Special Exhibits

This year’s quilt show will include two challenge exhibits . Choose one or both, put on your thinking cap, and get started.


Salute to Essential Workers Challenge

Honor a person or a profession in the Salute to Essential Workers Challenge at Quilts on the Red 2021. This is your opportunity to recognize and thank people who have made a difference in our region. Your entry can use a commercial pattern, be adapted from a pattern, or be an original design. It can be a wall hanging or a household item such as a table topper. There is no minimum size. Maximum size is a perimeter of 140 inches. The entry must have three layers (top, batting, backing) and be quilted. Register your quilt for the show in the Essential Worker Challenge category. This is a non-judged category and there is no entry fee for the Essential Worker Challenge. NSQG members as well as non-members are welcome to participate. Send questions to quiltingonthered@gmail.com.


Watercolor Challenge: Round 3

NSQG and the River Forks Watercolor Society (RFWS) will unite for a third time at the 2021 Quilts on the Red Show. Four years ago, the painters invited NSQG to their spring art show and challenged us to select a painting and create a quilt. Two years ago, we hosted an exhibit of art quilts and invited the painters to create a painting inspired by one of our quilts. This year is a new, pandemic-friendly format. The watercolor artists chose a local landmark and have signed up through their guild. Then NSQG members signed up to create a quilt inspired by the landmark on the RFWS list. The identity of the watercolor artist and quilter will be revealed at the quilt show. Sign up to quilt a landmark.

A reception for the Watercolor Challenge will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 7 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this hors d’oeuvre reception. See more details on the registration section to purchase the $20 tickets. The reception on Thursday night includes a “sneak peek” of the show quilts. Email questions to quiltingonthered@gmail.com.


Periodic Table of Pandemic Beverages

This special exhibit is a creativity challenge issued by the satellite group Modern Makers to the rest of the guild. Depict your favorite beverage as an element periodic table. Sign up details on the Links page.