KINGSPORT — The 2021 Challenge Show of First Frontier Quilters of Kingsport will be on display at the Kingsport Renaissance Center (second floor gallery) from now through Sept. 27. The quilts will be judged today and a reception is scheduled for this Sunday with the winners announced.
This year's challenge involved the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, with members using any part or all of the poem — literally or figuratively — to create their quilts. Members also had to include a statement on how the poem inspired them with the creation of their quilts.
First Frontier Quilters of Kingsport was organized in 1994 to promote and teach the art of quilt making. The guild meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1593 Warpath Drive, in Kingsport. Throughout the year, the guild conducts quilt workshops and has an annual quilt retreat. Community service projects include donating children's quilts for Safe House and lap quilts to Avalon Hospice.