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Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild is a long-established guild meeting once each month at the Friendship Center in Petoskey. Current membership count is 100+.

Last update: January 1, 2019

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 Preliminary
2019 LBTQG 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 earlier and visit with other quilters may bring needlework at 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.


January 2019

Friendship Center
Emmet County Friendship Center

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


Next gathering
of LTB Quilters



6pm, Thursday
January 10
Our own Betsy Koss
will share her knowledge and collection of
Antique Quilts
(February meeting is set for
the 14th, Valentine's Day.)

On Friday, January 11, members are invited to a FREE UFO work session at Charlevoix Library.
Bring your UFO and sew from 10am - 4pm. Mark it on your calendar.
Here's your opportunity to "Get 'er done!"


Quick Connections to Scenes from 2018
(2018 calendar goes backward from here.)
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!  

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  

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!  
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 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.  


  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!

  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.


  Our March meeting was full of new quilts and new quilt patterns. Click on Delphine's black and white Fox at left for a good look at what's been done --and what's new that you and your best quilting buddy can dive into!


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 fuzzy little friend at right.


Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy made a personal appearance
at our January 2018 meeting, bringing stories of how and where they came to be. They also brought doll beds and doll quilts --and some kid-size quilts for our pediatric patients at McLaren Northern Michigan.
See the pictures by clicking our friends at left.




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Quilts of Valor
Next workbee will be
Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

--at Hearts to Holly
in Charlevoix

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

Servants' Hearts
Contact Joanna Kutcher at (231) 838-4831
    These ladies have made 94 quilts
since October 2017!


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(R)
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.

More than
255 quilts made
and awarded to
deserving Veterans!

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

Next Work Day
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

at Hearts to Holly,

207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix

For more info on Quilts of Valor(R), go to:
  Above, a new Quilt of Valor(R) pattern, this one begun at the National Sewing Day Sew-In, and finished in time for our April meeting. Keep 'em coming -- we still have a list of deserving veterans.

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!