reminder

membership

We have two new members, Kathy Hofmeister and Barbara Renoux, and four returning members, Anne Brutsche,Angie Christy, Norma Schambach and Cyndie Van Hook.  Please take a moment to introduce yourself to our newest members, and give a hug to our returning members.  

There are still some Directories that have not been picked up.  Please stop by the table before the meeting and get your copy (and a friend's, if you will be seeing her/him before the next meeting!)  Also, please take the time to write in the new and returning members' information in your Directory to keep it up to date!

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

November 20:

Holidays ahead, projects to be finished, plans to be made, and time to gather with fellow MTQG quilters. Such a busy time! For our gathering this month the following are asked to provide a treat. We all say thank you for sharing with us. Kathy Weinhold, Kay Wentworth, Darlene Williams, Kathleen Williams, Marie Willison, Corinne Windett, Martie Winkelman, Sandra Wolf, Pat & Wayne Wolfe, Dina Wos, Sandra Wright, Jan Adams, Karen Adams, Sandie Allen, Anna Marie Ansbach, Yolanda Arp, Bunny Autrey, Pat Autrey.   


Hospitality Chair: Dolores Schrock


community quilts

Community Quilts is a Service Project for Mountain Top Quilters.  We meet the 4th Monday of each month for a workday.  Finished quilts are distributed throughout our Community to over 27 non-profit organizations.  These include, but are not limited to Hospices, children adoptive services, family and women's shelters, hospitals, veteran's organizations and special needs.  We are most grateful to Las Fuentes who allows us to 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.

November 27 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.

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 Charity Batting Program gives us a HUGE discount on 90" x 30 yd rolls of batting.  We use about 2 per work day.  We need 5 UPC's per bolt ordered so you can see our need for the UPC's.  The UPC's can be from any size package of Hobbs batting you may personally use.  Both Michael's and Hobby Lobby carry Hobbs.

Recommended quilt sizes:  Quilts for children and adults should be rectangular, approximately 42” 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.

A total of 546 quilts have been distributed this year through the Junel meeting.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

Note: Updated April 2107

Community Quilts Team for 2017-2018: Dona Speights, Chair, Maureen Tritle, Co-Chair; Jan Walls, Quilt Deliveries; Judy Larson, Deb Mulcahy do everything; Ivy Chavez, Memory Album; and all the incredible women who work tirelessly on creating these beautiful quilts each month.

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.

Are you interested in learning about Crazy Quilting? Join our Crazy Quilt Mini- group.  We meet the last Wednesday of each month, 10 to 2, at Carolyn Hamilton's home. Bring your stitching and a sack lunch. We work on our own projects, sharing ideas and books, we learn new stitches, laugh, chat and have a good time.  Stop by to see what we're doing.

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

The list was updated September 2017.

Mini-group chair: Sherri Hubbs


The following new books are making their appearance in the Library:  fiction by Ann Hazelwood includes Quilt The Town Christmas; Josephine’s Guest House Quilt; and Everlasting Quilts.  We have also added Terrific T-Shirt Quilt: Turn Tees into Treasured Quilts.

We remind you to gather up your Library books to bring back to our October 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

 

Thread Brigade:

November Volunteers are:  Jan Adams, Maxine Everaert, Veronica Sandoval, and Marcia Jacobson.  As a reminder, if you are unable to help clean up in the month that you volunteered, it will be helpful if you can find a replacement volunteer, so that the job gets done quickly.

Maintaining a clean space at the church helps to insure our continued use of the facility for our monthly meetings.  The Thread Brigade is responsible for vacuuming carpet in the aisles, between pews, and in the podium area; and using sticky rollers to pick up loose threads on the pews themselves.  All volunteers should meet prior to the general meeting to assign tasks, and supplies will be distributed after the general meeting concludes.

As always, thanks for your help with this essential task.

Chair: Diane Stockhaus

 

 

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

November Newsletter

Show and Tell - October photos are now available

Carlotta Vandenburg Program Photos

Behind the Scenes at MTQG

Fall Quilt Camp Photos

MTQG - Hopi Quilting Connection in Flagstaff - See Photos

Chamber of Commerce display - Halloween quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

Youth Quilting Program (YQP):

Our program will have its first class on Wednesday, November 1st.  We have 6 girls signed up and 4 members to help them get going.  We would like to have one more member to help with the Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec 13 classes.  Please contact Diana if you can help out on any of those days.  The classes start at 3:00 and end at 5:00 and are located at the LDS church near Las Fuentes, 1001 N. Ruth St.

