reminder

membership
Directories:

Diana Ramsey will have the new directories available for pickup at the August meeting at the sign-in table in the Fellowship Hall.


Membership Renewal

If you haven’t renewed your dues for the 2015-2016 year it’s not too late and you don’t want to miss out on the great upcoming workshops and the opportunity to get your quilts in our 2016 show.

Please bring your dues, $35, to the meeting or 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

July 20:

The rotation of members' names for 2015-2016 refreshments will be A TO Z. Finger-food treats of all types are welcomed by guild members. Bring your "ready-to-eat" food on two name labeled containers, one for each serving room.

For this month we thank the following for providing a tasty bite. Your offering is very much appreciated: Jan Adams, Karen Adams, Sandie Allen, Rita Anderson, Anna Marie Ansbach, Marlene Armentrout, Yolanda Arp, Bunny Autrey, Patricia Autrey, Kathy Barrett, Lynn Beck, Sally Becker, Marilyn Benoit, Gloria Bess, Betty Blanset, Jeannine Bleicher, Kathleen Bond, Linda Booth, Betty Bourgault, Beverly Bowe, Tina Brett, Teri Brown, and Anne Brutsche


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, July 27, 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.  We have a 48 quilts needing quilting or tying---if you have the time, please pick up one (or more) at the general meeting.

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

MTQG Featured Mini-Group:  " Knotty Ladies" - meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in members homes from 10 to 2.  Members bring their lunch & the hostess serves drinks & dessert.  Members work on their own projects, redwork embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, all forms of hand stitchery.  This group is looking for new members (with a sense of humor) who are interested in having fun while doing their handcrafts.  Come & check out this mini-group. 

Contact person is Corinne Windett

MTQG Mini-Group - "Creative Gypsies": meets the 4th Friday of each month from 10 to 12 in members homes.  They love to create art quilts, but you don't have to be an artist to do ART Quilts. A lot is design or technique.  The group has different challenges, demos on techniques, out of area teachers and an occasional field trip.  Everyone is there to help anyone new to this way of quilting.  They welcome new members. 

Contact person is Susie Davidson

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



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

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

 

 

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

Lapreil Schwan's President's Quilt

Heidi Pridemore program and workshop photos

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

Block of the Month 2014-2015 - All patterns are now available!

New Members Meeting - August 10

 

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.

Designs for a pin and publicity logo are needed......... .
submit them to Terri or Janet.

Co-chairs are Terri Brown and Janet Nieuwenhoff

Opportunity Quilt:


Our next event is Sunday, September 20, at Antiques on the Square. A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be available in the community room.

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

So 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 some open spots for our Fall Quilt Camp. For our new members it is a fun way to get to know other quilters in our guild. The dates are October 6 to October 8. The cost is $135. You can pay $60. now and the balance at our September meeting. You bring your own projects to work on and we sew, eat, giggle and have fun. Come join us for a fun time. Registration forms are on our web site.  You can turn your forms and $60.00 deposit to Sherri Hubbs. Please come and join us for fun sewing games and great friendship with your fellow quilters.

If you have any questions you can contact Sherri Hubbs.

Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts

Chamber of Commerce display - Summer Patriotic 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 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


August 17:


Linda Merrifield of Indio, CA will give a trunk show. Pictures of some of Linda's quilts may be seen Here


August 18:


Painting With Thread Class

Linda Merrifield will give a thread painting class. Make sure you see the sample she provided. Her technique is similar to paint by number. Instead of paint you will learn to use thread to create your designs. The class project will be a zebra design.

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



echos

August 17:

ECHOS will have a demonstration session.  Four or five of our members with special skills will be teaching “Quick Tips for Better Quilting.” This session will be open to everyone – we will be in small groups going from station to station with no machine work involved. Please sign up so that we know how many direction/tip sheets to print. Kay Denny is in charge of this workshop session.


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 17, at 9:30 a.m.