Quilts sought for Stitches-in-Time exhibit at museum
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The annual Museum Center at Five Points Stitches-in-Time quilt show will open Jan. 26.

The Museum Center is accepting submissions of quilts. Individuals should bring their quilt or quilts to the Museum Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The last day of submissions will be Jan. 15.

This year two quilts per person will be accepted. Please consider bringing both contemporary quilts and antique quilts.

Participants are asked to have a 4-inch hanging sleeve either sewn or pinned to the back top of their quilt, so the piece can be hung. Antique quilts do not need to have a sleeve.

For questions about this, please call the museum and ask for curator Lisa Chastain at 339-5745.

Quilts will be judged before the exhibit opens by a guest judge in the following categories: large and small contemporary, duet, group, color and design and antique. Throughout the exhibit, viewers will be able to vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award, which will be awarded at the close of the exhibit.

The Museum Center will be offering a variety of lectures and workshops every Saturday during the show.

Stan Pegram will share tips and techniques on how to keep your featherweight sewing machines in good working order.

The children’s workshop will feature Mary Lou Woods. Children ages 8 and up are invited to learn the basics of quilting, while making a pot holder. Also, come by the Museum Center for the “Mom and Me” class. Participants will be learning how to make Ruth Hale’s Trivets. These beautiful star-design trivets are surprisingly simple to make.

For further information about submitting a quilt to the show or for a complete list of workshops and classes being offered, call the museum at 423-339-5745.