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12-2018 Newsletter

 

The Summit, December 2018 MOUNTAIN TOP QUILTERS GUILD

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Happy holidays to you all! I think that all of us can relate to this Holiday poem. ​Kristi McHugh A Quilter’s Holiday Poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas, I’m glued to the tree. I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me. Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace? Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face. And that’s when I heard him, “Hi Santa,” I said”You know, good little girls should be in their beds “. “I know I should Santa, and now I’ve got caught. But I was just so excited to see what you brought.” “Well, let’s take a look in this room where you work.” He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk. I heard him exclaim as he put his sleigh in gear, “You’ve got enough stuff, I’ll see you next year!” author unknown

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 January ​newsletter articles​​ is ​Wednesday, Jan 9 ​​ at noon. ​Holiday Party Vicki Smola and Suzy Davidson
Looking forward to seeing all at the Holiday Party following our meeting in December. Please remember to bring your Bingo “card”. (see November newsletter for directions on how to make the block) Also, if you have signed up to bring food, remember to bring your assigned dish. Please put your name on the container. We will have fun in sharing fellowship and good food. The block you make for Bingo will be given to
Community Quilts to be made into a quilt to share . This year’s theme is GIVING!

Programs Susan Perry and Ronnie Sandoval Are you finishing up holiday gifts and thinking ahead to what you want to work on next? Hopefully one of the tips we will be offering at out January MTQG meeting will inspire you to add a new technique to your next project. Our instructors will be Ronnie Sandoval, Kay Denny, Ann Novak, Kay Wentworth, Krsiti McHugh, and Susan Perry. Everyone will have a chance to spend 8 minutes with each instructor before moving on to the next person. In January we will also be taking sign-ups for our March landscapes class with Carolyn Small.

Refreshments Dolores Schrock No refreshment break in December. We will enjoy sharing a festive ​Holiday Party.

Library John Ramsey Please remember that the Library will not be open during the December meeting and that all books will be due back in January. As always, if you have any suggestions for new books for the library, please let one of us know. Youth Quilting Program Diana Ramsey The girls are all working on various stages of their quilts and we are still in need of helpers for the the December 12 & 19 Wednesday classes. The next session will start January 9th and we are looking for helpers for each Wednesday of that session. It will run for 12 weeks as we are finding the the projects take longer than planned and to give consideration for missed classes due to illness, travel, school, etc. As always, we give a big “Thank YOU!” to those of you who have volunteered to help throughout the year. We couldn’t do this without your help!

Community Quilts Deb Mulcahy Community Quilts is a Service Project for Mountain Top Quilters Guild. We meet the 4th Monday of each month for a workday. Finished quilts are distributed throughout our Community to over 27 non-profit organizations. These include, but are not limited to Hospices, children adoptive service, family and women’s shelters, hospitals, veterans organizations and special needs. We are most grateful to Las Fuentes which allows us to use their community room for our monthly workday! There will not be a workshop in December because of the Christmas holidays.

▪ 10 AM to 3:00 PM
▪ Las Fuentes Resort Village- 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott
▪ Bring your sewing machine, your own sack lunch and beverage.
▪ Please park on the west side of the building. The garage door is unlocked 10:00 – 11:00 am. After that, enter at the main entrance and go downstairs. ​General meetings​​: Look for the Community Quilts table! You can pick up quilts that need quilting, tying or binding. We also have quilt top kits available. Bring back your finished quilts and any UPC codes from Hobbs batting. We thank all of you for your help. ​WANTED: HOBBS UPC CODES! For every 5 UPC codes we send to Hobbs we receive over $100 off on a roll of batting. That’s a large roll of batting for $75! This is a huge savings for us since we use a roll of batting each month. Please bring us your Hobbs UPC codes.

Thread Brigade Lori McCarthy December volunteers are Sue Cook, Marie Willison, Kay Fitzgerald, and Irene Stonecipher. January volunteers are Lynda Brady, Jan Walls and Nancy Hall. I’d like to reminder everyone that cleaning up after ourselves is important, and using the sticky rollers to pick up stray threads after our meeting takes only a few minutes. Please help us keep our meeting place tidy by volunteering for the Thread Brigade. Sign up sheets will be distributed during the guild meeting for members to volunteer for specific times​.

New Members Diane Stockhaus
The New Members January meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, the place and time to be finalized soon. Email notification will be sent to all New Members about a week prior to the meeting.

Membership Marcia Jacobson Please see the additions and corrections to the directory that are attached.

T.O.A.D. Treasured Object Almost Done​​. Marcia McMullen Sign-ups for the February T.O.A.D. program begins at the December Guild meeting. Because of the Luncheon, I will be in the front Narthex area before the Guild meeting (about 8:45) with a sign-up list. Remember there is only room for 20 participants, so first come, first serve. Ribbet, Marcia McMullen 2019-2020 T.O.A.D. Queen​.

