Lake Metroparks: Quilts 2013 opens Saturday, February 16 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark – More than 200 works on display!

Lake Metroparks Farmpark presents

Quilts 2013

February 16 through March 27, 9 am to 5 pm

Tuesday through Sunday & Presidents’ Day

quilts2013KIRTLAND – Quilts 2013 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark is undeniably one of Ohio’s finest quilt shows. Come view more than 200 quilted works on display. Embrace the color and warmth of this annual exhibit while admiring quilters’ handiwork, featuring the works by featured and regional artists. Now in its 22nd year, the exhibit showcases a variety of works including traditional bed quilts, contemporary wall art and apparel. At Quilts 2013, the story behind each quilt, along with the quilter’s name and judging information are also displayed. As you explore the gorgeous quilts on display, visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite entries to receive the People’s Choice award!

Quilts 2013, presented by Red Roof Inn of Willoughby and Discount Drug Mart, opens Saturday, February 16 and runs through March 27. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit is also open on Presidents’ Day as part of the Discovery Day event. Supporting sponsors are Pat Catan’s and the Lake County Women’s Journal.

Featured Artists & Workshops

Quilts 2013 internationally acclaimed featured visiting artists are known for their works, writings and workshops. New skills may be obtained and a deepened appreciation for the art of quilting can be realized through attending quilt workshops and lectures offered throughout the show. Workshops are led by featured artists Cindy Casciato of Ravenna Ohio (March 5 to 10) and Wendy Butler Berns of Lake Mills, Wisconsin (March 21 to 24). Regional quilt artists also lead workshops offering people of all ages and quilting abilities a chance to discover new quilting techniques and sharpen their skills.

For a complete listing of workshops or to register, log on to lakemetroparks.com or call the Lake Metroparks Registration Office at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 between 8 a.m. to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

The Quilt Vendor Event (March 1 – 3) features demonstrations and shopping at quilt vendor booths. Find unique shopping opportunities with a variety of different quilt shops gathered together under one roof to sell quilting products and supplies. Shops vary by fabrics, styles, techniques or product lines. The presence of the vendors integrated into the Quilt Show broadens the appreciation for quilting and the quilting experience. Informational demonstrations are provided by representatives from each shop.

Quilts 2013 Winners

Sponsoring the prizes for the award winning quilts entries are A Piece In Time, Cottonpickers, Just Quilt It, Mara’s Fabric & Gifts, Mary Huey Quilts, Polka Dot Pincushion, Quilters Source, Quilts & Sew Forth, Quilts And Kreations , The Craft Cupboard.

Best of Show
Gujarati Woman
Shandra Belknap
Gates Mills, OH

Best Hand Quilting
Silhouettes
Christine Saletes-Allchin
Willoughby, OH

Best Machine Quilting
Glacier Star
Lynn Michel
Huron, OH

Best Traditional
Redwork Revival
Christel Richard
North Canton, OH

Color Award
Light and Shadow – Colors of Ghana
Carol Fleming Chenoweth
Perry, OH

Visit lakemetroparks.com for the complete list of Quilts 2013 winners

Admission to Quilts 2013 is $6; ages 60 and over, $5; ages 2 to 11, $4; Farmpark members and children under 2 are free. For more information about Quilts 2013, log on to lakemetroparks.com or call 440-256-2122 or 800-366-FARM (3276). Admission includes all of Farmpark attractions including wagon rides, calves, piglets and baby lambs, and a chance to learn how maple syrup is made. Check out the gift shop and find a wide variety of gift ideas including Farmpark’s very own maple syrup and honey. Stop in the J & J Cafe for lunch, coffee, or a quick bite to eat.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd in Kirtland.
Directions: Take I-90 to the Rt. 306 exit. Head south on Route 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Road (Route 6), turn left on Route 6, and head east one mile. Entrance is on the right.

Quilts 2013 featured visiting artists bios

Cindy Casciato of Ravenna, Ohio

Cindy Casciato is a teacher, designer, author and quilter with 28 years of experience teaching quilting and related topics to numerous guilds and organizations.
She has three quilt publications: Block Explosion, One Stitch Quilting and Stash with Splash.

Her third publication features 15 quilt designs utilizing her new patchwork technique The Magic Triangle Method. Cindy also has her own line of Magic Triangle patterns printed under her label entitled Threads of Friendship.

She is the founder of the very successful Quilt Escape, a quilters retreat held every year since 1994, and has been able to reach thousands of other quilters and keep the circle of friendship growing.

Cindy’s workshop dates: March 5 to 10

Click here to learn more about Cindy.

Wendy Butler Berns of Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Wendy is a published, award-winning quilt artist and teacher who found her passion for quilting in 1993.
Since 1997, she has taught and lectured about the art of quilting at conferences, guilds and retreats across the country. Her work regularly appears in juried shows and galleries as well as in private collections nationally and internationally. Wendy’s original art quilts are noted for their bold use of color, unusual fabrics and a combination of unconventional techniques.

Enthusiastic, encouraging, entertaining and knowledgeable describe Wendy as a teacher and lecturer. Common threads found in her work and classes are strong use of color, twisting the traditional to focus on original design, an unabashed free-motion quilting style and the versatility to work with a wide range of quilting techniques and student abilities. Her creative passion and energetic teaching style encourages and inspires students and keeps them coming back for more.

Wendy’s workshop dates: March 19 to 24

Click here to learn more about Wendy.

Submitted bJohn Venen
Promotions and Advertising Manager
Lake Metroparks
P: 440-352-2914
C: 440-479-5430

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