Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 03, 2024
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    • 13 sessions
    • Hiland Cottage, 1 Hiland Drive, Petoskey

    Hospice quilts - Quilting on Wednesday mornings 9-12 at the Hiland Cottage. Our current challenge is to make a quilt out a grab bag of three preselected fabrics.

    The group makes lap quilts for McLaren Hospice patients, both those at home and those in the hospice facility. Quilts should be approximately 36 in. by 48 in.

    You may also sew at home and deliver to a coordinator.  If schools are closed due to weather, the group does not meet.

    Coordinators:  Karen Starkey: 231-838-6703  //   Barb Gutuskey:  248-730-2612

    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Emmet Co EMS, 1201 Eppler Rd, Petoskey

    Please bring your machine and general supplies; any QOV you are working on or might be finished with. We have cutting mats and irons for you to use. 

    If you want to start a new quilt, we have patterns and lots of fabric and strips already cut.


    • Thursday, March 14, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library
    Mini-Technique Night
    Big S&ch – Judith Ivan
    Bias Binding – Linda Frye
    Prairie Points – Tresa Keys
    Star Ruler – Karen Starkey
    Latest and Greatest Gagets – Carmen
    Hartwig
    The business meeting will be kept short to
    allow more time for the mini-lessons

    The March meeting will be all about the upcoming Quilts By The Bay Show presented by quilt show chair Judith Ivan.

    Judith will fill the group in on information and details for all things related to the show, including how to register your quilts to show. You don't need to have a quilt completely finished to meet the May 1st entry deadline, just fill out the forms and have a picture for each entry. 

    • Friday, March 15, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Friendship Center / Petoskey

    FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY -- We meet at the Petoskey Friendship Center from 1-4pm. Please  join us. There is lots of room to work; new members to meet; light refreshments; lots of tips and sharing and always a fun demo.

    We are always looking for folks to share a short demo. Please let Tresa or Jan know, if you have something you would be willing to share. It may be something practiced, to you, but new to someone else; we’d love to see it. 

    The Children's Community Service group meets to sew but quilters may also sew at home. Deliver finished quilts to the coordinator; Shirley Nunes  (231) 675-9849. 

    The quilts are given to local hospitals and our Women's Resource Center for children up to 18 years of age. 



    • Thursday, March 21, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • On Zoom


    • Thursday, April 11, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library
    Mini-Technique Night
    Big S&ch – Judith Ivan
    Bias Binding – Linda Frye
    Prairie Points – Tresa Keys
    Star Ruler – Karen Starkey
    Latest and Greatest Gagets – Carmen
    Hartwig
    The business meeting will be kept short to
    allow more time for the mini-lessons

    Color Theory presentation by retired art teacher, artist, and quilter Dawn Swaim. Dawn will share her expertise on how to use color in our quilts to get the best outcomes through the use of paints, color wheels, etc. 

    • Thursday, April 18, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Petoskey District Library - weather permitting


    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library
    Mini-Technique Night
    Big S&ch – Judith Ivan
    Bias Binding – Linda Frye
    Prairie Points – Tresa Keys
    Star Ruler – Karen Starkey
    Latest and Greatest Gagets – Carmen
    Hartwig
    The business meeting will be kept short to
    allow more time for the mini-lessons

    A button presentation from Bay Button Bunch in Traverse City. Susan Caulkins will come3 and talk about all kinds of buttons - their history, what they are made of, value of buttons and anything you ever wanted to know about buttons! 

    • Thursday, June 06, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library
    Mini-Technique Night
    Big S&ch – Judith Ivan
    Bias Binding – Linda Frye
    Prairie Points – Tresa Keys
    Star Ruler – Karen Starkey
    Latest and Greatest Gagets – Carmen
    Hartwig
    The business meeting will be kept short to
    allow more time for the mini-lessons

    Please note the meeting is a week early so as to precede the quilt show.

    Chair Judith Ivan will go over last minute details for all things related to the show. 

    • Friday, June 14, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, June 15, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Emmet Co. Fairgrounds,

    Quilts By The Bay

    Friday June 14th, 9am-5pm

    Saturday June 15th, 9am-3pm

    Admission $10

    Lunch available to purchase on site


    150 Modern & Traditional quilts

    Professional judging

    Vendors

    Members Boutique

    Special Exhibits


    Guild challenge raffle 

    50+ prizes hand made by members

    Tickets $5, $10, & $20

    Drawing Saturday afternoon


    Special quilt raffle

     - Queen/King size quilt pieced by members, quilted by Jan Gray

    Size is 102" x 102" approx.

    Tickets $5.00






    • Thursday, July 11, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Depot Beach Park, Charlevoix

    Trash or Treasure Sale - Participants will set up their goods prior to the meeting and are allowed to look, but not shop. Ideas for selling are: bags of scraps, book, patterns, fabric, gadgets UFO's, etc. Lunch will be a huge salad. Each participant will bring a cup of salad fixings; the Guild will provide the lettuce, drinks, and paper products. After lunch, participants will shop and get their deals!

    • Saturday, August 10, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Petoskey

    Quilter to Quilter sale - Saturday table top sale by members with lots of fabric, tools and bargains to be had! Location to be announced. 

