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                                   Brief History of KHQS

 

In 1981, quilt lovers, quiltmakers and quilt collectors joined together to form the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, the first statewide organization to be concerned with all aspects of quiltmaking throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

KHQS now has more than 400 members. KHQS also has two affiliate guilds. The Kentucky Heritage Appliqué Society (KHAS) is devoted to promoting the techniques, appreciation and preservation of hand and machine appliqué. The Quilt Artists of Kentucky (QAK) is devoted to promoting innovative quilt making techniques and the quilt as an art form.

 

Activities include the annual Getaway, Quilting Adventures, KHAS Meeting, QAK Meeting, KHQS Spring Retreat, KHQS Fall Retreat, KHAS Spring Retreat and the QAK Annual Show.

 

Purpose

 

 

1)

To promote understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of the art and craft of quiltmaking.

 

 

2)

To support and expand the collection and preservation of Kentucky quilts and the records of Kentucky quiltmakers and their work.

 

 

3)

To undertake such activities as shows, contests, and educational workshops.

 

All are welcome - from the Novice to the Expert!  Join_Now


 

Past Presidents – Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society

1981-1982

Lorre Smith

Iris Peers

 

2000-2001

Denise Stewart

1982-1983

Helen Thompson

2001-2002

Joan Abell

1983-1985

Lysa Scarborough

2002-2003

Carole Crabtree

1985-1987

Marie Salazar

2003-2004

Denise Stewart

1987-1988

Mary King

2004-2005

Judith Dunphy

1988-1990

Phyllis Miller

2005-2006

Peggy Barron

1990-1991

Cheryl Slaughter

2006-2007

Mary Tharp

1991-1992

Debbie Fisher

2007-2008

Ann Landini

1992-1993

Pat Schafer

2008-2009

Becky Hill

1993-1994

Donna Duncan

2009-2010

Brenda Leftwich

1994-1995

Easie Cecil

2010-2011

Janie Williams

1995-1996

Kathleen Dailey

2011-2012

Claire Hundley

1996-1997

Ann Quandee

2012-2013

Jill Branton

1997-1998

Karen Riggins

2013-2014

Linda Todd Phelps

1998-1999

Joyce Begley

2014-2015

Daphne Maurer

1999-2000

Karen Templeton

2015-2016
2016-2017

Sarah Frye
Mary Bauer

 

 


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.