reminder

membershipNew Members and Membership Renewal

Please join me in welcoming our newest members Angie Christy and Carlotta Brandenburg. (Both are long arm logoquilters.)  If you have any changes to your contact information please let me know so I can keep our data base updated and let the membership know.

Suzy Davidson, Membership Chairman

Membership forms can be downloaded from the Forms page and mailed to Mountain Top Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 12961, Prescott, AZ., 86304-2961.

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


refreshments

June 20:

cookiesNo refreshments will be needed at this month's meeting due to our Spring Luncheon High Tea.

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.

June 27 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

Thank you to all 30 participants in the 2015/2016 Community Quilts challenge.  The quilts made a stunning display at the show.  The creativity you all showed was so amazing.  Congratulations to all! 

Those who participated are the following:Veronica Sandoval (First Place), Susan Peterson (Second Place), Joan Carrell (Third Place), Suzy Davidson, Patti Taber, Janet Nieuwenhoff, Nancy Stewart, Marcia McMullen, Nadine Pierce, Carol Miller, Judy Dallner, Sharon McAllister, Carol Trumpfheller, Fran Leslie, Pat Little, Sherri Hubbs, Linda Cox, Judy Larson, Jan Walls, Susie Neil, Marty Scotillo, Audrey Jessee, Vicki Smola, Susan Masse, Maureen Carr, Phyllis Pohlman, Mary Jane Godwin, Betty Foley, Marilyn Thomson and Ivy Chavez. 

Also, big thanks go out to the following who assisted at the challenge presentation in the May guild meeting and those who helped set up and take down the quilt show display:  Dolores & Jim Schrock, Sharon McAllister, Connie Lord, Susan Peterson, and Lois Frank. 

And a special thanks to Susan Peterson for creating the signage at the quilt show. 

Chairs: Kay Denny and Kathleen Bond

 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:

Sandi Allen, Lapreil Schwan, and Maureen Carr. Kay Denny delivers the quilts.

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.



The Library will not be open during the June MTQG meeting due to the luncheon, so please do not plan to return books until July.  Savor them one more month! 

We are still looking for a few good hands to help us with the books.  If you would like to volunteer or you have questions, you can email Meg Roberson or talk with us in the Library in July.

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

June Newsletter

Show and Tell - June photos are now available

High Tea Luncheon Photos

Quilt Show Winners photos

Quilt Show photos

Mountain Top Moments - New photos have been added

Community Quilts Challenge Winners

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

New Members Meeting - No meeting in July due to the holiday

Chamber of Commerce display - Patriotic quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

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

 

Happy 90th Birthday, Rosalie!

Rosalie McDowell

 

Rosalie McDowell, a long-time member of Mountain Top Quilters Guild, celebrated her 90th birthday in June.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kathleen Bond.


Upcoming Quilt Shows
- Updated through November 2016

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

July 18: Janice Chesnik

Master Quilter, Janice Chesnik, will share her one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope-inspired quilts. Janice’s artist eye, fine-tuned from making kaleidoscopes professionally for almost 30 years, certainly comes through in her wall-art quilted masterpieces. In her home studio, she has culled an amazing collection of fabrics, from batiks to glittery fabrics. She pins several combinations to the walls, and not before she's completely satisfied does she start the cutting and sewing process. She uses a variety of techniques and equipment, including a room-sized "long-arm" sewing machine.

August 15: Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, has written fourteen books on the history of archaeology, quilting, and western history. Her book, Hopi Summer, was named One Book Arizona 2011. She earned her B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1971. Carolyn lectures extensively to history, archaeology, and quilting groups around the country, and has curated many traveling museum exhibits including: Goldie Tracy Richmond: Quiltmaker and Indian Trader, Hattie Cosgrove's Mimbres Archaeology in the American Southwest, Quilting from the Hopi Mesas, and Quilted All Day: The Quilts and Prairie Journals of Ida Chambers Melugin. Carolyn is a member of the Arizona Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau, www.azhumanities.org

Carolyn is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture (www.smokimuseum.org), Prescott, Arizona. She was the founding president of the Tucson Quilter's Guild (1976) and also Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (1994). She has served on the board of the American Quilt Study Group, the Treasure Hill Foundation (Mimbres Culture preservation), the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, and was recently inducted into the Society of Women Geographers (the women's association affiliated with the Explorer's Club; she was profiled in They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers). Davis has appeared on Simply Quilts, a feature program on HGTV, American Quilter on Lifetime, and assisted with a film documentary on the history of Hopi Indian quilting produced with support from PBS. In September 2010, she was inducted into the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame.

Carolyn will be sharing the story of Hopi textiles and the history of quilting on the Mesas in northern Arizona.



For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French



echos

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, July 18, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.