membershipNew Members and Membership Renewal

The Mountaintop Quilters Guild membership year is July 1-June 30. Dues are $35.00 and membership forms can be found under the Forms/Links tab. Members joining in January or later will receive prorated dues. If you are unable to attend the meetings the form can be mailed to Mountain Top Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 12961, Prescott, AZ., 86304-2961.

Suzy Davidson 
Membership Chairman 

If at any time you have any updates, changes of address, phone or email, please let Suzy Davidson know.


October 19:

This month the following are asked to bring something to share: Sharon Heilman, Pam Hendricks, Phyllis Henley, Gail Henry, Cindy Hernon, Barbara Hinds, Kay Hoff, Sue Horst, Janice Howe, Sherri Hubbs, Nancy Icenogle, Jo Isaac, Joann Jahraus, Audrey Jessee, Jimmie Johnson, Karen Junger, Genny Kerutis, Lynda Kinnear, Nancy Klein, Norma Kurr

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.

The next Community Quilts workday will be Monday, October 26, 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. 

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”.

Community Quilts leaders for 2015-2016:
Lapreil Schwan, Sandie Allen and Maureen Carr. Kay Denny delivers the quilts.

October's featured mini-group is the
"Covert Quilters"

Our group will focus on Mystery Quilts.  We meet at Quilt 'n Sew Connection in Prescott Valley the 4th Thursday at
1:00 p.m.  We welcome new members.

Contact person is Jennifer Mees 

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.

Fran Leslie, Chair

The Library Ladies would like to start a list of books you feel would be a good addition to our Library.  Please share your ideas with us.  We don’t necessarily need specific titles; topics would be fine, too; i.e., applique, paper piecing, contemporary, thread painting, etc.  We look forward to having your suggestions.

We had quite a few books that weren't returned in July.  Please look around your house to see if you have one of those books.  Remember, the fine for a past-due book is $1.00 per book per month!

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

Librarians are: Meg Roberson, Peggie Mackenzie, Ann Novak and Jan Mawk





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.


October Newsletter

Show and Tell - September photos are now available

Carol Miller Program photos

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

Place Mat instructions for Meals On Wheels Project

(74 have been turned in and delivered!)

New Members Meeting - October 5

Chamber of Commerce display - Fall Quilts now on display


MTQG Quilt Show 2016:

MTQG's next show will be "Every Day is a Quilting Day,"
June 3 & 4, 2016, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

Our Opportunity Quilt was chosen as winner to be on the cover of The Quilt Shop Navigator, Southwest Region.  We will also receive a free full page ad about our quilt show in 2016. See their website.

Quilt Show Chair: Terri Brown

Opportunity Quilt:

Sunday September 20 at Antiques on the Square we had great fun and earned $260.  If you plan to go to the Cottonwood show, "A Covey of Quilts," on October 16 & 17 we could use help with ticket sales on Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5. Let me know if you are planning to be there and have time to help. If you haven’t already heard our quilt will be on the cover of the Quilt Shop Navigator, southwest area. I have seen a proof of the cover and it’s amazing. Other shows we have confirmed are not until after the New Year, Wickenburg in January, Quartzsite in February and still waiting on confirmation but the AQS show in February is very likely. Remember to pick up your 12 tickets for $10 at the next meeting. To simplify the accounting we are asking you to pick up and pay for the tickets. Then you can sell them or if you’re like me put your name on them.  If you know of any events where you think our quilt could be displayed and tickets sold please let us know. Thanks in advance for your help.

Our other confirmed events are:

October 16 & 17, A Covey of Quilts, Cottonwood Quilt Show

January 29 & 30, Wickenburg Quilt Show

February 3 & 4, Quartzsite Quilters Show

Please check the schedule at the meeting and sign up for a shift or two. In the past each member was asked to sell 12 tickets for $10. Remember to pick up your 12 tickets for $10.To simplify the accounting we are asking you to pick up and pay for the tickets. Then you can sell them or if you’re like me put your name on them.  If you know of any events where you think our quilt could be displayed and tickets sold please let us know. Thanks in advance for your help.

Co-chairs: Suzy Davidson and Arvilla McGregor

Fall Quilt Camp:

We still have a couple of spots left for fall camp. The cost is $135. We are looking for a great time. For our new members it is a great way to meet fellow quilters. Come and join the fun. Camp days are Tuesday October 6-8. Registration forms are on our web site. 

If you have any questions you can contact Sherri Hubbs.

Spring Quilt Camp:

We will begin taking registration for Spring Camp at the November 16 meeting.  Camp will be held at United Christian Youth Camp, where it has been the last 3 years, on April 5-8 and cost $225, the same as last year.  Please bring a $50 deposit to secure your spot when you sign up. The balance of $175 will be due by the February 15 meeting.  Space is limited to 25 campers so check the dates and sign up to join us for 4 days of quilting fun.

Suzy Davidson and Patti Taber

Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts

Chamber of Commerce display - Fall Quilts now on display

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 Jennifer Mees.

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

October 19:

New member, Martie Winkleman, will present “My Journey
in Wearable Art.” She recently moved from California. She has created ensembles for the prestigious invitational Fairfield
Fashion Show and her work has also been displayed at the
San Diego Quilt Show as guest fashion artist.

November 16:

Helen Robinson of Mesa, AZ will present a lecture and trunk show entitled “Sew Kind of Wonderful.” Helen taught herself to quilt from from the Quilter’s Complete Guide by Fons and Porter in 1997 when she wanted to offer an after-school sewing class to Jr. High students and needed an affordable teacher :-)  The first quilt block Helen sewed was a Log Cabin Block, and she was hooked on the entire process!  Learn more about Helen and combining straight and curved pieces at her website.

December 21:

Holiday Luncheon

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


October 19:

Sam Logan will again teach the class making a small purse. This is a good item for a Christmas gift.   If you have already signed up for this class and find that you cannot attend, PLEASE phone Sam so that she can fill your spot from the waiting list.

November 16:

Iris Lacey will present a class in Stack and Slash Technique for making quilted stars.  Iris will have a list of instructions and quilting needs for you when you sign up at the ECHOS' desk.

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, October 19, at 9:30 a.m.