reminder


membership

The Mountain Top Quilters Guild membership forms for 2014-2015 are available online or from Suzy Davidson at any general meeting.

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


refreshments

No refreshments will need to be provided in December because of our "Feliz Navidad" Luncheon.

Heads up - JANUARY TREATS

The following are being asked to bring a tasty treat in January.
Sally Cantwell, Joan Carrell, Ivy Chavez, Ruth Ann Clark, Marcy Cook, Carol Cooley, Linda Coppola, Charlene Coxsworth, Joyce Cummings, Judy Dallner, Suzy Davidson, Kay Denny, Julie Dodds, Carolyn Doyle, Sandy Duncan, Kathy Dunn, Pam Easley, Jan Edge-LeForte, Carolyn Edwards

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.

We also do not meet in December, so the next Community Quilts workday will be January 26, 2015!

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

December General Meeting:  Marty and Kay will accept completed quilts and those just needing binding in the narthex of the church.  Quilts needing quilting or tying and kits will also be handed out.

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.

The National Adoption Day ceremonies were a resounding success.  It was so heart-warming to see the joy that day and it was fun to watch each child pick out a special quilt.  Huge thanks to all who have been participating in our incredible philanthropic project. 

Newcomers are welcome: We piece, sandwich, bind, machine or tie quilts and make quilt kits.  Drop in and we’ll find something you’d like to do.

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 library and magazines will be closed for the December meeting/lunch so any item checked out this month will be due at the January meeting.  Remember to check for any books etc. that are due or overdue and return them at the November meeting.

See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library here.

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

December Newsletter

Show and Tell -December photos are now available!

Betty Foley Program

Lumberyard Ladies Workshop

Fall Quilt Camp Photos

Special Community Quilts photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - December patterns are available!

Chamber of Commerce display - Christmas and Winter Quilts

Quilt Camp Spring 2015: 

It's time to start thinking about our 3rd Spring Quilt Camp! We've reserved the same space at United Christian Youth Camp this year for March 24th through March 27th.  The fee will be $225.00, which covers 4 days, 3 nights and 10 meals.  New this year, the cabins have been renovated and the camp will be supplying linens. We’ll have room for 25 campers.  If you are interested in attending another fun-filled quilt camp please get your non-refundable deposit of $50.00 to Suzy or Patti as soon as possible. The balance is due at the March meeting.  The registration form is on the website and we will have forms at the meeting.

Suzy Davidson and Patti Taber


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.

National Quilt Museum: 

We have 2 tickets for FREE entry to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  Please see Lapreil Schwann if you would like to have them for your next trip there.  They expire March 1st, 2015.


Upcoming Quilt Shows


Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

 

December 15 - Christmas Luncheon:

All MTQG members are welcome to fiesta at the Feliz Navidad Christmas Luncheon taking place at this month’s regular meeting, hosted by the Knotty Ladies.  Many thanks to all who have volunteered to help and to bring food.  Donations will be accepted of non-perishable items for Yavapai Food Bank or gift cards for Stepping Stones  in Prescott Valley.  To add to the fiesta, we encourage you to bring a special Christmas or Fiesta style quilt to show.  If you don’t remember what you signed up for, contact Linda Marley.  Finally, the guild needs a small group of 3 to 5 friends to begin planning the spring luncheon on June 15, 2015.  Think of it as getting to throw a party without having to pay the bill.  It really is a lot of fun! 

April 21 - Fun Day is coming!

MTQG’s fourth biennial Fun Day 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!  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 and sign-ups will begin in January.  See the program chairs Sandie Allen and Lois Fox, or any MTQG board member. 

2015

January 19:

Trunk show on Crib Quilts of the 20th Century by Gail Van Horsen

February 16:

National teacher, Erica Plank, will give a trunk show/lecture.

February 17:

Erica Plank will teach a class on making a Cathedral Window Pillow. The students will complete a Cathedral Window pillow in class.

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



echos

January 19:

Techniques of Hand Applique and Hand Quilting to be taught by Marcia McMullen. Sign-up sheets will be at the ECHOS desk at the November meeting.

February 16:

Lorraine Owen will have a class for a Simple Placemat.  There will be a sign-up sheet for Lorraine’s class at the December meeting.

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, January 19, at 9:30 a.m.