reminder

membership

Membership dues for 2017-2018 have been set by the Board at $30.  Please download the Membership Renewal form on our website and fill in any changes you have made to your address, phone or email.  We also need to get everyone's birthday month so we can update our Sunshine files, so please be sure to fill that out for us.  Diana will be glad to take a new photo for the Directory if you want one, otherwise she will use the photo she has on file.  Remember:  if you want to be in the Directory, you should get your dues in by the July meeting.  If you are going to be out of town, please mail them to our P.O. box which is listed on the newsletters.

Membership forms may be downloaded from the Forms page.

Diana Ramsey, Membership Chair


refreshments

May 15:

For our May meeting the following members are asked to provide a finger food, ready to eat treat. Please bring  your treat on 2 containers, one for each serving table. And, label containers with your name. Carolyn Hamilton, Phyllis Henley, Gail Henry, Cindy Hernon, Linda Hill, Barbara Hinds, Kay Hoff, Sue Horst, Janice Howe, Sherri Hubbs...Cheryl Boquet, Karen Eads, Sandy Kimmerle, Cathy Koppel, Gail Kozak, Alice Sauer, Kathy Weinhold

The monthly treats shared with members these past months have been terrific. To all who provided a tasty bite (including May) a big thank you!

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.

May 22 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.

Workshop Notice! Because Las Fuentes has scheduled an event the same time as our workshop in the same room, we will NOT be having our Community Quilts workshop in June. We will  have our regularly scheduled workshop in May. 

Remember to bring your sewing machine, $3 for pizza, or your own sack lunch.  coffee, salads, and desserts are provided.

**May 26 (Friday) will be the spring Adoption Day 

NOTE: The  Adoption Day, scheduled for this Friday May 26, at the Juvenile Justice Court,  has been cancelled (postponed.)  It will be held some time in June but they don't have a date yet.


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.

A total of 445 quilts have been distributed this year through the April meeting.

Where Do Our Community Quilts Go?

Note: Updated April 2107

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


It has been a couple of months since the Library has been open so I think a reminder is order to locate those books you checked out in March and have them ready to bring back on May 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

 

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

May Newsletter

Show and Tell - May photos are now available

Kelly Grant Program photos

 

MTQG - Hopi Quilting Connection in Flagstaff - See Photos

Sophie James and her quilt

New Members Meeting -June 5

Chair: Kristi McHugh

Chamber of Commerce display - Animal quilts now on display

Chair: Kay Wentworth

Summer Day Quilt Camp

MTQG's upcoming Summer Day Camp is scheduled for Monday August 14th to Wednesday August 16th. It will be held at the Prescott Marriott Residence Inn.  Sign-ups will be held at the May 15th MTQG meeting.  The morning meeting includes a vote on the new budget and once the budget is approved, sign-ups for Summer Day Camp will be held after the break.  If you're interested, please see Maureen Tritle (Day Camp Co-Chair) and bring a $40 deposit to hold your spot.  Sign-ups are limited to the first 25 Guild members and the final payment will be due at the July 17th MTQG meeting.

Chair: Maureen Tritle


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


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 early at June 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 and 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

June 19: Spring Luncheon: 

It’s almost time!  The program for our June business meeting will be the Box Social Spring Event. 

Put your thinking caps on and dream up a creative picnic lunch, put it in a decorated container (box, basket, bag, etc. to be given away with the food), and come have some fun. Use any theme you desire.  Bring your container full of goodies and we’ll supply the ice cream dessert, coffee, and tea.  Here’s some of the particulars: 

Please identify whether it is ‘regular’, vegan, or gluten free.  Also, a simple list of ingredients on the outside would be helpful. 

Containers will be judged before we distribution the lunches.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,and Best Effort will be presented after our meal and before the games. 

As stated earlier, there will be some game playing after our picnic. We’ll have prizes for the game winners. 

Drop off your picnic container before the business meeting.  Then be ready to share some good food, good chatter, and to have a chance to win some prizes.

We forgot to ask for clean-up  volunteers earlier…so we’re asking now.  Just let us know when you turn in your container.  Thanking you in advance for your help

Chairpersons: Bobbie Turnbow & Jan Walls 


July 17 and 18: Karen Fisher Program and Workshop

Karen Fisher will be our speaker and workshop on July 17th and July18th. Karen's program will be "Aesthetics of Quilting". She uses her background in art and art history along with her art quilts, which is how we make choices about what our quilts are about and finding our own voices as an art quilter.

The workshop is "Spice Up Your Borders"; she will be showing different ways to do our borders. An example is on the program board to give everyone an idea of her different ideas for borders. The class will be $36.00 and will be at the church from 9-4.

See Karen's website Here

 

 

 

 

 

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



echos

June 19:  

There will be NO ECHOS class.  This will be the Annual Spring Luncheon.

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

Directions to the church may be found here.