Rim Country Quilt Roundup This Weekend

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We have another great three-day exhibit taking place this weekend, right here in Payson. It’s an event that I know will be of special interest to us manly men.

It’s the 5th annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup, which is being held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Mazatzal Casino.

Elaine Putman, this year’s quilt show coordinator, told me there will be 125 quilts and wear-ables on display, along with 18 vendors, who will be selling quilt and craft items.

Internationally renowned quilters, Sharon Schamber and Gina Perkes, will be there, showing their quilts and conducting quilting classes.

Sharon took home “Best of Show” honors at both the 2007 and 2008 Houston International Quilt Show. Gina was the show’s 2008 and 2009 winner of the “Future of Quilting” award.

And both ladies are residents of Payson! How cool is that?

Admission to this week’s show is only $3 per person, or $2 with a can of food. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

C’mon, fellas, let’s head on down to the casino and check out all those beautiful patchwork quilts!

And speaking of patchwork quilts, that brings me to this week’s music trivia question.

Rock’s longest, strangest trip, the Grateful Dead, were the psychedelic era’s most beloved musical ambassadors, as well as its most enduring survivors. The band spread its message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe for the better part of three decades.

The object of adoration for popular music’s most fervent and celebrated fan following, the Deadheads, were the ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all their own.

In 1995, the beloved band’s popular vocalist was taken from the group by a heart attack. Shortly thereafter, the remaining “Dead” produced the song, “Patchwork Quilt (Of A Life).”

This week’s music trivia question is: What was the name of the late vocalist and guitar player of the Grateful Dead? Was it A) Jerry Lee Lewis, B) Jerry Reed, C) Jerry Garcia or D) Jerry Atrick?

Be caller number four and have the right answer and you’ll win free admission for two to this weekend’s quilt show, plus a beautiful Rim Country Quilt Roundup quilt bag!

Now, let’s see how we did with last week’s music trivia question, which was: Can you name the ending of the first verse of the Marine Corps Hymn, which begins, “From the halls of Montezuma ...”

Is the ending: A) to the Great Wall of China, B) to the sun-baked Gobi Desert, C) to the shores of Tripoli, or D) to the banks of Green Valley Lake?

The correct answer was C) to the shores of Tripoli.

Congratulations to this past week’s trivia winner, Jack Koon, who won a one-night stay at the Majestic Mountain Inn, courtesy of Chenoa Adams, manager.

A little about Jack: He was born and raised in Brawley, Calif. and attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He met his lovely wife, Sandee, at the 1984 Payson Rodeo Parade.

Soon, the two were off onto their first date — to a coed softball tournament in which both were participating.

Although Jack may not have hit a home run with Sandee on their first date, he apparently did get to first base. The couple continued to run the bases together, ending up at home plate and saying their “I do’s” four years later. They have now been on the same team for the past 21 years.

Both Jack and Sandee are employed by the Payson school district. Jack is the district’s maintenance foreman and Sandee is an account assistant in the district office.

In Jack’s spare time he enjoys attending Diamondbacks and Cardinals games and Payson High School athletic events. Both he and Sandee like to travel.

An avid volunteer, Jack has been a member of the Mogollon Sporting Association for the last 17 years. He is a past-president and currently serves as treasurer. He is also on the board of directors of the Gracie Lee Haught Association.

Jack says his favorite music is 1950s through 1980s rock ’n’ roll, soul and country. At the top of his favorite artist list are Barry White, the Temptations and Lee Greenwood.

Lastly, you can see pictures of all the excitement of last Saturday’s Mogollon Health Alliance Health Fair on my Web site, listed below.

See you at the quilt show!

DJ Craig

Phone: 468-1482

Web site: www.DJCraigInPayson.com

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