KCRQF 2019 – Bernina Classroom Machines – Special Pricing!

Our thanks to Windmill Sewing Center for providing classroom sewing machines at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!   If you didn’t get a chance to experience these wonderful machines in classes or on the show floor, stop in and see them!

Special Quilt Show pricing is still available on the 770 QE Gold Anniversary Edition!

These machines come with a great gift package including:
  • Embroidery Module
  • Luggage with gold trim
  • Standard #72 Ruler Foot
  • Scissor Set and Rotary Cutter
  • Golden #1 Reverse Foot
  • Jubilee Quilt Kit

You can enjoy pictures from classes at Festival on our Facebook page:

Donna Lynn Thomas’ class “Small, Smaller, Smallest”

Kelly Ashton’s class “Waterwheel”

Windmill Sewing Center is located at 7251 W. 97th St., Overland Park, KS 66212.  Call them at 913.341.6400 or email berninakc@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the website at www.windmillsewingcenter.com.

KCRQF 2019 – Prizes!

Prizes were presented on the last day of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival to those winners in attendance.  We want to congratulate those quilters who received these honors, and thank our generous donors for providing such fabulous prizes!

“Best of Festival” — Janet Stone of Overland Park, Kansas, was awarded a Bernina 770Q, donated by Windmill Sewing Center.  Her quilt “Frippery ABC” received top honors in the Judged Quilt category.

Janet Stone with Windmill Sewing Center owners

Our Platinum Sponsors, Missouri Sewing Machine Co. and Windmill Sewing Center, chose their favorite quilt in the Judged Quilt category.  It is “Stars, Stars, Stars” made by Lynette Koelzer, of Wood River, Nebraska.  Lynette received a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine Co.

Accepting for Lynette from Platinum Sponsors Missouri Sewing Machine Co. and Windmill Sewing Center

Our Judge, Kathi Eubank, chose her favorite quilt — “Elegance” was created by Elsie Campbell of Ponca City, Oklahoma.  Elsie received the AccuQuilt Go!Big 9″Qube donated by Quilters HQ.

Joan of Quilters HQ with the prize for Judge’s Choice

Prizes were also presented to the top three winners in the Viewers Choice category of the Guild Showcase.

“Cross Kansas Trip” created by Kay Mueller of Lawrence, Kansas, was voted the favorite quilt by viewers.  The prize was a Janome MC6700P donated by Missouri Sewing Machine Co.

Carolyn of Missouri Sewing Machine Company

“Hazel’s Diary” by Sandy Meyers of Peculiar, Missouri, was awarded the Brother Scan N Cut, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, for 2nd place in Viewers Choice.

Myron of Windmill Sewing Center

“Can I Have Your Scraps, Please?” by Diann White of Belton, Missouri, received the award for 3rd place in Viewers Choice.  She was awarded the EverSewn Sparrow, donated by Show-Me Quilting.

Beth of Show-Me Quilting and Diann White

At the conclusion, the name of the winner of our Festival Opportunity Quilt was drawn.  This gorgeous quilt was designed and made by KCRQF Member Director Diann White, and luckily her mother won it!  They are both thrilled that it will stay in the family.

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 Opportunity Quilt

Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. donated a Pfaff Passport to be won by one of our Participating Guild members.  Anyone who volunteered as a “white glove” hostess is eligible, and the drawing will be at our next meeting.  Thanks, Elaine and Harper’s — we can’t wait to see who wins!

Co-Chair Susie Saunders thanks Elaine from Harper’s on behalf of the KCRQF Board

 

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 — Open Classes and Brother Sewing Machines

In addition to furnishing a classroom with Bernina sewing machines, Platinum Sponsor Windmill Sewing Center will provide Brother machines for a classroom.

The following classes still have openings —

“Free Wheeling Single Girl” with Denyse Schmidt — Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!   Click Here for full information.

All Star Improv Blocks with Tia Curtis — Wednesday, June 12 — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Click Here for full information.

“Western Auto” Foundation Paper Piecing Workshop with Trisch Price — Friday, June 14 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm   Click Here for full information

“Winding Ways” Curved Piecing without Pins with Reeze Hanson — Saturday, June 15 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm    Click Here for full information

See up for these great classes now at http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/

 

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 – Judged Quilt Show

We’ve had a great response to our call for quilts for the Judged Quilt section of Festival!

This section of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is open to anyone for entry.

We have a limited number of spots available, so if you’re thinking about displaying your latest creation, check out all the details for entering here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow

Why should you enter a quilt?

  • Thousands of quilt lovers enjoy viewing your work
  • Your quilt will act as inspiration for others
  • Our judge will give you valuable input about your quilt
  • Ribbons will be awarded in each category; three entries will be awarded prizes.

Our Best of Show winner will receive a Bernina 770QE, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, and valued at $6,000.

The Sponsors Award winner will receive a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine, valued at $2,799.

Our Judge’s Choice winner will receive a GO! Big + 9″ Qube, donated by Quilters HQ, and valued at $820.

Questions?  Email us at judging@kcrqf.com

KCRQF 2019 – Judged Quilt Show

We are now accepting entries to our Judged Quilt section of Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019!

For full information and entry form, click here: https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow/

If you’re thinking about entering, now is the time!   Anyone can enter this category — and entries will be capped at 100.

Our local sponsors have been very generous in donating prizes for this section:

Our Best of Show winner will receive a Bernina 770QE, donated by Windmill Sewing Center, and valued at $6,000.

The Sponsors Award winner will receive a Baby Lock Soprano, donated by Missouri Sewing Machine, valued at $2,799.

Our Judge’s Choice winner will receive a GO! Big + 9″ Qube, donated by Quilters HQ, and valued at $820.

We’re excited to see quilts from around the country hanging in KCRQF in June!

Platinum Sponsor – Windmill Sewing Center!

Announcing our first Platinum sponsor for KCRQF 2019 — Windmill Sewing Center in Overland Park!

Supporting KCRQF at this level since 2015, Joel and Myron Schwery are two of our most enthusiastic supporters!

Not only will you see them as a major presence on the floor at the Festival, but they will be supplying two classrooms with their Bernina and Brother sewing machines.  These machines will be available following the Festival at special pricing!

Thank You to Myron and Joel for your ongoing support — we’ll be updating you more in the future about services they provide to the sewing and quilting community!

For more information about their machines and classes, visit their website for Windmill Sewing Center, and follow them on Facebook.