membershipWe are happy to welcome new member Sandy Kimmerle to our guild.  Also, Norma Schambach and Peggy Neuman Sanders (congratulations on the new marriage!) are back with us again.

The new Directories are in so please be sure to pick up your copy when you sign in.  We are also recycling the binder combs from our old Directories.  They are easy to remove. I will collect them at each meeting.

If you have any corrections, new address, email or phone numbers for the Directory, please let me know.  We have found a few mistakes with the email addresses so double check to see if yours is correct. Thank 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


October 17:

cookiesWelcome to Fall!  For October  those members with last names between Ramsey to Sieh are asked to provide a treat for our break time. Variety is always appreciated by members...sweets to healthy fare. Please ready to serve finger-food items on 2 containers, one for each serving table. Label with your name. Thank you ladies for so willingly sharing a treat with all of us. For this month the following are: Ann Ramsey, Diana Ramsey, Becky Renfroe, Judith Ritner, Meg Roberson, Terry Robertson, Evelyn Russell, Peggy Sanders, Veronica Sandoval, Norma Schambach, Pat Schoenfeldt, Dolores Schrock, Michele Schneider, Lapreil Schwan, Marty Scotillo, Jeanne Sellers, Bettie Setz, Rosemary Shellhorn, Connie Sieh

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.

October 24 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”.

A note from Kay Denny, quilt delivery gal:

There are two big events for which we need comfort quilts right away.  The first is the Warm for Winter event hosted by the Coalition for Compassion & Justice (CCJ).  This is an annual event scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, in which warm items are given to families and individuals in need.  These items are quilts (children or adult), blankets, hats, coats, scarves, pajamas, socks, mittens, etc.  The second event (which needs quilts for children ages two to 17) is the CASA joint adoption ceremony, which is held on National Adoption Day, Saturday, November 19th.   

Please turn in quilts at either the October general meeting or the October CQ workshop for these events----November meetings will be too late.  The time for the National Adoption Day ceremony has not been set, though it will be in the morning.  I will get the exact time to you in the next newsletter.

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.

We have received a new book in the Library, “Cathedral Window Quilting” by Lynne Edwards.  This book was mentioned by our July speaker, Janice Chesnick.  Come check it out!

In the next week, we will be sending out email reminders to our members who have past-due books.  If you know you have returned a book for which you receive a past-due notice, please let us know.  We will then know to make a search for the missing book.   

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




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 - October photos are now available

Ron Appell Program photos


Fidget Quilts - new mini-group and MTQG project (new 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 - November 7

Chair: Kristi McHugh

Chamber of Commerce display - New animal 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

November 21: Finished T.O.A.D. Project

Kay Denny

Calling all TOADs and one little piggy!  By order of the Queen, you are allto either show your completed TOAD with its story OR show your TOAD with anexplanation of why it is not done---we're the November program.  There are prizes involved.  For those of you who have absolutely no idea what this is all about, please join us for an explanation.  It's usually quiteentertaining.

See the participants at the February meeting where their "to do" projects were chosen by the membership. Kay Denny leads this popular challenge.

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


November 21:

Linda Marley will have a class on PILLOW CASES.  A great item for Christmas gifts.

A recent ECHOS class 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, November 21, at 9:30 a.m.

Directions to the church may be found here.