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Founded in 1993 by Phyllis Bear of Country Heart Promotions, The
Medford Armory Show offers collectors an outstanding selection of
quality antiques and collectibles by dealers from five states, including turn-
of-the-century oak and walnut furnishings, kitchen and country
primitives, Victorian colored and art glass, American art pottery, sterling
silver and silverplate flatware and hollowware, estate and costume jewelry,
watches, fine porcelains and china, toys and dolls, American folk and
Native American art, paper collectibles (including prints, maps, magazines
and books), quilts, clothing and textiles, tools, militaria, clocks, antique
firearms and sporting. The largest event center in Medford, the Armory is
the perfect setting for this popular show.

        SPECIAL SERVICES & EXHIBITS:

ANTIQUE EVALUATIONS by Patrick Archer, Redding CA
$3.00 per Item  11am-5pm Sat. & 10am-4pm Sun.

FREE DOLL APPRAISALS.   Doll restringing (while you wait),  estimates
on doll restoration and one-of-a-kind period doll costuming using vintage
materials all show hours.  Nancy Korsak of Nurse Nancy’s Doll Hospital,
Spokane, WA.  Available all Show hours.

MOUNTAIN STARS AND JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS
GUILDS
will display quilts from the balconies in the Show Room, display
and sell tickets for their Opportunity Quilts and demonstrate quilting
techniques all Show hours.

FOOD SERVICE will be available all show hours by We Cook For You, a
nonprofit, community service organization providing shelter, meals,
and community resources  in the Chico, California area.   

THE MEDFORD ARMORY SHOW BENEFITS AN IMPORTANT
LOCAL CHARITY, DOGS FOR THE DEAF
.  Dogs For The Deaf rescues
dogs from shelters along with helping people with deafness and other
physical and mental challenges. Volunteers from the organization will be
present at the Show, giving demonstrations and providing information on
their unique and important service to dogs and the disabled community.  
Twenty percent of the proceeds from admissions as well as 50% of the
proceeds from a 50-50 drawing will go directly to Dogs For the Deaf
(winner need not be present to win.)
 

Demonstrations by hearing dogs will take place at 12
noon and 2pm on Saturday.
 

Twin Bridges Antique Productions, promoters of quality events
since 1982, was asked by Mrs. Bear of Country Heart Promotions  
to take over promotion of the Medford Armory Show  in 2008.  
“We are honored to continue promotion of this quality event and
to benefit Dogs For The Deaf, a most deserving service
organization”, says Carole Berry, Promoter.  

                   Carole Berry, Promoter
          Twin Bridges Antique Productions
Alina Tari, Ashland picks a lucky
winner in the Dogs For The Deaf
50-50 Drawing
Historic Wood House

WOOD HOUSE PRESERVATION GROUP  

Volunteers from the Wood House Preservation Group took part in
our last Medford Armory Show.
Since the beginning in 1870, the
Wood House has fought heavy rains, snow, the Columbus Day
Storm, hail, fire, vandalism and county politics, and through all of
this the house still remains to welcome you to come and visit.
See how western primitive living really was in the late 1800’s!

Mission Statement: To preserve, protect and cultivate
local history at the Wood House through activities, tours, and
educational events, thereby creating awareness and prolonging
Rogue Valley history.      Eagle Point, Oregon
More Information -- Click Here
RARE GAMBLING AND ADVERTISING COLLECTIBLES
by Erick Paul of The Antique Consortium
University Place, WA
(L) Fred Neal and (R) Mark Haack of Q-Cubed,
Portland, OR with Tripper Rhodes
Floyd Pearson of Lakehead CA
Harlan & Barbara Parsons of Parsons' Antiques
Medford, OR
Phyllis Bear of Country Corner Antiques,
Hornbrook CA -- Founder of the Dogs For The
Deaf Antiques Show

Opportunity Quilts from Mountain Stars and Jacksonville Museum Quilters
Guilds
will be on display at the October Medford Antiques & Vintage
Show.  Raffle tickets may be purchased all Show hours.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN STARS
AND JACKSONVILLE
MUSEUM QUILTERS GUILDS
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Blake Mantry, C.E.O. and Ann Grossman,
Development Assistant, Dogs For The Deaf,
Central Point, OR at the 2015
Medford Show
Rosebud Antiques
Murphys, OR
FREE doll appraisals.   Doll restringing (while you wait),  estimates on doll
restoration and one-of-a-kind period doll costuming using vintage materials
all show hours.  Nancy Korsak of Nurse Nancy’s Doll Hospital, Spokane, WA
(L) Katie Gomez, Nell Mathern &
Maggie Wilson, Mountain Stars Quilters.
Fall Antiques & Vintage Sale
at the Medford Armory
October 14, 15, 2017
ANTIQUE APPRAISALS

11am - 5pm Saturday & 10am-4pm Sunday
by Patrick Archer, Redding CA

Verbal Identification and Evaluation of Your
Family Treasures & Yard Sale Finds!

