Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
Loveland Colorado, August 13 - 15, 2015
at "The Ranch" 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland CO 80538
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Shopping hours:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Classes begin at 9am each day

Admission: $12/day or $25/multiday pass.
$2 off admission with non-perishable food donation

Thank you to everyone who came to the 2014 Festival.
We hope to see you again this year!

Thank you to everyone who brought food donations for the
Food Bank of Larimer County. 3,147 pounds of food was collected!

The 2015 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival is sponsored by:
  Janome logo Elna logo Juki logo
Pam Clarke & Linda Taylor will present
hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the
2015 at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
   

 

Pam Clarke has been quilting since the late 1960’s and sewing since she was 5 years old. She lives in Spokane WA and grew up in Sacramento CA. Pam has been machine quilting and teaching machine quilting, piecing and appliqué classes since 1988. She is the owner of Homes Stitches a professional machine quilting business that was started in 1988. Her work can be seen in several published magazines and books. She has quilted for Debbie Mumm, K-P kids, Fiber Mosaics, Mary Lou and Company, Fabric Sales, Kaufman, Bernantix, Retta Weirheim and Martingale. To this date she has quilted over 7000 quilts and has made several hundred. Pam has appeared on Quilt Central and with Linda Taylor for PBS. She has also been featured in Fons and Porter as a Celebrity Quilter and has many U Tubes segments on here technique.

Pam teaches all over the USA including IMQS, Innovations, Machines in Motion, The Home Machine Quilt, IMQX in NH and several local shows in the Northwest.

Her favorite type of quilting is appliqué mixed with simple piecing with a scrappy look that has won her numerous ribbons across the USA.

Designs with Lines is another business that was started by Pam Clarke in 1998. This technique was designed to help speed up the quilting process by using simple lines as a guide to create individual designs. Pam has been creating her own stencils for several years and this technique is used for the home machine quilter or the longarm machine quilter. She has available 8 videos From Beginning to the Advanced Machine quilter, along with Sketchbooks full of ideas to go along with her stencils.

Linda Taylor is a highly awarded longarm machine quilter whose work has been displayed in many venues and published widely. She has been quilting for over 35 years and is known and respected as one of the innovators of the art of longarm machine quilting. She has been chosen by her peers 3 times as "Teacher of the Year." Her quilts have been in special exhibits and museums in the United States and Europe, including "Free Motion Masterpieces" in the New England Quilt Museum. Linda has taught her innovative methods to literally thousands of students from all over the world whom she considers to be her friends. Over the 20 years Linda has been longarm quilting, she has watched as many of her students have excelled as award-winning quilters. Linda will present 6 lectures demoing on her Gammill longarm quilting machine. These will be classes you will want to be sure to pre-register for!
Barbara Crawford, designer and instructor for over 20 years and has a popular line of patterns for appliqué and wearables. She is known for pushing the envelope in new techniques manipulating fabrics and fibers.  Along with having her own line of patterns she is a designer for McCalls Pattern Company you can find her designs starting December 2013. She is a contributor to Sew News Magazine, Quilt Magazine, American Quilters Magazine, The SQE Professional, The National Quilt Society , and Larks Book: Designer Needle Felting: Contemporary Styles, Easy Techniques book.  
 
Barbara is a National and internationally recognized instructor, teaching at shops, expos and online. 
 
Barbara has been a guest speaker on Creative Living and It’s Sew Easy TV on PBS and published the first two books written in the US about Needle Felting on Wearables.  
 
Crawford Designs appliqué sweatshirt transformation patterns have been around since 1998 and found in many quilt shops and sewing centers.   In 2011, she launched her Sewing Made Simple fashion patterns, creating easy to follow fashion patterns. You can find Barbara on the road at many Sewing and Quilting Expos and online, at www.crawforddesigns.net 
Dustin (“Dusty”) Farrell is not your everyday run of the mill quilter. Anyone who knows Dusty knows his high energy, innovative designs, techniques, and awesome multipurpose tools would tell you his classes will set you free! Always available to help out a fellow lover of quilts or step in to lend a hand. 
 
His classes are not just full of education but fun and build confidence. Dusty is an award winning longarm quilter, 2014 IMQA Teacher of the Year, who has traveled throughout The United States and Canada, teaching his unique style to longarm quilters. 
 
Dusty offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of quilters, including hands on, lecture demos, and drawing classes along with a must see, black light trunk show. This includes everything from doodles, to his award-winning thread art quilts. His work has been featured in several magazines over the last 5 years and he has been featured on various TV shows such as QNN TV's Quilt It and “Linda Taylor's Longarm Quilting Show”. 
 
Dusty offers several instructional DVD’s, books, and tools. To view Dusty’s work visit his website or look him up www.cscountrystitchin.com  or www.facebook.com/stephanie.d.farrell.7.

Sam Fung’s interest in sewing began when he was about 12 years old watching his mom sew and making her own clothes. In college he major in apparel design.

Before joining Janome America he taught sewing to children and adults, and also had his own custom sewing business where he made everything from custom wedding gowns to home decor and his passion for and love of sewing is apparent.

Carmen Geddes brings her love of quilting, embroidery, and people together for a fun day of learning. Students enjoy her friendly, low-key approach and her great techniques!
She was named Teacher of the Year at HMQS 2013.

She has taught at many quilt shows around the country and specializes in quilt retreats. She resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her husband Patrick. They have five children and nine grandchildren.

