Now that the new 2017-2018 Directories have been printed, please make sure you let me know if you change your address, email or phone numbers so we can keep our records up to date.  The following ladies have renewed their membership, so please add them to your directories:  Janet Bailey, Jeannine Bleicher, Deb Mulcahy and Barbara Phiel.  Their addresses and phone numbers will be included in the email you receive from Newsletter, which notifies you of the new newsletter and website update.

Please stop by the sign-in table at the next meeting to pick up your Directory.  If you can, please gently remove the red comb from your old yellow Directory and turn it in to me at the meeting. 

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


October 16:

Time for us to gather once again, to reconnect with one another, and to celebrate the beauty shared during show and tell. The following are asked to enrich break time by bringing a treat for all to enjoy. Your treats are very much appreciated. Thank you. Joan Standfield, Irene Starr, Carol Stewart, Nancy Stewart, Diane Stockhaus, Irene Stonecipher, Erin Sullivan, Jan Sullivan, Joy Swartz, Patti Taber, Kathleen Tavares, Marilyn Thompson, Maureen Tritle, Carol Trumpfheller, Bobbie Turnbow, Nadeen Van Dyke, Sue Von Hagel, Joan Vroom, Jan Walls, Sharon Watt 

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.

October 23 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:

October volunteers are Marie Willison, Gail Henry, Peggy Know, Laurie Kelley, Bunny Autrey.

Please remember that if you are unable to meet your monthly volunteer responsibilities, you should attempt to find a substitute.

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





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.


October Newsletter

Show and Tell - September photos are now available

Marcia McMullen Program Photos

Behind the Scenes at MTQG

Summer 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):

The Youth Quilting Program has been approved by the Board and we have been working on finding a suitable facility to use on a weekly basis.  Our Mission Statement and Program synopsis has been finalized and the notices will go out to the public as soon as we have our facility in place.  Member support is crucial to the success of this program and we are asking you to provide the following, if you have an extra to donate:  scissors, cutting mat, cutting ruler, rotary cutter, tape measure, seam ripper, thread, sewing machine and YOUR TIME!  We have fabric to use for practicing, and our first official project will be making Fidget Quilts.  

A sign-up sheet will be passed around during the meeting if you are interested in helping with one (or more) of the classes.  Also, you can contact Diana Ramsey directly via email or phone to sign up for the classes.  We need to have at least 2 members in each class each week.  Diana plans on being present at all the classes, unless there is another commitment that she has to attend. The classes will run in 8 week segments, with the students paying a $10 Youth Membership fee to the guild for the year and $15 per 8 week segment.  If a family has more than one student to enroll, the rate for the segment will be reduced to $10 per student.  We will limit class size to 10 students to start and see how it works out. Thank you, again, for all the member support that has been given, and to the ladies who helped organize and structure the program.

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

Fall Camp Registration

Camp is full. We can put names on a waiting list.Contact Charlene if you are interested. The balance of camp fee is due at the Oct.MTQG meeting. Fall Camp Registration Form and Participant Release Form

Note: Both these forms need to be downloaded and filled out for Fall Camp!

Chairs: Charlene Coxworth and Mary Jane Godwin

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:

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

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

October 16: Carlotta Brandenburg Trunk Show and Lecture  

Lecture on quilt products she uses along with a show of quilts she has made with those products.

November 20: Martie Winkleman Trunk Show

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


October 16: No ECHOS program

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.

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, October 16, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.