KCRQF 2019 – Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.

While you’re in town for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 – stop in and visit Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co.  They’re located a short distance from the Overland Park Convention Center in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

We are grateful to Harper’s for their support of KCRQF as a Silver Sponsor and for furnishing Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing machines for our classroom!

Harper’s Owner Elaine Johnson and KCRQF Instructor Mary Honas

Harper’s was established in 1969 by Dean Harper in Prairie Village, Kansas.  Mr. Harper had five stores in his fashion fabric career.  Elaine Johnson bought the first and last Harper’s Fabrics in 1994 when Mr. Harper retired.

Harper’s is promoting Youth classes all summer!  If you are a quilter who is interested in preserving the art, they invite you to check out their class schedule for your son, daughter or grandchild.  All levels from age 8 up are welcome.  Come join the fun with 100 classes every quarter! Find the class the fits your interest on their website Here.

Harper’s is excited to be participating in KCRQF 2019!  They look forward to seeing their friends — new and from in the past.  Please stop by their booth #707 and say “Hi!” — they are passionate about sewing!

KCRQF 2019 – Vendor Heart Creek Farm Creations

Joining Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is returning vendor Heart Creek Farm Creations.

Heart Creek stocks everything you need to “have fun with punch needle”.   Rose says: “HEART CREEK FARM CREATIONS started 15 years ago out of my love of antique hooked rugs and Antique quilts. I discovered Miniature Punch Needle after I had to stop Rug Hooking because of bad Arthritis in my wrist. Upon discovering the art of Punch Needle, I could continue to “hook rugs” in miniature versions with much less equipment needed to carry around. Punch Needle is very portable, a fact I soon learned to love & a fact that made my husband, Tom, also very happy.”

Stop by their booth at the Festival to see the latest designs, or see what you’ll find on their website.

KC’s Premier Bernina and Brother Dealer – Windmill Sewing Center – Sponsors KCRQF and Brings the Discounts!

Windmill Sewing Center is a platinum sponsor of this year’s Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, and you don’t want to miss out on their incredible machine display!

With over 60 BERNINA and Brother machines on display and available for demoing and classroom use, you’ll have the opportunity to find out which machine is best suited for you!

Oh, and did we forget to mention… ALL MACHINES ARE NEW AND WILL BE SOLD AT DEMO DISCOUNT PRICES!

 Classroom Machines

Try it before you buy it! Sign up for one of the dozens of classes featured at the festival, and try your hand at our BERNINA 770 125th Anniversary Model

or the Brother Innovis BQ 1350.

 

You don’t want to miss this once-a-year opportunity! Stop by Windmill Sewing Center’s booth, and check out any of our booth machines and demo on site!

Call the store today (913-341-6400) or stop in and reserve your brand new machine at demo pricing with a deposit. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

KCRQF 2019 Vendor – Under the Hill Woodworking

Quilters LOVE tools and gadgets — and ideas for gifts!  We’re happy to have Under the Hill Woodworking of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, attending Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 with beautiful hand turned items.

Creations for quilting and sewing enthusiasts include seam rippers and a chain piecing cutter.

More information is available on their website, where you can also see a video of how to use the chain piecing cutter Here.  Follow Under the Hill on Facebook.

KCRQF 2019 — Classes with Husqvarna Viking sewing machines!

Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. is supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 in several ways — as a Silver Sponsor, vendor, donation of a prize for volunteers, and  furnishing sewing machines for two classrooms!  Harper’s is a full-line quilt shop and dealer for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff.

Students will enjoy trying new machines in classes, as well speaking to experts in the Harper’s booth in the Exhibit Hall.  They will help you find the perfect machine!

Some classes are full — Listed are classes with openings in the Husqvarna Viking classroom:

“Thread Punk” with Stephanie Brandenburg — Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm – Click Here for full information

“Quilted Zipper Bags” with Tia Curtis — Friday, June 14 — 8:00 to 11:00 am —
Click Here for full information

“Pieced Hexies” with Micky Depre — Friday, June 14 – 12:00 to 3:00 pm — Click Here for full information

“Beach Garden” with Mickey Depre — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm —
Click Here for full information

“Straight Stitch Machine Embroidery” with Barb Eikmeier — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm — Click Here for full information

Sign up for any of these great classes here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

See you at Festival!

 

 

KCRQF 2019 — Thanks to Missouri Sewing Machine Company!

Platinum Sponsor Missouri Sewing Machine Company is also providing brand new machines for two of our classrooms!

We are so grateful that you will have an opportunity to try out the newest models in their booth in the Exhibit Hall, as well as machines in our classrooms by Baby Lock and Janome.

