Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild
is a long-established guild with 100+ members from at least 10 communities in the area surrounding Petoskey.

Last update: April 15, 2014

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

Emmet County Friendship Center
in Petoskey, Michigan,
near the "Tip of the Mitt,"
and just 30 miles south of the
Big Mackinac Bridge!
  We meet every second Thursday 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. Guild members may bring guests.
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 yearly provide a quilt that they may then use for a raffle fundraiser.

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Next regular meeting of this guild will begin at
6:30pm, Thursday, May 8, 2014
at the Emmet County Friendship Center
on Anderson Road, Petoskey.

Special Guest in May

Laurie Ceesay
from Menominee, MI
(She's going to teach a class!)
Her lecture topic:
"From Barbie Dolls to Fashion"

May 9th class project:

Portrait Quilts
(a.k.a. "artsy) portraits"

Check her out at:

Laurie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI with a degree in Clothing, Textiles and Design. She took a Fiber Arts class while in college where she was exposed to quilting. She never finished that quilt, but her love of quilts grew. By 2003, she had made a lot of quilts, but became bored with the traditional process and quit because nothing inspired her. She got her groove back when she realized she could combine her love of illustration and fashion design, the history of fashion, and her hairdressing profession and make contemporary quilts of her own designs.

Class Info:

to be held at the Charlevoix Library
10am - 4:30pm
Cost: $40 for Guild Members - $50 for guests


This workshop is for people who have never made a portrait quilt before. Laurie simplifies her portrait technique for a simple pattern to make a wall hanging which has 2 borders and measures 18" X 18".

She uses a raw edge fused applique approach to create a whimsical quilt with individualized choices for hair color, skin tone, facial features and shoulder straps. One could make a self-portrait by selecting fabrics to match their personal coloring or just have fun and explore!

Laurie's pattern includes three hairstyle options and class attendees will receive "bonus" hairstyles at the class. Embellishment ideas to detail and enhance your portrait will be discussed. Class will include fusing the applique portrait pieces to background fabric, sewing on borders and securing the applique/quilting the project.

Call Lois Furness for more information or to register: 231-420-1847


A Saturday Stripping Class in the Multipurpose Room at the Charlevoix Library
(Do we know how to have fun or what?!!)

Quilts of Valor

Quilts for U.S. Military Veterans
is now an official project of this Guild.

This group usually meets on Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm
at Hearts to Holly, 107 Mason Street, Charlevoix.

Next meeting:
Wednesday, April 16th.

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Our 2014 Program Calendar -- Click there ---->
2014 Guild Program Schedule
Looking for a quilt show? Look here!
June 25 - 28
Shipshewana Quilt Show
  Didn't get to the meeting? See the images at: Guild Archive
Looking for a back issue of the Guild's monthly newsletter? They're in the Archive, too! Click here!
Photos are up for Ann Loveless's trunk show, and November's Show 'n Tell. Click HERE.
  Amended By-Laws: Click here.