reminder

membership

Please welcome our newest member, Carol Cone.  Take a moment to introduce yourself and get to know Carol.  As always, if you have any changes to your address, phone or email, please let me know.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

January 15:

NEW YEAR! Time to review! Treats for monthly meetings are finger-food ready to eat, sweet-non sweet-gluten free variety is welcomed, 2 containers are labeled with name for the two serving tables, and members provide the treats. For this first month of 2018 the following are being asked to bring a treat for our break time. Thank you for bringing a little something for all to enjoy. Janet Bailey, Kathy Barrett, Dorothy Bates, Lynn Beck, Jeannine Bleicher, Beverly Berg-Hansen, Kathleen Bond, Betty Bourgault, Beverly Bowe, Lynda Brady, Carlotta Brandenburg, Anne Brutsche, Maureen Carr, Joan Carrell, Ivy Chavez, Angie Christy, Ruth Ann Clark, Midge Clouse, Nancy CloverChristmas Luncheon


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.

January 22, 2018 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.

Woolies- Focus is on hand-work, especially working with wool. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday from 10 - 2 PM . They meet in members homes and work on projects involving wool.  Participants bring their own lunch. Contact person is Kathleen Bond.

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.

Just a reminder to pull out those library books you have had for two months (or in  some cases, longer) and bring them    back to our next meeting on Jan. 15. 

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:

January volunteers are Sue Ely, Cyndie Van Hook, Sherri Hobbs, and Erin Sullivan.  Thanks so much for volunteering. If you are unable to stay to help clean, please find a replacement, so that we can finish the task quickly, and participate in the silk dying workshop. 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

 

 

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

January Newsletter

Show and Tell - January photos are now available

Barb Willis Program Photos

Youth Quilting Program Photos

Chamber of Commerce display - New quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

MTQG - Hopi Quilting Connection in Flagstaff - See Photos

 

Youth Quilting Program (YQP):

We had an awesome start to our new program, with 7 girls learning to use their machines and many, many MTQG members helping them each week.  We want to thank all of the members who volunteered to spend an afternoon sharing their knowledge and friendship with the young sewers.  Without your kind assistance, this class just could not happen.  Also, thanks to those of you who generously gave us more supplies and equipment.  At this time, we seem to have everything we need to continue our success in the next session.  We have 6 girls registered for the January-February session, with room for 4 more.  There has been a lot of interest in the session and we hope to have the class full with 10 students.

In our next session, we will begin teaching the students how to make a simple four-patch quilt with a heart theme for Valentine's Day.  We will be teaching basic rotary cutting skills, accurate piecing and ironing, and how to sandwich, bind and tie the final product.  Please sign up to help during one of our sessions, especially on Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb, 21 or Feb 28.

Chair: Diana Ramsey

FUN DAY

Sign up for the February 20, 2018 Fun Day Mystery Quilt will be taken on a first-come / first-served basis, before the December general meeting.  This event is limited to 20 members only, and will consist of all the ingredients needed to finish the top of a lap-sized quilt by the end of the day.  All you need to bring is your sewing machine, some thread, and whatever other sewing implements you want to bring along.  The cost for the day-long event is $40 (cash or check only), with lunch to be included.  I will be in the Fellowship Hall beginning around 8:30 with sign-up sheets.  A list of alternates will also be made, in case someone has to cancel at the last minute. Come join in the Fun!

Diane Stockhaus


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



Spring Camp 2018 Registration:

Spring Camp Registration will start on February 19th before our MTQG Monthly Meeting!  Camp dates at UCYC are April 10-13.
Please make your $100.00 non-refundable check (or cash) out to MTQG and have your form completed when signing up.  Your final payment of $130.00 will be due at the March 19th MTQG Monthly Meeting.  The form is available on the Forms Page.   We have room for 25 campers but will take a waiting list because "life" happens!

Please contact Dona Speights or Maureen Tritle for any questions.  


New Members
Group:

Next meeting - January 29
See New Member page for more information

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

2018 "Quilts of the High Desert Quilt" Show Forms:

Small Quilt Auction donation form and Sample Quilt Label are available now on the Forms page.

2018 Quilt Show Entry Form

Quilts With A Story registration form

Hanging Sleeve how-to information

For more information, contact Kathy Barrett and Susan Perry


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



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.



MTQG Bylaws and Standing Rules may be found Here

Listing of MTQG officers from previous years is available Here.


program info

February 19: Debbie Sullivan

In February we have from Minnesota, Debbie Sullivan.  She has such different quilts that she has designed, dyed  or created a background.  She was the  Featured Artist of the guild in Sun City West.  How amazing her work is.  And, all the way from Minnesota and we are so lucky she will be in the Phoenix area for 3-4 months.

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



echos

February 19:

February’s session will be conducted by Erin Sullivan and her crew, discussing recommendations for Quilt Show boutique items.  

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

Directions to the church may be found here.