Donna Lynn Thomas is known for her focus on skills and mastery of techniques to make machine piecing a joy! She is also known for her “teeny tiny” quilts and we are thrilled to have her offering a chance to see her small masterpieces and teach her frustration-free techniques at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.
Donna Lynn Thomas
Find out more about Donna, her extensive quilting and teaching career, and the classes at Festival here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/donna-lynn-thomas/
“Addicted to Minis” Trunk Show — Saturday, June 15 — 9:00 to 10:30 am
“Small, Smaller, Smallest” Workshop — Saturday, June 15 — 1:00 to 7:00 pm
Sign up for Donna’s Trunk Show and Workshop here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Her smile is contagious, and her creative spirit is evident in everything she does. Classes with Tia Curtis are uplifting and inspiring — you can see her work on her website, www.Tiacurtisquilts.com. She also has a Youtube channel where she shares fun sewing projects and improv techniques for creating quilt blocks and demonstrates her beautiful quilting style with her Gammill Long Arm.
Tia Curtis is teaching several classes for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival — there is only one opening (as of this date) in one of her longarm quilting classes, but you can still sign up for her other two classes.
“Improv All Stars Workshop” — Wednesday, June 12 — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Quilted Zipper Bags — (Domestic Sewing Machine) — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am
Find the full descriptions for Tia’s classes at https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/tia-curtis/
Sign up for classes here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational.
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival has scheduled a trunk show and two dyeing workshops with Lori. In her trunk show — “Out of Africa” — you will meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa, and hear about her adventures and textile discoveries. Lori makes taking one of her dyeing workshops fun and easy — she brings all the supplies, you show up in “old” clothes and enjoy the process!
Visit Lori’s page on our website to find out more about her and for full descriptions: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/lori-lee-triplett/
Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 12:00 noon — Silk Scarf dyeing techniques
Thursday, June 13 — 5:00 to 6:30 pm — “Out of Africa” Trunk Show
Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — “Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye Workshop”
Sign up for Lori’s trunk show and workshops here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Here is an updated description for the EQ8 class being offered by Reeze Hanson for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on Friday, June 14 —
EQ8 for Beginners
This is a hands on introduction to EQ8 for new users or those upgrading from EQ7. Learn to navigate the new, more intuitive user interface to draw and design blocks and quilts. Learn to draw and edit quilt blocks, create quilt layouts and add blocks, borders, and sashing to your quilts. Calculate fabric for your project and print templates, foundation patterns or rotary cutting charts to bring your designs to life. A laptop computer with EQ8 installed and activated, prior to class, is required. Bring your power cord, and a mouse is a must!
Please note — this is a hand on class — it is an excellent opportunity to have Reeze guide you through what you need to do to start designing quilts on your computer! Class size is limited to 25 — don’t miss out.
To find out more about Reeze, her patterns and her design career, visit her website Here.
Sign up for this EQ8 class Here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Check it out — Trisch Price is offering two great workshops for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!
Recently, Trish donated a small quilt featuring a Kansas City landmark to the silent auction/sale being held during the Festival.
Her interpretation of the “Western Auto” sign was so popular, Trisch agreed to add it to the Festival class schedule. It is newly listed Here on the website — Friday, June 14 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, and can be made either a 24″ or 36″ square.
Visit Trisch’s blog, www.hadleystreetquilts.com to see her piecing method of the “Western Auto” quilt in progress!
Trisch’s other class during Festival is “Fruit Stand” — featuring a variety of techniques — curved pieced clamshells, a little foundation piecing, a touch of applique.
“Fruit Stand” is offered on Thursday, June 13, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can see more about the construction of this quilt and some up close pictures on Trischs blog, www.hadleystreetquilts.com.
Click Here to sign up for these classes. Patterns for these two quilts will be available in Trisch and Jenifer’s booth at KCRQF, Everyday Stitches. .
We are pleased to have Sue Heinz and Kismet Quilting returning to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!
