It may only be early August, but it is not too soon to start planning for November. The 7th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup is Nov. 11-13 in the Exhibition Hall at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Highway 87 at milepost 251, Payson.
Next month, the event will be honored by the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame as Organizational Friend of the Year 2011.
Barbara Polston, president of AZQHoF, told the organizers of the Quilt Roundup, “It is with great pleasure that I confirm the selection of Rim Country Quilt Roundup as the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Organizational Friend of the Year 2011! Rim Country Quilt Roundup has been a steadfast Friend to the Hall of Fame. We are most appreciative of the financial support provided, how you support our efforts at your wonderful quilt show, how you help advance our mission and countless other means. It is absolutely our pleasure to recognize the Rim Country Quilt Roundup with this award.”
At the annual induction luncheon on Sept. 25, a representative from Rim Country Quilt Roundup will be introduced and receive this commemorative recognition.
The current members of the Rim Country Quilt Roundup Board are Gene Schamber, president; Elaine Putnam, vice president; Alyce Leach, treasurer; Maureen Pastika, secretary; and Lanna Sullivan, member.
The November exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13.
Admission is $3 per person or $2 for those who bring a can or package of non-perishable food for the local food banks. Children age 12 and under will be admitted for free.
The very popular classes that are offered in conjunction with the Rim Country Quilt Roundup will be held Nov. 10 through Nov. 11. Teachers participating are: Karla Anderson, Julie Hocker, Gina Perkes, Sharon Schamber and Helen Young Frost.
This year’s show will include a special exhibition of the Arizona Centennial Quilt Project.
Check www.quiltroundup.com for more information, class schedule, costs and requirements, and quilt entry forms, or call (928) 472-4410.