Thanks for making quilt show a success

Editor:

On behalf of the Newcomerstown Public Library, we would like to thank the community for their generosity at our recent quilt show fund-raiser. First, we need to thank the Lutheran Church for their cooperation and use of their beautiful facilities. And we could not have had a show without the use of the standards borrowed from the New Philadelphia Quilt Guild that allowed us to hang many beautiful quilts. We were hoping for 100 quilts but the generous outpouring of the community allowed us to display 241 of the area's finest works of art. Many of the quilts had been closed away in blanket chests for years, but we were fortunate that so many citizens would allow us to display such prized possessions.

If we tried to name everyone who helped before, during and after the show, I'm sure we would forget someone. Needless to say, the library staff and the area "Quilting Bees," who meet monthly in the library annex, worked many hours and were instrumental in making the show happen. Other "friends" of the library gave of their time to help set up the display, work during the show or assist with the tear-down. They also donated cookies and food items for our lunch stand, donated money and/or items for our Chinese Auction and helped with the quilt raffle. The Newcomerstown News and their publicity also helped to make our show a success. The vendors, Material Girl and Almost Sisters, created pleasing displays of quilting related products.

Thanks to Amy Jones for her demonstrations and Joyce Levengood for teaching the table runner classes.

Following is a list of prize winners.

The quilt was won by Betty Stucki. Winners of the Chinese Auction prizes were Longaberger wall hanging, Dorothy Davis; tote bag, Helen Booth; orange lap quilt, Barb White; $10 gift card to JoAnn Fabrics and two wallets, Barb White; tub of fat quarters, Doris Uthe; tub of fat quarters and sewing items, Gretchen Yerian; three patterns, Nancy Fisher; pillow, Helen Booth; purse, Pam Pulley; puzzle, Wanda Unger; window wall hanging, Bev Baker; and embroidered animal throw, Betsy Weaver. A total of $2,135.75 was raised.

Many of you had questions so we have written a short summary about the care, cleaning and storing of quilts. It can be picked up at the library.

Thank you for your generosity and wonderful comments.

Belinda Larrick and Sandy Henry, co-chairpersons

Newcomerstown