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

September 15:

The air of fall feels near and holiday projects fill our days. For this month's meeting we ask the following members to take a moment and provide a tasty treat for our members: Roxanne Saccketti, Veronica Sandoval, Nancy Sarver, Pat Schoenfeldt, Dolores Schrock, Stephanie Schuck, Lapreil Schwan, Jeanne Sellers, Bettie Setz, Donna Skurla, Hildy Smith, Jan Smith, Linda Smith, Dona Speights, Joan Stanfield, Irene Starr, Carol Stewart, Jan Sullivan, Nancy Stewart, Joy Swartz


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.

September 22, 2014 is our next workday. from 9:00 until 2:30 pm at Las Fuentes Retirement Center.

***Special training session at the workday---machine quilting with a walking foot!  Kathleen Bond will assist us in doing easy stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatching, and gentle curves.  Bring your machine with walking foot.  Simple quilt sandwiches are ready for those wanting to learn this quick way to machine quilt----and, in the process, help us cut down on our huge backlog of pieced tops!

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

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.

At the general meeting: At the CQ table pick up quilts needing quilting, tying, or binding and a quilt kit.  Drop off UPC codes from Hobbs batting.  Bring finished projects.

Note:  if you find yourself project-less between meetings, give Marty a call as she has sandwiched quilts and quilts to be bound at home.  And, if you’re working on a CQ quilt at home and need additional fabric or batting, come to the workshop and pick some up.

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.



One of our additions to the library this month is Martha Thompson's SQUARE DANCE (revised edition).  These are "twister" quilt patterns with intriguing variations.  She uses templates, but the patterns could be adapted to use with the Twister rulers.

There is a free pattern for a twisted wreath on the Corn Wagon Quilts web site, type in twisted wreath in their "search space."

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

September Newsletter

Show and Tell - August photos are now available!

Kendra Maclean
Program and Workshop Photos

Special Community Quilts photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 - July - September patterns are available!

In October, you are invited to bring and show your completed top or quilt for last year’s Block of the Month program. Anyone participating in last year’s program will be eligible for a surprise. If you have any blocks you’d like to donate for inclusion in a Community Quilt, please give them to Jennifer Mees or Carol Trumpfheller.

Chamber of Commerce display - Fall/Halloween Photos!


New Members Group:

Welcome to all the newcomers. I hope that you can join us for our group this month. We will be meeting at Quilt and Sew Connection on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. It will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 16. They will show us some new tools that they have in their store. Then we will have a Trunk Show by Carolyn Doyle. You will have some time to shop. If anybody wants to go for lunch we will be going out to eat afterwards. Members who have belonged over the years are welcome to come as well.

Peggy Neuman

Library Listing:

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

Fall Quilt Camp:

Fall Quilt Camp is fast approaching. We will be at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott, October 7 thru October 9. The fee this year is $130 per camper. The balance of $70 is due at our September 15 general meeting. We have only 2 spots open remaining. Don’t miss out on this fun camp where we will play games, sew, do more sewing  and have lots of giggling going on. Wednesday night we will have our 3rd annual Quilt Walk, so pick out your favorite quilt to display and plan on telling us the history of that quilt. We had great stories last year and we are looking forward to more great stories this year. Don’t miss out, come join us for some great fun.

Contact Sherri Hubbs for more information.


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

September 15:

Marti French will do a trunk show.

September 16:

Marti French will teach a landscape class. We still have a few spots open for this workshop. We will be making landscape quilts. Marti is bringing 60 yards of dyed fabrics which will be available for sale after her lecture on Monday.

October 20:

Deloa Jones will give a lecture on Scraps Organized to Perfection. On Tuesday  she will teach a class on Snipple Quilting. Participants will make miniature quilts.

More information on upcoming programs for 2014-2015 may be found on the Programs page.



echos

September 15: There will be no ECHOS meeting.

October 20: Disappearing 9-patch and Disappearing Hour Glass.
Sign up and directions next month.

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 15, at 9:30 a.m.