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 also frequently schedule an instructional class following the general meeting. These are taught by one of our members who demonstrate 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 their specialty in quilting techniques.
Our guild has a large, informative library with books, periodicals, and DVD’s pertaining to most of the quilting process. Members may borrow these items free of charge.
Many members gather one day a month at our Community Quilts workshop 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 28 or more non-profit local charities in our area.
Every other year, the guild hosts a quilt show. This show attracts local, statewide and national attendees. All types of quilts are displayed: quilts of art, traditional, wearable, and antique styles. There are quilting technique demonstrations and lectures regarding different aspects of quilting and quilt history. “Quilts with A Story” is a widely popular event during the show. Our members provide their meaningful quilts that have a unique story. The stories give the listeners a history of each quilt’s origin, significance, or purpose. Our Small Quilt Auction is another popular event.
In conjunction with the biennial quilt show, guild members create an exceptional quilt for fundraising purposes. Quilt patterns are suggested by members and then voted on by the membership. Many members participate in making the quilt and in presenting it at venues around the community and state for raffle sales.
Find a brief history here: History of MTQG
General meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the 3rd Monday of the month at: