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 124.

Last update: February 15, 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
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.


February 2019

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.

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

Next gathering of
Little Traverse Bay Quilters:

6pm, Thursday, March 14th

T'is St. Patrick's Day!

at the Friendship Center
on Anderson Road, Petoskey



March 2019 Program

Rene's House of Quilting
from Williamsburg, MI
presents a one-night
Shop Extravaganza!

The quilt shop is coming to us!
Save up extra Quilting $$ if you can ~
You're gonna' want to go shopping!


See you there!


Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show
9am - 5pm, Friday June 21 and
9am - 3pm, Saturday, June 22

at Holy Childhood Community Center
150 W. Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
2-day Admission: $8 - Come both days!
over 150 quilts on display
Professional Judges and Certified Appraisers
~ Quilt shop vendors, boutique, raffle, 50 door prizes ~

Watch this space for links to Quilt Show web pages!

Days, Times and Details



2019 Raffle Quilt: "Milky Way 9-Patch"
Beautifully constructed in 1930's repro fabrics.

CLICK the Quilt to learn how
YOU can win this gorgeous example
of expert handiwork!


January 2019 meeting photos are now up.
Click the pinwheel!

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 event that will raise funds for Petoskey High School athletics.


Quick Connections to Scenes from 2018


  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!

  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!  


No meeting in December 2018 other than our annual Christmas Luncheon --which was not photographed.


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Quilts of Valor
Next workbee will be
Wednesday, March 6, 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 well over 100 quilts since October!  

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.

The count is now
quilts made
and awarded to
deserving Veterans!

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

Next Work Day
Wednesday, March 6th, 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!