Last update: December 10, 2016

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 with 124 members from at least 10 communities in the area surrounding Petoskey.




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

For an overview of the
2016 Meeting
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 and visit with other quilters may bring needlework at 3pm. Some members take a dinner break at about 5pm. Light refreshments are served at 6pm, and our regular meeting begins at 6:30pm. Visitors are welcome with a $5 donation to the Guild treasury. Exception: Visitors are welcome to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

November 2016

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. And, as a "Thank You" to those who allow us to use the Friendship Center, we glady support their activities with an annual monetary gift.

Want or need more information? Drop us an e-mail at:

Change in Meeting Time! - This is a permanent change!
The social segment of our meeting (greetings, snacks, etc.) will begin at 5:30pm. The meeting will be called to order at 6pm.


How are those UFOs coming along?

Seven months until our
2017 Quilt Show


There was no meeting in December.
The Holiday Party scheduled for December 8th
was cancelled due to bad weather and poor road conditions.

What did we do in November?
Click the leaves to see what we did with color.

Q of V workers need quilt binding. Can you make some? In patriotic colors?
Cut strips 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 inches wide, join strips, fold in half (lengthwise) and iron flat.
Please make at least 320 inches. Wind it around a good stiff piece of cardboard.

Give to Tresa Keys and she will bless you!!

Attention, LTBQG Members!

Program and Class offerings will be posted as they become available. Watch for your January 2017 newsletter.

Our Program Committee is working very hard to coordinate quilting teachers with the wants and needs of our members. If you know a teacher you'd like to appear on our 2017 calendar, please contact Jeannette Kling, Shelley Stallard, Linda Schofield and/or Diane Simancek. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are in your 2016 Membership List Direcetory.


Looking for photos from
2012 - 2016?
Or past newsletters?
Give the old safe a "click!"
to find your way to the
Guild Archive.



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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 first gathering is set for 1pm, Thursday, November 17 at Johanna's home at 931 Intertown Road, Petoskey. For more information, call Johanna 231-838-4831.
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Quilts of Valor
for U.S. Military Veterans

Click HERE to learn a little more.

Quilt Count: 103 delivered!
(40 more requests to fulfill!)

Next Work Day
Wednesday, January 4,
10:00 - 2:00pm

at Hearts to Holly's
207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix

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


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 s56 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.

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.