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Quilt winners named

The following are winners in the seventh annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup, held Nov. 11-13 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino event center.

Small Quilt Traditional: Alyce Leach, “Orange Glow,” first; Kathy MacCleary, “Cuddle Up With M Baby,” second; Rose Anne Self, “Backyard Cats,” third.

Small Quilt Innovative: Georgia Thorne, “B.F.F.,” first; Lisa Brothman, “Black Medallion,” second; Anne Munoz, “Above the Fray,” third.

Wall Quilt Traditional: Diane Pitchford, “Old Bear Tracks,” first; Fleda Gorbea, “The Quilted Room,” second; Mardi Norwood, “A Patchwork Halloween,” third.

Wall Quilt Innovative: Rose Anne Self, “Rim Country Cats,” first; Connie Marco, “Fussy Cats,” second; Chery Ehrhardt, “Hexagons Over Texas,” third.

Bed Quilt Traditional: Patty McKinney, “The Queen and Her Court,” first; Charlotte Seaton, “Southwest,” second; Debra Geissler, “Ellie’s Irish Garden,” third.

Bed Quilt Innovative: Ingeborg Hill, “Everblooming Heritage,” first; Connie Marco, “Belize Waters,” second; Cheri Maniz, “Strawberry Lemonade,” third.

Fabric Art: Georgia Thorne, “Bird Prints II,” first; Lisa Brothman, “Artful Charms,” second; Kathy Hunt, “Nature’s Bouquet,” third.

Group Quilt: Las Sendas Quilt Club, “Red Mountain,” first; Patricia Ovitt, “Be Attitudes,” second; Dixie Ann O’Hara, “My Secret Flower Garden,” third.

Pictorial Quilt: Monica Hancock, “Riata,” first; Maureen Pastiska, “Gone Fishin’,” second; Audrey Good, “San Xavier del Bac,” third.

Junior Quilt: Charmayne Seaton, “Butterfly,” first; Paige Ulrich, “Pinwheel,” second; Elizabeth Donsbach, “Merry Christmas Hollyhock,” third.

Wearable Art: Natalie Elliott, “Leaves of Love,” first; Marque Jacobs, “Hats, Bling and Lipstick,” second; Bobbie Carruth, “Shrink lit!” third.

Other awards: Lisa Brothman, “Black Medallion” won Best Machine Quilted and “Artful Charms” won Threadplayers Artistic Choice; Ingeborg Hill, “Everblooming Heritage” won Best First Time Show Entry, Best Hand Appliqué and Strawberry Patchers Choice; Mardi Norwood, “A Patchwork Halloween” won Best Hand Embroidery; Kathy MacCleary, “Cuddle Up With M Baby” won Best Hand Quilted and “Homespun Sampler” won Gila County Heritage Award and Good Samaritan/Majestic Rim Choice; Monika Hancock, “High Country

Happenings” won Best Machine Appliqué and Favorite Western/Southwestern Quilt; Marque Jacobs, “Hats, Bling and Lipstick” won Best Machine Embroidery; Diane Pitchford, “Old Bear Tracks” won Best of Show and Best Professional Machine Quilted; Las Sendas Quilt Club, “Red Mountain” won Best Use of Color and Shoofly Choice Adult; Rosa Sousa, “House” won Shoofly Choice Youth; Janie Coston, “Lynn’s Seaside Rendezvous” won Payson Mayor’s Choice Award; Lorraine Bright, “Sunrise, Sunset” won Quilting Sisters Friendship Star; Juanita Marcell, “Sparkling Yo-Yos” won Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce Award; Janie Winkle, “Shawl” won Favorite Wearable.

The AZ Quilters Hall of Fame Award went to Ingeborg Hill, “Everblooming Heritage.”

AZ Centennial Quilt Challenge winners were Kris Lovetro and Brenda Dickinson, “Home Sweet Home, Arizona II,” first place; Georgia Heller, “Centennial Cowboy Boots,” second place; and Kathy MacCleary, “Centennial Sampler,” third place.

The Viewers Choice Top 10 went to Las Sendas Quilt Club, “Red Mountain,” first place; Karen L. Lee, “Southwest Space”; Diane Schoeps, “Ancient Friendships”; Pat Jonz, “French Braid Moonglow”; Charlotte Seaton, “Southwest”; Rose Anne Self, “Rim Country Cats”; Monika Hancock, “Riata”; Brenda Dickinson, “Treasure Garden”; Cindy Diehl, “Hospitality in Red & White”; Debra Geissler, “Ellie’s Irish Garden.”

Gift wrapping supports Humane Society shelter

Shoppers can get a break on gift wrapping and help homeless pooches at the same time at the Humane Society of Central Arizona’s gift wrapping fund-raiser on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at the group’s thrift shop on Main Street.

Humane Society volunteers will wrap packages for harried shoppers, in return for small donations.

The offer applies to both gifts brought from home and things bought in the thrift store.

The thrift shop offers a large selection of holiday décor and gently used merchandise and will also offer festive music plus cider and cookies.

The “Wrap with Kindness” event will run on the next two Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Humane Society of Central Arizona Thrift Shop is located at 501 W. Main St. For more information on this holiday event, call 928-468-6419.

Coconino National Forest winter safety reminder and conditions

The first heavy snowfall of the season has spurred Rim Country residents to break out their skis, sleds and inner tubes, but the Coconino National Forest has once again closed the most popular snowplay area.

Forest managers announced this week “health and safety” issues have prompted them to again close the Cinch Hook snowplay area off Highway 260 just north of Pine.

The Forest this week issues a slew of advisories and warnings, mostly centered on snowplay areas closer to Flagstaff.

Road Closures — Many forest roads are seasonally closed due to wet or snowy conditions, especially in higher elevations.

Closures will occur as conditions warrant.

Watch for posted closure signs, call one of the forest offices, or check the Coconino National Forest Web site at www.fs.usda. gov/alerts/coconino/alerts-notices.

Drivers are reminded to avoid driving on saturated surfaces to prevent road damage, soil erosion and getting stuck.

Other winter recreation areas

Wing Mountain Snowplay Area will open as soon as snow becomes more frequent and allows for adequate coverage.

The area is located 10 miles northwest of Flagstaff off of Highway 180 on Forest Road 222B.

This is a fee site managed by Recreation Resource Manage-ment under a special use permit with services including parking management, snowplowing, restrooms, and trash receptacles. For conditions at Wing Mountain, call 602-923-3555 or visit http://www.

As of Dec. 1, the Griffith’s Springs day-use and parking area located off Highway 89A, just west of Kachina Village, will be closed for the season.

Other seasonal area closures can be found on the Coconino Web site at alerts/coconino/alerts-notices.

Seasonal Motorized Vehicle Closures — Two areas off of Highway 180 are subject to a “Seasonal Motorized Wheeled Vehicle Closure” from Dec. 1 through March 31:

• The Wing Mountain Vehicle Closure encompasses the cross-country ski trails, the snowplay area, and includes Forest Roads 222, 519, 519A and 222B beyond Wing Mountain parking area.

• The Flagstaff Nordic Center Vehicle Closure includes the trail system and Forest Road 151E.

Backcountry permits

When the ski area is open, winter backcountry travel into the Kachina Peaks Wilderness from Arizona Snowbowl or off Snowbowl Road requires a free seasonal backcountry permit. Backcountry permits are now available in Flagstaff on weekdays at the Peaks Ranger Station, 5075 N. Highway 89, and the Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1824 S Thompson St.


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