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

As a reminder, cheese and crackers and fruit are always welcome, along with the delicious sweets you bring.

October 20:

Patti Taber, Kathleen Tavares,Marilyn Thompson, Thann Tolman, Linda Tremper, Maureen Tritle, Carol Trumpfheller, Genevieve Van Den Hout, Nadeen Van Dyke, Gail Van Horsen, June Vance, Jeanne Vick, Ellen Von Brentano, Joan Vroom Jan Walls, Sharon Watt, Kay Wentworth, Susy Whann, Darlene Williams Corinne Windett, Sandra Wolf and Wayne Wolfe

November 17:


Sandra Wright, Elizabeth Zipperman, Jan Adams, Karen Adams, Sandie Allen, Rita Anderson, Marlene Armentrout, Yolanda Arp, Bunny Autrey Kathy Barrett, Lynn Beck, Sally Becker Gloria Bess, Betty Blanset, Jeanne Bleicher Kathleen Bond, Betty Bourgault, Beverly Bowe, Teri Brown and Anne Brutsche.

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.

October 27, 2014 is our next workday. from 9:00 until 2:30 pm at Las Fuentes Retirement Center.

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

Teenage Boy Quilts:  Please turn in completed teenage boy quilt tops so that we can get them sandwiched and out to be quilted and bound at the upcoming workshop.  National Adoption Day is November 22 and we still don’t have enough quilts for this age-group.  If you’ve been quilting teenage boy quilts, please return them.

Thank you!
Huge thanks go out to all who have participated in making these wonderful comfort quilts for our on-going philanthropic project.  In the past three months a whopping 148 quilts and 6 smaller items have been delivered to those in need!

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.

Note:  Can’t wait to work on another CQ project?  Give Marty a call as she has sandwiched quilts at home. 

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.



New to the library this month:

348.1   50 FABULOUS PAPER-PIECED STARS by Carol Doak

503.1   FRESH PICKED POISES: 12 QUILT BLOCKS TO APPLIQUÉ by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

506.1  BUTTERFLY ALBUM: MONARCHS & MORE (appliqué)  by Bea Oglesby

607.1   50 STATES QUILT BLOCKS by Rita Weiss & Linda Causee

613  MAVERICK QUILTS by Alethea Ballard (using large-scale prints)

The books in the library are assigned a number based on their subject.  For instance  the 100's include history and fiction,  500's are appliqué,  600's are patchwork and 700's include art and embellishing.  We have a more detailed printout available in the library which might help when you are looking at the books or the listing on the web site.

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

October Newsletter

Show and Tell - September photos are now available!

Marti French Program Photos

Fall Quilt Camp Photos

Special Community Quilts photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - October 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 prize, even if you only show one block. 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!
If you have a winter quilt to share, especially a snowman one, let Carolyn Edwards know.

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:

By the time our newsletter comes out, 28 of our members will be enjoying our 2014 quilt camp. Thanks to Quilt n Sew Connection, Cost Plus, Seams Sew Right, Central Sewing, MTQG Boutique and Mary Jane Godwin for our lovely door prizes. I want to thank my committee for all they did to help our camp be a success. Maybe we will have some projects complete to share at our next general meeting.

Sherri Hubbs, Chairperson


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

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.


November 17:

Betty Foley will be doing a trunk show on meeting day.

We will have the Lumberyard Ladies back for 2 classes. On Monday afternoon they will teach their Construction 101 Class and on Tuesday Morning will teach Construction 202. In order to take the 202 construction class you have to have taken the Construction 101 class.

November 17 and 18:

We will have the Lumberyard Ladies back for 2 classes. On Monday afternoon they will teach their Construction 101 Class and on Tuesday Morning will teach Construction 202. In order to take the 202 construction class you have to have taken the Construction 101 class.Christmas Luncheon.

December 15 - Christmas Luncheon:

The Knotty Ladies mini group invites you to our December 15th Christmas Luncheon, bringing a Mexican theme of “Feliz Navidad.”  This month we’d like to get a head-count of those planning to attend, so check your calendars. Also this month, we’ll be passing around a sign-up sheet for tasks (table hostess, set-up and clean-up), and simple ingredients (for the Mexican main course and desserts) needed to make the luncheon a success.  Attendees may bring a donation of a canned good or non-perishable item to be taken to a local food bank.  There will be door prizes and surprise entertainment so hope you will plan to join us.   See Linda Marley for details.

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



echos

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

There will be no ECHOS programs in November or December.

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