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library

    UFO challenge reveal & drawing - Tickets for the drawing will be given to each member who submitted a UFO form and completed their quilt projects in time for the August deadline. Participants will receive one ticket per finished project. Participants will do a Show & Tell of their projects at the meeting; we will also have a slide show for those unable to attend in person. We will then draw the winners for the Quilt Shop gift certificates!

    • Thursday, September 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library

    Annual September Tea - Members will bring a dish to pass - guests are welcome! 

    We will also have the Mystery Quilt reveal with participants showing off their beautiful quilts. Coordinated/designed by Lynn Czar. 

    • Thursday, October 10, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library
    Moda fabric designer - Deb Strain - Deb will present some of her fabrics, her process of designing, and her experience as a quilter, designer, etc. She will also have products on display for purchase, so bring your wallet in order to purchase some of her beautiful items. "Coincidentally, while working with Deb to contract her for the presentation, I find myself using one of her fabric designs in one of my quilts", Karen Starkey, programs coordinator. 
    • Thursday, October 10, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Public Library

    Valerie Krieger - local connection, quilter, teacher, and designer will present a trunk show/lecture at our Thursday general meeting, then teach a two-day Mystery Quilt class of her design on Friday and Saturday.

    Fee for the two day class is $80.  Location to be announced. 

    • Friday, November 15, 2024
    • Saturday, November 16, 2024
    • Eppler Rd EMS, Petoskey

    Mystery Quilt class - Valerie will be designing the quilt this winter, she is thinking she will use 3 fabrics for the quilt. Participants will need to bring their cutting supplies, iron and ironing supplies, and any other tools you need. Cost is $80 for the class. Materials list will be sent to registrants after fee is paid. Times to be announced. 

    • Saturday, December 14, 2024
    • TBD

    Date and location TBD!

    We need a committee to organize this event; site, food and decorations.





Past events

Friday, February 16, 2024 Friendship Friday
Thursday, February 15, 2024 LTBQG Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Quilts of Valor work day
Thursday, February 08, 2024 February general meeting / A quilter's dream trip presentation & UFO challenge kick off
Friday, January 19, 2024 CANCELED - Friendship Friday / Children's Community Service Quilts
Thursday, January 11, 2024 January general meeting / Mini-technique Night
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Quilts of Valor work day
Saturday, December 16, 2023 Annual Holiday Luncheon: Sew This Is Christmas
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Quilts of Valor workshop day
Friday, November 17, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, November 16, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Workshop: Continue with Fabric Painting
Saturday, November 11, 2023 Class: Fabric painting with Carrie Roach
Thursday, November 09, 2023 General Meeting / Program: Fabric Painting
Wednesday, November 08, 2023 Quilts of Valor workshop day
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Workshop: Christmas Ornaments
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Hospice Quilts
Friday, October 20, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, October 19, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2023 General Meeting / Program: Make Christmas ornaments
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Quilts of Valor workshop day
Thursday, September 21, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Friday, September 15, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, September 14, 2023 September Tea: New Beginnings / Mystery Quilts Reveal (Guests are welcome at no charge.)
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Workshop: Pineapple Block
Friday, August 18, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, August 17, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Thursday, August 10, 2023 General Meeting / Pineapple Block demo & UFO reveal
Friday, July 21, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, July 20, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 2023 Annual July Picnic / FUN!
Friday, June 16, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, June 15, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Saturday, June 10, 2023 Class: 5-Point String Star with Nubin Minerd
Thursday, June 08, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Friday, May 19, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, May 18, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Workshop: Honeycomb quilt with 60 degree ruler
Thursday, May 11, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Friday, April 21, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Svc. Quilts
Thursday, April 20, 2023 LTBQG Board Meeting
Saturday, April 15, 2023 Class: Pink Grapefruit Quilt
Thursday, April 13, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 "Attic Windows" workshop
Friday, March 17, 2023 Friendship Friday / Children's Comm. Service Quilts
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, March 09, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Friday, February 17, 2023 Friendship Friday (previously Sit & Stitch) / Childrens Community Service Quilts
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, February 09, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Scrappy Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2023 Sit & Stitch
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Board Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2023 General Meeting & Program
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2022 General Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, September 08, 2022 September Tea (Membership Month)
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Board meeting
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Quilter to Quilter Garage Sale
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2022 General meeting
Friday, June 24, 2022 QUILTS BY THE BAY (quilt show)
Thursday, June 16, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, June 09, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, March 10, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Board meeting
Friday, February 11, 2022 Class with Krista Moser
Thursday, February 10, 2022 General meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Board meeting
Thursday, January 13, 2022 General meeting
Saturday, December 11, 2021 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, November 18, 2021 Board Meeting
Thursday, November 11, 2021 General Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021 Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Quilt Show Committee
Thursday, October 14, 2021 General Meeting
Thursday, September 09, 2021 General Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Board Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 2021 General Meetiing 6:45 Social / 7:00 Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Board Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2021 General Meeting 6:45 Social 7:00 Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Board Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2021 General Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 General Meeting: Holiday Party
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Board Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2020 General Meeting: 6:45 social, 7:00 meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2020 LTBQG Regular Meeting
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