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

WHAT WE ARE: Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild is a long-established non-profit, meeting once each month at the Friendship Center in Petoskey. Current membership count is about 97.

WHY WE ARE: Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild exists to:
cooperation and exchange of ideas among those who love quilts and quilting 
Encourage high standards of design and technique 
Stimulate interest in quilting crafts and skills through carefully planned programs and activities.

LTBQG members currently support and sustain five charitable efforts: Pediatric Quilts for hospitalized children and teens; Hospice Quilts for Hiland Hospice House patients; Quilts of Valor for U.S. service veterans; quilted placemats for every Meals on Wheels recipient in Emmet County and Servants' Hands, another quilt-making body that produces quilts for the needy. Hospice Quilts and Quilts of Valor are small work-groups that meet regularly, while the Pediatric Quilts, Meals on Wheels Placemats and Servants' Hands efforts are carried out by individuals who prefer to work alone athome. For more information on any of these efforts, CLICK the Helping Hands below.

Last update: November 21, 2019

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



2019 LBTQG Program Schedule
Click HERE
for the 2019 schedule.

We do Quilts of Valor (R)
and have thus far presented
314 quilts
to U.S. Veterans of our Armed Forces.


Our Guild meets every second Thursday of the month at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. Guild members who wish to meet earlier and visit with other quilters may bring needlework after 3:30pm. Light refreshments are served at 5:30pm, and our regular meeting begins at 6:00pm. Visitors are welcome, but asked to contribute $5 to the Guild treasury. Exception: visitors are invited to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

Friendship Center
Emmet County Friendship Center

To contact Guild leadership, send an e-mail to: ltbquiltersguild@gmail.com


Next Guild Meeting: 12 noon, Saturday, December 14
This is our annual Christmas Luncheon
at Stafford's Bay View Inn, N. M-31, Petoskey

Buffet Lunch with Vegetarian/Vegan option available with advance notice
$25.00 per person payable to LTBQG. Guests always welcome.
Send your check to: Dee Prediger, 956 E. Mullet Lake Rd, Indian River, MI 49749
Phone: 231-238-4175
. . . . . . . . . . Deadline is Tuesday, December 3rd.
Bring your Holiday Show and Tell (or other)
Our charity this year will be The Humane Society and the Fur Babies

from Quilts of Valor's (R) November Workbee
Two new Quilts of Valor(R) quilt tops are ready for longarm quilting. Some tops are made at the monthly work bees at Hearts to Holly in Charlevoix,
and some are made at home by members who work alone, then surprise everyone with their designs. Every workbee sees new patterns emerge.


It's here! It's here!
Quilters, as you've already read in your newsletter,
the Accuquilt fabric cutter has arrived
at the Petoskey District Library.

Click on the "Go" picture at right to read
about this wonderful new community resource!

This is also the page to check on the
used with the cutter.

This page will be updated as our inventory grows.



Want to see what we're doing in 2020?

Click the calendar at right!


Upcoming Work Bees-->bbbbbbb

Quilts of Valor
Next workbee--
10am, Wed., December 4th

--at Hearts to Holly
in Charlevoix

314 Quilts awarded!
Hospice Quilts
Meets every Wednesday,
9am - 12 noon

at Hiland Cottage, Petoskey

Servants' Hearts
Serving the Homeless
Contact Joanna Kutcher at (231)


November 14 - Sharon Henrie Lake of Great Lakes Quilts was both speaker and teacher for the next day's class on One Block wonders. We managed to get a few pictures.  
October 10 - Program focus for this gathering was Fabric Wax Resist Dyeing, as presented by guest lecturer Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio. No pictures this time -- sorry!  


September 12th - Our 2019 September Tea
Charlevoix Public Library hosted our gathering in their lovely Community Room, where we enjoyed a colorful presentation by Sally Manke, Michigan fiber artist. Click the bike at right for some really nice work by this retired high-school art and home-ec teacher.s


August 8th - Gramma, Gracie and Me!
It was a trunk show that could truly make your quilt cup runneth over. Tresa McWilliams Keys brought what was only a fraction of her collection, sharing with us her love of quilting and the countless things to be made from 1930s reproduction fabrics.


We worked hard to present the 2019 version of
Quilts on the Bay and it was MAGNIFICENT!
Click the icon at right to see the best quilts
you'll find this year!


June 13th brought us just about every kind of weather except snow, and we had good attendance. It was also one week prior to the quilt show, so a lot of last-minute threads were dealt with and tied off. (Quilting analogy.) Still, there were a half-dozen members who brought their latest creation for Show 'n Tell. Click on the blue flower to see them.


May 9th cooperated beautifully! We had a meeting! We had an awesome Show and Tell! Click the Blue Shadow Star at right to see.  


April 11th was a terrible day for weather. Forecasters warned of freezing rain, and we decided to stay home.
NO pictures. Boo.
Don't click it.
It doesn't go anywhere.

March 14th brought favorable weather and we had a good turn-out that included neat Show and Tell quilts and a thorough demonstration of machines that cut fabric --fast and precisely.
Click the miniature at right to see the photos.

February's 2019 meeting
was sandwiched in-between snow and sleet storms. Occupational Therapist Kristin Wren from McLaren Northern Michigan gave a short program on how to practice healthy posture throughout the whole quilt-making process.

There was only one quilt for Show and Tell, and it was made for an auction fundraiser that benefitted Petoskey High School athletics. It's the only photo from that meeting.


January 2019
meeting photos. Click the pinwheel!

Quick Connections to Scenes from 2018

In April, we soaked up the wisdom of Dee Dadik and Molly Butler, certified and experienced quilt judges. They shared with us what quilt judges are looking for. What an education! After, we had a short Show and Tell -- where our little friends at right came from. Click on them and see the quilter who created them.


Sue Cortese
was our guest lecturer and teacher in mid-May. Click on her sunburst at right and see the large and lovely trunk show she brought us!
Our Summer Picnic has come and gone, bringing good memories of a great time with our guests, the Thumb Area Quilter's Guild. Lots of pictures -- click on the picnic basket at right.  
August brought us Carmen Hartwig and her "Miniatures" trunk show. At the same meeting, a flurry of Quilts of Valor were shown, all of which will be used for September's Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Thanks to Judith Ivan who made sure to take some photos so even vacationers could see some of what happened at the last Guild meeting of summer.
Our traditional September Tea took us to our new location for the 2019 Quilt Show, the Holy Childhood Community Center in Harbor Springs. See the photos for a look at this new venue and use your imagination as to how we can use alllllll the generous display space and classrooms! Show and Tell pictures, too!  
October brought immediate fall colors and Karen Duling, a quilter who specializes in "tongue in cheek" themes guaranteed to make anyone smile. An animal-lover from her earliest days, Karen's work often reflects her both her affection for family pets and her own brand of humor. Click on the dogs and see what quilts she shared with us  
In November, we did a program "update" on the five charities that stem from the Guild. Each brought an example of what they do and why they do it. For entertainment, Linda Schofield and Shelley Stallard put us "through the paces" in a good old-fashioned cakewalk. Everybody played and everyone won, taking home prizes ranging from neat-o sewing/quilting thing-a-ma-bobs to real live cake! Click the cake and see who won!  

Looking for photos of past meetings and events?
Need to look at a newsletter?
Go to the

Guild Archive.
Click the safe.
Guild Archive
That's where we keep the hallowed material. Verrry quietly, click the safe.


That's all, folks!