Mountain Top Quilters Guild is an organization involved in all aspects of quilting. We meet once a month to discuss the business of our organization, provide fellowship and promote quilting education and activities. We invite a speaker each month from a list of national, local and our own membership who give informative and educational talks. They may provide historical information, quilting techniques, information about quilting activities in the area and/or new projects for members to participate in; these meetings usually last 3 hours.
We often schedule an instructional class following the general meeting which is taught by one of our members who demonstrates a new quilting technique or project. Additionally, the national or local speaker for the morning program may offer a half-day or full day educational workshop to teach her specialty in quilting techniques.
The guild has a large, informative library with books, periodicals and DVD’s pertaining to every aspect of the quilting process. Members can borrow these items free of charge.
Our members also gather one day a month to work on quilts for charitable purposes. During this time, quilters design quilts, cut fabric, sew quilt tops, layer quilt sections, and finish the layered quilts to get them ready for donation to local charities in our area.
Every other year, the guild hosts a quilt show which is open to the general public and attracts local, statewide and national attendees. Attendees view quilts of art, traditional, wearable, and antique styles. Presentations of quilting technique demonstrations and lectures regarding different aspects of quilting and quilt history are included. “Quilts With a Story” is a widely popular event during the show and comprises quilts that have a unique story. The stories give the listeners a history of a quilt’s origin, significance, or purpose. These quilts are loaned to the show by the membership.
In conjunction with the biennial quilt show, the guild creates an exceptional quilt for fundraising purposes. The quilt pattern is researched by members and voted on by the guild. Many members participate in making the quilt and presenting it at venues around the community and state for raffle sales.
Please refer to our website at www.mountaintopquilters.com for a history of the founding of Mountain Top Quilters, when we were a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild.
General meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the 3rd Monday of the month at:
The First Lutheran Church
231 Smoke Tree Lane