A quick trip to KCRQF

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last weekend I was able to attend the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival! It was my first time attending (it's only their second time having the show!), and it was well worth the drive!

KCRQF 2017

The show is held in odd years, and has both a quilt show and vendor hall. The show is Thursday through Saturday, and my mom and I went on the last day.
 
KCRQF 2017

We arrived just before the show started, and I was taken aback at how many people were waiting to get in! There were hundreds of people!

KCRQF 2017

The show map listed 143 vendors. There were booths for quilt shops, pattern designers, antique quilt vendors, jewelry vendors, and many more!

KCRQF 2017

After getting home, I realized I didn't take many pictures of the booths! (I am so easily distracted by fabric!) I had several favorites including the booth for Sarah's Fabrics from Lawrence, KS, the booth for Pineapple Fabrics from Archdale, NC, and the booth from Modern Quilter from Omaha, NE (shown below).

KCRQF 2017

There were several classes and demonstrations going on too, but we didn't partake in those this time. I would love to teach a class at the next show! I'm adding that to my bucket list!

I was also able to test out a couple different brands of longarms - add that to the bucket list too!

There were also a couple special exhibits of quilts, but there were no pictures allowed of those.

The quilts entered for the show were stunning! So many talented local-ish makers! Here are just a *few* of my favorites.

KCRQF quilt challenge winner - quilt by Trisch Price and Julie Rounds
Photo credit KCRQF
KCRQF quilt challenge winner - quilt by Trisch Price and Julie Rounds
The festival challenge winning quilt was made by Trisch Price and Julie Rounds


"Cogwheels" was made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE "Cogwheels" was made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE "Cogwheels" was made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE "Cogwheels" was made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE 
"Cogwheels" was made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE 


"Shelly's Bruswick Sampler" was made by Klonda Holt of Leawood, KS and quilted by Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting"Shelly's Bruswick Sampler" was made by Klonda Holt of Leawood, KS and quilted by Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting"Shelly's Bruswick Sampler" was made by Klonda Holt of Leawood, KS and quilted by Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting"Shelly's Bruswick Sampler" was made by Klonda Holt of Leawood, KS and quilted by Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting
"Shelly's Bruswick Sampler" was made by Klonda Holt of Leawood, KS and quilted by Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting


"The A-E-I-O Ewes" was made by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS"The A-E-I-O Ewes" was made by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS"The A-E-I-O Ewes" was made by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS"The A-E-I-O Ewes" was made by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS
"The A-E-I-O Ewes" was made by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS


"Feathered Star" was also made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE"Feathered Star" was also made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE"Feathered Star" was also made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE"Feathered Star" was also made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE
"Feathered Star" was also made by Lynette Koelzer of Wood River, NE


"The Paisley Peacock" was made by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, PA"The Paisley Peacock" was made by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, PA"The Paisley Peacock" was made by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, PA"The Paisley Peacock" was made by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, PA
"The Paisley Peacock" was made by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, PA


"String Theory" was made by Rosemary Cromer of Overland Park, KS"String Theory" was made by Rosemary Cromer of Overland Park, KS"String Theory" was made by Rosemary Cromer of Overland Park, KS"String Theory" was made by Rosemary Cromer of Overland Park, KS
"String Theory" was made by Rosemary Cromer of Overland Park, KS


Oh, and I just happened to run into Tula Pink wandering the aisles of the show too!

I really enjoyed attending the KCRQF! I'm hoping to be more involved in the show the next time it comes around!

Have you attended any quilt shows lately? What do you like to see and do?



Just Add Sugar + TGIFF

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer is in full swing around here, and I'm excited to share more summer-themed sewing I've been doing!

Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

Fun in the Sun Quilt Block + Tutorial

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy summer! I am so excited to share several summer-themed projects that I've been working on this month!


Fun in the Sun retro sunglasses quilt block

First up is my Fun in the Sun quilt block that I designed for the Summer Block Party - a Sew Much Fun blog hop hosted by Jen at Faith and Fabric. Fun in the Sun is a quick and easy quilt block that depicts a summer staple - sunglasses! Do you remember those plastic neon sunglasses of the 80s? I think I had every color as a kid!

There's a new workhorse in town!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

I figured today would be a good day to finally introduce you to my new-to-me Juki TL-2010Q!


Juki TL-9010Q review

Quilt Market Recap

Thursday, June 1, 2017

It's been a little over a week since I returned from my very first Quilt Market experience, so I thought I better share a few things from there!

Spring Quilt Market recap

Ugly Tumbler Quilt

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When I first started quilting, I would often purchase fabric from garage sales for little to nothing. I wasn't too discriminating on style or quality - I was more concerned with cheap! That led to a few fabrics in my stash that are....well....ugly!

 Tumbler quilt made with ugly fabrics

You win some, you lose some

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sometimes I get hare-brained ideas. The type that you have no idea if they will work out or not, but you can't stop thinking about it, so you have to just get started. This is one of those ideas.


Open hexweave greenery quilt


I've been wanting to try some open fabric weaving for quite awhile (and still have one large project using the method in my head!). I finally decided that the combination of the Pantone Quilt Challenge and "May I" off-season Project Quilting challenge was the right time to just jump right in and try something off-the-wall and new!