Last update: February 3, 2016



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






Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild
is a long-established guild with 124 members from at least 10 communities in the area surrounding Petoskey.
 

 

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. Visitors are welcome with a $5 donation to the Guild treasury. Exception: Visitors are welcome to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

 
 
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: info@ltbquiltersguild.org


Next regular meeting of this guild:

6:30pm, Thursday, February 11, 2016
at the Emmet County Friendship Center
on Anderson Road, Petoskey

Bring your red and
" heart" quilts to
Show 'n Tell.


For February -- A batik fabric exchange!
There's nothing quilters like more than lots of different fabrics! Bring two things:

One yard of quilt-shop-quality batik fabric.
(Make sure you love it; it will be your biggest piece.)
Bring one small pair of scissors.
DO NOT CUT the yardage.

There will be a little "challenge" if you would like to participate. (Prizes!!)

 


November saw our members go through trunks and closets,
searching for those quilts we inherited or have special meaning.
We saw lots of lovingly preserved antique quilts
and heard the stories that go with them.

Take a look at the pictures by clicking on the "crazy patch" at right. -->

 

 

We did it! We were awarded $500.00 from the Michigan Quilt Network!
This will help us continue to purchase batting, backing, ship quilts, etc.
We are very excited about this gift!

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

Quilt Count: 72 total for 2014-2015
54 - 55 were delivered this year alone!
(Our original goal was 6 per year.)


Next workshop: Wednesday,

February 3, 2016
at Hearts to Holly, Charlevoix

Click here for instructions.


We had a work session in Tresa's new
quilting studio. Wanna see?
Go here.

Look! A new pattern!

This group is almost two years old and thriving!

19 Veterans are waiting for a quilt! Can you help?

Next Q of V workshop meeting is Wednesday, January 6, 2016.


 
195 Placemats made for senior citizens in Emmet County!
 


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. 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.

Hiland Cottage

The Hospice Quilters meet from 9am-12 noon each Wednesday at McLaren's Community Health Education Center (the old A&P location) on Connable Avenue. They will welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand.



Didja' know that this Guild has made and donated over 100 quilts to pediatric patients at McLaren Northern Michigan? That's awesome, ladies!