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.
Each year the hospice group makes over 100 quilts, Quilts of Valor makes many quilts, and members make over 300 place mats. The children's quilters also supply local hospitals and other facilities with quilts for kids and teens.
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: Every 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.
Children's Community Service Quilts
The Children's Community Service group meets to sew but quilters may also sew at home. Anyone may make a children's quilt. Deliver finished quilts to the coordinator.
Sewing meetings: This group meets on the third Friday of the month at the Friendship Center in Petoskey from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m . It meets with the Friendship Friday group.
Coordinator: Shirley Nunes (231) 675-9849
What we do: The quilts are given to local hospitals and our Women's Resource Center for children up to 18 years of age.
Specifications: The quilts may be of any appropriate size. Quilts for boys are especially welcome. We 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 the 2nd Wednesday at the Charlevoix Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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: QOV patterns, fabrics, and guidance for following the QOVF requirements are available at the workshop days. If you choose to make a top at home, please do use quilt shop quality fabric. Do not use fabric with metallic, glitter, florals, or religious themes. Please use patriotic colors.
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.
Coordinators: Debbie Jarvis 231-348-5280 // Marian Henthorne 231-347-8087
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.: Debbie Jarvis / Marian Henthorne (above)
What we do: Place mats are given to all Meals On Wheels recipients 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.