FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR DAN CRANDALL 216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3274
Now is a great time to stroll through nature and find inspiration to begin a nature themed quilt to enter it in Cleveland Metroparks "Reflections of Nature" Quilt Show.
Cleveland Metroparks annual "Reflections of Nature" Quilt Show event will be held November 13 and 14 at John J. Donnelly River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation in North Olmsted.
Quilt Show applications are available at the following locations:
- BrecksvilleNatureCenter in Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville
- CanalWayCenter in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, CuyahogaHeights
- GarfieldParkNatureCenter in GarfieldPark Reservation, Garfield Heights
- NorthChagrinNatureCenter in North Chagrin Reservation, MayfieldVillage
- Rocky RiverNatureCenter in Rocky River Reservation, North Olmsted
Applications are also available via download at www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
Entered quilts must have a North American nature theme, incorporating nature images within the design. Quilters may use traditional or innovative concepts.
Having trouble finding some nature inspiration? EarthWords Nature Shops have pre-made quilt blocks to enter in the EarthWords Nature Lover's Quilt Block category. Visit any of the three EarthWords Nature Shops (located in CanalWay Center, NorthChagrinNatureCenter and Rocky RiverNatureCenter) to purchase a Nature Lover's Quilt Block pattern and enter the completed piece in the show. New quilt block designs are featured this year.
The application deadline is Tuesday, October 19. There is an $8 show entry fee per quilt. A limit of two entries per person will be accepted. Applications must be accompanied with a non-returnable photo of the quilt.
Prizes/ribbons will be awarded to the top three quilts in the following categories: large quilt, medium quilt, small quilt, and EarthWords Nature Lover's Quilt Block. Additional prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Viewers' Choice, Judge's Choice, Best Hand Quilted, and Honorable Mentions. The Best of Show quilt will receive a Bernina Activa 210 sewing machine ($999 retail), courtesy of Abigayle's Quiltery of Olmsted Falls.
The weekend-long "Reflections of Nature" Quilt Show features the juried quilt exhibit, lectures/presentations, quilt/fiber art stores and vendors, demonstrations, local quilt guilds, make-and-take projects, and more!
For more information or an application, call 216-635-3200 or clevelandmetroparks.com.
Nature provides so many great inspirations. Take time to stroll out in the Park District and then begin quilting a nature-themed quilt for the "Reflections of Nature" Quilt Show in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life naturally.