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Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society

Are you looking for KHQS activities to add to your calendar?

Spring ReTREAT at Cave City is full, contact Jane Adolf at to be added to the waitlist.

Getaway will return to the Cave City Convention Center June 14 -17.  Yes, we have added another day of fun to this annual event.  Registration opens April 1 at 8 am Eastern time.  A variety of classes will be available along with sit and sew.

The Kentucky Heritage Applique Society (KHAS) retreat will be at the Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, August 3-6, 2023.  This retreat is full, however, you may be placed on the waitlist by clicking this link.    KHAS Applique Retreat 2023 - 8/3/2023  

Quilting Adventures will also be at the Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, August 25-27.  This year we will have Cynthia England.  For more information on Cynthia England click this link,  Details coming soon.

Fall Retreat will be at the Rough River State Park, October 19-22.  In addition to the traditional sit and sew format, a class will be offered.  More details to come!

You must be a member to attend KHQS events, Join KHQS today!

A message from the Kentucky Heritage Applique Society's (KHAS) new coordinator, Henrietta Sheffel!

Hello, my name is Henrietta Sheffel and I am the new KHAS coordinator. I was the KHQS treasurer from 2018-2020 and have been a member of both KHQS and KHAS for several years. I live in Breathitt County in eastern Kentucky and I am married with 3 grown children, 2 boys and a girl. I have 7 grandsons, ages 1 year to 12 years. I am active in my church and in my community, being involved with several local and statewide organizations.  I quilted and appliqued in the early years of marriage and raising children but life got so busy that I did not get to come back to both until about 6 years ago.

I am anxious to hear from KHAS members about what they want in the 2024 Retreat. KHAS Members have been sent a survey via email. Please fill it out and return it so I can begin working on a Retreat that will be fun a nd educational, and will meet the needs of KHAS members.

Interested in a Quilt Registry?

Jefferson County will be hosting one!

When: Sat., April 1, 2023    10am - 4pm
Where:  South Central Regional Library
             7300 Jefferson Blvd
             Louisville, KY 40219
POCs:  Vickie Coleman,  (859) 533-9279,
            Linda Slye,  (502) 649-7471,

Countdown to Spring ReTREAT 2023
Countdown to Spring ReTREAT 2023
The countdown to Spring ReTREAT is on! 

Are you taking one of the machine quilting workshops?  What projects will you bring?  Perhaps one of the many KHQS related projects.

*The President's Challenge quilt "Home"?
*The Challenge block?  All 100 kits were sold!
*The KHAS applique block?
*The QAK "Banned Substance" challenge?
*A landscape project from Sue Benner's class?
*A project from one of Krista Moser's classes?
*Other Getaway classes?
*The project from Nikki Parmenter's class?
*The blocks from the Mystery quilt?

So many options. 

The Getaway Planning Committee wants to expand our quilt displays.  There will be the perennial favorites President's Challenge quilts and the Applique blocks.  The expansion will include projects from the other classes.

Spring ReTREAT at the Cave City Convention Center is Full.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list contact Jane Adolf at

Spring ReTREAT 2023 Information
Mystery Quilt 22/23

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

Are you caught up?!   One hundred seventy two (172) members signed up for it!   

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 have been busy assembling and sending clues every Monday.

The Mystery began November 1 and will run through April, allowing time for you to assemble your top and have it ready to display at Getaway 2023.  Some critical pieces of this mystery will actually be mailed to your home, so it is important for you to register for this event.

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.

Boone Tavern
The  Appliqué Society Retreat is now FULL! 

The retreat is Thursday-Sunday, August 3-6, 2023, at the Historic Boone Tavern at 100 Main Street, Berea, KY.  You must be a current KHQS member and KHAS member.

For more information or to be placed on the Waitlist, 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
Cheryl Slaughter photo

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


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