The Coshocton County Beacon July 11, 2018 - Page 13
THE BEACON 13
JULY 11, 2018
QUILTS: show a celebration of quilters’ creations throughout the year
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Th is is the second year the show will be at the career
“We really liked the fact that it’s all on one ﬂ oor,” said
Tina Dobson, co-president of the guild. “But probably
the number one reason that we are having it at the ca-
reer center again us that they have air conditioning. It’s
also handicapped accessible as well.”
Th e public is invited to come to the show and browse
through the many quilts that will be on display. Th ere
will also be demonstrations, quilt vendors from out of
town selling quilting accessories, and also a one-wom-
an show section featuring the works of Mitzi Vance. Th e
guild will also have a boutique where items will be for
sale and as always, the Veteran Hall of Honor quilts.
“It’s just a celebration of quilters,” said Dobson. “We
have around 100 quilt members in the county. It’s a
celebration of things that they’ve worked on all year long
and carrying on that tradition of quilting.”
Each year, the show features the best quilts made by
guild members throughout the year from the last show
to this year’s show.
“One year when we were still at the Presbyterian
Church, we featured a lot of antique quilts and we had a
good showing of what people had done over the years,”
Every year, the guild has a quilt raffl e where they raffl e
off an opportunity quilt. Th is year, the top pieces for the
Contributed | Beacon
Susie Stoecker, a former member of the Canal Quilters
who moved out of state, donated the piece tops for this
year’s opportunity quilt that will be raffl ed off during the
Canal Quilters Quilt Show July 13 – 14.
opportunity quilt have been donated by Susie Stoecker,
a former member of the Canal Quilters who moved out
FIREWORKS: A successful
return to the Coshocton
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Sunny Bluck, age 2 ½, is pictured during the National
Anthem at the fi reworks show on July 3 at the Co-
shocton County Fairgrounds. Bluck is the daughter of
Rusty and Melissa Bluck of West Lafayett e.
grounds and included vendors, inﬂ atables, face
painting, a DJ and wrapped up with the fi reworks
show at 10 p.m.
“We are defi nitely going to try to do it again next
year and hopefully we will have a little more time to
get more vendors and activities,” Knicely said. “We
really want to build it up.”
When Knicely started getting calls at the fairboard
offi ce about the lack of a fi reworks show in our com-
munity this year she brought the concern to the May
“We had very little time to get going, but I called
Adam Fischer because I knew him and asked about
the possibility of doing fi reworks here,” Knicely said.
“He was on a deadline too and had to order them that
week, but he and Dean Hettinger were able to put a
Th e show was possible because of generous dona-
tions from the community that came in before the
event and the day of it.
“We took donations at the gate and people were
really receptive to that,” Knicely said. “We want to
thank the public for supporting us. We already have
money to get started for next year now, but we will
continue to do fundraising.”
Anyone wishing to donate toward the 2019 fi re-
works show can send donations to the fairboard
offi ce at 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812.
of state. Opportunity quilt tickets are six for $5 or $1
“It’s just gorgeous,” said Dobson. “It turned out really
nice, and the fact that a former guild member donated it
makes it special.”
During the show, they will also have a section display-
ing items made in various classes taken by the mem-
bers. Th ere will also be boxed lunches for $6.
“Everyone has their own way of doing it,” said Dobson.
“I used to be a ﬂ orist, so I’ve just always loved putting
colors together. Quilting for me is seeing all the beauti-
ful fabrics available and creating something from those
fabrics. It’s going on with that creative process and cre-
ating something that when I have it done, it’s something
special. It’s to keep the creative juices ﬂ owing.”
Th e public is also invited to vote on your favorite quilt
for the People’s Choice Award.
“It’s a learning process,” said Dobson. “Some girls
think they don’t have anything nice to put in the show,
but I tell them, don’t think like that because we all work
on diff erent levels. People vote on the quilt they like
maybe based on the color or the design. Th ey’re not
going to worry about if the stitching is straight. If they’re
worried about that, then submit your quilt to be judged
at a fair. Th is is not a contest.”
Th e show will feature quilts of all shapes and sizes.
Th e event has free parking and everyone is welcome to
come, browse the quilts, and vote on your favorite quilt.
SHOW: Power show returns
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Th is year’s show will be held Saturday and Sunday, July
14 – 15 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. Each year
the show features a diff erent make of tractors. Th e 2018
event focuses on Allis Chalmers, but all makes and models
Activities, games, entertainment and displays will be
held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Th ere also will be a church service at 9:10 a.m. on
Sunday morning and new this year will be ice cream made
by Bob Kiser with help from club members.
“My favorite part of the show is talking to the people that
bring things and share how they restored it or where it
came from,” Skerness said.
In addition to the summer show, Coshocton County An-
tique Power Association members participate in parades,
display their equipment at events, go on tractor cruises,
host a fall plow day, work on a Christmas project and gather
for a dinner in November. Monthly meetings are held at 3
p.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the TSC confer-
“Our meetings have a lot to do with planning our show,
but we also help each other out with questions about our
pieces,” Skerness said. “Further down the road we’d like to
have a club house that we can have meetings at and display
things like the antique corn shredder we bought and the
wagon that is new and will be displayed for the fi rst time at
Th e Coshocton County Antique Power Association (CCA-
PA) annual summer show is a free, family friendly event.
“We invite everyone to come out to look and see what we
have and share stories,” Skerness said.
Th e 2019 show will be held July 13-14 and feature Farmall.