Last update: July 21, 2016

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 124 members from at least 10 communities in the area surrounding Petoskey.




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

For an overview of the
2016 Meeting
Program Schedule
click the calendar!


We meet every second Thursday of the month 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. Visitors are welcome with a $5 donation to the Guild treasury. Exception: Visitors are welcome to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

July 2016

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 glady support their activities with an annual monetary gift.

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

Coming up in August
Meeting date is Thursday, August 11 at the Friendship Center on Anderson Road in Petoskey
Guest speaker will be Connie Sue Haidle of Apple Blossom Quilts

Connie and Jerry Haidel
a recent photo, taken on their 49th wedding anniversary.
Known in some corners of the Internet as the "Applique Ninja," Connie has developed an applique technique that she describes as both "enjoyable and efficient." She'll be teaching her technique on
Friday, August 12 at the Charlevoix Library.

The class is full, of course, but if you're
interested, there's a waiting list.

Connie has an online quilt shop and many patterns free for downloading.
You may sign up for her free newsletter here:
Our July potluck picnic had to come indoors, but there were still a couple of new quilts to share.

Q of V workers need quilt binding. Can you make some? In patriotic colors?
Cut strips 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 inches wide, join strips, fold in half (lengthwise) and iron flat.
Please make at least 300 inches for a single quilt. Wind it around a good stiff piece of cardboard.

Give to Tresa Keys and she will bless you!!


Just hanging around.

Watching for UFOs.

Attention, LTBQG Members!

Our Program Committee has worked hard to schedule three quilt teachers to visit us in 2016. There will be four classes offered, one in March, one in August and two in September. Click on the little quilt teacher at right for more information. These classes are open and available to LTBQG members only at this time. Interested non-members may leave their name on a waiting list by sending e-mail to:


Looking for photos from
2012 - 2015?
Or past newsletters?
Give the old safe a "click!"
to find your way to the
Guild Archive.


Quilts of Valor
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.

Quilt Count: 88 delivered!
(Our original goal was 6 per year.)

NO Work Day in July.
Spend the day with your family.

August Work Day? -- maybe.
(Stay tuned.)

at Hearts to Holly, Charlevoix

This group is 2-1/2 years old and thriving!

Our Guild members also make and donate quilts to the pediatric patients at McLaren Northern Michigan. That's awesome, ladies!


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 Hiland Cottage, located at #1 Hiland Drive, Petoskey. Enter through the lower level. They will welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand.