reminder

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.


refreshments

February 15:

The willingness of MTQ members to bring a treat for break time is very much appreciated by all. This month the following are being asked to provide a finger food, ready to serve treat:

Alice Obrenovich, Susie Opdahl, Lorraine, Owen, Suzy Palmer, Susan Perry, Susan Peterson, Cindy Phare, Sharon Phelps, Barbara Phiel, Nadine Pierce, Sally Plummer, Phyllis Pohlman, Patricia Pond, Ginnie Rafti, Diana Ramsey, Judith Ritner, Meg Roberson, Terry Robertson, Evelyn Russell, Veronica Sandoval

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.

February 22 is the next Community Quilts workday.

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”.

See MTQG promotional video Here.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

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

January Featured Mini Group

Mountain Top Quilt Guild Featured Mini-Group for January is "VALLEY GIRLS" -  These quilters meet the 1st Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 4:30 at Quilt 'n Sew Connection, Prescott Valley in the class room.  They usually sew on their own projects,  handwork or sewing machine,  sometimes there is a group project or a class taught by members.  Lots of sharing, laughing & stitching goes on.  We welcome new members.  Bring your stitching & visit with these quilters.

Contact Lois Frank or Diana Ramsey

New Beginning Quilters Mini-Group:

Mark your calendar.  The first meeting will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:00.

There will be a Trunk Show, a sharing of Ideas & Skills.  This information meeting will discuss where you are in your quilting skills, where you would like to be & how to achieve and better your quilting skills.  Call Carolyn for directions.

Contact Carolyn Doyle


There are 9 Mountain Top Mini-Groups that are open to new members.  Call the contact person to find out location of meeting as most of the groups meet in quilters home.   Most groups stitch on their own projects, others a specific form of quilting.  It always seems that somebody at these meetings has a new quilt trick or gadget to share.  Stop in & check out what these ladies are stitching on & why they are having so much fun.

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




While this reminder is fresh on your mind, please pull out any MTQG library books you may have in your possession and put them where you will remember to bring them to quilt guild on the 18th. 

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

 

 

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

Febuary Newsletter

Show and Tell - January photos are now available

Wendy Knight Program photos

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

New Members Meeting - March 7

Chamber of Commerce display - New winter quilts now on display

AQS Bus Trip:

On Friday, February 12, 2016, we have chartered a bus to go to the American Quilter's Society, AQS, Quilt Show at the Phoenix Convention Center.   The bus will leave from the Walmart in Prescott (the one across from the mall) at 7:30 am.  Everyone needs to arrive by 7:15 am and get checked in with me.  The fee is $35.00, which includes the entry fee to the show.  We still have a few seats left.  Invite a friend!

Terri Brown - Bus Coordinator

St. Luke's Quilt Show Information and Entry Form:

If you plan to display a quilt at the "A Step Back in Time" show
March 12, all needed information is available Here.

Chair: Jean Ehlers

 

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."

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

 

 

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.

The Quilt Shop Navigator books are in.  See Veronica Sandoval to get your copy.

Thank you to Marcia McMullen and Michele Schneider for cochairing the boutique.  Kay Harlan and Joan Carrell are looking for your "quilts with a story" for the quilt turnings.  Our next quilt show committee meeting is February 15, 2016, after the regular guild meeting. We have a terrific group of committee chairs for 2016.  This is an exciting time.  I would like to encourage everyone to be a part of the quilt show.  There are a lot of jobs that have to be performed BEFORE and AT the show.  We will need lots and lots of help.   We all need to spread the word about the show and we will need lots of items for the boutique and the small quilt auction.  There are so many generous  and giving people in Mountain Top that I know our show will be a huge success.  

Quilt Show Chair: Terri Brown

Note: Forms for quilt entries, small quilt auction, etc can be found on the Forms page.

Opportunity Quilt:

Ticket sales are still going strong. If you are attending the AQS show in Phoenix stop by and see us, we will be in aisle 1700 near the quilts.  And if you have some extra time or need to rest your feet we might even have an extra chair for you.  Remember we have asked each member to purchase 12 tickets or $10. If you haven’t gotten yours yet I will have tickets available at the meeting. We do not have any venues scheduled for the quilt so if you know of a location where you think the quilt should be displayed and tickets sold let me know. Quilt and Sew Connection has agreed to display it for us in March so it will still be viewable.

