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2018 President's Challenge
"For the Birds"
issued by Mary Bauer

I love birds – so don’t take the title of this challenge to
mean something silly. I’ve collected bird figurines, I’ve
owned canaries, parakeets, a mynah, a parrot and hundreds
of Ostrich!
For a bit of inspiration Birds are ….
Any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves,
having a body covered with feathers,
forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth,
and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg.

If you like traditional piecing, try flying geese,
bluebird, crow’s foot or goosetracks. If you prefer
applique , create a beautiful rendition of your favorite
bird. Quilt artists choose whimsy, abstract, reality, or
thread painting. For additional inspiration visit
the State Fair when the fowl are on display. WOW–
what nature has created.
This challenge is for everyone!

Don’t Procrastinate – the first 20 entries received
will have a real Ostrich Egg waiting for them to take home
at Getaway 2018

Rules for the 2018 KHQS President's Challenge include the following.

Your quilt should:

  • Be comprised of three layers...a top, batting, and backing.
  • Be created using a pattern or design of your choice.
  • Be stitched by hand or machine.
  • Have a perimeter measurement no larger than 140".
  • Be submitted by June 1, 2018 and be available to be included in a traveling exhibit until June 2019 at Getaway.


Before submitting your quilt, please do the following:

  • Write an Artist's Statement which includes information providing insight into why you chose your design. You must also include the technique(s) used in making the quilt. Please keep statement to 125 words or less.
  • Add a four-inch sleeve to the back of the quilt.
  • Add a label to the back of the quilt that includes the quilt title; your name, city and state; and the date the quilt was completed.


Send the following items by dates specified below to
Diane Acosta
213 Overland Ridge Apt. 101

Walton, KY 41094-7250

  • •May 28, 2018: Artist's Statement (e-mail)
  • •June 1, 2018: Challenge Quilts received via USPS, UPS, FedEx, or hand delivery

The wonderful quilt behind the scene on the website was made by Karen Riggins.  Karen is a founding member of KHQS and has served the organization in several capacities including President and QAK Coordinator.