reminder

membershipThanks to everyone who has kindly updated us with their address, phone or email changes this past year!  It helps us keep our contact information straight. We had no new members in December.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

January 16:

A new year with new promises, new quilting projects, and happily more MTQGcookies gatherings. For this new year of 2017 the following are asked to provide a treat for this month's meeting. REMINDER: Label both containers with your name, bring a container for each serving table, treats are finger food ready to eat, and both sweet and not sweet items are appreciated.

Many thanks to Linda Tremper, Maureen Tritle, Barbara Troop, Carol Trumpfheller, Bobbie Turnbow, Genevieve Van Den Hout, Nadeen Van Dyke, Cyndie Van Hook, Gail Van Horsen, Sue Van Hagel, Joan Vroom, Jan Walls, Sharon Watt, Kay Wentworth, Darlene Williams, Kathleen Williams, Marie Winkleman, Sandra Wolf, Pat & Wayne Wolfe, Sandra Wright.


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 will be unlocked from 10 - 11 am.  After that, enter at the main entrance and go downstairs.

January 23 is the next Community Quilts workday from 10:00 – 3:00.   We are able to get into our room at Las Fuentes for Community Quilts by 9:30 a.m. to set up.

 Note: Community Quilts workshop will not be meeting this month.  We will have a small table set up in the Narthex of the Church at the December Guild meeting for those who want to pick up a project to work on for the next two months. 

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 2016-2017:
Marcia McMullen, Dona Speights, Judy Larson & Ivey Chavez. Kay Denny delivers the quilts

Mini-Group News:

If you are a Mountain Top Quilters Guild member you can join one of our Mini-Groups.  A Mini-Group is a much smaller version of the guild.  Mini-Groups give you a chance to meet and know more quilters as well as to learn more. There are 9  Mini-Groups in our guild that have room and are wanting new members. 

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 November 2016.

Mini-group chair: Susan Masse


Bring your books to the January meeting.

 See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library by Author or by Subject. Updated 10/21/16

Librarians: Meg Roberson & Terry Robertson

 

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 - December photos are now available

Finished T.O.A.D. Program photos

 

Fidget Quilts - new mini-group and MTQG project (new photos)

Fall Quilt Camp Photos

New Financial Form: A New process has been added for collection of money. The Cash Receipt Form is available at the underlined link or on the forms page.

Note: (Please read the information about the process of receiving cash Here. If you need more information, please contact Michele Schneider, MTQG treasurer.

New Members Meeting - February 6

Chair: Kristi McHugh

Chamber of Commerce display - New quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

Mountain Top Quilters Guild 2016-2017 Member Challenge:

Join us for MTQG BLACK – WHITE & BRIGHTS Challenge
The rules are simple:
1. Choose a category of quilt, wearable or purse/tote.
2. Must be finished to enter.
3. Must have clearly visible amount of black and white fabrics and at least 3 “BRIGHTS”!
4. Each entry must have 3 layers and be quilted.
5. Quilts must be from 60’ to 160’ in diameter (circumference or 15x15x15x15).
6. Wearable- either jacket or vest.
7. Purse or Tote 10 X 12 or larger.
8. You may choose to enter once in each category,
9. Each challenge must have a cloth label—quilts on back bottom right corner, wearable, inside right side, purse or tote, inside right side.
***Due at May meeting 2017, they will be displayed and voted on at our June luncheon & meeting
Cost is $5.00 to participate in each category.
*** The board has asked us to limit the number of entries to 30 due to space limitations for display& voting. We have only a few spots available.

Please call: Martie Winkelman with any questions.


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 Kathleen Bond.


Upcoming Quilt Shows
- Updated through November 2017

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

January 16:  Ann Novak Program

Mountain Top member and award-winning quilter, Ann Novak will do a trunk show presentation.  Teacher, quilter, and author, Ann Novak, celebrated the United States Centennial by creating her first full-size quilt.  Since then her quilts have appeared in various national magazines.  Her work has been juried in such prestigious shows as the AQS Show in Paducah and the American/International Quilt Association Show in Houston.  She is included in the 1996 book,  Who's Who in American Quilters.

You can view her favorite quilts by going to Arizona Hall of Fame, or click on Featured Quiltmaker's Gallery, then scroll down until you come to Previous Featured Quiltmakers 2012.


For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French



echos

January 16:

Sam Logan will be teaching ways to create a fancy Tote Bag - designed especially for our quilting tools.  See her sample at the ECHOS desk and sign up for Sam's class.

February 20:

"Two-Toned Double Binding" demo by Karen Junger. This is a free class offered to members and guests are also welcome to attend.

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

Directions to the church may be found here.