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.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
No November Workday at Las Fuentes 


The November workday has been cancelled because the residents of Las Fuentes need to use the community room for their own philanthropic project.   We also do not meet in December, so the next Community Quilts workday will be the fourth Monday in January 2015!
Remember to bring your sewing machine, $3 for pizza, or your own sack lunch.  Coffee, salads, and desserts are provided

Marty and Kay will set up at the November General Meeting so that you may drop off completed projects and UPC codes from Hobbs batting.  We also have kits and sandwiched quilts which need quilting, tying, and binding.  If you have teenage boy quilts that are done or only need binding, please turn them in, too, for the upcoming adoption ceremonies.

National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 22, 10 am to 1 pm at the Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway.  We are invited to attend.  Come early to get a parking spot.  Even though the ceremonies will take three or more hours, you do not have to stay for all the adoptions.  It is quite a heart-warming event and we hope some of you will join us.

Birthline has requested baby quilts and we are completely out!  So, if you have some, please give them to us soon as we’d sure like to accommodate their request.  Also, the hospices are requesting patriotic quilts for the larger number of veterans that they are helping.

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.

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.

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.



Come and check out all the new to the library books this month, over 20 items.   Most of the books were donated by Betty Foley. Betty, thank you so much! 

Also 2 books from members' suggestions:  DeLoa Jones' Scraps Organized to Perfection (includes 14 quilt patterns) and Joen Wolfrom's Color Play: Expanded & Updated (over 100 new quilts).   The new issue of Block magazine from Missouri Star Quilt Co. has arrived and a new fiction book A Quilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas.

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

November Newsletter

Show and Tell - November 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 - November patterns are available!

Finished Quilts from Block of the Month Patterns 2013-2014

Chamber of Commerce display - Fall/Halloween Photos!

If you have a small quilt (approximately 30" x 30") that we can hang at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, please share!  That would be snowmen quilts, Christmas tree quilts, Santa quilts...anything that says, "Christmas in Prescott"--that's what we're looking for! 

Please bring your Christmas quilts to the November 17 meeting.  They'll be going up probably the last week of November. 

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


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:

The Knotty Ladies mini group invites you to our December 15th Christmas Luncheon, bringing a Mexican theme of “Feliz Navidad.”    We do need a couple more volunteers to help with cleanup and we will be sending out emails to our table hostesses with instructions on what to furnish for their tables.  As a reminder, luncheon attendees may bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Yavapai County Food Bank.  Or, in the spirit of giving, you may bring in a $10 gift card from any merchant of your choice (.e. Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, grocery stores, etc.) These will be presented to Stepping Stones. If you have any questions, see Linda Marley. If you are not able to bring whatever you signed up for, please find someone to take your place.   

April 21 - Fun Day is coming!

The MTQG Board is making plan for our fourth bi-annual Fun Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  This is a special program hosted by the board which selects a pattern, and purchases and pre-cuts the fabric for each participate based on her chosen fabric theme or style. Then, on the day of the class, she just brings her sewing machine and hopefully goes home with a completed quilt top. Board members traditionally even provide ironing services. Until that day, the project is a mystery. For now, those considering taking part are being asked for their input on possible fabric styles or themes they would like to see offered. If you’d like to make a suggestion, or have any questions, see Linda Marley.  Sign-up for Fun Day will begin in January 2015 and is limited to 20 members. The class fee will just cover the cost of all the fabric for the complete quilt top.

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



echos

There will be no ECHOS programs in December.

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, December 15, at 9:30 a.m.