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. The following are asked to provide a treat to share with MTQQ quilting friends during break time. Always appreciated are both non-sweet and sweet finger-food treats. Thank you for sharing this month.

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: Volunteers who signed up in March to bring treats for May are: Anna Marie Ansbach, Bunny Autrey, Linda Booth, Maureen Carr, Ivy Chavez, Suzy Davidson, Judy Dawson, Lois Fox, Audrey Jessee, Rosalie McDowell, Kristi McHugh, Susie Opdahl, Lorraine Owen, Nadine Pierce, Phyllis Pohlman, Diana Ramsey, Hildy Smith, Linda Smith, Vicki Smola, Dona Speights, Charleen Stewart, Linda Tremper, Sharon Watt, Martie Winkelman, and Sandra Wolf.

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 April 27, 2015!

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

Children's Quilts----Please turn them in at the April general meeting. The CASA joint adoption ceremonies will be before our May general meeting and are scheduled for Friday, May 15, at 2:00 at the Juvenile Detention CenterAlso, baby quilts are needed for other agencies. 

Fabrics:  We need fabric for quilt backing----two yard increments; fabrics for tops at least ½ yard.  So, while you’re pulling out quilt stuff for the garage sale, consider giving CQ your bigger pieces of fabrics.

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”.

We had a large group at the March workshop; along with having a jolly good time, we accomplished an incredible amount of work----it looks like chaos---maybe it IS chaos---but, oh, do we ever get a lot accomplished.  Consider joining our big “mini” group.  Newcomers are always welcome!

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).

The library will be closed during the April meeting for the rummage sale.  There are many wonderful donated books that will be for 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

April Newsletter

Show and Tell - April photos are now available!

Fun Day Photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - April patterns are available!

Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts

Chamber of Commerce display - Spring Quilts

New Members: April Meeting

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 !


MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

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!

We have a full class of 20 for the fourth biennial Fun Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Participants should come to the regular meeting place shortly after 8:30 AM with their own sewing machine (it only needs to do a straight stitch), piecing thread and basic sewing kit.  Lunch will be provided but let Linda Marley know by Friday, April 17th if you have any diet restrictions.  We can stay as late as 3:30 PM and hope by that time you will have a completed quilt top from you pre-selected fabrics! 

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.

May 18:

There will be a class taught by Sam Logan making a small purse.  There will be a small charge,  $3.00, for the pattern.   Check the ECHOS desk to see the purse.  Please  sign up at this next meeting so that Sam can get the correct number of patterns.

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.