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 - April photos are now available
New Members Meeting -May 1
Chair: Kristi McHugh
Chamber of Commerce display - Animal quilts now on display
Chair: Kay Wentworth
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.
Group visit with the Hopi Quilters:
Note: Visit the Hopi Indian Arizona Quilters at this link
WHO: MTQG visit with HOPI Quilters
WHAT: Meet N Greet with Hopi Quilters in Flagstaff
WHEN: Wednesday, 03 MAY 2017. DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: first stop is Odegaards Fabric Shop. Second is lunch at Sizzler’s. Third is a short stop at the Museum of Northern Arizona to view and discuss the HOPI exhibit there.
HOW: Carpool from Dewey
ROUTE: AZ-169 to I-17 … and away we go!
MEETING POINT HAS BEEN CHANGED: It is now Mortimer Farm on the corner of AZ-69 and AZ-169. I talked with them and got permission for us to use their parking lot for our staging area. Park in the corner farthest away from the store, by the trees.
IDEAS FOR THINGS TO BRING: Small examples of our work; craft supplies they can use (thread, fabric, gadgets, etc). NOTE: re supplies, they will all be traveling in one van so there’s not much room for them to carry ‘stuff’ back on this trip. Ideas…. Maybe small shopping bags they can place in corners and such. If you decide to bring fabric, please make pieces fat quarter size or larger. No tobacco or alcohol patterns please.
WHO’S GOING: I need to get some type of idea of who can drive and who wants to be driven. Please email me your name, phone number, where you are starting from (e.g., Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Dewey, etc), and if you have room in your car for passengers or if you’d rather be driven. Note: one group of ladies asked if they could meet us at Odegaards… I forgot take notes… please let me know who you are and how many are in your car.
I’m looking forward to our ‘play date’ with our new quilting friends. Don’t forget to email me your information. Feel free to call if I haven’t answered any of your questions.
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 early at June 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 and 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.
May 15: Kelly Grant Program
Kelly began her sewing career at the age of 6 years old. Her first sewing machine was a Singer Featherweight and that same machine has been used to create many of her Judy Niemeyer Quilts. See websites Here and Here
Kelly’s first quilt was in the early 1990’s but since she had not yet discovered the rotary cutter it was not much fun to trace and cut a million shapes for one quilt. In October 2010, a friends showed her the Quiltworx website and specifically the “Flowers for My Wedding Ring” pattern and she was HOOKED! She was encouraged to become a certified instructor and in February 2013, she attended a class with Judy in Tucson and began her first project, “Sunflower Illusion.” Several quilts and classes later, Kelly attended another class with Judy and was invited to attend the CI training in Montana in April 2014. She now has as she describes it, “Her dream job.”
Kelly brings experience and fun to her teaching. She especially loves to teach “newbies” the technique. She is described by students as patient, organized, calm and fun. She always has many classes going at once and truly loves what she does. She enjoys traveling, seeing new places and meeting new friends. Her trunk shows are amazing with over 60 completed Quiltworx projects from placemats to queen size.
May 16: Kelly Grant Workshop
Kelly will teach Judy Niemeyer's Desert Sky class. The class is already full but if you are interested, put your name on the waiting list. For those taking the class, allow yourself plenty of time to get your pattern and do your prep work.
Besides the 10% pattern discount, Kelly will not be charging shipping; she would prefer the students order the pattern from her, so they are sure to get the latest pattern and she will stay around after the trunk show to answer any question about the project.
For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-Chairs: Fran Easley and Marti French
No class this month
There will be NO ECHOS class. This will be the Annual Spring Luncheon.
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, May 15, at 9:30 a.m.
Directions to the church may be found here.