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· Blue Front Halloween Photos
· Faith Community
· Fiber Arts Festival
· Willcox CowBelles
· Catron County Food Pantries
Halloween at the Blue Front in Glenwood
Faith Community Receives Donations
Recently Faith Community - a continuum of care senior living
facility - was given two donations toward the goal of $150
to purchase land for the project.
Elks Lodge #413 gave a $500 donation and the Santa Rita Masonic
Lodge #44 presented $2382 from the sale of tickets from a recent
Faith Community is raising money with "Souper Tuesdays" held
at the First United Methodist Church on College Ave. every
Tuesday from 11:30-1:00. For $6 you can get a bowl of homemade
soup, bread, dessert and drink. These lunches will continue
through November, the resume in January.
Faith Community will also be having a RADA Cutlery plus Quick
Mixes, Cookbooks, Stoneware and Soy Wax Candles Fundraiser
in November for Christmas giving.
To view a catalogue or find out more information you can call
Linda Brake at 534-4523 or Marti Trammell at 574-2724.
Fiber Arts Festival
Special Exhibits & Demonstrations
Featured At Silver City Fiber Arts Festival
Friday & Saturday November 11-12
Grant County Conference Center, Silver City
The Silver City Fiber Arts Festival will be held November 11-12
at the Grant County Conference Center located at 3031 East
Highway 180 East (next to Ace Hardware).
This two day event celebrates all aspects of fiber art. There
will be a juried vendor hall of fine fiber art and supplies,
classes, demonstrations, make and take projects and exhibits.
"We are so excited about the nineteen special exhibits
that will be on display throughout the festival", states
Chairperson Lynn Welsch. "Fiber artists from Silver City
and southern New Mexico will be exhibiting, making this one
of the best exhibits of fiber art in southern New Mexico and
a truly unique experience for people attending the festival".
Some of the exhibits that will be available for viewing are
Wool to Wearables, Tatting, and Antique Dolls. The Wool to
Wearables exhibit was made by spinners from Yada Yada Yarn
and will feature all phases of the process of going from raw
wool to carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, to beautiful
The Tatting exhibit from Edna Puleston will show examples
of many different stitches and items made with the tatting
shuttle. Ms. Puleston will also be exhibiting fine porcelain
antique reproduction dolls with clothes handmade of all natural
Some of the nineteen exhibits will include 1930's Reproduction
Quilts, Needlework, Invitational Mini Quilt Challenge, Wearable
Art, Beaded Jewelry, George Mendoza designed fabric Quilts,
Handmade Books, Woven and Pine Needle Baskets, Contemporary
Fiber Arts, Japanese Embroidery, Fiber Art Story Boards, Silk
Painting, Wool Hooked Rugs and more!
Demonstrations will be done throughout both days of the festival
with Bed Turnings at 11:00 am on Friday November 11, and at
1:00 pm on Saturday. Lynn Welsch invites the public to share
their quilts for the Bed Turnings by dropping off quilts one
hour before the Bed Turnings. "Come and join in the fun
and the ooh's and aah's as one by one, the locally made quilts
on the "bed" are "revealed" and their stories
Judy Billings from Aunt Judy's Attic will be demonstrating
the Accucut Fabric Die Cutting Machine at the festival on Friday
at 3:00 pm. Judy will demonstrate how easily it works to make
strips, triangles, die cut shapes, and other traditional or
contemporary quilt pattern shapes.
Karen Rossman of A Bead or Two will also be demonstrating
Beading on Textiles at 4:00 pm on Friday. Karen will provide
an overview on types of beads, different fibers to work on
with beads, techniques, tools, and more! She will also show
specialty beading technique examples of Bead Weaving, Kumiho
Braid, and Closed Coiling on Gourds.
The Silver City Fiber Arts Festival is a fundraising event
for the Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective.
Admission is free and donations are appreciated.
The SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective, is a non-profit that
provides the means to learn and earn an income from the fiber
arts. For more information about the festival please go to
www.fiberartscollective.org or stop by in person at The Common
Thread gallery at 107 W. Broadway. Call 575-538-5733 for hours.
To Sign Up for Classes: www.fiberartscollective.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
While in Silver City, be sure to visit many of the shops associated
with fiber arts, including . . . The Common Thread, A Bead
or Two, Thunder Creek, Yada Yada Yarn, Aunt Judy's Attic, and
The Willcox CowBelles
The Apache influenced ranching in the Sulphur Springs Valley
of Southern Arizona in more than one way. Fear of the Apache,
who raided the early Spanish Ranches, stole their cattle and
frequently killed the settlers, deterred settlement of the
valley but on the other hand, they created a good market for
Many army posts were established in Arizona Territory to protect
settlers and travelers from attack. These posts, as well as
the Indian Agencies, required large quantities of beef.
In 1867 Colonel Henry C. Hooker, under military contract,
began providing beef to Arizona forts. He drove as many as
15,500 cattle to southeastern Arizona each year to fill orders
from the army posts and Indian agencies.
Hooker recognized the areas potential for cattle raising and
in 1872 established Sierra Bonita Ranch at the northern end
of the Sulphur Springs Valley.
At the headquarters, he built a thick walled adobe fortress
with no exterior windows that could easily be defended on the
site of a Spanish hacienda that had been destroyed by the Apache
in the early 1800's.
It was not long before other ranches were established in the
valley. Several of these ranch houses had thick adobe walls
that not only gave protection from Apache raids but also were
warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Visit the Willcox Cowbelles booth and other exhibits in the
Old Peace Store, Pearce, AZ at Old Pearce Heritage Days on
November 25 and 26 to learn more about early area ranches and
relive a part of the areas' history. The Old Pearce Store will
be open to the public free of charge. Walk the streets of Old
Pearce that were once filled with miners and cowboys, visit
the quilt show and gem and mineral exhibit and shop at the
vendor booths while listening to live western music.
Catron County Food Pantries
The Catron Food Pantries is the Roadrunner-associated Commodity
and Mobile Food Pantry distribution for Datil, Horse Mountain,
Pie Town, Quemado and Luna.
The Catron Food Pantries is selling 2012 calendars with
scenic views of Catron County for only $5 each. All proceeds
from calendar sales go towards the purchase of food for low
income families in Catron County.
Calendars can be purchased at many local businesses around
northern Catron County including - the Datil Feed Store,
The Daily Pie, Top of the World store, and J&Y as well
as the Country Store in Quemado. We will be selling calendars
at each of the next 3 food distributions in Datil, Horse
Mountain, Pie Town, Quemado and Luna and also at the Datil
Halloween carnival and the Datil Extension Club's annual
Christmas Arts and Crafts fair in early November and at other
The calendars were photographed, printed, assembled and
bound right here in Catron County and will make lovely holiday
gifts for friends and family in and out of our county.
For more information on buying or selling calendars please
contact Terri Brown, Catron Food Pantries secretary at 575-772-5646.