$3.00 Per Item
Contact Patrick Archer
Mountain Stars Quilters Guild
"Vintage Garden" measuring 96" x 96"
Jacksonville Museum Quilters
"Blue Danube" measuring 90" x 90"
The Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale
Memories of Days Gone By . . .
Dennis Canavan
My Shop, Vancouver WA
Patrick has been a multi board certified & bonded appraiser since the early 1980's and owned a private
antiques shop in his home state of Michigan. He has specialized in glass and pottery since the early
1970's and remains an avid collector of antique & vintage items. Patrick has preformed appraisals for
insurance companies, private collectors and local court systems in both Michigan and California. Known
as a generalist in the field of appraisals, he's well versed on antiques and collectables but leaves coins,
guns and swords to other specialists in those specific fields. He has also appeared on the popular TV
Show, Good Day Sacramento, providing appraisals to the viewing public and has been part of the
appraisal team at Twin Bridges Antiques Shows.  

                              

When collectors enter the Medford Armory for the Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale Benefitting Dogs
For The Deaf,
they will get a glimpse into the wonderful and historically significant world of quilting.  Mountain Stars
and Jacksonville Quilters Guilds
will create a spectacular display of rare and unique quilts from the balconies of the
Armory.
 Nell Mathern, quilt educator will once again coordinate the Guilds’ participation in this Event. “It’s an honor we
get to come and hang the quilts, it’s a wonderful venue.  Its exciting and fun to see the antiques and talk with the dealers,”
says Nell Mathern.  Patrons may purchase raffle tickets for two fabulous opportunity quilts, “Blue Danube” and “Vintage Garden,”
both on display at the Show.  In addition, there will be demonstrations of needleturn appliqué and hand quilting on a 1930's quilt.

Jacksonville Museum Quilters, under the guidance of Dora Scheidecker began in 1979.  They held a Quilt Show every year for
34 years until the historic U.S. Hotel in Jacksonville was no longer available. “The Jacksonville Guild does hand quilting, applique,
and in the past years, made some very beautiful historic quilts depicting our local area. Those special quilts have been given to the
Jackson County Genealogy Library and they are good about displaying them often with great stories to tell of each quilt and the
pioneers that lived in our region, ” says Nell Mathern.  “With guidance from Dora Scheidecker” [and other local quilters], says Nell
Mathern, “Mountain Stars Quilters Guild was founded in 1983. Since its inception, the Guild has grown to more than 200 members
from  Southern Oregon and Northern California, including 20 smaller guilds, representing all age groups and all levels of experience.  
Their next biennial quilt show will be held in 2018.  Mountain Stars’ mission is to foster the art of quilting and to encourage a high
standard of design and technique in all its various forms.  The Guild encourages the preservation and conservation of fine quilts,
antique quilts and contemporary quilts for posterity.”

Nell Mathern is featured on a YouTube Video which provides extensive and important historical information on 1930's quilts
and life during that era.
 The Video was presented at the National Model A Ford Awards Banquet, hosted in Medford, OR.
Nell’s fascinating glimpse into the meaning of early quilting gives the modern day viewer a wealth of information.  For example,
an 1880's quilt, called “a mourning quilt”, put together from blocks by the Jacksonville Quilters tells the story of how widows
wore black in their first year of mourning, followed by a grayish black their second year, which was a signal that the widow was
“now available”, i.e. wearing “secondary mourning cloth.”  Another interesting piece of history is demonstrated in a 1930's quilt
with a “whisker guard”, made from feed sack and attached to the top edge of the quilt since men’s beards were so oily they
would have ruined the quilt!   
Nell Mathern may be reached at: jnmathern@gmail.com.
STEP INTO THE PAST . . . THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF QUILTING
Hand Quilting on
Julia Beekman's Garden
Quilting on Maryum's Yellow Rose
"Who needs a ladder to hang quilts
when you have Dan! "
Beth Mould & Dan  Mathern
Nell Mathern, Quilt Educator
CLICK HERE
To See Nell Mathern's YouTube
Video on 1930's Quilting