Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival: June 19-21.

We hope you're planning to come to Kansas City for our first Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival this month.

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

 June 19-21, 2015 

Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas 

The Festival is offering a variety of workshops and lectures, which will be taught by very talented local and national teachers. Many of the workshops are full but you can still sign up.


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There will be many quilt exhibits around the Kansas City Area:
Special Exhibits at the Convention Center include:
  • The Best of Quiltcon 2015 
  • The Beatles Fiber Artists Collection 
  • The Kansas City Star Quilts 
  • Guilds’ Showcases: The 17 participating guilds will be hanging over 100 quality quilts made by their members within the last few years.
Opportunity Quilt a few years ago by the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild

Iris Wreath by Barbara Brackman
Quilt inspired by Rose Kretsinger's Orchid Wreath

Here's what I'll be doing: Giving a lecture on Friday June 19th.

It says:
Mid-Century Masterpieces: Quilts from Emporia Kansas – 029
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

"Appliqué artists Rose Kretsinger and Charlotte Whitehill are known as master quiltmakers, but there were many other skilled artists in the town of Emporia. Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman will show reproduction quilts and slides of the original quilts from the 1920-1950 era."

I'll also be working our Kaw Valley Quilt Guild booth, selling raffle tickets for our annual fundraiser.

Right now we're working on a Photo Booth.

We got a lot of stuff together, mostly in bad taste.

Kathe's husband cut out some holes for faces.
I drew some Sue shapes.

Carol was in charge of wardrobe.

Roseanne thought we should cut out the hands too.
We nixed the idea.

If you buy tickets on our quilt we'll let you pose in our Photo Booth. We'll take your photo with your camera.

Sunbonnet Selfie
We got these celebrities to pose. They look good and so will you.

We might add some more stuff to the outfits, but we don't want to junk it up.


  1. Amazing creative minds in your group....what a fun idea for a photo booth. Wish I could be there to have my picture taken as a "Sue". I can see you will have a lot of fun. I wish you great success.

  2. That is such a great idea, not to mention cute. How about a simple watering can for the poor flower?

  3. Love the idea! Isn't Sue everyone's fav? I bet if you follow the laughter you end up at your booth!

  4. So glad I've put off buying my tickets!!! Look forward to the photo booth!