The ECHOS program is offered to Mountain Top Quilters members during the afternoon following the general meeting. Instruction in different quilttechniques or information on how to do various projects is presented. The classes are usually taught by an MTQG member free of charge or for a nominal fee to cover the cost of supplies incurred by the instructor.

ECHOS was devised by Evelyn Russell in 2003. She and Jimmie Johnson continued to chair this important MTQG activity until July 2014. Jimmie has now retired, leaving Diane Stockhaus and Marie Willison to oversee ECHOS this year.

To see photos of past ECHOS workshops, go here



ECHOS heading

E    Education - promoting knowledge of the art of quilting

C    Challenge - learn new techniques and patterns

    Help - assistance with quilting questions and problems from
                experienced quilters

   Opportunity - a chance to share and teach skills and knowledge

   Social - meet new people and visit with friends


Upcoming Workshops:


February 19:

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

March 19:

Jan Walls will demonstrate a double disappearing nine patch technique.  


Co-chairpersons: Diane Stockhaus and Marie Willison


The November 2016 ECHOS class was by Linda Marley on making pillow cases.

ECHOS pillow case class


The July 2015 ECHOS workshop was the Walking Purse taught by
Sam Logan. See photos further down on this page.

We have several classes suggested for future months but none confirmed at this time.  Watch the ECHOS desk and the Newsletter for the next classes.

ATTENTION all you very clever MTQG quilters.  I know many of have cute - novel - quirky or innovative items that you could share with us at an ECHOS class.  Contact Jimmie Johnson to schedule a class.

If you find that you cannot attend a class that you have signed up for, please phone Jimmie Johnson so that others may attend.

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.

ECHOS is a Mountain Top Quilters Guild activity for and by our members.

If you would like to teach a class, please contact
Jimmie Johnson, Jan Walls or Darlene Williams !


How-To Tips

Machine Sewing Binding to a Quilt

Centering Backing Pieces

Diagonal Back Piecing (scroll down page)

Diagonal Piecing Calculator

Place Mats for Meals on Wheels Project




July 2016 : Walking Purse Workshop


ECHOS Purse Class

July 18:

The July ECHOS workshop was the Walking Purse taught by Sam Logan. Mary Jane Godwin is shown with her finished project. Others taking the class and the finished bags are shown in the slide show Here.




Self Portrait Blocks:

face quilts

Lorraine Owen and Pam Easley show two of the self portraits made in the January ECHOS workshop which Lorraine taught.


New Classes: We have had requests for a couple of classes - Redwork embroidery and sweatshirt jackets. We would like to have volunteers to teach these classes, so this is the time to share your talents.

Beginner's Class: A beginner's class could be started if there is enough interest - Contact Jimmie Johnson or Jan Walls if you would like this class

Have an idea? We are open for more ideas from you - What would you like to learn or teach? Call Jimmie or Jan with suggestions.