Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
Loveland Colorado, August 25 - 27, 2016
at "The Ranch" 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland CO 80538
Shopping hours:
Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm

 Saturday 10am - 4pm
Classes begin at 10am each day

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

Children under 12 are free.

Thank you to everyone who came to the 2015 Festival.
We hope to see you again this year!

Thank you to everyone who brought food donations for the
Food Bank of Larimer County. 4,000 pounds of food was collected!

The 2016 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival is sponsored by:
  Janome logo Elna logo Juki logo




The 2016 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival is hosting a Tumbler Block Challenge, sponsored by Bear Thread Designs and AccuQuilt. Participants will make a quilt no larger than 60” x 60”. There are no restrictions other than size and that a tumbler can clearly be seen. The quilt can have as many or as few tumbler blocks as desired, but they must be visibly distinguishable on the quilt. All forms of quilts such as pieced, paper-pieced, applique or embellished are accepted but not required. The quilt must be quilted and bound and must have a 4” sleeve for hanging. You may enter more than one quilt, if desired. The finished quilts will be judged by attendees and the Viewer’s Choice winner will be awarded a Go Baby! and die set.

Meet the 2016 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. 



Cathy Van Bruggen began sewing at a very early age. She remembers sewing doll clothes by hand while watching her mother create costumes. At the age of 18, she was hired by Catalina Swimwear as a production manager and sample maker. Unable to work outside the home while raising five children, Cathy designed custom bridal wear. And in 1970, a family business called The Outfitters was started. One small store developed into a chain of 6 women's clothing stores in major malls. When the Outfitters closed in 1995, Cathy began quilting as a hobby. 

Her first appliqué pattern was published in 2002. After showing one of her original designs at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, someone asked when she would design a pattern for the quilt. Since then, she has designed many patterns and offers fabric kits for the convenience of her customers and students. By using timesaving techniques in quilt making, she developed Needle-turn Appliqué the Easy Way™. Cathy enjoys creating botanically correct appliqué designs featuring flowers, birds, and woodland creatures. She has been recognized with many prize winning quilts.

Designing patterns and teaching is her passion. Cathy was nominated Teacher of The Year by The Professional Quilter Magazine in 2004 and 2009. Her designs have been featured in The Appliqué Society Newsletter, and Quilt Maker Magazine. She has taught nationally at state conferences, guest artist for The Elly Sienkiewicz’s Appliqué Academy, and Quilter’s Guilds throughout the USA. In 2012, Cathy was honored to teach at the first International Quilt Festival in Galway, Ireland.


Carol Lane-Saber is a registered nurse, attorney and retired criminal court judge who has worked with textiles since childhood. In her teens she was a 4-H Club sewing champion. Her career as a professional fiber artist began when she founded "Carol Lane and Company", a high fashion wholesale clothing line featuring wearable art that was sold to stores in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York markets. She is an eight time Fairfield Fashion Show designer and has participated in numerous invitational exhibitions throughout the USA. In 1985 she went to Japan to study Japanese textile dyeing and fabric stenciling. There she met her husband, Jerry Saber, and lived in that country for several years studying and collecting all forms of Japanese textiles. She and Jerry have as "retirement" business, selling Japanese textiles and aartifacts, leading tours to Japan and teaching textile arts to others.


Sara Miller is a self trained fiber artist. She created her first masterpiece on fabric in kindergarten when she painted a big red flower on a pastel pink dress her mother made for her.  And as they say-an artist was born.  In 7th grade she was introduced to sewing in a home economics class and began sewing her own clothes and making anything out of fabric. For years she designed her own couture clothing much of which was worn for a career in the computer industry.

In 2002, she landed a dream job as a Creative Consultant with Pfaff Sewing Machines. To prepare to teach a class at a quilting expo, Sara sewed her first quilt. The class was based on a book that incorporated curved quilt blocks using templates. Despite her experience with sewing garments, sewing the curved blocks created quite a challenge for Sara. While putting together the blocks there was difficulty with the finished block sizes and the seams lining up properly. She quickly learned the pitfalls of using templates and of making quilts with curved pieced blocks. After teaching the class a few more times she witnessed firsthand the ongoing problems with the existing curved templates commercially available. She soon found herself launching a new business venture, Sew Inspiredand the Sew Inspired Design System™, to help quilters create unique curved quilts in an easier and more accurate way.

