Last update: February 20, 2017

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 meeting once each month at the Friendship Center in Petoskey. Current membership count is 140!




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 remaining
2017 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 5:30pm, and our regular meeting begins at 6:00pm. 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.

March 2017

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:

Change in Meeting Time! - This is a permanent change!
The social segment of our meeting (greetings, snacks, etc.) will begin at 5:30pm. The meeting will be called to order at 6pm.


How are those UFOs
coming along?
Four months until our
2017 Quilt Show

June 16 - 17
Emmet County Fairgrounds
Petoskey, MI

Quilters, put on your

Challenge Fabric Project Ideas!

These finished projects sell raffle tickets!
The raffle $$$ then pays for our lecturers and teachers over the next year.

2017 Quilt Classes

(Click the teacher)

Upcoming Work Bees-->

Quilts of Valor
Next workbee is
10-2, Wed. March 1
at Hearts to Holly, Charlevoix

Servants' Hearts
Next workbee is
1pm, Thursday, February 23
at the home of Joanna Kutcher


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March 9th Meeting Highlights

Look for the long-awaited "Strip-Piecing Reveal" (Eeek!),
and a detailed teaching demonstration (with fantastic audio!)
from our own
Peggy Spang on how to make
small and medium, transparent project bags
for quilt and other needlework projects.
Free patterns and directions will be distributed to attendees.
(You won't want to miss this one!)

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What's zat??
Go ahead. Click it and see!
(We triple-dog dare ya')


Remember last October's bus trip??
Lynn Fraze has put together a 20-minute DVD chronicling the 30th Anniversary bus trip into Michigan's Thumb. She played it at the February Guild meeting, and it was a big hit. Copies may be ordered from Lynn for $10. Orders will be taken through March 9th.
There's a new bus trip in the works, set for September 19 - 23. Destination is Hamilton, Missouri and the Missouri Star Quilt Company. (They have 11 separate and specialized quilt stores in one town!) See page 10 of your February newsletter for more details. Questions? Contact Jan Gray for more information.

Show and Tell Pictures are UP!

Click the quilts displayed above.

National Quilts of Valor Day

at Boyne City Library
Saturday, February 4

Sewers brought their machines and a dish to pass
for a full day of fun and sewing.
The 6-hour work bee produced 4 finished tops,
plus 12 more that ladies took home to finish.


LTBQG's Q of V chapter produced
68 quilts in 2016,
bringing the grand total to 117 quilts
made and distributed to military service veterans.

There are currently 25 names on the Request List,
with room for more.
See Tresa Keys for more information.

Looking for photos
or past newsletters?
Give the old safe a "click!"
to find your way to the
Guild Archive.

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A new charitable support group has sprung up, thanks to Johanna Kutcher. Gathering under the name Servant Hearts, sewers and crafters will gather at Johanna's home once a month to make cold weather items needed by families in the Petoskey area. These include knit hats, mittens and scarves, as well as scrap quilts. When finished, all items will be distributed through the Mana Food Pantry. The group meets the fourth Thursday of the month. The next gathering is set for 1pm, Thursday, February 23 at Johanna's home at 931 Intertown Road, Petoskey. For more information, call Johanna at 231-838-4831.

Anyone have extra yarn? Servant Hearts has some knitters who will gladly turn out hats, mittens, etc. for folks who need them. Please contact Johanna if you can donate.

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Next work bee:
1pm, Thursday,
February 23

Quilts of Valor
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.
Quilt Count: 117 delivered!

(33 requests to fulfill!)

12 tops now out for quilting
19 tops are ready to package for long-arm quilters

Next Work Day
Wednesday, March 1,
10:00 - 2:00pm
at Hearts to Holly


207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix

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. Since May of 2016, these ladies have made and distributed s56 quilts!

Hospice patients supported at home may receive a lap quilt measuring about 30" x 40" (or 3' x 4') .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.