‘Stitches in Time’ quilt show to explore art of hand-quilting
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'Stitches in Time'

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The Museum Center at Five Points will host its annual quilt show Jan. 24 through March 1 with a members-only opening reception Jan. 23.

The theme of this year’s show, “Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting,” will explore the simple yet intricate art of quilting by hand. The show will feature 25 antique quilts made prior to 1950, as well as 25 contemporary hand-quilted quilts.

“The annual quilt show is an event the community looks forward to each year. This year’s focus on the origins of this textile art form will be fascinating for children and adults alike,” said Chastain. “We are grateful to First Tennessee Bank for their sponsorship of this family-friendly event.”

Quilts have been judged by national quilting expert Madeline Hawley for appearance, color, design and technique. Award categories include Viewer’s Choice; Best of Show: Large Contemporary; Best of Show: Small Contemporary; Best of Show: Antique; Best of Show: Duet; Best of Show: Group; and Best Use of Color and Design.

Hawley, who has been certified by the National Quilting Association for two decades, leads workshops, lectures and writes extensively on quilting and fiber arts. She has judged quilt shows across the nation, and is an avid and accomplished quilter herself.

More information on this exhibit, as well as related programming during “Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting,” can be found at www.museumcenter.org.

The Museum Center at Five Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation.

The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman and authors from within a 200-mile radius.

For more information, call 339-5745 or visit www.museumcenter.org.