reminder

membershipNew Members and Membership Renewal

The membership needs to approve the suggested new dues configuration so dues for next year will not be accepted before the May meeting break or possibly the June meeting. Thanks for being patient.

As soon as this change has been decided, the membership forms can be downloaded from the Forms page and mailed to Mountain Top Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 12961, Prescott, AZ., 86304-2961.

Suzy Davidson 
Membership Chairman 

If at any time you have any updates, changes of address, phone or email, please let Suzy Davidson know.


refreshments

May 16:

The freshness and newness of spring greets us this month of May. To brighten our break time, the following members are asked  to provide a finger food treat for members to enjoy. To each of you THANK YOU. Sue Von Hagei, Joan Vroom, Jan Walls, Sharon Watt, Kay Wentworth, Sharon Wiens, Darlene Williams, Marie Willison, Corinne Windett, Martie Winkelman, Marilyn Withrow, Pat/Wayne Wolfe, Sandra Wright, Priscilla Albrecht, Joanne Barr, Gail Cansdale, Connie Cleeton, Jean Ehlers, Sondra Haile, Peggy Knox

Hospitality Chair: Dolores Schrock


community quilts

Community Quilts is the service project for Mountain Top Quilters. We meet the 4th Monday of each month for a workday. Finished quilts are distributed throughout the community to non-profit hospices, children adoptive services, and family and women’s shelters. We are most grateful to Las Fuentes who allows us use their community room for our monthly workday.

Their address is 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Please park on the west side of the building. The garage door is unlocked 8:30–10 am.  After that, enter at the main entrance and go downstairs.

May 23 is the next Community Quilts workday.

Remember to bring your sewing machine, $3 for pizza, or your own sack lunch.  coffee, salads, and desserts are provided

Community Quilts Challenge:

Note: Winners are pictured Here

All you brave gals who took on the Community Quilts Challenge----now it’s time to show your quilts at the May meeting.  The guild will vote on which quilts best incorporate the blue & yellow Sawtooth star along with 36 bits of fabrics.  First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.  Then all the quilts will be proudly displayed at our quilt show---after which they will be distributed to the community. 

Contestants please give your quilts to Kay and Kathleen in the narthex before the start of the meeting.

The CASA joint adoption ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in the courtroom at the juvenile detention center on Prescott Lakes Parkway (near the Humane Society).  Please wear your nametag and arrive a bit early as you will need to go through security.  We will be seated as a group in the jury box at about 1:50.

 A note from Kay:  We are in need of teenage boy quilts and adult male quilts.

General meeting:  at the CQ table pick up quilts needing quilting, tying, or binding and a quilt top kit.  Drop off UPC codes from Hobbs batting.  Bring finished projects. 

Always Needed:  Hobbs UPC codes!  Hobbs gives us a nice discount with their UPC codes and we used them up on our last order. 

Recommended quilt sizes:  Quilts for children and adults should be rectangular, approximately 46” x 56”----nothing too much bigger because of the difficulty of quilting on a domestic machine.  Baby quilts should be at least 36” x 46”.

See MTQG promotional video Here.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

Community Quilts leaders for 2015-2016:
Lapreil Schwan, Sandie Allen and Maureen Carr. Kay Denny delivers the quilts.

March Mini-Group News:

If you are a Mountain Top Quilters Guild member you can join one of our Mini-Groups.  A Mini-Group is a much smaller version of the guild.  Mini-Groups give you a chance to meet and know more quilters as well as to learn more. There are 9  Mini-Groups in our guild that have room and are wanting new members. 

June Featured Mini-Group - "Scattered Threads"
- This mini group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Country Club Community Room from 10 to 2.  This group of quilters work on their own projects while sharing quilt tips, techniques and new gadget discoveries.  They are great at helping you solve quilt problems by giving many suggestions and ideas.  Bring your lunch/snack & sit and stitch with these ladies.  Contact person is Carolyn Edwards

If you are interested in joining a mini-group, here is a list of the ones currently available through MTQG. Information about the groups, and when they meet is available at this link.

The list was updated January 2015.



When you stop by the Library this month, you will find some new books.  Ann Hazelwood has a 7-book fiction series.  Jan Walls, our “resident fiction reviewer,” suggests starting with the first book in the series and working your way         through.  We also have a new Kaffe Fassett book, “Heritage Quilts.”  Also new are two books by Gundrun Erla, “Fast: Furious Family”  and “Fast: Furious Home."  These are filled with quick projects for home and family.  We also have many books recently donated to the Library.  I have them highlighted on our inventory list.

Before the next meeting, I will be sending out emails to those members who have past-due books.  If you feel      you have received an email in error, please come and talk with me.

Lastly, the Library is in need of additional volunteers to help in setting up the Library in the morning and       putting the books away at the end of the Meeting.  Please let Meg know if you are interested.

See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library here. Updated 2/4/15

Librarians are: Meg Roberson, Peggie Mackenzie, Ann Novak and Jan Mawk

 

welcome

 

to the website for Mountain Top Quilters Guild of Prescott, Arizona. We are so glad you came to visit and hope you will view photos of our beautiful quilts, and learn about our many activities.






new

May Newsletter

Show and Tell - May photos are now available

Community Quilts Challenge Winners

Pam McMahon Program and Workshop photos

Block of the Month 2015-2016 July-June patterns now available!

