Museum Center calling for quilts for the 2014 quilt show
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The Museum Center at Five Points has issued a call for submissions to its annual quilt show to be held Jan. 23 through March 1, 2014.

The theme of the show, “Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting,” will explore the simple yet intricate art of quilting by hand.

The museum will accept the first 25 antique quilts finished prior to 1950, and the first 25 contemporary hand-quilted quilts.

“Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting” will not be juried, and submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Quilts will be judged by a qualified quilting expert for appearance, color, design, and technique. Award categories will 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.

Interested participants should bring their quilts and completed application form to the museum between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10, 2014.

Complete rules and application form are available online at or on Facebook at


Questions may be directed to Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain at 339-5745 or

“This year’s focus on hand quilting will be a fascinating exploration of the origins of this textile art form,” said Chastain. “We are grateful to First Tennessee Bank for their sponsorship of this event, which is a community favorite every year.”

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, craftsmen, and authors from within a 200-mile radius.

Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 339-5745, or visit