Cleveland, Tenn. (January 23, 2015) - The Museum Center is pleased to announce its 2015 Stitches in Time Quilt Show, sponsored by First Tennessee. This year’s show will be a three-day quilting event, featuring both traditional and art quilts of every shape and size. The show will open Thursday March 12th with extended museum hours on both Thursday and Friday (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and on Saturday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). An awards ceremony will follow the close of the exhibit at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, March 14. This year, awards will be decided by you, the visitor, through public voting. Prizes will go to the winners of The Ruth Hale Viewer’s Choice Award, and First Place in each of four other categories (antique quilt, small quilt, contemporary quilt, and group quilt). Visit us online at www.museumcenter.org/quiltshow for details on entering your quilt in this year's show.
Members of the Museum may enter up to three quilts at no charge. Non-museum members will be required to pay a $10.00 fee per quilt and are limited to two entries. In addition to the quilt show, the Museum will host a variety of educational events intended to help members of the community become more familiar with the art and techniques of quilting. During the week, beginning quilting and applique classes will be held, taught by experienced area quilters. On Saturday, March 14, the museum will host live quilting demonstrations led by area quilters for the benefit of novice and experienced quilters alike. Details about classes and registration will be available in early February by calling the museum or visiting us online at www.museumcenter.org.
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.