reminder


membership

The Mountain Top Quilters Guild membership forms for 2014-2015 are available online or from Suzy Davidson at any general meeting. New member dues are reduced to $20 February thru June.

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


refreshments

A heartfelt thanks during this Valentine month to all of you who have brought such wonderful treats to our monthly meetings.  We appreciate your generosity and we’re sure all the members do, too.  A short reminder to please bring your food on 2 separate containers so we can share them in both the kitchen and adjacent room.  Would the following ladies please supply our tables:

March:  Barbara Harber, Kay Harlan, Colleen Harlow, Sharon Harris, Sharon Hellman, Janet Hernandez, Pam Hendricks, Phyllis Henley, Diane Hill, Linda Hill, Barbara Hinds, Carol Hood, Kay Hoff, Sue Horst, Janice Howe, Sherri Hubbs, Nancy Icenogle, Jo Isaac, Jean Isham and Audrey Jesse.

April:  Jimmie Johnson, Karen Junger, Maggie Keller, Genny Kerutis, Janice Key, Linda Kinnear, Nancy Klein and Norma Kurr.  New Members:  Tina Brett, Connie Lord, Joan McGovern, Marcia McLellen, Marty Scottilo, Rosemary Shellhorn, Judy Smith, Charleen Stewart, Barbara Troop, Bobbie Turnbow, Marilyn Weber and Pat Wolf.

May:  We will be asking brand new members who have joined since this request to contribute in May.   Our names from the roster end at the April meeting, so we will also be sending around a sign-up sheet at our May meeting asking for additional refreshments.If any of the new members listed for April have already contributed this year, please disregard your name. 

Hospitality Chairs: Dolores Schrock and Corinne Windett


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 February 23, 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. 

Recommended quilt sizes:  Quilts for children and adults should be rectangles 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”---square or rectangle. 

Quilts Needed:  Quilts for boys and girls two to ten years of age. 

Fabrics needed:  We are running quite low on larger fabric pieces for quilt backs, so please consider donating two yards or more. 

Community Quilts leaders for 2014-2015: Kay Denny and Marty Lensink.



If you are interested in joining a mini-group, Jeanne Vick has compiled a list of the ones currently available through MTQG. More information about the groups, and when they meet is available at this link.

The list was updated January 2015.



We need more quilt magazines for the sale table.

Also check out what is new to our library and give us any suggestions you have for new purchases, subject areas or a specific title.

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

Librarians are: Teri Robertson, Meg Roberson and Peggie Mackenzie

 

 

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

February Newsletter

Show and Tell - February photos are now available!

Erica Plank Program and Workshop Photos


Special Community Quilts photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - February patterns are available!

Chamber of Commerce display - Valentine Quilts

Quilt Camp Spring 2015: 

Just a reminder that the balance of your camp fee is due by the February meeting. We also need a signed release form from the camp. Patti is emailing the form so just fill it out and bring or send it with your payment. More information about camp will be coming soon but we are hoping to have some time to share quick tips, projects,ideas... So if you have something you would like to share let us know so we can plan.

  The registration form is on the website and we will have forms at the meeting.

Suzy Davidson and Patti Taber

New Members: February Meeting


AQG Quilt Show 2015: "Arizona Dreaming"
                                                           
Mesa Convention Center - MTQG Bus Trip -Saturday, March 28, 2015  $37.00 includes quilt show entrance fee for non-AQG members or $33.00 for AQG members  (Fee includes driver tip)
 

Bus pick up will be at  the Walmart on Hwy 69  - bus will at arrive there at 7:15.  Bus will leave at 7:30.  Please be on time.
We will leave the Quilt Show at 3:30.  There will be no stopping on the way home.
 
Bus will "drop you at the door" area, receive your hand stamp & show program before entering the show floor through the designated "bus" door.  No waiting in line!
 
Sign up starts at the December. MTQG meeting .  Make checks  payable to MTQG.
 
See Fran Leslie or Nancy Icenogle to sign up or for more information.


Library Listing:

A list of books available from the MTQG library is now available on our website. Click here to access it.


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 have the oppotunity to take home the Accuquilt fabric cutter for personal use.  We have many dies available and the full list is posted under Forms/Links then click on MTQG Forms.  Check out usage is for a maximum of one week, or more if there is no one on the wait list.  Sign up each month during the break or contact Sam Logan.


Upcoming Quilt Shows
- Updated for all of 2015 !

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info


March 16:

Helene Knott will teach a class on Color Theory. Her class will include two yards of fabric in a total of 36 colors.

April 20:

It's time to start Spring cleaning our quilt rooms for our biennial rummage sale. The sale will take place at our April meeting. Please bring your donations that morning. Anything quilt related is greatly appreciated. Price your items in 25-cent increments. For fabric donations, place in a baggie,note content( cotton or other), yardage, and if pre-washed. Your UFO's make great donations and are very popular!

Show and Tell will take place after our snack break that day. Shopping will begin after Show and Tell. A sign-up sheet for anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the sale will be located by the Program Board. Let the cleaning begin! Out with the old! In with the new!

April 21: Fun Day is coming!

Sign-ups begin this month and continue till February 16th for the fourth biennial Fun Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  This year’s workshop is all about the fun of fabric and getting to piece a quilt top in a day.  For just $60 the board will select (based on your input) and pre-cut all the 5 yards of new fabric for your fun-filled day of sewing.  You won’t know the pattern ahead of time, but you will go home with a 60x70 inch quilt top that all you had to do is sew together!  And because quilting is so much about the fabric, we’re opening the list of possibilities from which participants can choose.  Consider selecting from the following fabric designers: Kaffe Fassett, Laurel Birch, Jo Morton, or Paula Nadelstern.  Or how about one of these themes:  batiks, birds, chickens, florals, oriental, patriotic, or western.  Because color is so very important, your input will certainly be considered. You might even want to go with something like black and white and _______?   The class is limited to 20 participants.  See the program chairs Sandie Allen and Lois Fox, or any MTQG board member.  

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



echos

March 16:

The workshop will be on the Double Diamond Ruler. This class will be taught by Pam Easley.  A sign-up sheet will be at the desk.

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, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.