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02-2019 Newsletter

The Summit – February 2019 Mountain Top Quilters Guild
President’s Message February is the month of love. It is a time for Valentine’s Day, remembering love and emphasizing the importance of love in our lives. Some of my most loving moments have occurred when I am making a quilt for a special loved one. Throughout the whole process I am thinking of the new grandchild, my children’s wedding day, a friend that needs support, and for strangers that may need some cheer. I am sure that many of you feel the same way. Let’s celebrate the treasure of love in our lives this month and every month. Kristi McHugh
The first pew on the right of the sanctuary is reserved for the Photographer, committee chairs, guests that are speaking, and board members. The second pew is reserved so that members who have difficulty hearing may sit closer. Please reserve the last two rows for the display of Show and Tell quilts before refreshment time.
Newsletter Note The deadline for March newsletter articles is Wednesday, March 6 at noon. Programs Susan Perry and Ronnie Sandoval
Everyone seemed to have fun at January’s tips and Tricks meeting and probably went home overwhelmed with ideas. Did any of you practice your quilting exercises this last month? Thank you to all the participants and instructors (Kay Denny, Ann Novak, Kay Wentworth, Kristi McHugh, Ronnie Sandoval and Susan Perry) for making Tips and Tricks a success! We are taking sign-ups for our upcoming March, April and May classes at the Programs table this month. We hope one of these classes will peak your interest. Carolann Small from Tucson will be teaching a Landscape wall hanging that uses fabric piecing and thread painting. The workshop is all day Tuesday, March 19th from 9:00 to 4:00 (set-up at 8:30). Cost is $40 and there is a $16 kit fee that will be paid to Carolann. The kit will include fused fabric (with landscape themed fabric), muslin and Peltex with
fused backing. You will need to bring a sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs, and several kinds of feet and 40 weight thread. In April Gina Perkes will be teaching machine quilting with a ruler (where you will need a ruler foot for your machine) on Tuesday April 16th from 9:00 to 4:00 (set-up at 8:30). Cost is $50.00. LeAnn Heilman from Phoenix will be here in May 20 and 21 and is teaching Laura Heine Collage. The class is a day and a half (1:00 to 4:00 Monday and 9:00 to 4:00 Tuesday). The fee is $50. The supply list requests you bring a Laura Heine Fiberworks pattern of your choice Be sure to stop by and check out the classes and bring your check book too! Are you interested in a beginning quilting class? We know of a least a few members that might like to get together once a month for a few months to learn (or re-learn) the basics. If you are interested, sign-up at the Programs table. Also, be sure to bring your finished Knockers!! Ronnie will be collecting them to turn-in sometime in March (or April).
ECHOS Marie Willison
February ECHOS will be Ronnie (Veronica) Sandoval demonstrating paper piecing in particular as it pertains to Drunkards Path. So if you’ve been thinking of trying paper piecing or if you’ve been afraid of curved piecing this may be the method for you.
Refreshments Dolores Schrock
February, the second month of 2019 for Mountain Top quilters to gather and celebrate our common interest, appreciation, and joy in quilting. For providing finger food treats this month we are appreciative and thank the following members. Marcia Jacobson, Jimmie Johnson, Genny Kerutis, Elaine Ketchum, Peggy Knox, Cathy Koppel, Gail Kozak, Norma Kurr, Iris Lacey, Kathy Lamorueux, Judy Larson, Marty Lensink, Fran Leslie, Carole Lewis, Pat Little, Sam Logan, Connie Lord, Gale Lovelady
NEW REFRESHMENT PROCEDURE- In order for the Kitchen Crew to enjoy Show & Tell and our monthly programs, beginning this month of February, we will be changing the procedure of bringing treats. The members that are assigned to bring treats each month will be responsible for; • TWO containers or plates, labeled with their name, of ready to eat finger food. The kitchen crew will not be responsible for dividing the treat or preparation • PLACING their treats in each serving area the kitchen and side room next to the drinking fountain. • PICKING UP their containers, both personal and disposable, in the kitchen. We hope that these small changes will speed up the setup and clean up the process. The kitchen crew thanks you for giving us the chance to enjoy the monthly programs.
T.O.A.D. Marcia McMullen
Our February Guild Program will be T.O.A.D. presentations by 20 Guild members…it should be a lot of fun. Treasured Objects Almost Done. Participants please come early for check-in. Ribbet, Marcia McMullen T.O.A.D. Queen
Thread Brigade Lori McCarthy
February Volunteers are: Mary Vaughan, Sue Cook, Susan Ryan, Barbara Phiel, Bobbie Turnbow March Volunteers are: Marcia Jacobson, Sue Ely, Erin Sullivan, Shelly Wronka, Sue Cook.
