Special Exhibits

The 2023 Quilts on the Red quilt show will include two challenge exhibits. Quilters chose one or more, put on their thinking caps, and create some amazing art!


Barn Quilt Challenge

Guild Members,
Here’s your chance to create a challenge quilt using a traditional quilt block. The concept of barn quilts originated to encourage economic development by promoting ag-tourism and local businesses while bringing tourism to rural areas. While quilts are often made of a series of squares, a barn quilt is always a single square.

Click here for Challenge Guidelines

Watercolor Challenge Round 4

North Star Quilters Guild (NSQG) and River Forks Watercolor Society (RFWS) will display the results of their fourth pairing. In 2017, these two local groups collaborated for the first time and have been creating art inspired by each other’s work ever since. “I Get Around” is this year’s theme. Art Quilters in the North Star Quilters Guild invited the watercolor artists to create a watercolor piece inspired by art quilts. 50 original pieces will be shown for the first time at this year’s Quilts on the Red!

Guild members are eligible to participate. Project dimension are 18 x 24-inch dimensions on the theme “I Get Around.” The signup pager is on Signup Genius. Challenge quilts are due May 14. Contact Jolene M., Colleen C., or Pat J, for more information.