Some of the classes in the Baby Lock classroom are already filled — but these still have openings.  Check them out!

Rob Appell

Rob Appell is the host of “Man Sewing” on YouTube videos. He brings a fresh, young feel to his quilts. He specializes in quilted seascapes, free motion quilting and The Endangered Species Project. His line of patterns feature a variety of techniques.

“Simple Strip Scramble” with Rob Appell —  Friday, June 14 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

See the full description on our website Here.

Two Classes with Liz Granberg-Jerome —

Liz Granberg-Jerome

Liz Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.

Intermediate Machine Quilting on Domestic Sewing Machine — Thursday, June 13 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

“Mini Hexified Panel Quilt Workshop” — Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

See full descriptions of Liz’s classes Here.

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

See you in class!

 

 

KCRQF 2019 – Classes with Bernina Ambassadors!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 is extremely grateful to our Platinum Sponsor Windmill Sewing Center, our local Bernina dealer.  In addition to their continuing support as a sponsor and donation of prizes, they are providing machines in both our Bernina and Brother classrooms.  During the Festival, you will be able to experience these incredible sewing machines in two ways — on the Exhibit Hall floor and in the classroom.  Learn more about Windmill Sewing Center on their website.

We are pleased to have two Bernina Ambassadors as instructors for KCRQF 2019!

Kelly Ashton has openings in her two classes – “Painted Mountains” and “Waterwheel” Table Topper.

Kelly Ashton

As a self-described “pragmatic quilt-maker”, Kelly Ashton approaches quilt design and construction with a knowledge of and appreciation for the theoretical while searching for and developing skills and short-cuts that are practical.  Kelly is also one of our loyal vendors, with her company kellyquilter.com.

“Painted Mountains” — Wednesday, June 12 — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

“Painted Mountains”

“Waterwheel” One Block Table Topper – Friday, June 14 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Donna Lynn Thomas is offering a workshop and trunk show showcasing her fabulous miniquilts!

Donna Lynn Thomas

Donna is the author of 14 titles with Martingale, one self-published book, and one with Kansas City Star, she has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications over the years. You can see Donna on Craftsy as well as several QNN-TV episodes. Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing.

“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

For full information about these workshops, visit our website — Kelly’s classes are Here and Donna Lynn’s class and trunk show are Here.

Don’t miss out on a chance to sew on a top-of-the-line Bernina machine with expert instructors!

Sign up for the above Here.

 

KCRQF 2019 — Ruby Sponsor Granny’s Legacy Patterns

Thank you to Granny’s Legacy Patterns for supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as a Ruby Sponsor and vendor!

This mother and daughter design team will be traveling from Minnesota to bring their newest wool applique patterns and kits for their booth.

Can’t wait until next month?  Check out all their designs on their website, and follow them on Facebook.

KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Show with Renee Nanneman!

Reminder — online registration for workshops, trunk shows and events closes on June 4!  Don’t miss out on signing up for at least one of the trunk shows with our talented instructors.

Renee Nanneman’s philosophy — “Start by falling in love with one thing that inspires you – a fabric, a pattern, a decoration – build on that love with a fresh twist on a design or new color palette.”

Renee Nanneman

“Design is all about Concept” … Renee’s motto since starting her own publishing business, The Need’l Love Company, Inc., in 1984 when she was 26 years old. Be it designing patterns for cross stitch, rug hooking or quilting, Renee creates and publishes fresh and innovative design to inspire others to appreciate and enjoy the needlearts.

You can find out more about Renee on her website and follow Need’l Love on  Facebook.

Renee’s Need’l Love booth at Festival will display her latest creations from her fabrics and patterns.

You can meet Renee in person and be inspired by her style in her trunk show —

“Designing Fabric From Vintage Inspiration” — Saturday, June 15 — 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Learn about her journey as a popular fabric designer for Andover Fabrics.  See a full description on our website Here.

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

KCRQF Copper Sponsor — Mistyfuse!

Supporting Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as a Copper Sponsor and Vendor is Mistyfuse.

 

Mistyfuse is a heat-activated, fusible web used for bonding. It was developed to be the ideal sheer quilting fusible for fused appliqué — the strongest without changing the hand of the fabric, easy to sew through without gumming up needles, and to hold for wet painting. Quilters remain our primary market, but news of the advantages of Mistyfuse including the many ways to use it and how nicely it handles has spread beyond quilters.

Offering a variety of products, the staff in the Mistyfuse booth at Festival will help you choose the perfect fusible for your project!

You can learn more about the Mistyfuse products on their website, www.mistyfuse.com, and their Facebook page.