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

Welcome to 2015! A good time for a REMINDER to all of us. Treats for the monthly meetings are to be finger-food items ready to serve. Bring your treats on two, labeled with your name, containers, one for each serving room. Very much appreciated by members is a variety of different types of treats.

JANUARY: The following are asked to bring a treat to share: Sally Cantwell, Joan Carrell, Ivy Chavez, Ruth Ann Clark, Marcy Cook, Carol Cooley, Linda Coppola, Charlene Coxworth, Joyce Cummings, Judy Dallner, Suzy Davidson, Kay Denny, Julie Dodds, Carolyn Doyle, Sandy Duncan, Kathy Dunn, Pam Easley, Jan Edge-leForte, Carolyn Edwards

FEBRUARY: Jean Ehlers, Judy Eppler, Maxine Everaert, Lucy Fields, Vera Flores, Betty Foley, Patricia Folsom, Lois Fox, Lois Frank, Darlene Gatewood, Pat Gentner, Ella Gertonson, Mary Jane Godwin, Joyce Goodwin, Lynne Gray, Erna Greenway, Arvilla Gregor, Nancy Gullikson, Cathi Gundlah

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 January 26, 2015!

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

Adoption Quilts:  Even though the National Adoption Day ceremonies at CASA have passed, it’s important to note that there are ongoing adoptions, approximately four per week.  What was observed at the ceremonies was that quilts we had made for “teenage” boys were also being selected by younger boys, nine and up.  So we need to keep making those, too, along with quilts for younger boys and all age groups of girls---toddler on up.    

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. 

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. 

Suggestion:  As you are culling through your quilt stuff for possible contribution to the MTQG garage sale in April, please consider donating unwanted quilt fabric to Community Quilts----pieces ½ yard and up would be great!  We always have a need for backing fabric if you have larger amounts of yardage.

January workshop:  Since we didn’t have workshops in November or December, there’s a lot of work to be done in all areas of our production.  Please join us---we can find something for everybody to do.  Even if you don’t bring your sewing machine, we can put you to work.  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.



New to our fiction collections this month are Earlene Fowler's Spider Web and Jennifer Chiaverini's Aloha Quilt.  The new issue of Block  magazine has arrived with wonderful and quick holiday ideas for an early start to Christmas 2015.  DeLoa Jones donated a copy of her Scraps Organized to Perfection,  a second copy for us.

Remember if you checked out any book or DVD at the November meeting the item is due at this month's (Jan. 19th) meeting.
 
And a very important reminder: we are in need of more quilt magazines for our magazine sales.

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

January Newsletter

Show and Tell - January photos are now available!

Gail Van Horsen Program

Special Community Quilts photos

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - January patterns are available!

Chamber of Commerce display - Valentine Quilts

Quilt Camp Spring 2015: 

Just a reminder that the balance of your camp fee is due by the February meeting. We also need a signed release form from the camp. Patti is emailing the form so just fill it out and bring or send it with your payment. More information about camp will be coming soon but we are hoping to have some time to share quick tips, projects,ideas... So if you have something you would like to share let us know so we can plan.

  The registration form is on the website and we will have forms at the meeting.

Suzy Davidson and Patti Taber

New Members: January Meeting


AQG Quilt Show 2015: "Arizona Dreaming"
                                                           
Mesa Convention Center - MTQG Bus Trip -Saturday, March 28, 2015  $37.00 includes quilt show entrance fee for non-AQG members or $33.00 for AQG members  (Fee includes driver tip)
 

Bus pick up will be at  the Walmart on Hwy 69  - bus will at arrive there at 7:15.  Bus will leave at 7:30.  Please be on time.
We will leave the Quilt Show at 3:30.  There will be no stopping on the way home.
 
Bus will "drop you at the door" area, receive your hand stamp & show program before entering the show floor through the designated "bus" door.  No waiting in line!
 
Sign up starts at the December. MTQG meeting .  Make checks  payable to MTQG.
 
See Fran Leslie or Nancy Icenogle to sign up or for more information.


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
- Updated for all of 2015 !

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

February 16:

National teacher, Erica Plank, will give a trunk show/lecture.

February 17:

Erica Plank will teach a class on making a Cathedral Window Pillow. The students will complete a Cathedral Window pillow in class.

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!

Sign-ups begin this month and continue till February 16th for the fourth biennial Fun Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  This year’s workshop is all about the fun of fabric and getting to piece a quilt top in a day.  For just $60 the board will select (based on your input) and pre-cut all the 5 yards of new fabric for your fun-filled day of sewing.  You won’t know the pattern ahead of time, but you will go home with a 60x70 inch quilt top that all you had to do is sew together!  And because quilting is so much about the fabric, we’re opening the list of possibilities from which participants can choose.  Consider selecting from the following fabric designers: Kaffe Fassett, Laurel Birch, Jo Morton, or Paula Nadelstern.  Or how about one of these themes:  batiks, birds, chickens, florals, oriental, patriotic, or western.  Because color is so very important, your input will certainly be considered. You might even want to go with something like black and white and _______?   The class is limited to 20 participants.  See the program chairs Sandie Allen and Lois Fox, or any MTQG board member.  

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



echos

February 16:

We will have a class in making placemats, presented by Lorraine Owen.  The sign-up sheet will be at the ECHOS table in January

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, February 16, at 9:30 a.m.