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.


KCRQF 2019 Vendor — Sew Yeah Quilting

We welcome Sew Yeah Quilting as a vendor for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

Sew Yeah Quilting is owned by two brothers, Brody and Teancum.  They will be traveling from Las Vegas to join us in June.

You can check out their products — fabric, precuts, patterns and kits — on their website, www.sewyeahquilting.com.  Follow them on Facebook, and check out their YouTube channel where they use products from their store.

KCRQF 2019 – Ruby Sponsor Kellyquilter Designs

We appreciate the support of our sponsors — and know you will appreciate shopping with them at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

Kellyquilter Designs is Kelly Ashton — author, designer and teacher.  Her booth will be filled with ideas and inspiration for making your quilt making easier!

As a self-described “pragmatic quilt maker”, Kelly approaches quilt design and construction with a knowledge of and an appreciation for the theoretical and a penchant for the practical. Her mid-life realization that she truly may not live long enough to use all of her fabric stash has propelled her into “turbo quilt making mode”! Kelly’s quilt designs range from “quick and easy” to “challenging”, thereby providing offerings to quilt makers with a wide range of skills and experience. Many of her designs are “pre-cut friendly”.

Kelly is also offering two workshops — “Painted Mountains” on Wednesday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and “Waterwheel” on Friday, June 14 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  See descriptions of both of these classes here:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/kelly-ashton-2/

T”Painted Mountains”

To sign up for classes on the website, Click Here.

KCRQF 2019 — May at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

It will be a very busy month of May for KCRQF Silver Sponsor Missouri Star Quilt Co. — take a look at their schedule!   You can find full information on their website here:  https://www.missouriquiltco.com/msqc/events

Sharpen your scissors and wind your bobbins because Missouri Star Academy is back and better than ever this year. It makes school cool again! This incredible event is two days of fun and learning here in Hamilton.

We’ve invited amazing fabric companies to our hometown as well as some of the best pattern and fabric designers in the quilting industry to come present at this fantastic event. Don’t be late to class!   Dates are May 21-22 and May 23-24


English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley —  “Ringlets” Wall Hanging, Wednesday, May 22 – 1:00 pm  and “Swiss Willow” Wall Hanging, Thursday, May 23 — 9:00 am

“Free Motion Quilting for the Love of Thread” with Karen L. Miller of Red Bird Quilt and Aurifil — Wednesday, May 22 — 9:00 am and 6:00 pm

These look like great suggestions for Mother’s Day gift ideas!


KCRQF 2019 Sponsor – Quilters HQ – Special Event!

One of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival’s sponsors — Quilters HQ in Overland Park, Kansas — has added an event of interest to all sewists!

We spend a lot of time agonizing over finding the perfect fabric for our projects but don’t give a lot of thought about the one item that holds everything together. Join Quilters HQ to find out why choosing the right thread is as important as your fabric selection.

Aurifil with Alex Veronelli — Go inside the manufacturing process for Aurifil thread to see how threads are made in the factory in Italy.

Sign up for this event on the Quilters HQ website Here.


KCRQF 2019 Silver Sponsor — Sarah’s Fabrics

Exciting things are happening at Sarah’s Fabrics in downtown Lawrence, Kansas!  Besides getting ready to attend Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 as one of our Silver Sponsors, they will be hosting Violet Craft in the shop in May.

Known for her tessellated animal patterns, Violet Craft has made a name for herself not only in the pattern industry but also in the fabric world! Her fabrics, distributed by Robert Kaufman, are colorful and playful, and always inspiring.

May 13 — Trunk Show with Violet Craft

May 14 — Foundation Paper Piecing Class with Violet Craft

Get full details on the website, www.sarahsfabrics.com

Sarah’s Fabrics is a full line fabric store, with not just quilting cotton, but a wide variety of other natural fabrics, suitable for clothing and decorating.  Shop online and see what you might expect in Sarah’s booth at Festival, www.sarahsfabrics.com, and follow them on Facebook.