reminder

membership

Please remember to notify me if you have any changes to your home address, phone number(s) or email address.  We had no new members in February.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

March 20:

The first day of spring and our monthly meeting we ask to the following members to bring a treat to share at break time. REMEMBER: Label your 2 containers with your name, the food is finger food and ready to serve, and variety of food is appreciated. Many thanks to each of you for providing a treat. Maureen Carr, Joan Carrell, Ivy Chavez, Angie Christy, Connie Cleeton, Carol Cooley, Rae Cooper, Linda Coppola, Linda Cox, Charlene Coxworth, Linda Craig, Joyce Cummings, Judy Dallner, Suzy Davidson, Kay Denny, Julie Dodds, Carolyn Doyle, Kathy Dunn, Karen Eads, Pam Easley

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.

March 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 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.

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.

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

The list was updated November 2016.

Mini-group chair: Susan Masse


Just a reminder to return your library books at our March 20th meeting. We have a few books that were checked out before the first of the year and have not yet been returned. I will be sending out email reminders before the March meeting.

I have ordered a couple of member requests.  Stop by and see what’s new.

If you have some books you would like to donate to the April rummage sale, please drop them by the library at the next 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

 

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

March Newsletter

Show and Tell - February photos are now available

Maxine Everhaert Program photos


New Members Meeting - April 3

Chair: Kristi McHugh

Chamber of Commerce display - New quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth


Bus trip to AQG Quilt Show

AQG (Arizona Quilting Guild) Bus Trip to Mesa Convention Center
Cost: $37.00 each
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time to Meet: Board the Bus at 7:15 to 7:30 AM
Where: Parking lot by US Bank (by In-and-Out Burgers) in Prescott (Walmart across from mall)
Includes: Ticket to Quilt Show, Chartered NEW Bus from Master’s Touch, Snacks and Water
We will leave the parking lot at 7:30AM and be at the show approximately 9am-4pm, meeting back at the bus at 4-4:14PM for the ride home to Prescott.
We will take up money for the driver’s tip on the bus (at least $1 would be appreciated).  We are also encouraging you to sign up and pay for a friend to go with you.  At the time of this post I have 6 open seats.  Again if you are a member of AQG, please let me know.

If you have any questions, please call Vicki Smola


Spring Quilt Camp 2017:

MTQG Spring Quilt Camp is April 25-28, 2017.  Total cost is $230.   If you have not already paid the full amount, the balance of $130 is due at our MTQG meeting March 20th. Please make checks out to MTQG. There is plenty of room on our "wait" list so please sign up if you're still interested in case of cancellations.

Spring Camp Form and UCYC Release Form

Please Note: Both forms need to be downloaded and filled out!

Dona Speights, Chairperson

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

 

2018 Quilt Show Theme Vote:

Members will have the opportunity at MTQG’s March 20th meeting to vote on the Theme for our 2018 quilt show.  Please review and decide on your favorite from the following proposed themes that have been narrowed down from member suggestions.  Then, when you sign in the attendance log at the meeting, Linda Marley will be on hand with a spreadsheet on which you can cast your one vote.  In this way we hope to be able to announce the winning theme during the March meeting and can then move on to determining a logo for your vote at the April meeting.

Proposed quilt show themes:

·         A Quilt Fiesta  (Because our Opportunity quilt is called Fiesta Mexico)
·         In Stitches We Quilt 
·         Quilts of the High Desert
·         A Passion for Quilts
·         Quilts are Magic Patches

And a big thanks to all those who contributed ideas.  If you have any questions, contact your 2018 quilt-show co-chairs: Linda Marley and Jan Adams.


Group visit with the Hopi Quilters:

As requested by the Guild, I've connected with Jennifer, a member of the Hopi Quilters Group, to arrange a get together in Flagstaff to 'talk quilting' and 'fondle fabric' for an afternoon. Jennifer and I are working out the details. It will be a brunch or lunch at a local restaurant and then a visit to one of the fabric stores to allow us to get our 'fix' then head back home.

The date for our field trip is May 3, 2017. I'll give more details in the next newsletter. 

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 at May 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. 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

April 17: Garage Sale Day

Our annual garage sale will follow our April 17 meeting.  Members will need to mark the prices they want for the items they bring starting at 25 cents and in 25 cent increments.  The yard sale committee will not be putting prices on anything, no price guess it will be free.  This is a good time to go through your stash from fabric, patterns, books etc. that you no longer want and bring them the morning of April 17th.  All the monies will go to the guild's treasury.  The sale starts after the meeting and runs till everyone is through shopping.  Bring your shopping bags so you can carry all your new purchases home with you.  We will accept cash, checks, and charge cards.


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



echos

April 17:

Rummage Sale: No ECHOS this month.  Get your goodies organized and priced and be ready for a grand rush for the best things

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, April 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.