Sue Heinz is the owner of Kismet Quilting LLC, and is the author of two Drawn to Mastery series workbooks, Fill Harmonics, a background design collection and Sue’s newest book, Elemental Designs. Teaching at guilds and national shows across the country, Sue has also been featured in national and international publications, as well as being a guest on quilting TV programs.
In addition, Kismet Quilting is supporting KCRQF as a Copper Sponsor and vendor.
Looking forward to sharing her techniques with students in June, Sue is offering these lecture/demo classes:
Caffeinated Design — Thursday, June 13, 8:00 – 12:00 noon
Fast & Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs — Friday, June 14, 8:00 – 10:00 am
You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer — Friday, June 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
For more information about Sue and these lecture/demo classes, visit her page on our website here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/sue-heinz
To sign up for Sue’s classes, click here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Quilt book author and fabric designer Barbara J. Eikmeier created her “portable career” while traveling the country with her husband in the Army. She loves meeting new people, presenting trunk shows and teaching at guilds.
Barb loves all quilting techniques, especially hand applique, and recently posted her “Ruby’s Flower Baskets” on her Facebook page to celebrate spring. You can see more about Barb on her website, www.barbsfavorites.com, and follow her on Facebook.
“Ruby’s Flower Baskets” by Barbara J. Eikmeier
You will have opportunities to meet Barb and appreciate her warm personality and eagerness to share her passion in these KCRQF offerings:
“Designing Fabrics, Designing Quilts” Trunk Show — Wednesday, June 12 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm
“Back Basting Applique Technique” — Thursday, June 13 — 1:00 to 6:00 pm
“Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery” — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Find out more about Barb and her classes here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/barbara-j-eikmeier/
Sign up for your favorite here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Do you admire the beautiful artistry of the fabric by Frond Designs? Experience the creative talent of Stephanie Brandenburg first hand at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!
A Silver Sponsor for Festival, Frond Designs’ booth will feature their latest fabric collections for your shopping pleasure.
Stephanie is offering these opportunities to gain inspiration while exploring your creative side:
Frond Designs Trunk Show – Thursday, June 13 – 4:00 to 5:30 pm
“Thread Punk” Workshop – Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
“Fabric Painting” — Friday, June 14 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm
You can find complete information about Stephanie, Frond Design Studio and the trunk show and workshops here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/stephanie-brandenburg/
Visit the website to sign up for classes and events: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Reeze Hanson is a very talented and busy lady! We are happy to offer a variety of opportunities for you to learn from her at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.
In addition to designing patterns as Morning Glory Designs, Reeze is an entertaining speaker and award-winning teacher.
Find out more about Reeze and her classes and trunk shows on our website Here.
For KCRQF 2019, she is offering the following:
Thursday, June 13 — 2:00 to 4:00 pm — “Runner Up” Trunk Show
Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am — EQ8 – Designing Quilts on the Computer
Friday, June 14 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm — “The Big Apple” — Curved Piecing Without Pins
Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm — “Winding Ways” — Curved Piecing Without Pins
You may sign up for these classes and workshops here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Be sure and visit Reeze’s website, www.morningglorydesigns.com to see all of her beautiful designs, and follow her on Facebook. Morning Glory Designs is also one of our vendors, so you will be able to appreciate the quilts in person!
Do you love small blocks and quilts? Want to learn some techniques and tricks for dresden plate blocks?
If so, you want to sign up for “Dresden Love” — the workshop offered at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival by Susan Marth.
This little quilt is just 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ finished — so precious! You’ll enjoy time in the class with Susan, the designer of popular dresden plate patterns and more! Plus, she brings a kit with all the fabrics you will need included.
“Dresden Love” workshop will be on Thursday, June 13, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm — Join in the fun making Susan’s adorable Tiny & Mini Dresden Plate blocks. Susan will give you the skills to make each block perfect. It’s not hard with the right tools and techniques. Great class for beginner to advanced skills.
See the complete information about this class here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/susan-r-marth/
Sign up for her class here: http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/
Once you master techniques in the workshop, you will enjoy shopping in Susan’s booth at Festival!