The Payson 125th Anniversary Quilt Committee is in the process of making two beautiful, identical commemorative quilts. One will be donated to the Northern Gila County Historical Museum and one will be sold during Payson's 125th celebration in early October. The quilts bear the 125th logo created by Barbara Zirinsky. The triangular design includes images of the forest, an elk and a bull rider.
The 125th Anniversary Quilt Committee is comprised of Carolyn Johnson, Laura McCoy, Judy Prince, Judy Herbolsheimer, Linda Barrett, Rose Ann Self, Bobbi Thompson, and Jeanette Wirtz. They have worked many hours trying to include on the quilts all they could that represents Payson. The Mogollon Rim is sewn along the top. Horses, running wild and free, make up another quilt block. Three Native American designs were included to represent the ancient pueblo tribes in this area and the Tonto Apaches.
Historic brands from this area -- 11 on each side -- trim the sides. One quilt block is the Log Cabin quilt pattern, used by women for hundreds of years. Owens Brothers Sawmill may be included.
Tickets for this quilt will soon be available. Call Diane Sexton at (928) 474-9110 or watch www.Paysons125th.com.