KCRQF 2019 – Starts in 2 days!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 opens on Thursday, June 13!

Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14 — 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas.

Some classes and trunk shows begin tomorrow, with a full schedule on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Check out the website HERE to see what classes have openings.

Tomorrow night is Preview Night — If you don’t have a ticket, you can pay at the door.  Full Info Here.

What else is happening?

  • Judged Quilt Show
  • Guild Quilt Showcase
  • Over 110 vendors
  • Appraisals
  • Demonstrations by our vendors and sponsors
  • Silent auction/sale of small quilts to benefit The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees
  • Special Collection Quilts by Jo Morton and Cynthia Parry
  • Concerts with Ricky Tims on Thursday and Friday evening. Information Here on tickets

Questions?  email us at contact@kcrqf.com

 

KCRQF 2019 — Finalize Plans Now!

How are your plans coming for Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019?

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in June!  If you haven’t finalized your plans, now is the time!

Have a group or bus of friends coming to Festival?  Send an email to groups@kcrqf.com to make your visit easier!

Our first ever Preview Night will offer a chance to celebrate and enjoy a unique event!

  • Enjoy the tropical island sounds of Calypso Bluz
  • Appetizers and cash bar
  • Meet N Greet with our honored guests
  • Shopping time with our vendors
  • Viewing of the quilt show
  • First chance to bid and buy our Small Quilts

All of this to benefit our chosen organizations, The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great seats are still available for both dates — “An Evening With Ricky Tims” — Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.  Click Here to reserve your tickets!

Classes and trunk shows are still filling — some are sold out — but we still have many opportunities with fabulous instructors available!  Check out the entire list and descriptions on our website here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/

When you’ve made your decision, you can register here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

Our Participating Guilds will all have their Opportunity Quilts on display with chances to win.  Tickets will also be sold for a chance to win the KCRQF Quilt — “Quilters Friendship Ribbons” — and the winner will be chosen on Saturday, June 15.  This original design pattern is available for preorder and at the show.  CLICK HERE to see all the Festival items available.

KCRQF 2019 – Groups Welcome!

Is your large group or bus group planning your trip to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019?

If you haven’t already contacted our groups coordinator, now is the time!  She can make your experience seamless and fun!

Knowing your arrival date and time will allow us to have one of our Ambassadors meet you at the door, with everything you need.  If you pre-order your tickets for the show, you can save money and pick them up at the door.

Our groups coordinator can also help you buy tickets to special events —

“An Evening with Ricky Tims” tickets available for Thursday and Friday evenings, June 13 and 14.   Info Here.

Preview Night — Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 to 9:00 pm — Enjoy tropical island music  while you enjoy early entry to the quilt show, vendors and more!   Info Here.

For more information on how we can help you with the ultimate Festival experience, contact groups@kcrqf.com!

 

Now Available –Trunk Shows and Master Classes with Ricky Tims!

Master Classes with Ricky Tims — Friday, June 14 — Lecture style, not hands-on workshops

Session 1 — 8:30 to 10:00 am — “Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know”

Be prepared for plenty of “Ah-ha” and “Duh, I wish I had known that before!” moments in this insanely popular Mini Master Class Lecture. Not only are there sewing tricks, but organizational and management tips for quilters are included as well. Mini-piped binding, birthing a quilt, and burying frayed tails are just a few of the many super-practical things covered. Don’t keep track as there are likely to be more than eleven cool things presented.

Session 2 — 10:30 am to 12:00 noon — “Stress Free and Fun Quilts”

Quilters know the basics of quarter-inch seams and getting things “just right”. However, in this Mini Master Class Lecture you will learn to let loose and break some of the rules without sacrificing quality of workmanship. Learn improvisational patchwork (aka Quilting Caveman Style). Learn Ricky’s addictive method for slicing and dicing called Convergence Quilts. And finally, enjoy Primitive Traditional Patchwork, a great project for all quilters, but also a great project to do with kids because you ‘can’t mess it up’. It’s like three classes in one.

Session 3 —  1:30 to 3:00 pm — “Rhapsody Quilts: The process to design your own original Rhapsody”

Learn the process to design your own original legacy-oriented and masterful Rhapsody quilt. Don’t be fooled! A Rhapsody quilt is easier than most traditional quilts. You will learn the easy design process followed by Ricky’s No-pins Precision Curved Piecing as well as his prize-winning Outline Appliqué, using the beautiful and forgiving double blanket stitch.

For more information, visit Ricky’s page on our website Here.  You can also check out his website, and follow him on Facebook.

To sign up for Ricky’s Master Classes and other Trunk Shows and Lectures (more information about them soon),  follow the link on the home page of the KCRQF website to begin your Festival experience. The trunk shows and lectures are listed by day below the Classes.

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!

 

 

Watch Sue Heinz on The Quilt Show!

Sue Heinz of Kismet Quilting is one of our talented teachers for KCRQF 2019 — and she just shared this news with us!

Sue recently taped an episode of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.  Her episode aired December 2 and maybe you were lucky enough to see it.  This is a subscription service, but until December 19 Sue’s episode is available to everyone HERE.  

In her interview with RIcky and Alex, you can find out more about Sue, her design company, Kismet Quilting, and what you can expect from her classes and booth at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in June.

Keep watching as we introduce more teachers for KCRQF 2019!

 

 

 

Ricky Tims appearing at KCRQF 2019!

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is pleased to announce — On Friday, June 14, 2019, Ricky Tims is scheduled to present a day of Master Classes, followed by his popular Evening of Music and Story Telling.

Ricky Tims is an internationally renowned quilting celebrity, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, multi-talented artist, creative internet TV show co-host, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, engaging motivational speaker, best-selling author, musician, and photographer. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature enlightening in-depth quilting methods and techniques combined with inspirational and motivational messages. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.

 He was named as one of The Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World. He was selected (in a three-way tie) by the readers of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine as The Most Influential Person in the Quilting Industry. He has been profiled and featured on the popular national television news show, CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.

He has taught on six continents in places that have included Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Germany, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Ecuador, and more. Ricky has successfully combined his artistic passions into one very unique and interesting career. For more information, visit www.RickyTims.com and www.thequiltshow.com