The Coshocton County Beacon July 11, 2018 - Page 13

THE BEACON 13 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com JULY 11, 2018 QUILTS: show a celebration of quilters’ creations throughout the year FROM PAGE 1 Th is is the second year the show will be at the career center. “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,” said Dobson. 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 County Fairgrounds FROM PAGE 1 Contributed | Beacon 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 board meeting. “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 show together.” 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 each. “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 FROM PAGE 1 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 are welcome. 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- ence room. “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 the show.” 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.