reminder

membership

Membership dues have dropped to $20 for the rest of this fiscal year so let your friends know it's a good time to sign up!  Please remember to send me any changes you have with your phone number, address, or email address so we can keep current at all times.  If you are not receiving any emails from the guild each month, please let me know also so I can correct any email addresses we already have on file.  Thank you!

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

April 17:

Spring's freshness and energy inspires one to think of creating something new and colorful..a quilt, wall hanging, or even that big project we've never completed. The following are asked to provide this month's treats, something colorful or energy giving, a tasty bite for all to enjoy. Our many thanks to those sharing with us. Carolyn Edwards, Pamela Edwards, Jean Ehlers, Suzanne Ely, Judy Eppler, Maxine Everaert, Lucy Fields, Vera Flores, Betty Foley, Patricia Folsom, Lois Frank, Marti French, Darlene Gatewood, Cherly Giovenco, Mary Jane Godwin, Joyce Goodwin, Edith Greenberg, Arvilla Gregor, Nancy Gullikson

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.

April 24 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.

Workshop Notice! Because Las Fuentes has scheduled an event the same time as our workshop in the same room, we will NOT be having our Community Quilts workshop in June. We will  have our regularly scheduled workshops in April and May. 

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 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 445 quilts have been distributed this year through the April meeting.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

Note: Updated April 2107

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.

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

The list was updated November 2016.

Mini-group chair: Susan Masse


The Library will not be open for lending on April 17 because of our Rummage Sale, but we will be selling gently used    books—so come check us out!

 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

April Newsletter

Show and Tell - April photos are now available

Maxine Everhaert Program photos


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.

2018 Opp quilt

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.

Sherri Hubbs


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.


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 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.


program info

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 GrantKelly’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 WorkshopDesertSkyQuilt

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



echos

May 15:  

No class this month

June 19:  

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!

 

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, May 15, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.