Thank you to all of our thread brigade volunteers. Please remember, if you are unable to stay to help clean, you should obtain a substitute. The more hands available to clean, the quicker the job will be completed.
Spring Camp Sherri Hubbs
Spring quilt camp is April 9-12 at the United Christian Youth camp. Sign ups start on February 18 at our guild meeting. The deposit is $75 with our form and the camp’s form. You can find these forms on our website. The total cost for camp is $230. The balance due of $155 is due at our March guild meeting. If you have any questions you can contact Sherri Hubbs
Bus Trip to AQG Show Vicki Smola
Now is the time to insure your ride on the Masters Touch bus going to the AQG Quilt Show at the Mesa Convention Center on Friday, March 22, 2019. We meet by the In N Out Burger in Prescott at 7AM for a departure at 7:15AM. We will have snacks and water on board for both the ride down and back. There will also be a few raffles for both directions of our trip. Come join the fun and ease of not having to fight the traffic. Contact Vicki Smola for more information.
Opportunity Quilt Peggie MacKenzie
The Opportunity quilt committee is still looking for a long arm quilter who is willing to quilt our quilt. Please let Peggie MacKenzie know if you are interested.
Community Quilts Deb Mulcahy Community Quilts is the main service project for our guild. We are donating over 600 quilts a year to 28 various non-profit organizations in Yavapai County. These organizations include, but are not limited to, hospices, children’s adoptive services, family and women’s shelters, hospitals, the VA and veterans organizations, and many special local needs. Las Fuentes allows us to use their space for our monthly workshops and to store our fabrics and supplies. We are so grateful to them for this privilege! Our next meeting is February25 and in March we’ll meet on the 25th! Their address is Las Fuentes Resort Village,1035 Scott Dr, Prescott. Please park on the west side of their building and enter thru the big garage door, unlocked from 9:30-10:30, after that you may need to enter thru the front door and come downstairs. We try to be set up by 09:30 and break up about 2:00. Please bring your machine and supplies, a sack lunch and drink, and your happy smiling face and join us in February! Look for our table at the monthly guild meetings and pick up a project, e.g. quilt kits, projects needing tying, binding or quilting, labels and then deliver your completed projects. Completed quilts should be draped over the communion rail at the front of the church. And, as always, please bring us your Hobbs UPC labels off the bags of batting. Hobbs has a charity batting program that allows us to save a substantial amount of money by returning the UPC codes. Please standby for a fun announcement! You can win $$ for doing what you love – quilting , of course, details to come at the February Guild meeting and the fun starts at the March meeting!!
Sun City Quilt Show Louise Kirkland, Publicity Chairperson
The Palo Verde Patchers’ quilt club in Sun City West will host a Quilt Show on February 23 and 24, 2019. “Creating Tomorrow’s Heirlooms” will feature over 200 quilts. In addition there will be vendors, a boutique, special exhibits, a silent auction, and raffle baskets. The Featured Quilter of the show is Gayle LeGrand. She will visit with the public and share her many creative quilt projects. The raffle quilt for the show is “Ladies of the Sea”. It celebrates some of the greatest ships that have sailed the oceans of the world. The 16 blocks were hand appliqued, hand quilted, hand embroidered and machine pieced. Each ship is surrounded by a wreath of vines, branches, or flowers from the ship’s native land. Raffle tickets can be purchased during the show.
This show will be at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive in Sun City West. Admission is $5.00. Breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase on site from Memo’s Bistro.
Block of the Month Gail Henry
Block 8 https://blog.fatquartershop.com/wpcontent/uploads/2017/04/Wishes-8-Pattern.pdf
Fun Day Diane Stockhaus Fun Day is on track for February 19th. All paid participants should look for an email message with instructions and guidance to prepare for the event.
New members Group Diane Stockhaus New Members. The March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, location still to be determined. Marie Willison will share ideas on ‘What to do with that great Panel just purchased. Details will be forwarded to New Members a week prior to the scheduled meeting.
February Birthdays Beverly Bowe Midge Clouse Sue Cook Judy Cramer Julie Dodds
Betty Foley Arvilla Gregor Nancy Gullikson Sherri Hubbs Fran Leslie
Jan Mawk Dolores Schrock Martie Winkelman Shelly Wronka
Congratulations Kay Harlan and her husband Dave celebrate their 60 wedding anniversary on February 7. Congratulations to you both.
