Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale
Benefitting DOGS for better LIVES
(formerly DOGS for the DEAF)
Historic Wood House


Volunteers from the Wood House Preservation Group took part in
the October 2017 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
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Phyllis Bear of Country Corner Antiques,
Hornbrook CA -- Founder of the Dogs For The
Deaf Antiques Show
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, upcycled and
repurposed. The largest event center in Medford, the
Armory is the perfect setting for this popular show.

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,
Mountain Stars Quilters Guild
"Vintage Garden" measuring 96" x 96
On Display at the Fall 2018 Medford Show

Opportunity Quilts from Mountain Stars and Jacksonville Museum Quilters
Guilds were on display at the October Medford Antiques & Vintage Show.  
Raffle tickets may still be purchased.  
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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


When collectors entered the Medford Armory for the Fall 2017 Antiques & Vintage Shows Benefitting Dogs
For The Deaf, they got a glimpse into the wonderful and historically significant world of quilting.  Mountain Stars
and Jacksonville Quilters Guilds created a spectacular display of rare and unique quilts from the balconies of the
Armory.  Nell Mathern, quilt educator once again coordinated 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 purchased raffle tickets for two fabulous opportunity quilts, “Blue Danube” and “Vintage Garden,”
both on display at the Show.  In addition, there were 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:
Nell Mathern, Quilt Educator
Memories of Days Gone By . . .
The Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale
Jacksonville Museum Quilters
"Blue Danube" measuring 90" x 90"
On Display at the Fall 2018 Medford Show
(L) Marsha Louitt, Nell Mathern & Robyn
Skinner (R), Mountain Stars & Jacksonville
Museum Quilters Guilds.
Mountain Stars & Jacksonville Museum
Quilters Guilds at the Medford Show
Dennis Canavan
My Shop, Vancouver WA
by Erick Paul of The Antique Consortium
University Place, WA
Rosebud Antiques
Murphys, OR
Floyd Pearson of Lakehead CA
(L) Fred Neal and (R) Mark Haack of Q-Cubed,
Portland, OR with Tripper Rhodes
Volunteers From Woodhouse Preservation
Group with (R) Daryl Wright of Miscellany
Antiques, Medford OR
(L) Jeff Brown and Veronica Carr
(R), B & C Antiques, Fernley, NV
(L) Kris Allen & Bud Gienger,
Chiloquin OR
Bill & Madalaine Lapp,
Tuesday's Tools, Roseburg OR
Lynn & Jim Rehberger,
Antiques II, Reno NV
(L) Marty Hunt and Latricia Ice (R),
The Coffee Grinder, The Dalles, OR
(L) Sandra Luis & Lee Fitzgerald
(R), All That Stuff, Bend OR.
Harlan & Barbara Parsons of Parson's
Antiques, Medford OR
MAY 2019
(L) Sharon Becker, Elizabeth Raitt and
Odette Fuller ( R), Belles and Beaus
Society, Jacksonville at the October
2017 Show.   Quilt behind is “Oregon
Flying Geese” 1800's, Mountain Stars
and Jacksonville Museum
Quilters Guild.
Jerry & Nell Mathern's 1929 Briggs Leatherback  
at the October 2017 Dogs for Better Lives Show.
Doll repair, restoration, period doll costuming & Supplies
Meet Linda & Tour Her
Shop On Her Website
Available All Show Hours
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SEPT. 2019