
www.oncewewererefugees.org
Follow on Facebook

What They Do:

Volunteers teach a nine-week beginning sewing class that touches the basics– sewing straight seams, cutting fabrics from patterns, using elastic, hemming and other skills–to folks, many of whom have never used a pair of scissors (not to mention an electric sewing machine!) and most of whom are not at all conversant in the English language.

At the end of nine weeks, if the assignments have been completed satisfactorily, each student will take home the machine they have learned on, a new pair of scissors, an iron, ironing board, thread, notions, and ten yards of fabric.  They have completed five different sewing projects, the last of which is a quilt by each student that will be sent to Lutheran World Relief for transmission to refugee camps around the world.

Once We Were Refugees is working to make a difference in the life of others to benefit the community, while promoting the love of sewing and quilting.

Please join us in supporting the mission of these two non-profit organizations who are working to make a difference in the lives of so many!