Quilt Roundup For Fabric Art Fans

The Annual Quilt Roundup features classes instructed by fabric art masters, along with displays, door prizes and a vendor mall.

The Annual Quilt Roundup features classes instructed by fabric art masters, along with displays, door prizes and a vendor mall. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Get out those good, sturdy, walking shoes — the 9th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup is coming to town.

The great regional show of quilts, décor items, clothing, accessories and more is Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center.

In addition to the show, there will be a special exhibit, BagIt, a display of bags and purses.

Renowned quilter Sharon Schamber will be offering quilting classes this week. She is a Master Quilter in America and Arizona Quilter Hall of Fame inductee.

While two of her classes are filled, registration appears to remain open for three others on the quilt show Web site www.quiltroundup.com.

• Corners & Feathers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Domestic quilting featuring basic feathers, corners, borders and blocks. This class teaches the student how to quilt borders, corners and blocks. Students are shown how to make feathers fit in all sizes of borders. There is a secret to making the feathers flow evenly and smoothly.

Class is $65 plus a $15 DVD fee.  The $15 fee is payable to Sharon at the beginning of the class.

Transportation will be provided.  Students will meet at the Majestic Rim Good Samaritan lobby on East Tyler Parkway at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

• Fanciful Feathers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct 10, class is $65 plus a $15 DVD fee. The $15 fee is payable to Sharon at the beginning of the class.

Transportation will be provided.  Students will meet at the Majestic Rim Good Samaritan lobby at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

• Butterfly Magic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, class is $65 plus a $15 DVD fee. The $15 fee is payable to Sharon at the beginning of the class.

Transportation will be provided.  Students will meet at the Majestic Rim Good Samaritan lobby at 8 a.m. on Friday.

At the Quilt Roundup

A lecture on color basics by Alyce Leach is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11.

Leach will explore hue vs. tint, warm vs. cool, achromatic vs. complementary. Are you confused at times when it comes to selecting colors for some of your quilts?

This lecture aims to help you understand, then select, color and value that make your quilts “pop.”

Leach will cover the technical parts of color, and discuss value and style. She’ll give you the guidelines on how to use the color wheel, not only to sort your stash, but also to assist you in buying fabric.

Leach is an award-winning quilter from the Payson area who has been quilting for nearly 20 years and teaching for the past 15 years. She was honored to be a featured artist on the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in April 2008.

Viewers choice and special awards will be presented at a special awards banquet on Oct. 12. 

There will be daily door prizes and a vendor mall with just about everything a new or veteran quilter could want. 

The Rim Country Quilt Roundup is from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.

General admission is $5 for ages 13 and over. Get a ticket for a daily drawing with a non-perishable food item donation for area food banks.

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