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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: September 20, 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
2018 MeetingProgram Schedule
,
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 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.

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September 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..


Next gathering of LTB Quilters
We're getting ready to welcome . . .
 

6pm, Thursday, October 11

 



 


Lecture topic:

"Patching Things Together
on the Road Less Traveled"





Karen Duling

"The subject manner of my work is far ranging, intended to provoke a smile or introspection.  My designs are conceptualized through weeks of rumination and carried out with a good dose of improvisation and whimsy."

Be introduced to Karen here:

https://www.karendulingquilts.com/

See a gallery of Karen's designs here:

https://www.karendulingquilts.com/gallery.html

 

 

Last 2018 Quilt/Project Class*
   
<----- Mumbo Gumbo Quilt
Friday, October 12
   
Instructor: Shelley Stallard
 
$30
 
Location
Charlevoix Library
 
For more information and/or to register, please call Linda Schofield at 231-675-5044
*All classes are now open to members of other quilt guilds and to the public in general. If you're interested, sign up!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Work Bees-->bbbbbbb

Quilts of Valor
Next workbee will be
Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

--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
    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
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.

255 Quilts made
and awarded to
deserving Veterans!

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


Next Work Day
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

at Hearts to Holly in Charlevoix

207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix



Another new Quilt of Valor pattern, this one begun at the National Q of V Sew-In, and finished in time for our April meeting. Keep 'em coming -- we still have a list!



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!