FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER -
Come out for the �Reflection 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
The event features a juried quilt show, presentations,
quilt/fiber art vendors, demonstrations, local quilt guilds,
�make-and-take' activities, refreshments for purchase and more.
Visitors can enjoy free presentations both days with 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)
Mary Huey spends lots of time in the outdoors as a
lifelong birder. She learned at an early age to look at everything
because sometimes the birds aren't cooperative, but flowers, trees
and the sky don't fly away. Over the past 5 years Huey has become
aware of the impact of her constant immersion in nature on her
quilt making. She doesn't render painterly scenery in fabric, but
rather uses the color schemes, shapes and textures of her native
surroundings. Join Huey for an exploration of her traditional
quilts and the impact nature has on their design.
Rita Knoop Thelen has spent her adult years among nature
and history. Retired after over 30 years as a naturalist with the
National Parks, Cleveland Metroparks and Johnny Appleseed Metro
Park District, Knoop Thelen's knowledge continues to grow as a
member of an American Quilt Study Group. A passionate novice
quilter, quilt collector and history enthusiast, she travels back
in time to give a unique look at the lives of 19th century women to
discover how their quilts and their quilting reflected the rapid
changes occurring around them. A collection of antique quilts will
accompany the program.
Amy Rhee delights in color. As an art teacher and
quilter, she knows color selection from theory to application. Her
presentation, �Color Theory for Quilters,� is helpful for
experienced quilters, as well as novices. Join Rhee to explore
color theory and discover tools to help make the best fabric
choices. This presentation is sponsored by Cindy's Sew Easy Shoppe
of North Olmsted.
Darlene Wegrynowski has a �long reach� in quilting,
namely her machine at THE QUILTING FACTORY. Current president of
North Coast Needler's Quilt Guild, Wegrynowski's professional
expertise in machine quilting led her to offer a talk on the topic
�Preparing Your Quilt for Machine Quilting.� Wegrynowski leads you
through the steps - from handling backing and batting to working
with a professional quilter on the best quil ting designs to
enhance your finished top.
In addition to the presentations, visitors can view the over 60
quilts that were entered in the juried quilt show. Prizes and
ribbons are 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, 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
Choice, as well.
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.
Visitors can even have a hand in choosing a winner by voting in
the Viewer's Choice category.
After being inspired by the are in the show, visitors can also
shop at ten quilt and fiber vendors, including Abigayles Quiltery,
Carried Away, Cindy's Sew Easy Shoppe, Ducky Nest Design, Olla
Mae's Drygoods, Mara's Fabrics and Gifts, Quilter's Source, Quilts
by Sarah, Sewing Connection, and Yarn Knit by Sue.
There will also be booths by Berea-Mill Stream Quilt Guild,
Covered Bridge Quilters, Embroiderer's Guild of America-North Coast
Chapter, Keep Us in Stitches, North Coast Needlers, Rugbraiders of
Northeast Ohio and Quilters Legacy of Lakewood.
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
Abigayle's Quiltery and Bernina are supporters of Reflections of
Nature Quilt Show.
Get inspired by the beauty of nature through quilts at the
�Reflections of Nature� Quilt Show of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!