Quilt Roundup This Weekend

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Some of the the nation’s best quilters call Rim Country home and those quilters, as well as gifted hobbyists and novices, will have their work displayed at the Seventh Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.

The quilt to be showcased at the show is the Arizona Centennial Quilt, which features the work of quilters from around the state in tribute to the 100th anniversary of statehood to be celebrated Feb. 14, 2012.

The event is Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Exhibition Hall at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, off Highway 87 at milepost 251 on the southeast side of Payson.

Awards for the best quilts and other prizes will be presented at a banquet on Saturday night. Reservations are required, see details on the Web site www.rimcountryquiltroundup.com.

The quilt show 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 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with the donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for local food banks. Children 12 and under will be admitted at no charge.

The annual Quilt Roundup will feature a wide selection of classes starting the day before the exhibit, Thursday, Nov. 10 and continue through Saturday, Nov. 12. Teaching this year will be Karla Alexander, Julie Hocker, Gina Perkes, Sharon Schamber and Helen Young Frost.

The classes, except Schamber’s, will be presented at the Good Samaritan Majestic Rim Senior Apartments, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, on the northeast side of Payson. Schamber will have her classes at her home studio. The classes range in cost from $55 to $65.

Lectures and demonstrations will be at the Fireside Room of the casino, two of the lectures are $10 each, the balance are free.

Young will present a lecture from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 on tricks for better quilts; this is one of the $10 lectures.

Thursday classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schamber will present Raw Edge Appliqué; Perkes’ topic is Appliqué Amplified; Alexander’s class is Gentle Curved Piecing; Frost will teach Perfect Patchwork Twilight; and Hocker will have a class on Texture Scapes Embellishments.

Lectures Friday, Nov. 11 will be presented by Quilting Sisters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wilma Hitterman will demonstrate a treadle machine, both of these are free. Another lecture, Kick Start Your Creativity, will be presented from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. by Hocker and costs $10 per person.

Friday classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include Schamber’s Feathers Corners Border & Blocks: Domestic Quilting; Alexander’s Straight Line Piecing; Frost’s Beautiful Binding Again; and Hocker’s Texture Scapes.

The Quilting Sisters and Hitterman will again be presenting lectures and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12.

Saturday classes will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include Schamber’s Piec-Lique Fire Flower; Perkes’ Appliqué by Bobbin; Alexander’s Creative Grid Ruler Design; Frost’s Lone Star Sparkler; and Hocker’s 3-D Thread Drawing.

Perkes will present a trunk show at 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13 and lectures by Quilting Sisters and treadle machine demonstrations by Hitterman will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.

Schamber is presenting a class on Dancing Feathers: Domestic and Longarm Quilting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday; and a class on Stipple Basic: Domestic and Longarm Quilting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14.

All of the classes have limited space, so early registration is urged. Check www.quiltroundup.com for more information, class and quilt entry forms, or call (928) 472-4410.

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