FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER -216-635-3274
Quilting can be �sew� much fun. So, don't miss the opportunity
to pick up an application to enter a quilt in the 10th
Annual Cleveland Metroparks �Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show.
Cleveland Metroparks �Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show event is
on November 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky River
Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation in North Olmsted.
Quilt Show application/brochures are available at the following
Cleveland Metroparks locations:
- Brecksville Nature Center in Brecksville Reservation,
- CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga
- Garfield Park Nature Center in Garfield Park Reservation,
- North Chagrin Nature Center in North Chagrin Reservation,
- Rocky River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation, North
The application/brochure is also available online at "http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/">www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
Click on �Events & Programs,� scroll down and click on
�Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show. While online, view pictures of
winning quilts and past shows.
To enter a quilt in the show, an application must be completed
for each quilt entered. A limit of two entries per person will be
accepted. Applications must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee per
quilt, payable by check or money order to Cleveland Metroparks
along with a non-returnable photo(s) of the quilt.
The deadline for submitting an application is Thursday, October
Completed applications can be dropped off at any Cleveland
Metroparks nature/visitor center. Applications can also be mailed
to: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, Rocky River
Reservation, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
Entered quilts must have a nature theme, incorporating at least
one North American nature image within the design. Quilters may use
traditional or innovative concepts. A quilt can be entered in
one of three size categories: small (under 1600 square inches),
medium (1601 to 4899 square inches), and large (4900 to 9025 square
inches). A complete list of rules and requirements can be found in
Not quite ready to tackle a quilt? Then stop in at an EarthWords
Nature Shops and purchase a pre-made quilt block to enter in the
EarthWords Nature Lover's Quilt Block category.
Visit any of the three EarthWords Nature Shops (located in
CanalWay Center, North Chagrin Nature Center and Rocky River Nature
Center) or Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store to purchase a Nature
Lover's Quilt Block pattern and enter the completed piece in the
Prizes and 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, Best Hand
Quilted, Best Hand Work on the Quilt Top, Best Machine Quilted,
Best Machine Work on the Top Quilt, Best Execution of Theme:
�Reflections of Nature.� Ribbons will also be awarded in the
categories of Honorable Mention and Judge's Choice.
The winner of the Best of Show quilt receives a Bernina 3 Series
sewing machine ($1,399 retail value), courtesy of Abigayle's
Quiltery of Olmsted Falls.
The weekend-long �Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show features the
juried quilt show, guest presentations, retailers and vendors,
quilt and textile arts guilds and demonstrations, �make-and-take'
activities, food for purchase, and more!
For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit
Pick up an application and get stitching for the 10th
Annual �Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life naturally.