She has developed the Tensisters Piping Tool and the Tensisters Easy Piecing Grid. Her book, “Ten Quilts for Ten Sisters” will be released soon.

Darlene Miller, teacher, author and designer, has revolutionized the lives of countless women by redefining the standards for choosing garment styles. Her book, Your Shape, Your Clothes and You - Secrets of a Successful Wardrobe, teaches women how to dress based on their triangle, square, circle or oval body shape. 

Her unique concept fostered the development of a line of basic patterns for each of the shapes. Recently she has adapted quilting techniques for her patterns so garments not only fit well, they look fabulous as wearable art. This has lead her in an additional direction and more opportunities to work with fabric and quilting. She is a traveling teacher for AQG, teaches nationally in fabric stores, for ASG chapters and Sewing Expos. She has been on the faculty for the Houston International Quilt Festival and Market, American Sewing Expo and NW Quilt Expo. 

Her patterns have been reviewed in Threads Magazine and Sew News. She had an article printed in Sew News, Country Register and in SQE Magazine. She lives in Montana and Arizona with family in Oregon. Her favorite place to be is in the classroom and if she can’t be the teacher, she is a willing student, learning everything she can about fabric whether it be sewing or quilting!

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.  

Penny Roberts is a multi-talented long arm machine quilter. She has taught hundreds of quilters methods for “taming the freehand long arm monster,” as well as the “computerized longarmer fiend.” Creative thread painting and play is also on her list of achievements. 

Penny has designed a multiple spool holder, the 3D Threader®, a tool which attaches to most long arm quilting machines. The innovative techniques she has developed using this tool have won her many national awards. Her unique experience and techniques are inspirational, and she enjoys sharing the skill and love she has for quilting in every class she teaches.

   

 

 
These Vendors Will Be At The Festival
  • Clothes For You
  • Country Stitchin
  • Crawford Designs
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • G & P Trading
  • Infinite Aloe
  • Infinity Logo Solutions
  • J & M Sew & Vac
  • Jeananne Wright
  • Kaleidoscope Collections, LLC
  • Nolting Longarm
  • Piece by Piece
  • Quilt Retreat At Sea

 

  • Quilters Corner
  • Quilter's Gift Shop
  • Quilter's Stash-Handi Quilter
  • Quilter's Stash-Janome
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • Sew-Ergo Advantage
  • Tensisters
  • The Fig Leaf
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Presser Foot
  • The Sewing Circle
  • Uniquely Yous Quilt Shop

  Attendees at the
Festival Registered for
Door Prizes including
the Grand Prize, a

Janome logo
2030 DC
 

Classroom machines provided by Juki America, Janome machines provided by Quilter's Stash

New this year Race for Charity Quilts. Machines provided by Juki America

  We will be making charity quilts using 2  1/2" strips during the entire show.  Come sit and sew with us for an hour.  All of our quilts will be donated to a worthy cause in the area


This show was a collaborative effort between
many organizations and businesses.


The following guilds exhibited at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival:
Longmont Quilt Guild - Longmont CO
Smoky Hills Quilt Club - Aurora, CO
Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild - Ft. Collins, CO
Piecing Partners Quilt Guild - Colorado Springs, CO
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters - Fort Collins, CO

         
  Jeananne Wright photo  

QUILT APPRAISALS
by Jeananne Wright, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Jeananne Wright of Longmont,CO, is an AQS certified quilt appraiser and a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles. She is a quilt historian and a national speaker and has 11 different quilt programs,
Quilts old and new, traditional and non-traditional, were appraised at the Festival for insurance, fair market, or donation value. Written appraisals were $45 and took about 30 minutes. Oral appraisals were $25 and 15 minutes. Jeananne Wright may be reached at 303-772-7684 or oldquilts@comcast.net

 
         

Hoffman Challenge 2013 fabric
Hoffman Challenge 2014 Fabric
L7292 68 Indigo

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    Hoffman Challenge logo
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival was only venue to display the ENTIRE Hoffman Challenge 2014 collection.

To learn more about the Hoffman Challenge visit their website at
www.hoffmanchallenge.com
 
Hoffman Winner - accessories
Accessories
Curator's Choice
"Prairie Stars"
Colleen Harvey
Nederland, CO
Hoffman winner mixed
Mixed Technique
"Deb's Garden of "Whimsy"
Deborah L Contreras
Greeley, CO
Hoffman winner pieced
Pieced
"Surrounded By Grace"
Cathy Pilcher Sperry
West Chester, OH
Hoffman winner applique
Appliqué
"I Will Always
Love You Alphonse"
Sheila Riess
Ellicott City, MD
Hoffman winner clothing
Clothing
"Midsummernightsdream"
Marijke Van Welzen
Vlaardingen,
The Netherlands
Hoffman winner dolls
Dolls
"The Lady Pandora"
Lillian Rexford
Topeka, KS

 




During the last three years Festival attendees have donated over
8,000 lbs of food! The total for 2014 was 3,147 pounds!

Your donations helped feed many people who might otherwise go hungry
Attendees saved $2 on registration to the Festival for their donation.
Food Bank logo

 

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Directions to
The Festival


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 Embassy Suites Hotel.
It's next door to the Festival

The Embassy Suites Hotel
is within walking distance of the
Festival (just next door). They are
offering Festival attendees special
rates based on availability. call
1-970-593-6200.

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4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Phone: (970) 593-6200

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:
http://treventscomplex.com/camping_agreement.cfm