Pine Quilt Show Just Around The Corner

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The many faces of quilting can be seen in this apron project at the Quilter’s Outpost in the Swiss Village of Payson.

The 19th Annual Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show is June 12, 13 and 14 at the Pine Community Center.

Approximately 100 quilts and wearable (quilted) art will be on display from local Rim Country quilt artists. The show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.

The Strawberry Patchers Quilt Vendor Mall will be open with vendors selling fabric, quilting notions and supplies.

Quilt appraisals will be performed by Karen Housner on all three days, but appointments are required. Call Elaine Putnam at (928) 978-3464 for more information and appraisal appointments.

The quilt show is being held in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 14.

The festival will feature 76 crafters, food vendors and product vendors. There will be chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, strawberry pie and strawberry sparkle to enjoy.

Entertainment will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday by Strawberry Valley Blues Festival musicians.

Children’s activities — pony rides and bounce houses/trampolines — will be available, along with a face painting artist.

The Strawberry Valley Blues Festival is taking place in Strawberry off Fossil Creek Road, June 12-14. Performances are set for 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday. Free workshops and clinics will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

In addition to the festivities in Pine and Strawberry, this weekend is packed with activities.

June 12-13

29th Annual Zane Grey Twirlers Dance Under the Rim square and round dance festival, Tonto Apache Tribal Recreation Center, 7 to 10:30 p.m., Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday; grand march, 7:45 p.m., Saturday.

June 13

Payson Sprint Triathlon, Rumsey Park. Call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for details.

June 13

Rim Area Gardeners 2009 Mogollon Garden Tour, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets $5. Tickets at Ace Hardware, Plant Fair Nursery, Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, Payson and Pine libraries.

June 13

Summer Concert Series with Higher Power Band, Green Valley Park, vendor stalls open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

June 14

Live Jazz Performance with multiple artists, Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., 2 p.m.

June 14

Wine Tasting Series — Wines From Spain, Gerardo’s Italian Bistro, 512 N. Beeline Highway, benefits the Humane Society of Central Arizona building fund; $20 per person, tickets available at the chamber of commerce, Humane Society, Gerardo’s and The Beverage Place.

June 14

38th Annual Arizona State Chili Cook-off, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Payson, Free admission. Those wishing to participate in the voting will be asked to purchase a $5 tasting kit (includes Indian fry bread).

Event includes arts and crafts booth.

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