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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:
  Janome logo Elna logo Juki logo





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. 


Veronica Cox is the owner of Bear Thread Designs, Inc. and has traveled extensively, teaching fusible appique  using The Applique Pressing Sheet.  She has demonstrated the technique at quilt shows, quilt shops, cruises, quilt guild meetings and on television.   

Veronica was taught to sew by her grandmother at the age of 4.  She learned how to sew buttons, and she sewed buttons on everything in sight.  She learned how to use a sewing machine by sewing through her finger and has since learned the proper way to use a sewing machine.  She has sewn for herself and her two children while they were growing up. 
In 1990, she was introduced to quilting by her mother-in-law.  After her first class she was hooked.  Veronica has taught many classes and worshops.  She also does trunk shows on stage and loves to pass her 70+ quilts around in the audience.  
Veronica and her husband bought Bear Thread Designs in 2001, and have since added new products to their line.  In addition to manufacturing The Applique Pressing Sheet, they have added Grip-n-Press, a nonstick ironing surface and just recently added Grip-n-Grip, a gripping surface that aids in embroidery hooping, coloring on fabric and holding fabric for making quilt labels. They also added 2 more sizes of their popular Applique Pressing Sheet, the large size 18" x 20", and the super size 27" x 30".  They have added Stick-n-Press 2 sizes of The Angelina Sheets and the newest product, Hoop Grip for embroidery hoops.  She also manufactures Sew Clean, an all natural cleaner for Quilts and delicate items and Sew Fresh, an all natural freshener for quilts and other items.  All of these procusts have been featured in magazines such as Miniature Quilts, Sewing and Embroidery Professional, Round Bobbin Newsletter, Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, Quiltmaker, Quilter's Newsletter, McCall's Quilting, Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home and Bead Unique. 
Veronica and The Applique Pressing sheet have also been featued on America Quilts in 7 differnt series.  Recently Veronica was asked to tape a segment with Quilter's News Network.  The Applique Pressing Sheet has been featured on HGTV's Simply Quilts numerous times with different designers and has been endorsed by many quilting personalities, such as McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles, Sue Hausmann, Nancy Halvorsen of Art To Heart. 
In 2001 Veronica was the judge for the Liberty County Go Texan Quilt Competition in which the winning quilt goes on to compete in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo competetion.  In 2007 Veronica was the judge for the Red Dress, White on White, and Embellished pieces competitions at Janome Institute held in Reno, Nevada.
In 2002 she began teaching "Fun With Fusible" on the Round Bobbin cruises, as well as other cruises.
Veronica is very active in her 5 quilt guilds, she has held the offfice of Vice President in charge of Programs several times in each guild, she feels this job to be the best office there is to hold.  She has been President of 2 different guilds and enjoys that as well. 
Several summers ago, she taught her 2 grandaughter's age 8 and 10 how to quilt.  They each made a quilt and matching pillow, the 8 year old entered her quilt and pillow in the County Fair and won 1st place on the quilt and 3rd on the pillow.  She now wants a machine like Grammie.  Veronica thinks it is important to teach our children and granchildren to carry on our quilting and sewing skills and loves teaching them.

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.

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.






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




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


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: