FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
Quilts have been around for millennia. These universal blankets
have shown up as early 3400 B.C. and appear all over the world from
China to Hawaii. Quilting is a major part of many cultures that
keep warriors warm under their armor or children warm in their
beds, or as art pieces featured prominently on a house's wall.
Get familiar with this age-old tradition at the free,
weekend-long �Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show on Saturday and
Sunday, November 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at
Rocky River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation in North
The event features a juried quilt show of great local
talent. All the quilts in the show have a nature theme, and
feature a variety of sizes, shapes and inspiration.
And, if you have a great nature-themed quilt, and are interested
in entering the juried show, you can still get an application at
any of the Park District facilities or 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
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 Quilt Top, and Best Execution of Theme:
"Reflections of Nature." Ribbons will also be awarded in
the categories of Honorable Mention and Judge's
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.
In addition to the juried show, the event features lectures,
quilt/fiber art vendors, demonstrations, local quilt guilds,
�make-and-take' activities, and more.
Visitors can enjoy free presentations both days from the guest
11:30 a.m. Darlene Wegrynowski -
�Preparing Your Quilt for Machine Quilting
1:30 p.m. Saturday: Mary Huey -
�Inspired by Nature�
1:30 p.m. Sunday: Rita
Thelen - �The Life of an 1800s Quilter�
3:30 p.m. Amy Rhee - �Color Theory
for Quilters� (sponsored by Cindy's Sew Easy)
Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in
Rocky River Reservation, between Cedar Point Road and Shepard Lane
in North Olmsted - off the I-480/Clague Road exit (westbound) and
I-480/Columbia Road exit (eastbound).
For more information, call 440-734-6660 or
Get in touch with nature and the tradition of quilting at the
�Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!