Quilts 2014 Best of Show
For the Love of Trees by Shirley Tchou
Quilts 2014 -- What you will see
Quilts 2014 displays more than 200 quilted works throughout the Farmpark Visitors Center. This breathtaking quilt show, undeniably one of Ohio’s finest, features works from internationally acclaimed featured visiting artists known for their works, writings, and workshops. A judged show of beautiful quilted work by regional artists from Northeast Ohio
and around the United States are also on display.
Quilts 2014 is the 23rd annual showcase of quilts hung at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. You will see of a variety of works including traditional bed quilts, contemporary wall art and apparel.
Embrace the color and warmth of this annual exhibit while admiring quilters’ handiwork. Enhance your appreciation for the hours of work put in by the artists as you read the story behind each quilt. The artist's name, name of the quilted piece and judging information are also displayed. As you explore the gorgeous works of art on display, be sure to vote for your favorites to receive the People’s Choice award!
Join us for a jam-packed weekend of quilts, demonstrations and shopping at quilt vendor booths with demonstrations and shopping for all your quilting needs.
Admission to Farmpark includes all daily activities including wagon rides, cow milking, watching piglets, baby goats and baby lambs at play in the arena, and more. Learn about plant life in the Great Tomato Works. Learn how maple syrup is made at the Woodland Center (February 23 & 24,
March 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16 ). 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.
Ages 12 through 59, $6
Ages 60+, $5
Ages 2 through 11, $4
Children younger than 2, free
Quilts 2014 exhibitors, free
Farmpark members, free
Take 1-90 to Rt. 306 (Mentor/Kirtland Exit), South on Rt. 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt.6), East on Euclid Chardon Road one mile. Entrance to Farmpark is on the right
Quilts 2014 Featured artists
Charlotte Angotti of
Conway, South Carolina
While shopping with her mother in 1977, Charlotte wandered into a quilt shop and everything changed from there. Educated in fine arts, speech and drama, she brings a variety of talents to the class in a most humorous way.
She has been teaching quilt making since 1978. Her first quilt was sold right after it was completed and she has sold many since. In 1981, Charlotte opened a quilt shop, Quilt Works, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She sold the shop in 1999 when she moved to Michigan.
She has been teaching nationally/internationally since 1991 and now lives in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.
Quilt Maker’s Studio was started when Charlotte realized there were a few leftover kits now and then. These class kits are offered for sale on her website along with her patterns and book. The kits are laser cut, come in only the colors offered, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you see one you like, get it. They are wonderful to sew.
It has been said many times, if you hear laughter coming from a room, there is a good chance Charlotte is in there. Charlotte is known for humor, her way with color and fabric, her pre-cut kits and now a new book, Surprise Yourself! She believes her hobby is quiltmaking and her job is teaching others to enjoy it as much as she does.
Bonnie McCaffery has been quilting for almost 30 years. Her quilts have been exhibited across the country. In 1998, she received the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship Award and traveled to Europe to attend European Quilt Market and International Quilt Expo in Austria. Since then she has made several international trips to New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and Curacao.
Bonnie’s quilts have been seen in such publications as American Quilters Society Magazine, Quilting International, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and Craftworks. She has appeared twice on Simply Quilts—once with fantasy fabric and once with portrait quilts. She has written three books—Fantasy Fabrics, Fantasy Floral Quilts and Portrait Quilts.
Bonnie specializes in kaleidoscope quilts, free form applique quilts, dimensional quilts, layered quilts, fantasy fabric, fantasy floral quilts, fainted faces for beginners (she can teach anyone to paint a face on fabric) and her newest venture, DoodleZenDotZ which combines doodles, bobbin embroidery and dots of paint for a beautiful effect.
She is also the creator of several “DigiBobbE” collections. These are “Digi”tized “Bobb”in “E”mbroidery designs.
Bonnie has also become known for her free vidcasts published on her website once a month. These quick videos show demonstrations, quilt shows around the world and interviews with numerous quilt personalities.
Quilting workshops and lectures are offered to heighten an appreciation for the art of quilting throughout Quilts 2014. Workshops led by featured and regional quilt artists offer people of all ages and quilting abilities a chance to discover and improve on a wide variety of quilting techniques.
More ways to register:
Call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 or register in person Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Lake Metroparks Registration Department at 11211 Spear Road in Concord Twp., Ohio 44077.
Supply lists to be mailed to participants (also available online). View photos of projects at instructor web sites.
Click here for workshop information and supply lists.
The Quilts 2014 program guide provides important information pertaining to all aspects of the show. Included is the listing of the Featured artists' workshops, dinner/lectures and regional artists workshops. Also included is the Quilts 2014 Exhibitor Calendar