reminder


membership

The 2015-2016 membership year is July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Dues will remain $35.00 and I will be start collecting renewals at the April meeting. If you do not have any changes in your personal information you do not need to do a renewal form. If you need to change any information please fill out the renewal form found on our website. Remember if you want to be in the directory your renewal needs to be turned in by the June meeting.  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

Each month there has been a unique variety of treats. We look forward to this month's selection from the following. Please bring your finger-food tasty treat on two labeled containers for the two serving locations.

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 March 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.

 Needed:  Hobbs UPC codes!  We are going through one roll of batting every month and need to place an order immediately.  Hobbs gives us a nice discount with their UPC codes and right now we are one short for placing the next order. 

 We have a large number of sandwiched quilts that need to be quilted or tied.  Quilting a project for Community Quilts is a great time to practice your machine quilting skills---these quilts don’t need to be show quality.  Simple stitch-in-the-ditch or tied quilts are still loved by our recipients.   

The CASA joint adoption ceremonies will be Friday, May 15, at 2:00 at the Juvenile Detention Center.  Please turn in any children’s quilts you’ve been working on as soon as possible.  Birthline is also in need of baby quilts.

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.



A thank you for all the donated magazines!  Keep them coming.

Check out our new additions:  Sweet Tooth (patterns for pre-cuts) (629.1),  the new issue of Block magazine (605.5), and Modblock a special issue.  And the following donated books:  Beginner's Guide to Quilting (302), Clever Quilts (312.1), and  40 Bright & Bold Paper-pieced Blocks(348.2).

We will be closed during the Aril meeting for the Rummage Sale.  Any books checked out this month will be due at the May meeting.  Thank everyone for returning items on time and several of our members for their extra effort.

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

March Newsletter

Show and Tell - March photos are now available!

Helene Knott Program and Workshop Photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - March patterns are available!

Chamber of Commerce display - Spring Quilts

New Members: March 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!
 
 
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


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

April 20:

There will be no ECHOS meeting in April as that will be our biannual Rummage Sale.

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, April 20, at 9:30 a.m.