Quilt Challenge & Exhibit Opportunities

Quilt Exhibit Opportunities

Our Guild now has a small committee that is looking for opportunities to display member quilts, both traditional and art quilts, in smaller venues that are local. We hope to show quilts in art galleries and other public places. On this page we will list opportunities which have been identified and information for members to use to participate in this exciting new program.

Botanical Quilt Exhibit Challenge

Theme:  Botanical.   Think nature, plants, seeds, leaves, flowers, grasses, trees, etc.  Let your imagination or your photo collection inspire you to create something beautiful in nature.

Key Parameters

  • must be 18” (w) x 24” (h)  (Portrait orientation only)
  • any style of artwork (abstract, realistic, large scale, small scale, etc.)
  • any technique (pieced, appliqué, paper pieced, thread painted, painted, etc.)
  • any embellishments (that are securely attached)


In order to accommodate our day/night sessions, we will have two due dates.   You decide on which date you would like to turn in your work.

1) Monday, April 21, 2020, 10 am
2) Monday, May 18, 2020, 7 pm

When you turn in your work on challenge night (April/May) please include an index card with the Title of your piece.   We would like all pieces to have titles so give it some thought or have some of your quilting friends help you with a title.

We will be photographing these challenge pieces so we can have a photo portfolio to shop around to various exhibit venues in the area.   We would like to have these pieces to be “For Sale” as a number of exhibition venues prefer “For Sale” items.   This is not required (if you become really attached to your entry).

This is an opportunity to share your beautiful work at a variety of venues.

At the NC Aquarium

We have booked a QBTS Exhibit at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.   Our exhibit will be held in their gallery and is set for October 7, 2021 until January 3, 2022.  Details (rules, theme, restrictions) will be announced in late 2020 so everyone has sufficient time to create a new challenge piece for this exhibit. Information will be posted here.