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.
Show and Tell - July photos are now available
Quilt Show photos
Mountain Top Moments - New photos have been added
Block of the Month 2015-2016 July-June patterns now available!
New Members Meeting - August 1
Chamber of Commerce display - Patriotic quilts now on display
Chair: Kay Wentworth
Fall Quilt Camp:
Fall Quilt Camp registration is fast approaching. Fall Camp will be November 1 thru November 4 at the United Christian Youth Camp (same place as spring camp). The cost will be $225. We will start taking sign ups on June 1. A $50 deposit will be required at time of signing up to hold your spot for camp. We are looking forward to another great fall camp so make your plans now. The registration form is Here
If you have any questions, contact Sherri Hubbs
Opportunity Quilt 2018:
It is time for us to choose a new pattern for our opportunity quilt for the 2018 quilt show. Look through your patterns and bring them to our July meeting so our Committee can select a pattern for us to vote on at our August MTQG meeting
Chair: Sherri Hubbs
Happy 90th Birthday, Rosalie!
Rosalie McDowell, a long-time member of Mountain Top Quilters Guild, celebrated her 90th birthday in June.
MTQG Promotional Video:
At the October 26, 2015 Community Quilts workshop, with permission from the board, Terri New, a friend of Kay Denny came to interview and film us for a Prescott promotional video. The video is part of a series on Prescott that she is filming entitled “Humans of Prescott.”
You may view the video Here by clicking on the arrow in the middle of the YouTube frame and/or go to this Facebook link where it also is found and can be "Liked."
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!
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 Kathleen Bond.
Upcoming Quilt Shows - Updated through November 2016
MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here
Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.
July 18: Janice Chesnik
Master Quilter, Janice Chesnik, will share her one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope-inspired quilts. Janice’s artist eye, fine-tuned from making kaleidoscopes professionally for almost 30 years, certainly comes through in her wall-art quilted masterpieces. In her home studio, she has culled an amazing collection of fabrics, from batiks to glittery fabrics. She pins several combinations to the walls, and not before she's completely satisfied does she start the cutting and sewing process. She uses a variety of techniques and equipment, including a room-sized "long-arm" sewing machine.
August 15: Carolyn O'Bagy Davis
Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, has written fourteen books on the history of archaeology, quilting, and western history. Her book, Hopi Summer, was named One Book Arizona 2011. She earned her B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1971. Carolyn lectures extensively to history, archaeology, and quilting groups around the country, and has curated many traveling museum exhibits including: Goldie Tracy Richmond: Quiltmaker and Indian Trader, Hattie Cosgrove's Mimbres Archaeology in the American Southwest, Quilting from the Hopi Mesas, and Quilted All Day: The Quilts and Prairie Journals of Ida Chambers Melugin. Carolyn is a member of the Arizona Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau, www.azhumanities.org
Carolyn is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture (www.smokimuseum.org), Prescott, Arizona. She was the founding president of the Tucson Quilter's Guild (1976) and also Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (1994). She has served on the board of the American Quilt Study Group, the Treasure Hill Foundation (Mimbres Culture preservation), the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, and was recently inducted into the Society of Women Geographers (the women's association affiliated with the Explorer's Club; she was profiled in They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers). Davis has appeared on Simply Quilts, a feature program on HGTV, American Quilter on Lifetime, and assisted with a film documentary on the history of Hopi Indian quilting produced with support from PBS. In September 2010, she was inducted into the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame.
Carolyn will be sharing the story of Hopi textiles and the history of quilting on the Mesas in northern Arizona.
For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French
July ECHOS was the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan. See photos from the workshop Here.
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!
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 15, at 9:30 a.m.
Directions to the church may be found here.