President’s Challenge
Quilters of South Carolina PO Box 211275 - Columbia, SC 29221-6275 Email the Webmaster with questions about this site
Quilters of South Carolina Uniting Quilters Across the State
For the past several years, the President of QSC has issued a Qulters Challenge to design and create quilts using specific guidelines.  Each challenge has had a meaningful purpose and has sparked interest at the local level, state level, national level, and even internationally.  Click on any link below to find out more and see some of the results!
Quilters Gone Wild! 2015 - 2016 Challenge The perimeter of the finished quilts should be no larger than 120 inches.  Multiple entries are allowed.  Congratulations to the Vierers’ Choice winner of this challenge:  Marilyn Zeleznik! 20th Anniversary Challenge: Smiling Faces.  Beautiful Places.  President Karen Kendo challengened the group to create a small quilt depicting your interpretation of South Carolina’s Best assets.  Size:  No larger than 24” x 36” Orientation:  Portrait or Landscape Quilts will be presented at the 2014 Pieceable Retreat and exhibited in areas through out SC in 2015. Quilts of Valor Challenge 2013-2014 “The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with the comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”  President Karen Kendo has issued a two year QSC challenge to make Quilts of Valor for our past and present military heros.   There are many ways you can support this challenge. •	Make a QOV quilt.  Use good quality 100% cotton fabrics (patriotic or fabrics appropriate for an adult male or female).  The quilt should be no smaller than 55” by 65” and no larger than 72” by 90”.  Quilt it yourself or send it to a longarm quilter, then bind it. •	Make blocks for a QOV quilt and bring them to Pieceable Retreat 2013 for another volunteer to turn into a quilt. •	Volunteer to turn donated blocks into a quilt top.  This can be done by an individual or a group. •	If you have a longarm machine, volunteer to quilt for our QOV Challenge.  We are hoping that districts and guilds will sponsor some QOV sew-ins and we also hope to have a state wide evnet.  QSC QOV may be turned in at the 2013 Pieceable Retreat at White Oak or the 2014 Spring Meeting in Anderson.  For complete information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit:  QOV Website  QSC QOV Quilt Labels (Designed by Anne Mixon)   The first QSC QOV, made by Diane Sala, was presented at the 2013 Spring Meeting in Hilton Head Covering SC Kids! 2012 - 2014  Members were challenged by Karen Kendo to make at least one Covering SC Kids quilt.  Quilts were made for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Greenville, Florence, Charleston, and Columbia.  465 Quilts were delivered!  Click Here for pictures. Menopause 2020 - 2011 This challenge from President Diane Schonauer was to create “menopause” inspired quilts.  The 33 quilts were displayed at the 2010 Fall Piecable Retreat Give Me Your Heart 2009 - 2011 Women’s Heart Health was the focus of this challenge issued by President Sandra Baker.  Quilts were exhibited around the state.  Click Here for pictures Artful Bras To raise awareness for Breast Cancer, the Arful Bras challenge was devised and issued by Sandra Baker and Anita Bowen.  National and International acclaim arose from this effort…as well as a book, Artful Bras, which is still available for purchase from QSC. For the Birds! 2016 - 2017 Challenge President Karen Kirkland challenged the group to take this title literally or interpretively.  The Birds is a very suspenseful Hitchcock movie!  The Carolina Wren is our state bird.  And don’t forget, Mother Goose!   •	Perimeter of finished quilt shall be no larger than 120 inches •	Each quilt should have a label with your name and address and the title of the piece •	Each quilt needs to have a hanging sleeve •	Multiple entries allowed •	Entries are due at the 2016 Fall Retreat and will be returned at the 2017 Fall Retreat after touring the state
        President’s Challenge
Quilters of South Carolina PO Box 211275 - Columbia, SC 29221-6275 Email the Webmaster with questions about this site
Quilters of South Carolina Uniting Quilters Across the State
For the past several years, the President of QSC has issued a Qulters Challenge to design and create quilts using specific guidelines.  Each challenge has had a meaningful purpose and has sparked interest at the local level, state level, national level, and even internationally.  Click on any link below to find out more and see some of the results!
Quilters Gone Wild! 2015 - 2016 Challenge
The perimeter of the finished quilts should be no larger than 120 inches.  Multiple entries are allowed. Congratulations to the Vierers’ Choice winner of this challenge:  Marilyn Zeleznik!
20th Anniversary Challenge: Smiling Faces.  Beautiful Places. President Karen Kendo challengened the group to create a small quilt depicting your interpretation of South Carolina’s Best assets. Size:  No larger than 24” x 36” Orientation:  Portrait or Landscape Quilts will be presented at the 2014 Pieceable Retreat and exhibited in areas through out SC in 2015.
Quilts of Valor Challenge 2013-2014
“The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with the comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” President Karen Kendo has issued a two year QSC challenge to make Quilts of Valor for our past and present military heros. There are many ways you can support this challenge. Make a QOV quilt.  Use good quality 100% cotton fabrics (patriotic or fabrics appropriate for an adult male or female).  The quilt should be no smaller than 55” by 65” and no larger than 72” by 90”.  Quilt it yourself or send it to a longarm quilter, then bind it. Make blocks for a QOV quilt and bring them to Pieceable Retreat 2013 for another volunteer to turn into a quilt. Volunteer to turn donated blocks into a quilt top.  This can be done by an individual or a group. If you have a longarm machine, volunteer to quilt for our QOV Challenge. We are hoping that districts and guilds will sponsor some QOV sew-ins and we also hope to have a state wide evnet. QSC QOV may be turned in at the 2013 Pieceable Retreat at White Oak or the 2014 Spring Meeting in Anderson. For complete information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit:  QOV Website QSC QOV Quilt Labels (Designed by Anne Mixon)
The first QSC QOV, made by Diane Sala, was presented at the 2013 Spring Meeting in Hilton Head
Menopause 2020 - 2011
This challenge from President Diane Schonauer was to create “menopause” inspired quilts.  The 33 quilts were displayed at the 2010 Fall Piecable Retreat
Artful Bras
To raise awareness for Breast Cancer, the Arful Bras challenge was devised and issued by Sandra Baker and Anita Bowen.  National and International acclaim arose from this effort…as well as a book, Artful Bras, which is still available for purchase from QSC.
For the Birds! 2016 - 2017 Challenge
President Karen Kirkland challenged the group to take this title literally or interpretively.  The Birds is a very suspenseful Hitchcock movie!  The Carolina Wren is our state bird.  And don’t forget, Mother Goose! Perimeter of finished quilt shall be no larger than 120 inches Each quilt should have a label with your name and address and the title of the piece Each quilt needs to have a hanging sleeve Multiple entries allowed Entries are due at the 2016 Fall Retreat and will be returned at the 2017 Fall Retreat after touring the state