Quilt Show – October 4 and 5 – Starlight Quilters Guild

Friday and Saturday – 10 to 5 each day

Abdallah Shrine Temple
5300 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas

Admission $4
(Free admission under 12)

Over 100 quilts on display — Unique vendors available for holiday shopping — Door prizes — Boutique with handmade gift and quilt related items — Bake Sale — Charity quilt display — Opportunity Quilt

2019 Opportunity Quilt

Grab a friend, enjoy the fellowship of our quilting community, and get inspired.

More information about Starlight Quilters Guild — www.starlightquiltersguild.com.


Quilt Shows Next Weekend!

Three of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Participating Guilds will host their quilt shows next weekend!

Kansas Capital Quilters Guild — Topeka, Kansas

Town & Country Quilters of Smithville, Missouri —

“Festival of Quilts”

Friday, September 20 — 1:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

First Christian Church, 201 N. Bridge Street, Smithville, MO 64089

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Nitetime Needlers and Northland Quilters Guild — Kansas City, Missouri

“Hearts & Flowers Galore” — Friday, September 20 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hillside Church, 900 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118

Visit their Facebook page for more information.


Quilt Show This Saturday – Sunflower Piecemakers

With fall approaching, it is time to get out and enjoy area quilt shows.  Coming up this Saturday is the annual show presented by KCRQF Participating Guild, Sunflower Piecemakers of Ottawa, Kansas.

A special feature of their quilt show will be the Miniature Quilt Auction from 3:30 to 5:00 pm that day.

For more information about Sunflower Piecemakers, visit their website or Facebook page.

KCRQF 2019 – Guild Showcase Quilts

We know you love to see quilts!  While we won’t be able to share all the quilts from Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with you, we’ll spend some time on Guild Showcase quilts.  Follow along for inspiration!

Original Design – Large

1st Place – “Crocheting on Silk” by Jan McCreary — Kaw Valley Quilters Guild – quilted by Jan Hutchison
Quilt Story:  “The doilies were crocheted by my grandmother 80 to 100 years ago.  I just wanted to display her beautiful work.”

2nd Place — “Where’s Tula?” — Made by Joyce Colton of Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, quilted by Lori Kukuk

Original applique design with Tula Pink’s blocks
Quilt Story:  “I always wanted to do an applique quilt using a pieced background.  I chose designs from Tula Pink’s ‘100 Modern Quilt Blocks’ in sets of 3 to use for the background.  Some are mirror imaged.  The applique designs are my own.”

3rd Place — “Serenity Garden” by Geri Harlow – Miami County Quilters Guild – Quilted by Beth Dawson
Quilt Story: “I love dresden plates.  They look like flowers.  So I decided to put them in a garden with birds and butterflies.  This is in honor of my sister, Charlotte.”

KCRQF 2019 — First Day!

Our grand opening of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival was today — this beautiful quilt welcomed everyone!

Participating Guilds are here with their opportunity quilts — 18 chances to win a beautiful heirloom!  Here are a few of them:

Small Quilts for silent auction and sale — proceeds to The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

And over 100 vendors — Watch for more as we weave among the crowd!

Sarah’s Fabrics

Quilt & Textile Collection

Watch for an update from this Festival tomorrow — We’re here 2 more days!

KCRQF 2019 – Guest Blog by Lori Lee Triplett

Welcome to the second stop of the “Hidden Treasures” blog tour. If you haven’t heard, the Triplett Sisters are pleased to have their fifth book available in pre-sale at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I’m also teaching at the Festival, so I hope you’ve registered for one of my workshops: Adire, Indigo Resist Dye Workshop, Silk Scarf Dyeing, or trunk show Out of Africa.  I’ll also be available to sign books on Preview Night or at our vendor booth. So, please be sure to stop by the booth and say “hi” to my sister Kay and me.

(Find out more about Lori’s classes on the KCRQF website Here.)

Yesterday, we discussed the first two chapters of the book Album and Wool Quilts. Today we’ll be learning about the third chapter, Birds of a Feather. There are very few bird quilts that Kay isn’t willing to add to the Poos Collection.  So, it was difficult to narrow down which bird quilts would be included. Sometimes we even snuck a quilt with birds into other sections of the book, that way we didn’t have to leave so many out.  These birds of a feather range from those on a coffin cover, to birds stealing three-dimensional cherries.  Okay, these are textiles that just have to be seen to be believed.  It is a good thing the book has lots of photos of all 100 items!

Starstruck is full of — wait for it, star quilts! Stars were one of the most popular patterns in the early 19th century. This book has 16 star quilts in it, each with different take on the star quilt.  Oh yes, we even snuck a couple of birds in this section too. Several of our new workshops which coordinated with the new book were inspired by a quilt in this section.

Don’t miss the remaining stops on the blog tour to learn more about the Triplett Sisters’ upcoming book, Hidden Treasures, Quilts from 1600 to 1860, Rarely Seen Pre-Civil War Textiles from the Poos Collection.

June 2 Patchwork Posse Blog, https://www.patchworkposse.com/posts/

June 3 Triplett Sisters Blog, https://www.quiltandtextilecollections.com/blog

If you missed the first day of the tour simply go to C&T Publishing Blog, https://www.ctpub.com/blog

Don’t forget to comment for your opportunity to win an electronic version of the book!  A free e-book will be given away each day!

KCRQF 2019 Vendor – Gammill Midwest

Are you in the market for a longarm quilting machine?  Stop in the Gammill Midwest booth at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival and see what they have to offer!

Gammill Midwest is located in Warrensburg, Missouri, and owned by Cindy and Larry Culbertson.  It is the certified dealer for Gammill machines, accessories, repairs and more in the Midwest USA.  Find out more on their website, www.gammillmidwest.com.


KCRQF 2019 – Dresden Love with Susan Marth!

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!


KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Show and Workshops with Dawn Heese!

Dawn Heese has traveled and taught all over this country and in France — inspiring others with her designs!

Dawn is an author, pattern and fabric designer, and award winning quilter.  Her most recent work can be seen in Quiltmania publications (including her latest book, From the Linen Closet),  Simply Vintage, and Primitive Quilts and Projects, and more.  She loves to share her passion for applique and quilting with others.

Learn more about Dawn and Linen Closet Designs on her website:  www.linenclosetdesigns.com.

Here are a few of her recent designs using wool applique:

Seed Merchants


Manor House

For the days of Festival, Dawn is offering these opportunities to join her —

“Working With Wool” Trunk Show — Thursday, June 13 — 2:00 to 3:30 pm

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff — Quilting with the Big Stitch” – Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am

“Honey Hill Farm Wool Applique” — Friday, June 14 — 12:00 to 6:00 pm

“Rowan” Hand Applique — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

“Honey Hill Farm Punchneedle” — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

You can find complete information about these classes on our website here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/dawn-heese/

Sign up for Dawn’s classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

“Honey Hill Farm” Wool Applique on cover of Primitive Quilts and Projects