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.
Show and Tell -April photos are now available
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
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.
We want to thank everyone who has helped make this year’s quilt sales so successful. Remember 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
Small Quilt Auction:
We have received some wonderful donations for the Small Quilt Auction; thank you to all who have participated so far. However, we need more to make our goal of 70. Please consider making a wall size quilt. They are due no later than our May 16th meeting. All quilts should have a sleeve and label and be accompanied with an entry from that you can find on the web site. The label should have "MTQG 2016 Small Quilt Auction" and "Your Name". Please support our Guild and make a quilt!
Find an entry form on the website which will also be available at the meetings. Information on the entry form is used to create a program and by the Auctioneer to talk about each quilt before bidding.
Co-chairs: Kathy Barrett and Susan Perry
Quilt Show Boutique
June 2016 MTQ Boutique Donations
Just one more month until our Quilt Show!! We could use some more 5" charm squares...we are putting 50 in a sandwich bag to sell, but any amount of 5" squares are good. Thank you MTQG you are very generous with your time and talents. Keep those sewing machines humming.
Co-Chairs: Marcia McMullen and Michele Schneider
No Touch Mini-Quilt Challenge:
- 8" square quilt (3 layers) with finished edges - round, hexagon, etc are fine too
- Must convey the lessage "Please don't touch the quilts! (words may vary)
- This quilt will belong to MTQG and be used in quilt shows in the future.
- Due May 2016 meeting
(Examples may be seen in November Show & Tell Photos)
Contact Carol Miller for further information
"Welcome Vignette" at MTQG Quilt Show:
Everybody knows that "Every Day is a Quilting ay"...and everybody knows it's time to quilt! We want to fill the "Welcome Vignette" with clocks AND calendar quilts! Can you help us out? Several of you offered clocks.
Thank you! (I'll be in touch with you.) They don't have to be working clocks, they just need a face! A couple of you offered calendar quilts. But we would like more! A calendar quilt is perhaps a Sampler Quilt with blocks that represent the different months or seasons. And hey, this is just a vignette--the quilts don't even have to be finished! (How often do you get an offer like that?!)
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."
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!
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.
May 16: Quilt Show Preparations
We will be getting ready for the quilt show!
June 20: Spring Luncheon
Our spring luncheon and officer installation. Start thinking now what you like to volunteer for next year.
For more information on upcoming programs, check Here.
There will be NO ECHOS class for May. The participants did not pick up the patterns for the Walking Purse last month. As there is homework before the class, it is cancelled for May. Sam will reschedule it for the July meeting.
June is the Annual Spring Luncheon; there will be no ECHOS class.
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!
MTQG meetings are held every third Monday of the month at:
First Lutheran Church
231 Smoke Tree Lane; Prescott, Arizona
Next meeting is Monday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m.