When O‘ahu-based quilter and Academy docent Charlene Hughes got a phone call at 7 a.m. last month to see if she was interested in being in a quilt exhibition to mark the inauguration of President Barack Obama, she thought it was a joke. When she realized guest curator Roland L. Freeman wasn’t kidding, she jumped at the opportunity. Hughes has joined 44 other master quilt makers from across the U.S. in “Quilts for Obama: Celebrating the Inauguration of our 44th President.”  Two of her works are on display: “Ku’u Maui Aloha,” pictured, and “Kapa Apana.” The exhibition opened this past Sunday and is on view through Jan. 31 at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. If you’re one of the thousands making the pilgrimage to the capital to see the nation’s first Hawai‘i-born president sworn in, be sure to check it out. Hughes remains humble about being asked to show her work in the exhibition. “I was just in the right place at the right time,” she says.