Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild
We Make Quilts For Our Communities
Our four charity quilting groups are listed below with coordinator contacts and specifications for the various quilts.
Since the beginning of 2020, the hospice group has made 157 quilts, Quilts of Valor has made 70 quilts, and members have made over 300 place mats. The pediatrics quilters have also supplied McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital with quilts.
Donations: The groups accept donations of fabric and/or batting. All fabric should be 100% cotton and batting should be of an acceptable quality. Contact the coordinators for more information. (The Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild is a 501(c)3 organization.)
Sewing Meetings: Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon (You may also sew at home and deliver to a coordinator.) If schools are closed due to weather, the group does not meet.
Where: Hyland Cottage, 1 Hyland Drive, Petoskey
Coordinators: Karen Starkey: 231-838-6703 // Barb Gutuskey: 248-730-2612
What we do: The group makes lap quilts for McLaren Hospice patients, both those at home and those in the hospice facility.
Specifications: Quilts should be approximately 36 in. by 48 in.
The Pediatric Quilts are sewn at home. Anyone may make a pediatric quilt. Deliver finished quilts to the coordinator.
Coordinator: Judy Goldsmith: 231-347-5284
What we do: The quilts are given to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital for hospitalized children up to 18 years of age.
Specifications: The quilts may be of any appropriate size. Quilts for boys are especially welcome. Judy will also accept "kids" fabric to be used in quilts.
Quilts of Valor
Sewing meetings: The Quilts of Valor group meets once a month on Wednesday at the Charlevoix Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Call a coordinator to reserve a sewing space.
Where: Charlevoix Public Library, 220 Clinton Street, Charlevoix (1st floor meeting room)
Coordinators: Tresa Keys: 231-758-6530 // Linda Fry: 231-582-9808
What we do: We make quilts and present them to veterans who have served in any branch of the military. We are affiliated with the national Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Specifications: The group can supply quilt materials and patterns. If you are sewing at home with your own materials, please do not use fabric that has an unusual finish (glitter, metalic, etc.) as this is not allowed by the Foundation.
Note: Contact a coordinator to request a quilt for a veteran.
Place Mats for Meals on Wheels
Place mats are sewn at home by all members.
Coordinator: Pat Nolan: 231-838-4093
Other contacts: Drop-off locations for finished mats are:
Charlevoix Co.: Judith Ivan 231-459-5662
Cheboygan Co.: Dee Prediger 231-238-4175
Emmet Co.: Kay Geuder 231-838-4372
What we do: Place mats are given to all Meals On Wheels patrons in Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties.
Specifications: Mats should be approximately 12 in. by 18 in. They need to be pieced, layered and quilted. Please do not send store-bought mats or mats made with unusual, non-washable fabrics such as upholstery material.