Stitches in Time: Quilting Family Day, at the Museum Center this weekend

Cleveland, Tenn. (Tuesday February 11, 2014) - How is a quilt made? How do you take wool and turn it into yarn? Answer these questions and more at the Museum Center at 5ive Points’ Stitches in Time: Quilting Family Day with live quilting demos, a thread making presentation, and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Members of the Cherokee Blossom Quilt Guild will demonstrate techniques involved in making a quilt:  piecing, applique, embroidery, and quilting.  There will be finished quilts and other projects on display.

Observe fiber artist, Patti Caruso, as she reveals the process of turning wool and cotton into thread and fabric using raw materials, a spinning wheel, and loom. 

“The Museum is excited to be offering this family-focused event!” says Curator of Education Joy Veenstra. “We plan to offer many more events like this for the community to enjoy. Our next Family Day will be related to the upcoming Civil War exhibit in May.”

Quilting Family Day will be held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points this Saturday, February 15. All activities run from 10am-3pm. Admission is free for members and regular admission for non-members. Admission includes all activities and entrance to the permanent and temporary exhibits.

Quilting Family Day is in concurrence with the exhibit Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting. Sponsored by First Tennessee, this exhibit features 32 hand-made quilts from our region that have been meticulously hand stitched to create stunning works of craftsmanship.

The Museum Center at 5ive 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. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.