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The KHQS 2022/23 Mystery Quilt Challenge is HERE!! Register NOW!!

You have heard the buzz, quilty bees. Now it is time to register for the KHQS 2022/23 Mystery Quilt Challenge.

The Mystery Challenge, designed by award-winning quilter, teacher and KHQS member Mary Bauer, will challenge and intrigue you, perhaps teach some new skills and will enhance your quilting techniques. Mary and her mystery team led by Kathy Wantland are busy assembling your clues and preparing for the November 1 launch. Many more details are coming, but here’s what you need to know now:

The Mystery Quilt Challenge is free and a benefit for all KHQS members, so you must be a member to participate.
The Mystery will begin November 1 and run through April, allowing time for you to assemble your top and have it ready to display at Getaway 2023.  You will receive clues via email, and once a month the Mystery Quilters will convene via zoom for support and sharing. Some critical pieces of this mystery will actually be mailed to your home, so it is important for you to register for this event.

Once you register, you will receive a Welcome Packet by email (on October 10th) that includes additional information and a fabric key so that you can begin searching your stash or shopping for just the right fabrics. The Mystery will offer options for you to choose alternate blocks if you find any of the clues too challenging. But remember, you will also have the monthly zoom call to get tips, tricks and support from other quilters.

Click HERE to register for the 2022/23 Mystery Quilt Challenge.

Not yet a member? Click HERE to join for only $20, then come back to the Home Page to register for the Mystery Quilt Challenge.


Nikki Parmenter Zoom Class

Nikki will be conducting a Zoom Class October 15th and 16th, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Central Time.  This is a four hour workshop.  If you can't make these dates the classes will be recorded and emailed out to participants.  

Registration will open September 1, 2022.Register Here  

Nikki specializes in mixed media, textile based pieces.  Click here for more information on Nikki.


New Members Sign Up At Heartland Quilt Show!

Kathy Wantland and Amy Aldenderfer represented KHQS at the Heartland Quilt Show in Elizabethtown September 23 & 24.  During the two day event, they had 17 new members sign up and 4 renewals.  Welcome to all the new/renewing members!

A good time was had by all at Sue Benner's Sewing the Land workshop in Berea.

Here are a few comments made by our members.

"Loved it even though it was out of my comfort zone!"

"Wonderful class! I love the more challenging art quilt."

"Love this class. Learned some useful techniques."

"Stretched my limits to possibilities..."

"Sue is awesome!"

Completed projects will be displayed at Getaway 2023.

Enjoy the photos.
Sue Benner 2022

Fall Retreat Is Full! 

Retreat photos will be shared to showcase the projects worked on. 

Boone Tavern
Calling all Kentucky Heritage Appliqué people.  Based on comments made at our last KHAS meeting at Getaway we are making big changes to our 2023 Appliqué Retreat and we hope you like them.  Next year we will move our retreat to Thursday-Sunday, August 3-6, 2023, and leave the State Park system.  Instead we have booked the Historic Boone Tavern at 100 Main Street, Berea, KY.

For more info, click the Register Here button.

Meet the Maker

Welcome to the newest feature of the KHQS newsletterwebsite, and social media pages. The past 18 months have left many of us feeling isolated and out of touch with others. This feature is designed to entertain, engage, and help us reconnect to one another. If you would like to be featured in the Meet the Maker segment, contact Teri Smith at
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Meet the Maker - Cheryl Slaughter


Cheryl Slaughter is a life-long learner, teacher and sewist who began her quilting journey in the late 1970s. She has loved sewing since she was a very young child watching her grandmothers make quilts. When she learned her brother was to be married, she decided to make him a quilt as a wedding gift. She found a picture in a book, graphed it to the size she wanted, pieced it and hand quilted it with no training in quilt-making. Today, Cheryl creates extraordinary quilts, piecing many by hand.

Click here to read more about her journey as a quilter and view a gallery of her quilts.

Meet the Maker Cheryl Slaughter


The Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University has opened a new exhibit, Crazy Quilt Mania. This exhibition showcases 23 crazy quilts from the Museum’s collection, as well as examples of related textile and non-textile fancywork, illustrations, and advertisements. The Kentucky Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Docent guided group tours are available on Fridays. The exhibit runs through June 30, 2023.


For more information about the exhibit or about visiting the Kentucky Museum, send an email to or go to Website -

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