reminder

membership
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and extend a warm welcome to the following new members:  Dawnell Muecke, Cheryl Giovenco, Ann Ramsey, Cathy Koppel and Gail Kozak.

The 2016 -2017 Directories will be available at the September meeting.  Please stop by the table in the Fellowship Hall to pick up your new directory.  Also, if you are not going to make it to the meeting, please ask a friend to pick up your directory for you. 

Remember to send in any changes of address, phone, email, etc. to me so we can keep everyone updated with contact information.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

September 19:

cookiesTime has come to settle down to complete our projects for the holiday season. And, once again its time for us to celebrate and enjoy fellow quilters at MTQG. To enhance break time the following are asked to bring a finger food treat. A variety of treats is always appreciated. Thank you for sharing your treat with us. Donna Morgan, Adrianne Morrison, Phyllis Moss, Dawnell Muecke, Deb Mulcahy, Eve Nadelberg, Peggy Nehring, Janet Nieuwenhoff, Ann Novak, Alice Obrenovich, Susie Opdahl, Lorraine Owen, Suzy Palmer, Susan Perry, Susan Peterson, Cindy Phare, Sharon Phelps, Barbara Phiel, Sally Plummer, Phyllis Pohlman, Patricia Pond


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.

September 26 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”.

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 January 2015.



Just a reminder that we have a greater than usual number of past-due books.  Please take a look around your sewing area, and pull out any Library books you may have and put them where you will remember to bring them on yh19th.          

Keep your eyes open for any books you think would be a great addition to our Library.  Let us know the title and/or     author.

See a complete listing of the books in our MTQG library here. Updated 2/4/15

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

September Newsletter

Show and Tell - September photos are now available

Margo McDonnell Program photos

 

Fidget Quilts - new mini-group and MTQG project

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 - October 3
(No meeting in September due to the Labor Day holiday)

Chamber of Commerce display - New animal quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth


Quilt exhibit at Sharlot Hall Museum:

Please plan to attend the "The Quilts of Emma Andres and Her Contemporaries: 1930's - 1940's" at the Sharlot Hall Museum. This exhibit runs through the month of September and is located at the west end of the Lawler Exhibit Center. It is important for quilters to support this special showing of quilts to encourage the museum to hold future exhibits of quilt from its collection. MTQG is one of the supporters who have made the exhibit possible. 

For further information, contact Gail Van Horsen.


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 2016

MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

October 17: Rob Appell Program

We are looking forward to international instructor Rob Appell  to our guild.  Rob learned to quilt while helping out at his mom's quilt shop in Morro Bay, California.  This is where his love of the sea and his work as a textile artist and designer developed.  He designs for Michael Miller Fabrics, is an author, and creates quilt patterns including the Endangered Species Quilt Project.  His high-energized presentation is titled "Quilts From the Sea and Beyond" and adds a masculine touch to our predominate female quilt group.  He will be bringing patterns and fabric to sell so bring lots of money! 

You can read more about Rob at at his website here.

October 18:  Rob Appell Workshop

"Endangered Species Quilt Project" will be the class Rob Appell teaches.  The class is almost full with just a few spots open.  The cost of this class is $50.  There are twelve different animals to choose from.  Patterns can be purchased for $18 plus shipping on Rob's website.  There will be some preparation required before class.

View the patterns available for his class here.



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



echos

October 17:

Marcia McMullen will have a class to make her popular chicken pin cushions.

July ECHOS was the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan. See photos from the workshop 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!

 

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 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.