reminder

membershipPlease welcome new members Janet Bailey, Edith Greenberg, Carolyn Hamilton, Kathleen Williams and Linda Hill.  Remember to let me know if you have any changes to your address, phone number, etc. so we can keep our roster up to date.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

December 19:

No refreshments are needed due to our cookiesChristmas Luncheon. 


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.

November 28 is the next Community Quilts workday.

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

An Important Note from Kay: 

The CASA Adoption Ceremonies, in conjunction with National Adoption Day, will be Saturday, November 19, at
10 a.m. at the 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway.  It is suggested that we arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 to give enough time for us to get through security and be seated.  Please wear your nametag. 

CASA receives about 1/5th of our annual donations because, in addition to the two joint adoption ceremonies to which we are invited, there are generally 2-3 adoptions EACH week.  So, we have an on-going need for kids’ quilts, not only for CASA, but for several other agencies we donate to.  Also, we need a sports-themed quilt (basketball if possible) by the end of the year for the Special Olympics raffle.

Our philanthropic project is so wonderful.  When I arrive with an armful of quilts I am greeted so warmly and thanked so profusely.  But the real thanks go to all of YOU!

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 November 2016.



We are still missing a number of Library books.  Just a reminder to check your quilting area to make sure you haven’t overlooked a borrowed book, or two!

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

November Newsletter

Show and Tell - November photos are now available

Finished T.O.A.D. Program photos

 

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

Fall Quilt Camp Photos

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.

New Members Meeting - December 5

Chair: Kristi McHugh

Chamber of Commerce display - Christmas quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth


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

December 19: Holiday Luncheon

We are having a Holiday Brunch during our December meeting. Please sign up to help make this a great event. Signup sheets for hollyTable Hostesses, food and cleanup will be available before the meeting in the community room and then passed during the meeting. We will be having breakfast casseroles, fruit and bread/sweet breads. Think about your best recipes and remember to sign up at the November meeting. If you have a gluten free recipe please mark it with a GF on the sign up sheet. We also need to borrow your warming tray/plate, please contact Suzy Davidson if you have one.

Table hostess is a simple position for this brunch. Each table hostess will just need to bring a  bring a Holiday themed table runner or topper and your favorite Holiday apron. Tableware will be furnished by the guild. (Hostess gifts are optional as always.)

There will be a contest!!!!!  Each table will be given a two foot tree and a string of lights and the members can bring whatever you would like to decorate your two foot table tree.  One lucky person at each table gets to take the decorated tree home! We’re a creative group so this should be lots of fun.

     In the spirit of the season, please bring, if you wish, a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Yavapai County Food Bank and/or small denomination gift cards to be donated to Prescott Area Shelter Services. (Fry’s and WalMart both offer $5 and $10 gift cards.)  These are given to residents of the shelters so they can purchase their own personal items.


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



echos

The November ECHOS class was by Linda Marley on making pillow cases.

ECHOS pillow case class

December16:

There will be no ECHOS class in December as we will have our annual Christmas Luncheon...but keep watching the ECHOS notices as your chairman, Jimmie Johnson, has a great line-up for 2017.

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

Directions to the church may be found here.