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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 130+!


Last update: February 23, 2018

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

For a look at the first DRAFT of the
2018 Meeting
Program Schedule
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click the calendar!
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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 3:30pm. 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, but asked to contribute $5 to the Guild treasury. Exception: visitors are invited to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

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February 2018

Friendship Center
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..

Want or need more information? Drop us an e-mail at: ltbquiltersguild@gmail.com


March's Guild meeting will take place

6pm, Thursday, March 8
at the Friendship Center
Anderson Road, Petoskey

(Open-sewing available after 4:30pm)

Program: Setting the Stage and
Meeting the Actors

Presented by
Linda Schofield

 

Coming up on the Quilt Guild Calendar!

Quilts of Valor

10am - 3pm
Saturday, March 17
at the Boyne City Library CommunityRoom

At the March 8 Guild meeting,
sign up to reserve your space
and bring a food item!

Why sign up?
Because there's only
sewing room for about 20
people with machines.

To prepare for this workshop please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and whatever patriotic-theme, 100% cotton fabric you have. (NO FLORALS OR METALLICS). There will be patterns available that use fat quarters; 2-1/2" coordinated strips; or patriotic jelly rolls. We will demo several patterns and will have a few kits for quilts and pillowcases, as well as some pre-cut 2-1/2" strips and a box of fabric. You may also bring a favorite pattern and fabrics of your own to work independently. Let's get together for comradery, to celebrate our quilting passion and to make a gift of love for our Veterans

 

 

Some Small Changes for Regular Guild Meetings in 2018

Guild members may enter the Friendship Center no sooner than 3:30pm.
Please enter by the Center's Main Entrance. (Not the side door we used previously.)

 

 

Such a good meeting we had at the Charlevoix Library in February! Christina Abramowski introduced us to the ancient art of spinning, both "drop spinning" and "wheel spinning." See the pictures by clicking on our little fuzzy friend at right.

 


Pictures from Karen Kay Buckley's trunk show
are now online. Just click this beautiful
Buckley medallion:
   
Pictures from October's Shown 'n Tell are up.
Click on the colorful foundation-pieced lion.





 

The lady is an artist

--and her medium is fabric,
bright, colorful, beautiful solids and patterns. Her September trunk show was an experience in color and optical illusion.

See
KATHLEEN ANDREWS'
Trunk Show
HERE.

 

 

 

  That fabulous Trunk Show from
Barbie Brooks and the Backstreet Quilt Shop
is now in the Guild Archive!

Click the trunk and see what's inside!

The Show and Tell is on its own page this month. Click here.

 

 

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Quilts of Valor
Next workbee will be
Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

--at Hearts to Holly Charlevoix

Hospice Quilts
Meets every Wednesday,
9am - 12 noon
at Hiland Cottage
Petoskey

Servants' Hearts
Contact Joanna Kutcher at (231) 838-4831

 


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

Guild Archive.
Click the safe.


Quilts of Valor
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.

Quilt #202 is on its way
to a deserving veteran!

--made and delivered since summer 2014!!
(Lots of requests to fulfill!)


Next Work Day
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

at Hearts to Holly in Charlevoix

207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix



A new Quilt of Valor pattern stitched by Lois Hart. ANYONE who wants to make a Q of V by him/herself is encouraged to do so.



Serv hearts

 

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, April 27 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.

For meeting times, call
Johanna Kutcher
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 80+ 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.

Hospice cottage
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.

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