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Quilting can be �sew� much fun. So, don't miss the opportunity to enter your quilt in Cleveland Metroparks Reflections of Nature Quilt Show.
Each quilt must have a nature theme, incorporating at least one North American nature image within the design. Artwork can be traditional or abstract.
Quilts can be entered in one of three size categories: small (under 1,600 square inches), medium (1,601 to 4,899 square inches), and large (4,900 to 9,025 square inches). An application must be completed for up to two quilts per person entered into the show. 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 24, 2013.
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.
A complete list of rules and requirements can be found in the application/brochure.
Quilt Show application/brochures are available at the following Cleveland Metroparks locations:
- Brecksville Nature Center in Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville
- CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Heights
- Garfield Park Nature Center in Garfield Park Reservation, Garfield Heights
- North Chagrin Nature Center in North Chagrin Reservation, Mayfield Village
- Rocky River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation, North Olmsted
The application/brochure is also available online at clevelandmetroparks.com.
Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the top three quilts in the following categories: large quilt, medium quilt and small quilt. 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 330 sewing machine ($1,399 retail value), courtesy of Abigayle's Quiltery of Olmsted Falls.
And, join us for the all-weekend Reflection of Nature Quilt Show on November 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation in North Olmsted.
The Quilt Show features guest presentations, retailers and vendors, quilt and textile arts guilds and demonstrations, �make-and-take' activities, food for purchase, and more! Quilts entered in the juried show will be on display during the weekend.
For more information about registration or the Reflections of Nature Quilt Show, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Pick up an application and get stitching for the Reflections of Nature Quilt Show in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!