reminder


membership

The 2015-2016 membership year is July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Dues will remain $35.00 and I will be start collecting renewals at the April meeting. If you do not have any changes in your personal information you do not need to do a renewal form. If you need to change any information please fill out the renewal form found on our website. Remember if you want to be in the directory your renewal needs to be turned in by the June meeting.  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

Each month there has been a unique variety of treats. We look forward to this month's selection from the following. Please bring your finger-food tasty treat on two labeled containers for the two serving locations. The following are asked to provide a treat to share with MTQQ quilting friends during break time. Always appreciated are both non-sweet and sweet finger-food treats. Thank you for sharing this month.

June 15: No refreshments are needed because of the June luncheon.


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 Monday, May 25, 2015 (yes, Memorial Day.)

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.  Bring finished projects. We have a backlog of 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”.

It’s almost time for the Community Quilts Challenge!!!  The first challenge was presented at the August 2005 meeting and has been a fun activity every other year since then.  Participants are given about a year to complete their challenge---timed to coincide with our quilt show, where the quilts are shown together in a special display, after which they are delivered to our many non-profit recipients.  Each challenge has been different and each time the results are amazing. 

This year’s challenge will be presented in June.  There will only be 30 kits issued.  This time there will not be a charge.  The kits will have specific things that must be incorporated into the quilt of your own design.  Rules are provided.  Other fabrics out of your own stash will be acceptable, but you are invited to come to a Community Quilts workshop to take fabrics that you want for your project.  You may also pick up batting and backing for your quilt.   

The finished challenges will be shown at the May 2016 general meeting prior to the June 2016 quilt show.  The guild will vote on their favorites and prizes will be awarded to the top four quilts.

Are you feeling creative?  Are you up for a challenge?  Then, come to the June meeting and be among the 30 quilters to get their quilt kits.  You might even consider doing the challenge as a team.

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.



Check out our new items:

A Quilted Memory; Ideas and Inspiration for Reusing Vintage Textiles by Mary Kerr (#123)

Bargello: Quilts in Motion by Ruth Ann Berry (#407)

BLOCK: Spring Vol. 2 Issue 2 (#605.7)

Civil War Remembered; 19 Quilts Using Reproduction Fabric by Mary Ehterington & Connie Tesene (#636)

Also added to our quilt fiction collection are The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse, A Single Thread and The Persian Pickle Club.

A VIP reminder to the many members who checked out items during the March meeting:  the items are due to be returned at this month's (May) meeting.

Also any item checked out this month will be due at the July meeting as the library will be closed for  the June luncheon.

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

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

May Newsletter

Show and Tell - May photos are now available - including a first look at our 2016 Opportunity Quilt!

Julie Hocker program and workshop photos

Fun Day Photos Several finished quilts are in May's Show and Tell!

Block of the Month 2014-2015 -

July - May patterns are available!

 

Thumb Butte Quilters' Guild, Inc - May 29-30 2015
Biennial Quilt Show
Frontier Village
184 E. St. Hwy 69
Prescott, AZ
www.tbqguild.com/quiltshow/2015.html

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 Teri or Janet.

Co-chairs are Terri Brown and Janet Nieuwenhoff



Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts

Chamber of Commerce display - Summer Patriotic Quilts

New Members: April Meeting was last one for this year.

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.


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

June 15:

Annual Spring Luncheon

July 21:

Fusible Appliqué Class

Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop will teach this class. She states that if you can trace and cut and sew you can make beautiful appliqué quilts with this method. See Heidi's website Here.


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



echos


July 20:

Marcia McMullen will teach a class in applique using the Block of the Month patterns. Everyone welcome even if you are not doing the Blocks of the Month.

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, June 15, at 9:30 a.m.