ECHOS
Marie Willison
There will be no ECHOS in December due to our luncheon. In January Sharon Watt will demonstrate how to use rulers in free motion quilting. I know I bought some rulers at one of the quilt shows and don’t remember what to do with them. Stop by after the guild meeting, watch and ask questions. 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. In March Sherri Hubbs will demonstrate the use of crayons to color in your own stamping figures to create fabric pictures to make into a quilt. You do not need to sign up for demonstrations, just come by, watch, and ask questions.

Happy December Birthday to:

Karen Adams Ruth Ann Clark Linda J Cox Linda Craig Kathy Dunn

Lois Frank Darlene Gatewood Ronda Hatfield Phyllis Henley Peggy Knox Iris Lacey

Carole Lewis Lori Owensby Becky Renfroe Jan Smith Bobbie Turnbow

Minutes

Mountain Top Quilters Guild November 19, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Kristi McHugh at 9:30am The minutes from the October meeting and the treasurer’s report were approved, Hildi Smith moved and Sherri Hubbs seconded. Kristi requested the second pew now be reserved for members whose hearing would be helped by sitting closer. Peggy Know introduced three visitors, Cari Moore, Laura with Quilts of Valor and Cheryl Maclain. Krist introduced a new member Kathy Hull Vicki then discussed the December 17​th Christmas party potluck. Suzy Davidson passed sign-up sheets for set-up and clean up and asked if you had signed up for a dish and would not be there to please remove your name. Vicki explained instructions on making a bingo card and how the game will be played. Kristi suggested members bring a package of new white socks to be handed out to the homeless. Vicki Smola for Sunshine let us know about cards she had sent, and birthday wishes were given to​Azelene Allen, Patricia Autrey, Kathy Barrett, Karen Danknick, Pat Little, Gale Lovelady, Beverly Markham, Susan Masse, Chris McGrew, Martha McLellan, Ann Novak, Barbara Phiel, Ann Ramsey, Veronica Sandoval, Erin Sullivan Jan Sullivan, Sharon Watt​. Fun Day for next February is full. If you want to be added to the back up list please contact Diane Stockhaus. New members will be meeting on Wednesday December 15​th at 1:00pm. The location still to be determined and an email will be sent with detail will be sent a week before. If you want to be added to the list please contact Diane Stockhaus.
The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will be hosting the Lumberyard Quilters on Monday January 7, 2019, 7:00pm, at their monthly meeting at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E, Long Look Dr,(corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford Hill Rd in Prescott Valley.) The meeting is free and there will be refreshments. Ms. Ribbit, Marcia McMullen our Toad Queen explained the Toad, treasured-objects-almost-done, program. Signups will begin at the December meeting and be limited to 20 participants. If needed sign ups will continue in January. Participants need to bring 2 toads to the February 2019 meeting and the membership will decide which project needs to completed by the January 2020 meeting. Youth Quilting has 2 new members and 6 returning members. A sign-up sheet for helpers was passed. Current session ends just before Christmas. The session will expand to 12 weeks so projects can be completed. They meet on Wednesdays, 3-5 at the Mormon Church on Ruth St. Thread brigade for December is Sue Cook, Marie Willison, Kay Fitzgerald and Irene Stonecipher. More volunteers would be appreciated. Please contact Lori McCarthy if you can help. If you have signed up and can not be there please remember to get a substitute. Echos this month will be learning about the knitted knockers. Echos meeting after the regular meetings. Members interested in the programs should bring a lunch. There will be no Echos in December. This month’s program is Martha Walker. She will be presented her quilts and have a workshop tomorrow on creating a Wool Journal. December’s program is the Holiday Luncheon and in January we have Tricks and Tips. Community Quilts recently gave 77 quilts to the Coalition for Compassionate Justice (CC&J). the National adoption day event has been changed to November 30​th​ at 11:00 Show and Tell presenters Betty Foley, Vicki Smola, Sherri Hubbs, Jan Adams, Charlene Coxworth, Beverly Markham, Kay Hoff, Kay Wentworth, Kathy Hofmeister, Carol Miller, Lois Frank, Ronda Hatfield, Sharon Watt, Lucy Fields, Maureen Carr, and Suzy Davidson

Meeting was adjourned to break followed by our speaker Submitted by meeting secretary Suzy Davidson

Things to Remember

Remember to Bring: Dish for luncheon

General Meeting Monday, December 17,2018 231 Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott First Lutheran Church

Community Quilts Workshop No workshop in December Monday, ​January 28, 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, January 7th, at the home of Kathy Hofmeister. 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 86304-2961