reminder

membershipNew Members and Membership Renewal

July 1 is the start of our year and we have begun taking Membership Renewals.  The dues for renewing Logomembers is $30 if you pay before or at the July meeting; after July, they go up to $35.  Please download the renewal form from the Forms page, fill in any changes you may have made to your address, phone or email and give it to Diana at the July meeting.  If you want, you may also mail it to:  MTQG, P.O. Box 12961, Prescott AZ 86304-2961 before July 20th.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair

Directory

Please see Diana during the meeting if you have not had your  picture taken for Directory, or if you would like a new picture for the new Directory.  Also, please check your information in the current Directory for errors or corrections and let Diana know if changes need to be made.

Diana Ramsey, Directory


refreshments

July 18:

cookiesFor this membership year all members will be asked to provide a treat one month beginning with the alphabetical order of I-Z and then A-H. Food should be ready to serve finger-food treats in 2 containers labeled with your name. There will be two locations for serving the treats.  Thank you to each of the following for bringing a treat to share during break time. Nancy Icenogle, Jo Isaac, Joann Jahraus, Audrey Jessee, Jimmie Johnson, Karen Junger, Genny Kerutis, Lynda Kinnear, Nancy Klein, Peggy Knox, Norma Kurr, Iris Lacey, Annette Ladehoff,  Kathy Lamoureux, Candy Lara, Judy Larson, Nancy Leitner, Marty Lensink, Fran Leslie, Pat Little

Hospitality Chair: Dolores Schrock


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.

July 25 is the next Community Quilts workday.

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. 

Always Needed:  Hobbs UPC codes!  Hobbs gives us a nice discount with their UPC codes and we used them up on our last order. 

Recommended quilt sizes:  Quilts for children and adults should be rectangular, 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” x 46”.

See MTQG promotional video Here.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

Community Quilts leaders for 2016-2017:
Marcia McMullen, Dona Speights, Judy Larson & Ivey Chavez. Kay Denny delivers the quilts

Mini-Group News:

If you are a Mountain Top Quilters Guild member you can join one of our Mini-Groups.  A Mini-Group is a much smaller version of the guild.  Mini-Groups give you a chance to meet and know more quilters as well as to learn more. There are 9  Mini-Groups in our guild that have room and are wanting new members. 

If you are interested in joining a mini-group, here is a list of the ones currently available through MTQG. Information about the groups, and when they meet is available at this link.

The list was updated January 2015.



This month we ordered three “member requests,” one of which has not yet arrived.  One of the books is Jo Morton’s "Jo’s Little Favorites,” quilts from scraps and fat quarters. Also requested was Nancy Zieman’s “Change-Up Patchwork.”  Nancy changes the arrangements, sizes and colors of traditional blocks to create nine contemporary patchwork projects. The book came complete with graph paper and color pencils to aid in the re-arrangements!  We also ordered the DVD for those of you who prefer that media.

We are in desperate need of a couple of members to help us set up and take down the books each month.  As there are only two of us now, if one of us is unable to be at the meeting we run the risk of not being able to open the Library that month.  If you are willing to give us a hand, please stop by the Library and let us know.

Lastly, don’t forget to bring those books back that you have had for two whole months!

See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library here. Updated 2/4/15

Librarians: Meg Roberson & Terry Robertson

 

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

July Newsletter

Show and Tell - July photos are now available

Janice Chesnik Program photos

 

Quilt Show Winners photos

Quilt Show photos

Mountain Top Moments - New photos have been added

Block of the Month 2015-2016 July-June patterns now available!

New Members Meeting - August 1

Chamber of Commerce display - Patriotic quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

Fall Quilt Camp:

Fall Quilt Camp registration is fast approaching. Fall Camp will be November 1 thru November 4 at the United Christian Youth Camp (same place as spring camp). The cost will be $225. We will start taking sign ups on June 1. A $50 deposit will be required at time of signing up to hold your spot for camp. We are looking forward to another great fall camp so make your plans now. The registration form is Here

If you have any questions, contact Sherri Hubbs

Opportunity Quilt 2018:

It is time for us to choose a new pattern for our opportunity quilt for the 2018 quilt show. Look through your patterns and bring them to our July meeting so our Committee can select a pattern for us to vote on at our August MTQG meeting

Chair: Sherri Hubbs

 

Happy 90th Birthday, Rosalie!

Rosalie McDowell

 

Rosalie McDowell, a long-time member of Mountain Top Quilters Guild, celebrated her 90th birthday in June.

 

 

 

 

 

MTQG Promotional Video:

At the October 26, 2015 Community Quilts workshop, with permission from the board, Terri New, a friend of Kay Denny came to interview and film us for a Prescott promotional video.  The video is part of a series on Prescott that she is filming entitled “Humans of Prescott.”

You may view the video Here by clicking on the arrow in the middle of the YouTube frame and/or go to this Facebook link where it also is found and can be "Liked."

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?



Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts


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 may take home the Accuquilt Go fabric cutter for personal use. There are many dies available and the Accuquilt Go Release form, along with the full list of dies, is posted under Forms/Links then click on MTQG Forms. Generally you may check out the cutter and dies for one or two weeks at a time, subject to the sign up list. To sign up, please read, print, and sign the Accuquilt Go Release form. Then email or call Kathleen Bond.


Upcoming Quilt Shows
- Updated through November 2016

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

July 18: Janice Chesnik

Master Quilter, Janice Chesnik, will share her one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope-inspired quilts. Janice’s artist eye, fine-tuned from making kaleidoscopes Chesnik Sampleprofessionally for almost 30 years, certainly comes through in her wall-art quilted masterpieces. In her home studio, she has culled an amazing collection of fabrics, from batiks to glittery fabrics. She pins several combinations to the walls, and not before she's completely satisfied does she start the cutting and sewing process. She uses a variety of techniques and equipment, including a room-sized "long-arm" sewing machine.

August 15: Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, has written fourteen books on the history of archaeology, quilting, and western history. Her book, Hopi Summer, was named One Book Arizona Carolyn Obagy2011. She earned her B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1971. Carolyn lectures extensively to history, archaeology, and quilting groups around the country, and has curated many traveling museum exhibits including: Goldie Tracy Richmond: Quiltmaker and Indian Trader, Hattie Cosgrove's Mimbres Archaeology in the American Southwest, Quilting from the Hopi Mesas, and Quilted All Day: The Quilts and Prairie Journals of Ida Chambers Melugin. Carolyn is a member of the Arizona Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau, www.azhumanities.org

Carolyn is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture (www.smokimuseum.org), Prescott, Arizona. She was the founding president of the Tucson Quilter's Guild (1976) and also Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (1994). She has served on the board of the American Quilt Study Group, the Treasure Hill Foundation (Mimbres Culture preservation), the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, and was recently inducted into the Society of Women Geographers (the women's association affiliated with the Explorer's Club; she was profiled in They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers). Davis has appeared on Simply Quilts, a feature program on HGTV, American Quilter on Lifetime, and assisted with a film documentary on the history of Hopi Indian quilting produced with support from PBS. In September 2010, she was inducted into the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame.

Carolyn will be sharing the story of Hopi textiles and the history of quilting on the Mesas in northern Arizona.

Carolyn Obagy



For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French



echos

July 18:

July ECHOS was the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan. See photos from the workshop Here.


See Tips and How-To Information Here

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

Directions to the church may be found here.