She has inspired thousands of art quilters to tap their creativity by creating uniquely designed quilts. Sara has been featured on the PBS Television Show, America’s Quilts Creatively, numerous times. She has traveled the United States teaching and inspiring other art quilters with her unique designs and easy to use templates and methods. She has won numerous awards at quilt shows across the country and is an authority in the quilting industry for her out-of-the-box ideas and approach to art quilting.

Artist Angela Lawrence has created a wide ranging number of appliqué designs that take quilting from ordinary into the extraordinary. Her hand-crafted art has an inspiring beauty that draws from a variety of influences, including floral and natural elements.

Angela has taught needleturn appliqué throughout the Central United States since 1998. Most notably she has taught at the AQS Show in Des Moines, Iowa and the Minnesota Quilt Show in Duluth, Minnesota. She published her first book "Needleturn Appliqué, the basics & beyond" in July 2012 and recently released her second book, "Bright & Bold Wool Appliqué" in February 2016.

With a degree in education, it was only natural that her love of teaching and passion for quilting would draw her back to the classroom teaching beginning through advanced appliqué workshops. Angela enjoys all aspects of quilting but her passion is needleturn  appliqué.




These Vendors Will Be At The 2016 Festival


  • Applique After Hours
  • Aunt Philly's
  • B Right On
  • BJ Designs & Patterns
  • Blakeman's Vacuum & Sewing-Elna
  • Blakeman's Vacuum & Sewing-Koala
  • Blue Wave Tech
  • Cactus Quilts
  • Country Cottage Quilt Shoppe
  • Cutco
  • Delve MIY
  • Designs On Ice
  • Dianne Springer Designs
  • Edward Jones
  • England Designs
  • G&P Trading
  • Hawiian Moon
  • Hunter Heirloom Quilting
  • Ilene Bartos Designs
  • Infinity Logo Solutions
  • J & M Sew & Vac
  • Japanese Textiles & Tours
  • Juki
  • Kathy Quilt / Block Rockit
  • Martelli Enterprises
  • Material Girl
  • Mica's Room


  • Norwex
  • Overbrook Quilt Connection
  • Piece by Piece
  • PM Quilting
  • Polar Notions
  • Purple Cow Designs
  • Quick Points Ruler
  • Quilt Backs and More
  • Quilter's Gift Shop
  • Quilter's Stash-Janome
  • Quilter's Stash -Handi Quilter
  • Red Button Quilt Company
  • RR-Retreats by Margie
  • Savvy Quilters
  • Sawyer Creek Artistry
  • Seams So Smooth
  • Sew Ergo Advantage
  • Sew Inspired by Sara
  • Sew N Soles
  • Sue's Sparklers
  • The Fig Leaf
  • The Presser Foot
  • The Sewing Circle
  • The Stichin Den
  • Thimbles by TJ Lane, Iowa
  • Traditional Primitives
  • Trims on Wheels
  • Winline Textiles




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

Janome logo

Classroom machines provided by Juki America. 

Janome machines provided by Quilter's Stash.

Elna machines provided by Blakeman's Sew and Vac.

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



The following guilds will exhibit at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival:

Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters

Smokey Hill Quilt Club

Quilter's Guild of Dallas

Denton Quilt Guild

Bay Area Quilt Guild

Quilt Displays For 2016

Tumbler Challenge Sponsored by Bear Thread Designs and AccuQuilt

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Presents "Baskets"

 Round Robin Quilts by Margie and Friends

  Round Robin Quilts by Newbees

Art Quilts by Tom Russell

Dallas Quilt Guild Challenge Quilts

Simple Blocks Make Sensational Quilts-Scrap Exchange Group

Denton Quilt Guild Challenge


The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival will once again host the Hoffman Challenge 2016 collection.

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: