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Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
Loveland Colorado, August 17 - 19, 2017
at "The Ranch" 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland CO 80538
Shopping hours:
Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm

 Saturday 9am - 4pm

3 Hour Classes begin at 9:30am each day

4 Hour Classes begin at 8:30am each day

Admission: $10/day or $25/multiday pass.

Free Admission with class purchase on the day of the class

Children under 12 are free.

Thank you to everyone who came to the 2016 Festival.
We hope to see you again this year!

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival is sponsored by:





Meet the 2017 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival Teachers



Karen Pharr is an award winning quilter with quilts shown in both International Quilt Shows and Art Galleries.  As a Juki of American National Educator, a national teacher, pattern designer, Author and Quilter, Karen loves to help students develop new fun and creative techniques which they can apply to their own quilting style.  A “Yes, you can!” attitude always flows throughout her classroom so everyone can become the Quilter they want to be. 



My mom taught me how to sew, crochet, knit and everything else in between.    As a child I made baby quilts, Barbie® clothes and crocheted chains for jump ropes, and by the time I was 12, I was making my own clothes for school.  Those creations only instilled in me the desire to be creative in other areas.  I made my first patchwork quilt at age 14 (which I still have, by the way).  Who knew what it would lead to?  

My love for quilting didn’t come until some years later.  I started taking quilt classes at a local quilt shop, where my love for quilting grew.   

My first venture into professional and original designs was with stitchery patterns for pillows and fusible web applique for tea towels.  In 2008 , my love for designing and creating grew and expanded to include quilts, and in 2010  Ribbon Candy Quilt Company was born.  The quilts I design are for the busy quilters in all of us, so my patterns are usually fun, fast and done.   I enjoy using fusible web applique because it’s so versatile and allows me to create my own images.  The Seasonal Skinnies patterns are my signature, and the flagship of Ribbon Candy Quilt Company.

I have published over 100 quilt patterns and 2 books .  I’ve taught at a retreats and quilt shops, including two quilting cruises to Alaska and also New England.  I’ve been in a number of publications including Quiltmaker 100 Blocks,  Quiltmaker magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting 2013 calendar.  I’ve been featured on Moda Bake Shop and have done online video courses with Craftsy.  And my most resent online course with Craft U which launched on Nov 28, 2016.  I was a guess quilter on the PBS Quilting Arts 1400 series TV program in summer of 2014.  

I’m crazy about what I do and feel so blessed to be involved in the wonderful world of quilting!!

On a more personal note: I was born and raised in central California, but have been in Utah for the past 23 years.  I’m married to a super guy and have 5 amazing children and one super son-in-law.   And when not in my sewing studio, you can find me enjoying time with my family or indulging in my other hobbies of reading, baking, playing or shopping for more fabric.

Mattie Rhoades Haines

With the feeling that quilting should be fun, out-of-the-box thinking, and a desire for a creative challenge, Mattie started Quiltsmart  in 1994 based on using printed fusible interfacing to make quilting easy with no curved or inset piecing! 

Between being a mom of 3 great young adults, and a new grandma, and running the business, she also loves traveling.  She has taught the Quiltsmart methods in Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, and around the United States. She also enjoys inline skating, quilting, sewing, paddle-boarding, playing scrabble, 4-day work weeks, and anything chocolate.

Mattie and her husband Steve, (aka “flannel-boy”)  travel together giving quilting seminars, classes and retreats and enjoy delivering the message that quilting should be fun, and relaxing – and with modern methods it can be.

Dena Wilkins has a great appreciation for the art of quilt making, combine this with her talent in photography and love for floral gardening she puts her inspiration into amazing quilts. 
A passion for quilting and sharing with others makers her a dynamic instructor who makes free-motion and ruler work quilting fun while breaking it down into easy steps.  Dena will take you on a trip of becoming a success at completing your own quilts and open the doors of creativity. 




These Vendors Will Be At The 2016 Festival


  • Applique After Hours           booth 412
  • Aunt Philly's                         booth 903
  • B Right On                            booth 101,103,200,202
  • BJ Designs & Patterns          booth 409
  • Blakeman's Vacuum & Sewing-Elna                                      booth 303,305
  • Blakeman's Vacuum & Sewing-Koala                                     booth 303,305
  • Blue Wave Tech                    booth 204,611
  • Cactus Quilts                        booth 400,402
  • Cottage Rose                           booth N
  • Country Cottage Quilt Shoppe                                  booth 600,602
  • Cutco                                     booth 703
  • Delve MIY                             booth 902,904,906
  • Designs On Ice                          booth 407
  • Dianne Springer Designs    booth 905,907
  • Edward Jones                       booth M
  • England Designs                  booth A,B
  • G&P Trading                         booth 408,410
  • Hawiian Moon                      booth 405
  • Hunter Heirloom Quilting        booth 300,302
  • Ilene Bartos Designs           booth 404
  • Infinity Logo Solutions       booth E
  • J & M Sew & Vac                  booth K,L
  • Japanese Textiles & Tours booth 307
  • Juki                                       booth 101,103,200,202
  • Kathy Quilt / Block Rockit  booth G,H
  • Martelli Enterprises              booth 309,311
  • Material Girl                         booth 201,203,205
  • Mica's Room                         booth 800,802
  •                  booth 301 


  • Norwex                             booth 304
  • Overbrook Quilt Connection  booth I,J
  • Painfree Pillow                    booth 911
  • Piece by Piece                         booth D
  • PM Quilting                      booth 702,704
  • Polar Notions                        booth 605
  • Purple Cow Designs                booth 701
  • Quick Points Ruler          booth 801,803
  • Quilt Backs and More             booth 607,706
  • Quilter's Gift Shop           booth 208,210,212
  • Quilter's Stash-Janome    booth 401,403
  • Quilter's Stash -Handi Quilter                               booth 401,403
  • Red Button Quilt Company  booth 804,806
  • Renewal by Anderson           booth 901
  • RR-Retreats by Margie         booth 507
  • Savvy Quilters                  booth 503,505
  • Sawyer Creek Artistry             booth 105
  • Seams So Smooth            booth 606
  • Sew Ergo Advantage          booth F
  • Sew Inspired by Sara      booth 111
  • Sew N Soles                     booth 500
  • Sue's Sparklers                  booth 107,109
  • The Fig Leaf                     booth 601,603,700
  • The Presser Foot                booth 501
  • The Sewing Circle                 booth 100
  • The Stichin Den                 booth 805,807
  • Thimbles by TJ Lane, Iowa   booth 604
  • Traditional Primitives     booth 705,707
  • Trims on Wheels                  booth 900     
  • Winline Textiles               booth C





Classroom machines provided by Juki America. 


Quilt Displays For 2017

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Presents

  Denton Quilt Guild

Bear Thread Designs

Karen Pharr


The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival is proud to announce that Hoffman Fabrics has confirmed that the Complete 2017 Hoffman Challenge Exhibit will be revealed at the 10th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival, August 17-19, 2017. 

To learn more about the Hoffman Challenge visit their website at



Planning on flying to
the Festival?
The Denver
International Airport
is only a 50 minute
drive from Loveland.

Coming from out of town?
Check out the Holiday Inn Express.   Below is the link that will take you the block of rooms reserved for our show.  Just click on the link, put the dates in that you want to stay and it will
​and it will automatically link the booking to your Group Block at the discounted rate.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Show



Camper & Truck imageRV Parking is located adjacent to the Indoor Pavilions and Outdoor Arenas, through Gate 5. Hook ups include 20,30 or 50 amp electricity only; no dump or water available. To arrange a space at The Ranch, click this link: