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. 


David is a quilter, pattern designer and teacher and has been sewing and making quilts for almost 25 years. He ventured into longarm quilting 2.5 years ago with his first longarm purchase, a Juki 2200 QVP. His quilting techniques and style have grown with the assistance of Jamie Wallen as his mentor. He lives in Cumming, GA. Examples of his work can be seen on his website: or on his Facebook page. David is also a Fabric Ambassador for Batik Textiles. 

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. 

Stephanie Chini:

My love of anything crafty began at an early age. I needed something to keep me occupied in the car on our family vacation. My cutoff jeans were perfect for my elementary embroidery doodles! 

One summer I was hired as an assistant art counselor, but signing in at the camp, I was told I would be the head counselor.  From the old leftover supplies in the art closet, I created activities for the young campers all summer.  I have been designing, doodling, and playing ever since.  

I have taught basic quilting, and now am excited to share my techniques, ideas, and experiences with wool.  I took a color theory class in college and am fascinated with color. I love to experiment with colors in wool dyeing.

I have traveled and lived in several states and countries with my husband and children as part of the Air Force family. Pictures, landscapes, and life are my inspirations.  Everywhere you look is a new idea!



Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

will proudly display a 1930's collection of vintage quilts at our show


Sign up to win this Sewing Machine donated by Janome












Classroom machines provided by Juki America. 

Quilt Displays For 2017

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

  Denton Quilt Guild

Bear Thread Designs

Karen Pharr

Chicago School of Fusing

Dori Hawks private collection

David Gilleland


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 Fairfield Inn &Suites.

Mention Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival for the Group Block at the discounted rate.

(970) 461-1000

1710 Foxtrail Drive

Loveland, CO. 80538




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: