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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 140!

Last update: July 19, 2017

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 remaining
2017 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 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.


July 2017

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: ltbquiltersguild@gmail.com

Next Meeting: 6pm, Thursday, August 10, 2017
at the Emmet County Friendship Center.


Upcoming 2017 Quilt

Now open to the public.
Tell your quilter friends.

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Yea! Summer is here!
Time to think about Fall and what classes you want to take.

Five new classes are coming -- give the teacher a click and see what's on the Guild calendar.
($10 discount per class for Guild members who register early!)

(There are a couple of handwork classes in the fall roster. Limited enrollment. Don't dawdle!)


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Quilts of Valor
Next workbee is
10-2, Wednesday, August 2
at Hearts to Holly Charlevoix

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

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


2017 Quilt Show Winners!

Best of Show - Judges' Choice
Art Quilt
1st-place, Wall-size

by Diane Simancek

Viewers' Choice

by Shelley Stallard


Best of Show
Bed Quilt: mixed techniques; longarm quilted
Also won 1st-place in this category

Also by Diane Simancek


President's Choice

Also by Shelley Stallard

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Happy UFO Challenge Winners!

Last January's Unfinished Object Challenge resulted in a lot of projects reaching the June finish line. (See them here in the Guild Archive.) The cash pot ($5 per UFO entry) totaled over $350 and was awarded in equal amounts to three finishers whose names were drawn at random. Jeannette Kling (with foil antennae) exclaimed, "I'm gonna' have a REALLY GOOD TIME on the bus trip this fall!"


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.

158 Quilts

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

(We're taking the month of July off.
Next Work Day
Wednesday, August 2
10:00 - 2:00pm
at Hearts to Holly in Charlevoix

They have a NEW LOCATION
207 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix

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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!