Local crafters sell wares at Paulden festival
Crafters and artists will be in full swing on Saturday for the Fall Festival in Paulden again this year from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Paulden fire station of Highway 89 at Midway Drive in Paulden (at the Depot 89 gas station and store). The festival will include crafts and art sale, a bake sale, a cupcake and cookie bake-off and a farmer's market. For more information, contact Kathi Dore at 636-0614.
Kathy Casey of Chino Valley will be one of the many crafters at the festival.
Kathy is a seamstress who has created many beaded T-shirts, socks and purses to sell at the festival.
"Besides my grandmother teaching me to crochet and design patterns, my mother was a professional seamstress, so it is just in my blood," Kathy said.
About nine years ago Kathy started beading on clothing, using only beads that are washable.
"I started with socks, and went into making T-shirts to match, and I also do beaded purses," she explained.
It takes Kathy about an hour to bead a pair of socks and two hours for her T-shirts.
"I love working with all the bright colors of the beads. It's just my favorite thing because I like having something to do with my hands," she said. Kathy will take orders and people can reach her at 636-4806.
Another crafter who will be at the Paulden Fall Festival on Saturday is Terry Famas of Paulden. Terry creates one-of-a-kind quilts, table runners and place mats.
"My mom got me started in sewing because when I was little, she made all my clothes until I became a teenager, because she couldn't make Levi's," Terry said.
Terry made her first quilt 15 years ago.
"I made my first child a quilt when he was born and I was hooked on quilting from then on," said Terry.
"I have also made a quilt for every baby that has been born at my church," she added.
Terry makes all types of quilts, for girls, boys, and older people too. One of Terry's quilts will also be raffled off at this year's Fall Festival.
"I make all different patterns and colors of quilts (which takes about 10 hours), and I have never made the same quilt twice," Terry said.
Terry will take orders for custom quilts and people can reach her at 636-0608.
Making quilts is very enjoyable and relaxing for Terry.
"I love mixing the colors and trying different patterns," she said. "It's my creative outlet."