New Members Meeting - June 6

Chamber of Commerce display - Spring quilts now on display

Fall Quilt Camp:

Fall Quilt Camp registration is fast approaching. Fall Camp will be November 1 thru November 4 at the United Christian Youth Camp (same place as spring camp). The cost will be $225. We will start taking sign ups on June 1. A $50 deposit will be required at time of signing up to hold your spot for camp. We are looking forward to another great fall camp so make your plans now. The registration form is Here

If you have any questions, contact Sherri Hubbs


Opportunity Quilt 2018:

It is time for us to choose a new pattern for our opportunity quilt for the 2018 quilt show. Look through your patterns and bring them to our June meeting so our Committee can select a pattern for us to vote on at our July MTQG meeting

Chair: Sherri Hubbs

MTQG Quilt Show 2016:

MTQG is having an incredible quilt show on June 3rd and 4th at Prescott Valley Event Center.  We will have around 275 member quilts and more quilts to be found in the Small Quilt Auction, the Quilt Turning, and the Boutique.  That's a lot of quilts.

Thank you for submitting your registration forms.  Be sure to come to the May 16th meeting to pick up your registration packets.  If you can't make it, send a friend.  We won't be mailing these out.  If you are unable to have the packet picked up at the meeting, please contact Diane Stockhaus to make arrangements to pick it up from her.

Quilts need to be finished and checked-in at the Event Center between 9:00 and 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 2nd.  All quilts need a four inch sleeve and if your quilt is longer than 95 inches, the sleeve needs to be placed such that your quilt will be no longer than 95 inches when hung.  If you don't know how to make a sleeve, check out the links on our website.

We had lots of members filling in the Volunteer slots on our Volunteer sign-up sheets at the last meeting.  We still have many slots open, so please be sure to check out the sign-up sheets at the May 16th meeting.  We especially need volunteers to "white glove" for an hour or two.  That means walking the aisles to answer questions, flip quilts (there will be clothespins on some to allow attendees to flip on their own) and politely reminding people not to touch.  We also will be using the wonderful "Please Don't Touch" mini quilts for the first time.

We have 22 vendors coming to the show.  Check out the quilt show page on the website to see a list.  Please wear your nametag to the show.  Remember, members get in free.  Members may also pay the entrance fee to be entered in the door prize giveaways.  Only persons paying the entrance fee can be entered for the door prizes.

There won't be any space to store personal items this year.  Be sure to invite your family and friends and we'll see you on June 3rd and 4th to celebrate "Every Day Is A Quilting Day."

Quilt Show Chair: Terri Brown


Prescott Public Library Viewerie:

 MTQG has set up a beautiful display in the Viewerie at the Prescott Public Library advertising the Quilt Show and our Guild.  Carol Miller, Nancy Fuller and Joy Swartz did a wonderful job of putting this display together.  Thank you, ladies, for your creativity and your generosity in giving your time to accomplish this.

 Please be sure to go by the Library and see the display.  It will be up for the month of May 2016.

Opportunity Quilt:

We want to thank everyone who has helped make this year’s quilt sales so successful.  Opp quiltRemember we have asked each member to purchase 12 tickets or $10. If you haven’t gotten yours yet we will have tickets available at the meeting.

Please sign up to help sell tickets for the opportunity quilt at the show.

Co-chairs: Suzy Davidson and Arvilla McGregor


"Welcome Vignette" at MTQG Quilt Show
:

Everybody knows that "Every Day is a Quilting ay"...and everybody knows it's time to quilt! 

This "Welcome Vignette" will have a sit and stitch area, where we will smile and laugh and visit with the Quilt Show attendees.  It was very popular at our last Quilt Show, so we're going to do it again!  There will be a sign up sheet again at the May meeting.  Pick a two-hour time slot, and come and sit and stitch with us.  Bring your own project to work on.  It won't even feel like work! 

Chair: Carolyn Edwards

 

 

MTQG Promotional Video:

At the October 26, 2015 Community Quilts workshop, with permission from the board, Terri New, a friend of Kay Denny came to interview and film us for a Prescott promotional video.  The video is part of a series on Prescott that she is filming entitled “Humans of Prescott.”

You may view the video Here by clicking on the arrow in the middle of the YouTube frame and/or go to this Facebook link where it also is found and can be "Liked."

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?



Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts


Did you know.......?

Photos for the Website:

When submitting photos to be displayed on the website, please use the landscape orientation (largest size from left to right) when taking your pictures. The portrait orientation (taller rather than wider) does not work in our slideshows. The webmaster appreciates your help with this!

Accuquilt Cutter:

All members may take home the Accuquilt Go fabric cutter for personal use. There are many dies available and the Accuquilt Go Release form, along with the full list of dies, is posted under Forms/Links then click on MTQG Forms. Generally you may check out the cutter and dies for one or two weeks at a time, subject to the sign up list. To sign up, please read, print, and sign the Accuquilt Go Release form. Then email or call Jennifer Mees.


Upcoming Quilt Shows
- Updated through August 2016

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

June 20: Spring Luncheon

Our spring luncheon and officer installation. For tea sandwiches and dessert recipes, please see the Tea Time Magazine website.

Start thinking now how you would like to volunteer for next year.



For more information on upcoming programs, check Here



echos

June 20:

June is the Annual Spring Luncheon; there will be no ECHOS class.

July 18:

July ECHOS will be the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan.


See Tips and How-To Information Here

Remember, there are no fees for these classes –they are presented to us by the skillful members of our own Guild. So just come and get lots of new ideas and learn some interesting tips and quilting skills.

For more workshop information, please see the ECHOS page!

 

general meetings

MTQG meetings are held every third Monday of the month at:

First Lutheran Church
231 Smoke Tree Lane; Prescott, Arizona

Next meeting is Monday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m.