Chair: Diana Ramsey

Community Quilts Challenge 2018:

How are those challenge quilts coming along?  Remember the quilts need to finished by the April Guild meeting for submission into the voting for best Challenge Quilts.

Thirty Guild Members signed up at the April 2017 meeting and took home the assorted Mary Englebright fabrics to use in a 43 inch by 55 inch quilt.   The top three finished quilts will be decided on by the Guild Members in the April 2018 meeting.  The winners will be announced at the June Quilt Show with all the Challenge quilts in a special display entitled "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary."  All the quilts will be donated to local charities as part of our Community Quilts projects.

CQ Challenge Leader 2018: Marcia McMullen

Winter Camp Registration:

Winter Camp signups are ready for next Guild meeting on Monday, October 16th. Camp will be January 16 - 18 at the Marriott Residence Inn.

Members can either put down a deposit ($45) or pay in full with balance due at the November meeting.

There will be a table set up for this in the church dining area prior to the meeting. The form that needs to be turned in with $$ is available Here or on the Forms Page.

Chair: Erin Sullivan

New Members Group:

Next meeting - January 29
See New Member page for more information

Please contact Martie Winkleman or Karen Adams if you have any questions.

2018 "Quilts of the High Desert Quilt" Show Forms:

Small Quilt Auction donation form and Sample Quilt Label are available now on the Forms page.

For more information, contact Kathy Barrett and Susan Perry


2018 Opportunity Quilt:

2018 Opp quilt

MTQG has finished making our new opportunity quilt under the direction of Sherri Hubbs. The pattern is by Karen Kay Buckley.

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. Angie Christy machine quilted the quilt and Martie Winkelman made the label.

Note: Just a reminder that all guild members should pick up an envelope of opportunity quilt raffle tickets.  They are available at every guild meeting at a table by the kitchen area.  Please bring $10 for the 12 enclosed tickets.  Show your appreciation for all of the beautiful work that is exhibited on this quilt.

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.


Past Presidents and their MTQ or MTQG commemorative quilts


Did you know.......?


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 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.

 

2017-2018 Board

Board Members 2017-2018: Carol Cooley, President; Diane Stockhaus, President Elect; Michele Schneider, Treasurer; Maureen Carr, Programs; Susan Masse, Secretary; Pam Easley, Programs


program info

November 20: Martie Winkleman Trunk Show

December 18: Christmas Luncheon

Our Christmas Party for Mountain Top Quilters Guild is almost here (On December18th)! This year we are going to play a little “exchange” game with the Quilt related gifts that we all make (preferred) or bring to the party. A limit of $10 is placed on any bought gifts, but if you make the gift, you are to use your best judgement. Please bring the gift wrapped or in a gift bag and we will distribute them after we have had lunch.  If you feel led to bring an extra gift, thank you.  No one should leave without a gift. Speaking of lunch, this will be a pot luck lunch.  I will be sending out sign-up sheets for everyone to sign-up for Main dishes, side dishes, salads, Gluten free and the ever popular desserts at our next meeting. Oh, and everyone with wear a Christmas Sweater, vest or outfit (think judging).  If you do not wear a Christmas sweater (or vest), please wear Christmas colors to our annual Christmas Party. This is “An Old Fashion Christmas”.  We will have lots of fun and good food. See you December 18th.  Contact Vicki Smola with any questions.

For more information on upcoming programs, check Here or contact Program Co-chairpersons: Pam Easley and Maureen Carr



echos

November 20: Social Hour

For the November 2017 ECHOS meeting, we will be focusing on the Social aspects of the guild, by hosting a "Let's Get Acquainted" social.

More information on this fun event may be found Here.

December 18:

There will NOT be an ECHOS class in December, due to the annual Christmas 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!

Co-chairpersons: Diane Stockhaus and Marie Willison

 

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, November 20, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.