Mountain Top Quilters Guild January 2019 Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by President Kristi McHugh at 9:30. December minutes were approved. At the December meeting members broke into small groups while waiting for the luncheon to be set up. It had a very positive response but not enough time so will try to implement it again. Maybe for the June luncheon. Gail Henry showed this month’s block of the month quilt square and explained patterns and information were available in the fellowship hall. Visitors introduced are Sarah Massey, Valerie Nelson, Norma Enfield, Quilts of Valor member, Sheryl McClain, Mary Omelick and Velia Glazer. Vicki Smola announced the birthdays for the month and then explained the bus trip March 22nd to the Arizona Quilters Guild show in Mesa. Cost is $40 and will leave from the Walmart on Hwy 69 & Prescott Lakes Rd at 7:15. The bus will leave the quilt show at 4:00 and return to Prescott. See Vicki during break to sign up. Kristi then read a thank you card that had been sent to Patti McClearn thanking the group for a quilt brought to the Granite Creek Rehab Facility. The family was truly thankful for the generosity. Our quilts touch so many people and give a lot of comfort and support. If there is inclement weather please listen to the local news. If roads are icy and the Prescott School District is canceled, there will be NO meeting. Lucy Fields will send a grapevine and Adrianne Morrison will telephone members without email. Kristi asked for 2020 quilt show chairman or co/chair volunteers but no one raised a hand.
Kathy Hofmeister showed two beautiful , hand quilted queen size tops that were donated to guild. They will be raffled at the February and March meetings, 6 tickets for $5 or 1 ticket for $1. There were no new members this month. Diane Stockhaus invited new members and existing members to the next New Members group meeting, Wednesday February 6th, 1pm at Central Sewing in Prescott Valley. Diane then discussed Fun Day, February 19th in the church fellowship hall. All members who signed up will be emailed a reminder and supply list. Sherri Hubbs is chairman for spring camp which will be April 9-12 at UCYC. There is only room for 25 campers so bring your $75 deposit and be ready to sign up at the February meeting Total cost is $230. The February meeting will be the TOAD program. The first 2 rows on the left of the sanctuary will be reserved for the 20 TOAD participants. Peggy McKenzie reminded those working on the opportunity quilt that she needs their blocks by the end of the month or first of February if possible. She thanks everyone who has helped so far and still has a couple of border pieces that need to be appliqued if anyone can help please contact her. Diana Ramsey sent around a sign up sheet for future youth quilting meetings. Refreshments for February need to be brought by Marcia Jacobson, Jimmie Johnson, Genny Kerutis, Elain Ketchum, Peggy Knox, Cathy Koppel, Gail Kozak. Norma Kurr, Iris Lacey Lacey, Kathy Lamoreux, Judy Larson, Marty Lensink, Fran Lesli, Carole Lewis, Pat Little, Sam Logan, Connie Lord and Gale Lovelady. Lori McCarthy discussed thread brigade and that she really needs five volunteers per month. This months volunteers are Lynda Brady, Jan Walls, Nancy Hall, Sherri Hubbs and Yolanda Arp. If you sign up to help and can not find someone to fill in for you please let Lori know asap. If everyone volunteered once then they would only be need to volunteer once every 2 ½ years. Please help by picking up your area when you leave. Marie Willison talked about Echos and this month Sharon Watt will be demonstrating rulers for free motion quilting after the guild meeting. Ronnie Sandoval and Susan Perry discussed programs. In March Karen Small will be our speaker and then on Tuesday have a class on thread painting and embellishment. Class is $40 and kit fee $19. Sign up for both classes will begin in February. In April Gina Perks will be teaching a class on ruler work for $50. May’s speaker is Leanna Hielman. A sign-up sheet for a beginning quilters class is available at the program table in the fellowship hall. If there is interest a date and time will be set. For the January program the membership will be split in groups of about 12 so when back from break please sit in rows of this amount. Diane S. will hand out numbers to each group. When you go back into the fellowship hall please go to the table with that number. You will then rotate between tables for Tricks and Tips. Deb Mulcahy and Community Quilts showed many beautiful quilts and reminded members they need HOBBS upc labels. The next meeting Monday the 28th at Las Fuentes. If you have your Show and Tell from December, please stay in the sanctuary after January Show and Tell to have pictures redone. Show and Tell Meeting Adjourned for 15 minute break followed by program. Respectfully submitted, Suzy Davidson, Meeting Secretary
Things to Remember
Remember to Bring: Library books Payment for camp or classes (check or cash)
General Meeting Monday, February 18, 2019 231 Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott First Lutheran Church
Community Quilts Workshop Monday, February 25, 2019 10:00 – 3:00 Las Fuentes Retirement Center 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott
Board Meeting The next board meeting will be at 1:00 pm, Monday, March 4th, at the home of Diane Stockhaus. Board Meetings are OPEN MEETINGS and we encourage anyone to attend. If you would like to be placed on the agenda, please contact Kristi McHugh.
Mountain Top Quilters
P. O. Box 12961
Prescott, AZ 86304-296