reminder

membershipNew Members and Membership Renewal

As of August 1st, all renewals and new members must pay $35 for annual dues.  If you are planning on renewing but haven't done so, please get your payment to Diana at the August meeting in order to be included in the 2016-2017 Directory.  The renewal form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

The rough draft of the Directory will be passed around at the meeting and you should carefully look over your information for any corrections before the new Directories are printed for distribution at the September meeting.  Please write your corrections on the rough draft next to your information.

Please take a moment to introduce yourself and give a warm welcome to the following new members: Linda Craig, Pamela Edwards, Marguerite Miller, Deb Mulcahy, Erin Sullivan

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

August 15:

A bit of tea, a cookie treat, and cookiesfellowship brings pleasure to each of us. MTQG offers this each month during break time. A special time for members to connect with one another in friendship.  Treats provided by members are varied and unique each month. For August, the following are asked to bring a finger food treat to share with the members. PLEASE LABEL your two containers with your name. Many thanks to each of you for providing a treat. Sam Logan, Connie Lord, Gale Lovelady, Peggie MacKenzie, Beverly Markham, Linda Marley, Susan Masse, Jan Mawk, Sharon McAllister, Patti McClearn, Margot McDonnell, Rosie McDowell, Chris McGrew, Kristi McHugh, Martha McLellan, Marcia McMullen, Jennifer Mees, Sharon Melpolder, Carol Miller

Hospitality Chair: Dolores Schrock


community quilts

IMPORTANT MEETING TIME CHANGE - 10 AM TO 3 PM

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.

August 22 is the next Community Quilts workday.

Again, please note: IMPORTANT MEETING TIME CHANGE - 10 AM TO 3 PM

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 January 2015.



 Another new book has been added to the Library this month:  Handfuls of Scraps by Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts.  Ideas for your scraps!  This is another book suggested by one of our members.

Thanks to a plea from our president last month, we have two new volunteers, which will help Terry and me    tremendously.

Don’t forget those past-due books—we have quite a few.  See you In the Library in August.

See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library here. Updated 2/4/15

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

August Newsletter

Show and Tell - August photos are now available

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis Program photos

 

Quilt Show Winners photos

Quilt Show photos

Mountain Top Moments - New photos have been added

Block of the Month 2015-2016 July-June patterns are on this page.
(A photo of Marcia McMullen's completed quilt made using the applique blocks may be viewed Here.)

New Members Meeting - October 3
(No meeting in September due to the Labor Day holiday)

Chamber of Commerce display - Patriotic quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

Fall Quilt Camp:

Fall Quilt Camp registration is fast approaching. Fall Camp will be November 1 thru November 4 at the United Christian Youth Camp (same place as spring camp). The cost will be $225. We will start taking sign ups on June 1. A $50 deposit will be required at time of signing up to hold your spot for camp. We are looking forward to another great fall camp so make your plans now. The registration form is Here

If you have any questions, contact Sherri Hubbs

 

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?



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 2016

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

September 20: Margo McDonnell Workshop

Margo McDonnell PhotoMargo is offering a technique class to teach us how to transfer a picture from a photo to a small quilt. The cost of the class is $25.00 which includes a $15 kit fee for supplies.  Margo is providing many of the supplies needed so come to class and enjoy a day ofMargo McDonnell quilt fun and learning!

The class will begin at 9:00 am with setup at 8:30. It will end by 4:00 pm.

Margo's photo (on the left) became a beautiful quilt (on the right).



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



echos

September 19: We will have a lesson by Jennifer Mees on THREADS.  Learn about the different types of threads...their best uses...their particular qualities so that you can become a more knowledgeable quilter.

July ECHOS was the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan. See photos from the workshop Here.


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, September 19, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.