reminder

membership
Directories:

Diana Ramsey will have the new directories available for pickup at the August meeting at the sign-in table in the Fellowship Hall.


Membership Renewal

If you haven’t renewed your dues for the 2015-2016 year it’s not too late and you don’t want to miss out on the great upcoming workshops and the opportunity to get your quilts in our 2016 show.

Please bring your dues, $35, to the meeting or if you are unable to attend the meetings please fill out the form and mail 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 Davidson know.


refreshments

August 17:

A drink and finger-food treats, ready to serve, add much pleasure to our time of fellowship each month. We are asking the following to provide a tasty bite to share this month. To each of you THANK YOU for willingly doing so. Sally Cantwell, Maureen Carr, Joan Carrell, Ivy Chavez, Ruth Ann Clark, Marcy Cook, Carol Cooley, Rae Cooper, Linda Coppola, Linda Cox, Charlene Coxworth, Judy Dallner, Suzy Davidson, Judy Dawson, Kay Denny, Julie Dodds, Carolyn Doyle, Sandy Duncan, Kathy Dunn


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.

The next Community Quilts workday will be Monday, September 28, 2015.

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

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”.

Community Quilts leaders for 2015-2016:
Lapreil Schwan, Sandie Allen and Maureen Carr

MTQG Featured Mini-Group:  " Knotty Ladies" - meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in members homes from 10 to 2.  Members bring their lunch & the hostess serves drinks & dessert.  Members work on their own projects, redwork embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, all forms of hand stitchery.  This group is looking for new members (with a sense of humor) who are interested in having fun while doing their handcrafts.  Come & check out this mini-group. 

Contact person is Corinne Windett

MTQG Mini-Group - "Creative Gypsies": meets the 4th Friday of each month from 10 to 12 in members homes.  They love to create art quilts, but you don't have to be an artist to do ART Quilts. A lot is design or technique.  The group has different challenges, demos on techniques, out of area teachers and an occasional field trip.  Everyone is there to help anyone new to this way of quilting.  They welcome new members. 

Contact person is Susie Davidson

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.

Fran Leslie, Chair




The Library Ladies would like to start a list of books you feel would be a good addition to our Library.  Please share your ideas with us.  We don’t necessarily need specific titles; topics would be fine, too; i.e., applique, paper piecing, contemporary, thread painting, etc.  We look forward to having your suggestions.

We had quite a few books that weren't returned in July.  Please look around your house to see if you have one of those books.  Remember, the fine for a past-due book is $1.00 per book per month!

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

August Newsletter

Show and Tell - August photos are now available

Linda Merrifield program photos

Block of the Month 2015-2016 - August patterns now available!

Place Mat instructions for Meals On Wheels Project

New Members Meeting - September 7

Lapreil Schwan's President's Quilt

 

MTQG Quilt Show 2016:

MTQG's next show will be "Every Day is a Quilting Day,"
June 3 & 4, 2016, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

Co-chairs are Terri Brown and Janet Nieuwenhoff

Opportunity Quilt:

Our next event is Sunday, September 20, at Antiques on the Square. A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be available in the community room.

Our other confirmed events are:

October 16 & 17, A Covey of Quilts, Cottonwood Quilt Show

January 29 & 30, Wickenburg Quilt Show

February 3 & 4, Quartzsite Quilters Show

So please, check the schedule at the meeting and sign up for a shift or two. In the past each member was asked to sell 12 tickets for $10. Remember to pick up your 12 tickets for $10.To simplify the accounting we are asking you to pick up and pay for the tickets. Then you can sell them or if you’re like me put your name on them.  If you know of any events where you think our quilt could be displayed and tickets sold please let us know. Thanks in advance for your help.

Co-chairs: Suzy Davidson and Arvilla McGregor


Fall Quilt Camp:

We still have a couple of spots left for fall camp. The cost is $135. Those who have already signed up your balance of $75 is due at our September guild meeting. We are looking for a great time. For our new members it is a great way to meet fellow quilters. Come and join the fun. Camp days are Tuesday October 6-8. Registration forms are on our web site. 

If you have any questions you can contact Sherri Hubbs.

Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts

Chamber of Commerce display - Summer Patriotic 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 for all of 2015 !


MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

September 21:

MTQG Member, Carol Miller will offer a trunk show and talk about Travel Quilts.


September 22:
Marti French class
Full day class with Marti French. She will teach us how to make woven backgrounds. Marti will focus on weaving the background fabrics but you will have time to add an applique to the piece.


More information on upcoming programs for 2015 may be found on the Programs page.



echos

September 21:

Sam Logan will have a class in making a small purse.   As this class is full and there were many on a waiting list, Sam will repeat the class at the October ECHOS. This is a good Christmas-gift project so sign up for the October class.  There is a fee of $3.00 for the pattern.

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, September 21, at 9:30 a.m.