published Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Needle, thread, fabric ... quilt - Feb. 15

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    Visitors to Quilting Family Day at the Museum Center at Five Points on Saturday will learn the basics of quilting, as well as how thread and fabrics are made.
    Photo by Staff File Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A special presentation for families offered during the run of "Stitches in Time" at the Museum Center at Five Points will offer not only the basics of quilting but the fundamentals of the fundamentals.

Maybe you have an idea of how a quilt comes together, but do you know how thread and fabric are made? Live quilting demonstrations, thread- and fabric-making presentations and hands-on participation will help answer those questions.

Visitors will see the process of turning wool and cotton into thread and fabric using raw materials, a spinning wheel and loom.

Members of the Cherokee Blossom Quilt Guild will demonstrate several quilting techniques, such as piecing, applique and embroidery. Finished quilts and other projects will be on display.

Quilting Family Day will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Museum Center, 200 E. Inman St., in Cleveland, Tenn. "Stitches in Time," which this year is showcasing hand-quilting, continues through Saturday, March 1.

Quilting demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Presentations on thread- and fabric-making will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.

Activities are included in regular admission: $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

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

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