Can I Say, “Tired?” KCRQF

This past weekend was the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. For some pictures of the show go to their Facebook Page. Kathy wrote an article for Chicago Now about it.  It was the best show we’ve had in this area in years. Lots of quilts and vendors and some decent classes. To add to the excitement there was a Twilter (quilting tweeps) meet-up. Sandy from Quilting for the Rest of Us got it started, and sadly was unable to make it.

Note: pictures were taken with my phone, not always the greatest. 🙂

First the people:

The event started with a class on Thursday evening. Learning how to piece a quilt on your long arm by Tia Curtis. It was there I met Kathy for the first time. We comfortably chatted as if we had been friends for years and hadn’t seen each other in a while.

Interestingly enough she went with strips and a more traditional layout (more my style), while I did more of an improv (more her style).

Quilt show off

Here are some of the other class results. You may notice we didn’t get much done comparatively. We were having too much fun chatting and laughing.

Tia Curtis QAYG

The next day I met up with Darla (Scientific Quilter), Valerie (Evening in the Garden) and Joyce.

Twilter Meet up 1

We all had dinner together with some of the husbands.

Back row (l-r) Darla, Kathy and Tami, Front row, me and Valerie.

Twilter Meet up 2

Now the quilts:

Darla had 3 quilts in the show, two as part of her guild and one to be judged.

Here is her #Twilter Round Robin quilt. Tami from Denver did one of the rows and I quilted it. I wish Tami was pointing out her row. It’s the row that has the 3 dimensional pinwheel look to the left and top of where she is standing.

Twitler meet up 3

Darla’s second quilt was her dancing ribbons:

Darla Show quilt 2

I wasn’t able to get a picture of her judged quilt (too many standing around when I tried), but here is one I took when she brought it to show:

Darla's Show quilt 4

Carole, also a #Twilter wasn’t able to come, but she also had a quilt in the show, I had to go back twice to get a picture.

Carole show quilt

It was a lot of busy time. I also met up with some local friends and did some shopping but more on that later.

Meeting new friends on the journey, Jackie

  • Kathy Mathews

    It was like we were old friends, I had a great time. Thanks for being such a great KC hostess!

  • Al Navas

    Here’s to next time. I thought I saw some of you ladies – having fun, of course!

    Great entries, and wonderful quilting – I believe I had a chance to see the ones in your photos. It was an amazing Festival – KUDOS to the organizing Team!