Last update: September 1, 2015

Welcome to our website! Like most websites, this is a work in progress. Check back often to see progress. Trunk show photos, Show and Tell photos, Peds Quilt photos, etc. are no longer posted on the home page, but are archived according to calendar date. Find the latest "upload" here: Guild Archive

Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild
is a long-established guild with 149 members from at least 10 communities in the area surrounding Petoskey.


in Petoskey, Michigan,
near the "Tip of the Mitt,"
and just 30 miles south of the
Big Mackinac Bridge!


We meet every second Thursday at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. Guild members who wish to meet and visit with other quilters may bring needlework at 3pm. Some members take a dinner break at about 5pm. Light refreshments are served at 6pm, and our regular meeting begins at 6:30pm. Guild members may bring guests.

Emmet County Friendship Center
LTB Quilters Guild is regarded with good will and support from our surrounding community, and we gladly return the favor. We provide McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital with quilts for pediatric patients, and make sure every senior citizen who receives Meals on Wheels also has a cheerful quilted placemat. And, as a "Thank You" to those who allow us to use the Friendship Center, we yearly provide a quilt that they may then use for a raffle fundraiser.

Want or need more information? Drop us an e-mail at:


Finally! A Quilt Show Winners' Page!
Click HERE!
All of the winning quilt photos are now in. ~;<)


What a colorful trunk show
we had at our July meeting!

Our guest and trunk show host was

Mickey Depre.

Didn't get there? You can see the highlights


Next regular meeting of the Little Traverse Bay Quilt Guild is set for
6:30pm, Thursday, September 10 at the Emmet County Friendship Center.
(Our annual September tea.)
Guest speaker: Karen Phillips-Shwallon

Don't miss her lecture and trunk show: "A Walk in Time"
showcases quilt making from the beginning of the last century until today.
Like what you see? Want to take a class? Click here!


Quilts of Valor
Quilts for U.S. Military Veterans
is now an official project of this Guild.

This group usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month,
from 10:00am - 2:30pm
Hearts to Holly,
107 Mason Street, Charlevoix.
(You may want to pack a lunch.)

Click here for instructions.

Quilts of Valor update: Currently working on quilt #52!

Next workshop meeting: 10am, Wednesday, September 2nd


Photos from the June meeting are posted. Click here!


From Quilts by the Bay - 2015 Quilt Show
Viewer's Choice: "Dear Jane"
by Mary Snider
(One of our many members from Charlevoix
This is the quilt selected by those who attended and voted at the show.


"American Pie" by Sue Ann Wiltse of Harbor Springs, earned a "Best of Show" ribbon and is a semifinal entry at the 2015 American Quilter's Society Quiltweek in Grand Rapids, August 12-15.


"Dear Jane" Wannabes and Lovers of Handwork click here.  

Did you know there's a dedicated group of quilters for our local Hospice Chapter?

Our sister quilters meet once a week to cut and sew quilts for patients at Hiland Cottage, the hospice facility maintained by Vital Care Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, and part of McLaren Northern Michigan. Every patient admitted to Hiland Cottage is given a 5'x7' quilt made to fit an extra-long twin hospital bed. Patient families are allowed to keep the quilt. These ladies have some critical needs: batting, larger pieces of fabric and backing materials. They also need the assistance of long-arm stitchers to help finish the quilts. If you can provide any of these materials, please call Barbara Postelnick at 231-347-0798.

Hiland Cottage

The Hospice Quilters meet from 9am-12 noon each Wednesday at McLaren's Community Health Education Center (the old A&P location) on Connable Avenue. They will welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand.

170 placemats
make 'em 12" x 18"
by November
for senior citizens
who really like 'em

Didja' know that this Guild has made and donated 98 quilts to pediatric patients at McLaren Northern Michigan? That's awesome, ladies!
  Didn't get to the meeting? See the images at: Guild Archive
Looking for a back issue of the Guild's monthly newsletter? They're in the Archive, too! Click here!
Quilt Events

Yoder’s Quilt Auction, Sept. 4-5, 10885 N. Leaton Rd., Clare

Amazing Quilt Race Shop Hop, Sept. 19-26

The Flying Geese Quilt Show, Sept. 19-20, Sault Ste. Marie Middle School, Soo, MI

North Star Quilt Show, Sept. 19, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 800 West 13th Street, Cadillac

3rd Annual Quilters’ Showcase, Sept. 25-26, Birch Run Expo Center, Birch Run