Co-chairs: Suzy Davidson and Arvilla McGregor


Small Quilt Auction:

MTQG will be holding a Small Quilt Auction on Saturday June 4th during the Quilt Show. The auction traditionally is a great fund raiser for MTQG. We would like to have roughly 70 small wall quilts to auction. Perhaps you are already working on a quilt for the auction (one has already been donated) and if not please consider making one. We are looking for new quilts that are no bigger than small lap size. Kathy and Susan will show samples at the January (and subsequent) meetings. All quilts should have a sleeve and label. The label should have "MTQG 2016 Small Quilt Auction" and "Your Name".

Find an entry form on the website which will also be available at the meetings. Information on the entry form is used to create a program and by the Auctioneer to talk about each quilt before bidding. Please support our Guild and make a quilt!

Co-chairs: Kathy Barrett and Susan Perry

Quilt Turning:

Forms available Here.

Co-Chairs: Joan Carrell and Kay Harlan


No Touch Mini-Quilt Challenge:

- 8" square quilt (3 layers) with finished edges - round, hexagon, etc are fine too

- Must convey the lessage "Please don't touch the quilts! (words may vary)

- This quilt will belong to MTQG and be used in quilt shows in the future.

- Due May 2016 meeting

(Examples may be seen in November Show & Tell Photos)

Contact Carol Miller for further information


MTQG Boutique Donations: 
   

The Boutique chairwomen went through the Guild's inventory of boutique items and through past records of what sold well and how much we have left.  We came up with a list of items we thought would be needed and not needed. But, if you have already made something that is on the "Do not need list," PLEASE, do not let that stop you from donating it.  We still want it.

There will be kits available for members to pick up at the Guild meeting in Feb. for making items to be donated, as well as patterns.  Fabric is available on workshop days at Las Fuentes from 9:00-2:00.  Quilt related items sold the very best!  Sew, sew, sew, and have fun making your donations.  We look forward to seeing what you have for our Boutique.

Boutique Items Needed - Aprons, bibs (could embroider "future Quilter" on front), cord bowls, credit card/cell phone shoulder holders, dog bandannas, fabric (not canvas) totes, fabric flower pins, hanging handicap display holder, large sewing case, large needle holder, microwave bowl cozy, mug organizers, notepad caddie w/ pen, place mats (4 to a set), plastic water bottle holders ,sewing trash bag, shirt aprons, snail pincushion, table runners, turtle pin cushion, water bottle toy for pet.

Items we do not need - (We have lots or they did not sell well !) Block carrying case, canvas bags, cloth coasters, computer mouse covers, flash drive holders, Kindle reader cover, plastic bag holders (for kitchen), pot holders, scissor fobs, tissue caddies, wine glass coasters.

 Liist of patterns for items you might like to make for our quilt show boutique is available Here.

Co-Chairs: Michele Schneider and Marcia McMullen


Spring Quilt Camp:

Spring Quilt camp is full with a waiting list.  Last year spaces became available for those on the waiting list.  See Patti in the Fellowship Hall if you are interested.

Suzy Davidson and Patti Taber


Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative 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 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 through March 2016!


MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

February 15:

The T.O.A.D. Project

Toad QueenKay Denny (Self-proclaimed Queen of the TOADs)

It’s TOAD time at the February meeting!  We have a full complement of little Toadies who will show two Treasured Objects Almost Done.  Questions will be asked by the guild members and then a vote will be taken to see which quilt project the Toadie should finish (or at least attempt to finish) by the November TOAD show and tell.  Toadies---seats are saved for you in the first two rows on the left. 



echos


February 15:  

Jan Walls will have an ECHOS class in the DOUBLE DISAPPEARING NINE PATCH.  This is an easy square with several variations. If you have any questions about the materials needed phone Jan.  Don't forget your lunch.

Sign up for the class at the ECHOS table and get the list of materials needed.

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