Saddle Up For 2010 Quilt Roundup

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Gina Perkes of Payson will be one of the six quilt artists giving classes during the 2010 Rim Country Quilt Roundup. The deadline to register for the classes is Oct. 15.

Quilters of all ilks, it’s time for the roundup — the big, Rim Country Quilt Roundup.

The quilting celebration enjoys its sixth anniversary this year Nov. 11 through Nov. 14.

The exhibition and vendor booths are open Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 14, with classes starting Thursday, Nov. 11. Once again, the festival of quilting will be held at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.

While the big event is a month away, the deadline to register for quilt classes is Friday, Oct. 15.

Teachers are: Nancy Brenan Daniel, Lyn Mann, Gina Perkes, Sharon Schamber, J. Michelle Watts and Margaret Wood. The classes fill quickly. Registration closes Oct. 15.

In addition to the classes, the Quilt Roundup will feature a tremendous display of beautiful quilts and the Hoffman Challenge Special Exhibit, plus there will be a vendor mall to stock up on supplies.

The exhibition is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14. Admission is $3 per person, or $2 with a donation of non-perishable food for area food banks. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

The classes

There is a one-time registration fee for all class participants and it is non-refundable.

Thursday, Nov. 11

Sharon Schamber - Quilting Design, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - This class is designed for students who wish to enhance their quilting design skills. Limited to 15 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Schamber’s home studio; costs $75 per person, plus a $15 handout fee.

Gina Perkes - Hand Dying Fabric, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Perkes will show participants how to create their own unique hand-dyed fabrics, which will be the start of their next project. She will take students through the process of selecting and preparing fabric for dying, achieving mottled or solid results, using hand-dyed fabrics in quilts and wearables and much more. Each student will create one series of rainbow gradations. They will dye 30 fat quarters, which will subtly shift from one color to the next. Limited to 20 students of all skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; the cost is $60 per person.

Lyn Mann - No Such Thing As Ugly Fabric, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - In this class, students will bring squares of ugly or hard to use fabrics to share. They will also bring a variety of scraps and then construct a simple block while learning how to make any fabric great. Many layouts will be shown and explained. This is a great class and many proclaim it to be the best they have ever taken. Limited to 15 students of all skill levels. Held at Best Western Payson Inn; the cost is $65 per person.

J. Michelle Watts - Santa Fe Sampler, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - This is a traditional medallion quilt with a southwestern flair. Five different geometric borders surround a center medallion. Learn several cutting and quick machine piecing techniques. This is the featured pattern in AQS book that was released in spring 2005. Limited to 15 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; $65 per person.

Friday - Nov. 12

Sharon Schamber - Crescent Appliqué, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Limited to 15 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Schamber’s home studio; $75 per person, plus a $15 handout fee.

Gina Perkes - Hand Bag Sampler, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Students will explore a plethora of machine techniques in the creation of a gorgeous handbag. The techniques utilized in this project include: leave-in foundation piecing, machine quilting, bobbin work, machine appliqué, dimensional appliqué, and embellishment. Limited to 20 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; $60 per person.

Lyn Mann - Happy Birthday, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - In this workshop, students will design and create a quilt based upon birth month and day. They will bring half square triangles already sewn, then sew groupings depending upon birth month and day. After lunch, participants will work with these groupings to design their very own block and quilt. There are many possible designs for each date so no two will look alike. Limited to 15 students of all skill levels. Held at Best Western Payson Inn; $65 per person.

J. Michelle Watts - Stenciling Quilt Blocks, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - This is a fun way to make quilt blocks using Paintstiks and fabric. Learn how to make stencils and create a wonderful wall hanging or pillow during class. Limited to 20 students of all skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; $65 per person.

Nancy Brenan Daniel - Slice ’em and Dice ’em Quilts: The Disappearing Nine-Patch Technique, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - However you Slice ’em... these designs will have your own individual signature on them! There are many variations and so many more to discover. That is what this workshop is all about... discovering those designs and the individual participant’s talent. Limited to 15 students of all skill levels. Held at Best Western Payson Inn; $65 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Sharon Schamber - Textural Painting, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Work with Paintstiks to create your own beautiful work of art. Limited to 15 students of all skill levels. Held at Schamber’s home studio; $75 per person, plus a $15 handout fee.

Gina Perkes – Appliqué Amplified, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Perkes will share her award winning techniques for amplifying an appliqué. Students will discover how to enhance their appliqué designs with the addition of various machine techniques such as: piping, pin tucking, bobbin work and more. Limited to 20 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; $60 per person.

Lyn Mann - Throw Tradition A Curve, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - In this class, students will replace half-square triangles in traditional blocks with a curved two-patch to give a whole new contemporary look to old favorites. A great new design adventure with untold possibilities but easy enough for the confident beginner. The creative curve ruler will be used for ease in rotary cutting. There are four different patterns to choose from. Open to all skill levels. Held at Best Western Payson Inn; $65 per person.

J. Michelle Watts - Southwest Medallion, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - A unique oval medallion is in the center of this beautiful southwestern quilt. This design is inspired by a woven basket design. The center medallion will be taught in a full day class, then the background completed after class. The 9-degree wedge ruler is needed for this class. Limited to 15 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Mount Cross Lutheran Church; $65 per person.

Nancy Brenan Daniel - Gloriously Easy Scrap Quilts, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - There are at least seven variations in the workshop pattern... almost too many options. Beginners can choose to make the 12-inch units while intermediate and advanced participants might choose to create the 6-inch units. The very best news is that the really advanced students can make some of each and they will fit together with ease. Limited to 15 students of all skill levels. Held at Best Western Payson Inn; $65 per person.

Margaret Wood – Seminole Patchwork Sampler Wall Hanging, 1-day class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - This wall hanging incorporates four different Seminole Patchwork Designs. Class starts with a lecture on the history of Seminole Patchwork illustrated with over a dozen authentic Seminole Patchwork garments. Learn assembly with sashing and quilting options. Pattern included with class fee. Limited to 12 students with intermediate to advanced skill levels. Held at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community; $50 per person.

Lectures

In addition to the classes, several of the teachers will be presenting special lectures in the Fireside Room of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Nancy Brenan Daniel will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11 on “Judge for Yourself – One Judge’s Opinion about Judges and Juries Shows”; the fee is $20. J. Michelle Watts will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 on “The Beauty of the Southwest”; the fee is $20.

Wilma Hitterman and Susan Garrett will present treadle machine demonstrations in the Fireside Room from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 12 through Nov. 14; these will be free of charge.

Appraisals

Appraisals are being performed by Nora Mohr on November 13, 14, and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make appointments by sending your requests to eputnam@npg cable.com.

Appraisal fees: $45 payable to Nora Mohr. Appraisals are done for replacement purposes or fair market value.

Mohr’s range of expertise runs from antique quilts to newly made quilts as well as art quilts. The client will receive documentation in a format acceptable to insurance companies and at least two photographs of the property appraisal, a copy of Nora’s credentials and a short summary of the care of quilted textiles.

Mohr is a member of the Baltimore Antique Society, Arizona Quilters Guild, American Quilters Society, American Quilt Study Group, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles, and Round Valley Chamber of Commerce.

For information, class registration and entry forms, contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-672-9766 or (928) 474-4515 or visit the Web site rimcountryquiltroundup.com.

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