The area is called home by some of the nation’s best quilters and they, along with gifted hobbyists and novices, will have their work displayed at the 7th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup. There will also be quilts coming to the show from out of the area.
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.
Quilters still have time to submit works for display, the deadline is Oct. 26. Forms for entries and details for making a submission can be found at www.rimcountryquiltroundup.com.
Awards for the best quilts and other prizes will be presented at a banquet on Saturday night, which will feature baby field greens salad, Poulet A La Bonne Femme (roasted chicken breast in wine and mushroom sauce), twice baked potato, green beans Almandine, warm rolls and butter, Gateau A la Cherries (cake with cherry pudding or cream cheese filling) and a selection of beverages. Reservations are required, see details on the Web site.
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 always features a wide selection of classes and this year is no different. Classes start 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 at 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.
Earlier this year, the Rim Country Quilt Roundup was honored by the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame as Organizational Friend of the Year for 2011 for its financial support of the Hall of Fame and the advancement of its mission.
Check www.quiltroundup.com for more information, class and quilt entry forms, or call (928) 472-4410.