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 - February photos are now available
New Members Meeting - April 3
Chair: Kristi McHugh
Chamber of Commerce display - New quilts now on display
Chair: Kay Wentworth
Bus trip to AQG Quilt Show
AQG (Arizona Quilting Guild) Bus Trip to Mesa Convention Center
Cost: $37.00 each
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time to Meet: Board the Bus at 7:15 to 7:30 AM
Where: Parking lot by US Bank (by In-and-Out Burgers) in Prescott (Walmart across from mall)
Includes: Ticket to Quilt Show, Chartered NEW Bus from Master’s Touch, Snacks and Water
We will leave the parking lot at 7:30AM and be at the show approximately 9am-4pm, meeting back at the bus at 4-4:14PM for the ride home to Prescott.
We will take up money for the driver’s tip on the bus (at least $1 would be appreciated). We are also encouraging you to sign up and pay for a friend to go with you. At the time of this post I have 6 open seats. Again if you are a member of AQG, please let me know.
If you have any questions, please call Vicki Smola
Spring Quilt Camp 2017:
MTQG Spring Quilt Camp is April 25-28, 2017. Total cost is $230. If you have not already paid the full amount, the balance of $130 is due at our MTQG meeting March 20th. Please make checks out to MTQG. There is plenty of room on our "wait" list so please sign up if you're still interested in case of cancellations.
Please Note: Both forms need to be downloaded and filled out!
Dona Speights, Chairperson
2018 Opportunity Quilt:
MTQG has finished making our new opportunity quilt under the direction of Sherri Hubbs. The pattern is by Karen Kay Buckley.
I would like to thank the talented quilters in our guild who helped us make the Opportunity Quilt a huge success. The following quilters hand appliqued the blocks: Sharon Heilman, Lucy Fields, Joan Carrell, Pam Edwards, Carol Miller, Maxine Everaert, Cheryl Giovenco, Barbara Phiel, Marcia McMullen, Kathy Barrett, and Veronica Sandoval. I would also want to thank Angie Christy for quilting the quilt and Martie Winkelman for doing the label. The quilt looks beautiful. Thanks for all your hard work and getting the blocks to me so we could get the quilt finished.
2018 Quilt Show Theme Vote:
Members will have the opportunity at MTQG’s March 20th meeting to vote on the Theme for our 2018 quilt show. Please review and decide on your favorite from the following proposed themes that have been narrowed down from member suggestions. Then, when you sign in the attendance log at the meeting, Linda Marley will be on hand with a spreadsheet on which you can cast your one vote. In this way we hope to be able to announce the winning theme during the March meeting and can then move on to determining a logo for your vote at the April meeting.
Proposed quilt show themes:
· A Quilt Fiesta (Because our Opportunity quilt is called Fiesta Mexico)
· In Stitches We Quilt
· Quilts of the High Desert
· A Passion for Quilts
· Quilts are Magic Patches
And a big thanks to all those who contributed ideas. If you have any questions, contact your 2018 quilt-show co-chairs: Linda Marley and Jan Adams.
Group visit with the Hopi Quilters:
As requested by the Guild, I've connected with Jennifer, a member of the Hopi Quilters Group, to arrange a get together in Flagstaff to 'talk quilting' and 'fondle fabric' for an afternoon. Jennifer and I are working out the details. It will be a brunch or lunch at a local restaurant and then a visit to one of the fabric stores to allow us to get our 'fix' then head back home.
The date for our field trip is May 3, 2017. I'll give more details in the next newsletter.
Bobbie Turnbow, Chairperson
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 and 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 and voting. All spaces are filled.
Please call Martie Winkelman with any questions.
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.
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 2017
MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here
Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.
April 17: Garage Sale Day
Our annual garage sale will follow our April 17 meeting. Members will need to mark the prices they want for the items they bring starting at 25 cents and in 25 cent increments. The yard sale committee will not be putting prices on anything, no price guess it will be free. This is a good time to go through your stash from fabric, patterns, books etc. that you no longer want and bring them the morning of April 17th. All the monies will go to the guild's treasury. The sale starts after the meeting and runs till everyone is through shopping. Bring your shopping bags so you can carry all your new purchases home with you. We will accept cash, checks, and charge cards.
For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French
Rummage Sale: No ECHOS this month. Get your goodies organized and priced and be ready for a grand rush for the best things
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, April 17, at 9:30 a.m.
Directions to the church may be found here.