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 125.

WHY WE ARE: Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild exists to:
Promote
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: June 23, 2019


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



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For a look at the
2019 LBTQG Program Schedule,

click the calendar!

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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



   






Quilt of Valor Raffle Quilt!
This beauty will be finished, then raffled
at the Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show in June. Next Q of V work session will be
10 am - 2:30pm
, Thursday, August 7th/
at Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop in Charlevoix.

(Sorry I got this wrong the first time around.)
 


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Quilts of Valor
No meeting in July.
Next workbee is August 7.
--at Hearts to Holly
in Charlevoix

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

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

 

Next gathering of
Little Traverse Bay Quilters



Our Summer Picnic!
6pm, Thursday, July 8
at East Park Pavilion
on M-31 toward Bay Harbor



Tresa Keys will bring her
1930s Trunk Show!



Be sure to
bring with you:

"Quilty" Tablecloths
Maybe some "skeeter" repellent
and
B.Y.O. B.B.*



*Bring Your Own Brown Bag

Yep. You need to bring your own dinner.
(That way, everybody will like what they eat.)

Quilt Show
Friday, June 21 and
Saturday, June 22
quilt show
was our bestt show yet!!

   


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!  

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


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

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

 

That's all, folks!