Quilt show draws people from all over

| July 16, 2018

COSHOCTON – One of Pat Roach’s favorite parts of the Coshocton Canal Quilters Quilt Show is asking people where they are from.

“We’ve had them from all over today (July 13),” said Roach, who serves as treasurer for the Canal Quilters. “People have come from Tennessee, West Virginia, from down by Lancaster and from down in Southern Ohio. That makes us feel great because we did well with our advertising. It’s also nice to hear them say how much they enjoyed the show when they leave.”

The local quilt guild held its annual show July 13-14 at the Coshocton County Career Center. The theme this year was “A Walk in the Garden” and the show featured traditional and modern quilts, hall of veterans’ quilts, guild boutique, demos, an opportunity quilt drawing, box lunches, vendors, and more.

Betty Lyall’s favorite quilt was Shirley Stutz’s “Pink Rose.”

“It has lots of integrate sewing in it,” said Lyall, who traveled from Sherrodsville to attend the show. “I like seeing what other people are doing.”

This was her first time at the show.

“It’s very nice,” Lyall said.

A special feature of the event was Mitzi Vance’s one woman show. She had five pieces displayed in the regular show and around 50 in her special exhibit.

“They use to do this (one person shows) in the past, but haven’t for a while,” she said. “They decided to bring it back and I’m honored that they asked me to be part of it.”

One of Vance’s favorite pieces she brought was from her holiday creations.

“My Santa Clause piece has every family members name on it,” she said. “I also like the picture I made of my mom.”

Vance has been with the Coshocton Canal Quilters since 2004.

“I enjoy the show because you get to see how creative people are,” she said.



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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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