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The Only Weekly Newspaper Serving the Backcountry COmmunities of Julian, R. Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel, elter Valley, Mt. Laguna, Ranchita , Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola Volume 27 - Issue 45 1 Wednesday June 20, 2012 s, tian, ca. " ISSN 1937-8416 Opportunity Is Yours At Women's Club Quilt Show Okay!Merry Jo here. I am one of the members of the Julian Woman's Club quilters. I have "quiited" the opportunity quilts for the last 3 years. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the questions and definitions regarding quilts and quilting, and what quilts mean to people. I certainly won't be able to answer all the questions you may have here, but I will be manning the quilt show almost every day, so feel free to hunt me down or ask any of the quilters! take up a whole room. The layers are pinned to the frame rollers and we push the machines along over the "sandwich" to create stitching designs that hold all the layers together. That's how I quilt.. We are called, "Longarmers", but that does not mean we have extra long arms! Some have computerized machines (just double the cost), but even these machines are still labor intensive. Why are quilts so expensive? For people who do not sew, cotton fabric costs $10-$15 per What is a professional quilter? This one isn't easy because every show or event has their own definition. For some, its how much money (they all have different $ amounts, too) you get paid in a year for sewing, 0iecing or quilting. I am'd professional quilter. My definition is that I get paid money to quilt tops that other people have constructed to assist them in finishing their quilt. I also have been commissioned to make quilts from start to finish for individuals. I prefer to work with partners I trust for piecing the quilt tops as they are so time- consuming. What is piecing? Piecing (or topping) is the process of making the quilt top. That is, cutting up lots of different fabrics into little pieces and sewing it back together into patterns or blocks of designs. Blocks are then sewn together to create a quilt top. It's a creative process. Quilts are usually 3 layers, a.backing, a batting (inner layer of fluffy materials from cotton, to silk, wool, rayon, bamboo, etc. and blends), and the top constructed in the pattern they've chosen or created on their own. What is quilting? Quilting is actually the process of sewing all the layers together to make one! Quilting is a "catch all" phrase for quilters' because we use is to describe what we are and what we do, any of the above! For those who do not sew or quilt, this can be very confusing. How does one "quilt" all those layers together? Quilts can be tied. You may remember old quilts in your own family which had "fuzzy yarn" knots on them. Some people prefer to "hand quilt" their quilts. This is very time consuming and beautiful work! Quilters can use domestic home sewing machines to sew the layers together. And some of us use long arm quilting machines. These are huge, costly ($10- $25,000) machihes that sit on a carriage which rides on the rails of a huge frame. They literally Election00 and i i N(v!   PRESORTEDSTANDARD (}A 92()36 JULIAN, CA Jl II'h'h,h,l,hh,h,h,l,,l,h,hhlh,,,Ih,,,llh,,hhhl Small Town Papers Tr. 217 W Cota St Shelt0n WA 98584-2263 yard. A king size quilt may have about 25 yards (or more) of fabric (top and back). Add the batting ($25-$60 and thread ($10-$20). That's about $300-$500 just materials. Add the hours for completing the top, quilting. (or cost if-you have someone like me quilt it) and binding. It's not unusual for 100 hours of time to be invested in a quilt. Some less, some much more! What do you make per hour? Guess what...we don't make near that much per hour, even when you fall over suffering from sticker- shock after looking at the price of a quilt. It's not a bed-in=a- bag from a department store. It's handcrafted, and a very different entity. They're made to last several generations within a family with proper care and storage (which is not difficult). The 2012 Julian Opportunity Quilt had approximately 40 hours of quilting alone. That is me, standing at my machine for several days stitching the layers together. This does not include the "woman hours" for making the top! I haven't seen the time sheet yet, but I'm guessing it was well over 100 hours. It also took approximately 12 hours to attach the crystals. Yup, thought I'd go blind by the time I finished. That's two 6 hour days spent with a pair of tweezers and a really good pair of glasses. That's over 150 hours minimum. Not all quilts require that much quilting or crystals, but we want it extra special so we can sell lots of tickets! (This is a fund raiser after all) What a prize to win! We recently had this years Opportunity Quilt appraised at $6,000. And it only takes one ticket! Reminder/ Don't forget: Eleanor Burns' Road Show "Tales of the First Ladies" Eleanor Burns will be presenting her newest show on Tuesday, July 3rd at Witch Creek School. The first show will be at 10 a.m. and the afternoon show will begin at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to continued on page 3 Historical County System Awarded "Library Of The Year" SOciety To The San Diego County years now, this library system has Library system was named 2012 been among the top contenders, Present 1925 "Library of the Year" by Library and staff has all. worked very Silent Film Journal magazine and Gale, an hard to keep the circulation educational publishing company, statistics up, programming that 1925 was not a good year for "profoundly demonstrating is inviting and invigorating! I love for the movie studio or theatre service to community" by my job and am proud to work owners with a large drop automating services, increasing for such an innovative library in box-office receipts. This circulation and the number of ....... system." The San Diego County was attributed to the growing programs it offers -- despite the Library learned on June 5th that popularity of radio. Films that did recession, ages." it received this prestigious award reasonably Well included "The The award is given each year In addition to improving by Library J00rnal and Gale, Inc. ,Phantom of the Opera", "The Big to the top public library in the services, increasing circulation The formal award ceremony will Parade", "Peter Pan", and "The nation, and adding programs, the be on June 24 at the American Gold Rush" regarded as Charlie The journal said the County County has built seven libraries Library Association Conference Chaplin's best film. library system showed creativity in the last five years, and is in Anaheim and the San Diego One film that was made in and ingenuity by automating currently working on building County Library will be featured 1925and did not make the "A" list services such as self-checkout new branches in Lincoln Acres in the newest edition of Library at the box office was shot right services; re-configuring library and Lemon Grove. Journal. Baker also added, "We here in our own town of Julian. spaces to create more interaction Part of the award is a $10,000 also owe much thanks to the "Galloping On" is a 55 minute among library staff and visitors; prize, which the library system Friends of the Library for helping western. The Julian Historical and offering services such as plans to use to help buy more to fund materials and programs Society will be holding two "floating collections," which allow library materials, and to our customers for using special screenings on Saturday, readers to check out a book at County Library Director Jose the library to the fullest extent!" June 30 in the high schools one library branch and turn it in Aponte said library employees The SDCL has been serving multi-purpose room. This is a atanother, work hard to keep their fingers on the community for almost a fund raising event for the society The journal also lauded the the pulse of County communities, century, and it currently serves ant:l along with the film will be s Countyforofferingmoreprograms "San Diego County Library has a population of over one discussion led by film historian including the library's award- always been and will always be million. Its 33 branches cover Richard M. Roberts. Ther will winning Foreclosure Prevention about the people we serve, who a county bigger than the state be refreshments thanks to the HOME clinics, parenting give us purpose and inspire our of Connecticut, and one that generous donations of Sherry r classes, summer reading clubs dedicated staff to provide the includes an international border, Horton (American Gardener) : and fitness programs and for best service possible," Aponte mountains, shoreline, desert, city I " Root Beer Floats, Pop-Corn : :attracting more adults, teens and said. "We're delighted to receive and suburbs. Like most California from the Rabobank popper, bags kids to them. this recognition and there is libraries, the SDCL has faced dire provided by the Candy Basket, r Board ofSupervisors Chairman no greater way to honor our budget cuts 30% over the last sodas and bottled water. Ron Roberts said the County community, our staff and our three years but through unique P The film itself: our hero Wally i was proud to receive the award, library." programming and strategic Moore is unjustly convicted ,. "We know that libraries are "lt was very exciting to hear that budget allocation has managed of a crime after been framed :special places that can change the San Diego County Library to triple its materials circulation by circumstantial evidence by people's lives," Roberts said, "For was awarded the nationwide and quadruple program town-banker Brown (Richard i us, they are important centers of award for Library of the Year for attendance over the last six Belfield) and outlaw-leader Jack  learning with resources to create 2012," says Colleen Baker, Julian years. At the same time, SDCL Bowers(Slim Whitaker). After opportunities for residents of all Branch Librarian. "For several has implemented an ambitious serving his two-year sentence capital improvement program, he comes back home to find that retained all staff and greatly his ranch has been foreclosed increased volunteer numbers. on by the bank. Wally, protectin.c.=i "Supporting libraries that truly Helen(Jessie Cruzon), the  transform the lives of those in Sheriff's daughter, from being their community is. at the core assaulted by Bowers, once again of Cengage Learning's mission. finds himselfbehind bars. Bowers Given all that they have done and his gang lure the Sheriff and and continue to do, we are very his posse out of town in order to excited to recognize San Diego rob the bank. Helen lets Wally County Library with this award," out of jail and he pursues the four said Nader Qaimari, senior vice bandits. Wally's mother is played president, marketing, Cengage by Louise Lester. Learning. Made by Actio n Pictures, who The 2012 Library of the Year produced 64 films from 1924- Award will be presented formally 1928(14in 1925). at a gala reception at the The showings are a matinee American Library Association at 2 o'clock and an evening Annual Conference in Anaheim, preformance at 7:00. Tickets CA on June 24, 2012. are $10 in adcance for either / countinued on page 9 - JCFPD Supporting National CPR Day On The Streets Of Julian Wally Wales (Hal Taliaferro) appeared in over 200 rims in his career of over 30 years. photo courtesy Richard M. Roberts collection National Sidewalk CPR Day on June 7th. Julian Cuvamaca Fire Members trainined 269 people on the streets of Julian in hands on CPR fo adults, pediatric and infants. 6 stations were set up throughout downtown Julian and Santa Ysabel. This was a part of a nation wide event to bring awarness to the importance of basic CPR. thank you to everyone who participated in this learning event. Teammembers included." Karl Moore, Shawna Simonds, Matt Kielbasa, Edgar Cordova, Joe Cauzza, Jimmy Guiterez, Brenton Rowell, Daniel Hackstedde. James Stowers, Alex Koji (not shown Diane Hake-CERT, Donna Andrews-JCFPD) The Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer - Thursday July 12, 5:30pm, at Jeremy's On .I:, Inesday the 4th Of July Activities Startat 10am, Noon, Legion BBQ FOllows : Join Us At The San Diego County Fair For Julian Day-l