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

WHAT WE ARE: Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild is a long-established non-profit, meeting once each month at the Friendship Center in Petoskey. Current membership count is about 97.

WHY WE ARE: Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild exists to:
cooperation and exchange of ideas among those who love quilts and quilting 
Encourage high standards of design and technique 
Stimulate interest in quilting crafts and skills through carefully planned programs and activities.

LTBQG members currently support and sustain four charitable efforts: Pediatric Quilts for hospitalized children and teens; Hospice Quilts for Hiland Hospice House patients; Quilts of Valor for U.S. service veterans; and quilted placemats for every Meals on Wheels recipient in Emmet County. Hospice Quilts and Quilts of Valor are small work-groups that meet regularly, while the Pediatric Quilts and Meals on Wheels Placemats are carried out by individuals who prefer to work alone athome. For more information on any of these efforts, CLICK the Helping Hands below.

Last update: March 26, 2020

We're located
in Petoskey, MI,
near the "Tip of the Mitt,"
and just 30 miles south of the
Big Mackinac Bridge!



2020 LBTQG Program Schedule
Click HERE

We do Quilts of Valor (R)
and have thus far presented
350 quilts
to U.S. Veterans of our Armed Forces.


Our Guild meets every second Thursday of the month at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. Guild members who wish to meet earlier and visit with other quilters may bring needlework after 3:30pm. Light refreshments are served at 5:30pm, and our regular meeting begins at 6:00pm. Visitors are welcome, but asked to contribute $5 to the Guild treasury. Exception: visitors are invited to attend the Annual LTBQG September Tea free of charge.

Friendship Center
Emmet County Friendship Center

To contact Guild leadership, send an e-mail to: ltbquiltersguild@gmail.com

April Guild Meeting is cancelled.
Like everything else, the Guild will resume its normal schedule when our national crisis is over.


Program Update as of March 26, 2020
LOTS of adjustments to the best laid plans of mice and men...read on.

UFO Challenge

Demo Night

Wool BOM Club
(Block of the Month)

Color Challenge


Upcoming Programs

Let’s keep the Guild UFO Challenge Going: Send a list of your unfinished projects, along with a check for $5/item to Charr Skirvin. DO THIS ASAP, just so we have a registration record. Each UFO must be completely finished --quilted and bound -- to be revealed at September Tea. If you don’t quilt your projects yourself, set a goal of getting tops done by June 1 so you can get them to a longarm quilter.

We’ll schedule this again later in the year.

We’ll get those kits to you after April 13. Judith Ivan will arrange to pick them up from Carmen, then she and
Charr will distribute them, just like last month.

I’ve seen many pictures via e-mail and text messages of folks working on their Color Challenge Lots of great things are being done. Keep that going. (Yay!!!) Our national crisis will ease, and we will get back to meeting regularly. Reminder: The Color Challenge will also be part of the September Teal. It’ll be exciting to see what everyone has done during this unusual time.

May 2020 - Quilters' Clinic Trunk Show with Ruth Ann Berry (from Quilter’s Studio in Fife Lake, MI. The Bargello Quilt Class has been cancelled - too few sign-ups. It’s good to be hopeful, but be prepared for
cancellation of the May meeting as well.

June 2020 - Rachael May - NMU professor. Lecture on quilting history and her book, The American Quilter. Class: Shibori Dyeing Workshop with Joanne Condino of Three Pines Studio in Cross Village. Date and cost pending; Contact Charr Skirvin to sign up.

Program Contacts are: Judith Ivan (231-459-5662) - jofsji@gmail.com
and Charr Skirvin (231-753-2261) - 79cls63@gmail.com
Contact one of us with questions or sign-ups.


Quilts of Valor(R) now meets at the
Charlevoix Public Library
220 Clinton Street,
from 10am - 2pm,
second Wednesday of each month. Next workday: Stay tuned.
This is a permanent location change.

At right is Karen Wooltz
who dropped by the March workbee
to donate her Quilt of Valor(R)
that she made at home.

Thank you, Karen!



An Accuquilt fabric cutter is now available
for use at the Petoskey District Library.

Click on the "Go" picture at right to read
about this wonderful new community resource!

This is also the page to check on the
used with the cutter.

This page will be updated as our inventory grows.


Upcoming Work Bees-->bbbbbbb

Quilts of Valor
Next workbee--
-- date to be determined --
--at Charlevoix

Public Library

350 Quilts awarded thus far!
Hospice Quilts
Meets every Wednesday,
9am - 12 noon

at Hiland Cottage, Petoskey
Will resume when crisis is over.
Placemat Makers
Whenever you have
fabric and time.


Our February 2020 meeting was blessed with good weather and we had an excellent turnout. Show 'n Tell was great, then Nettie Hosler presented a trunk show from a smattering of projects done and almost done. Click her to see the Show 'n Tell segment and what was in her trunk.  


November 14 - Sharon Henrie Lake of Great Lakes Quilts was both speaker and teacher for the next day's class on One Block wonders. We managed to get a few pictures.  
September 12th - Our 2019 September Tea
Charlevoix Public Library hosted our gathering in their lovely Community Room, where we enjoyed a colorful presentation by Sally Manke, Michigan fiber artist. Click the bike at right for some really nice work by this retired high-school art and home-ec teacher.s


August 8th - Gramma, Gracie and Me!
It was a trunk show that could truly make your quilt cup runneth over. Tresa McWilliams Keys brought what was only a fraction of her collection, sharing with us her love of quilting and the countless things to be made from 1930s reproduction fabrics.


We worked hard to present the 2019 version of
Quilts on the Bay and it was MAGNIFICENT!
Click the icon at right to see the best quilts
you'll find this year!


June 13th brought us just about every kind of weather except snow, and we had good attendance. It was also one week prior to the quilt show, so a lot of last-minute threads were dealt with and tied off. (Quilting analogy.) Still, there were a half-dozen members who brought their latest creation for Show 'n Tell. Click on the blue flower to see them.


May 9th cooperated beautifully! We had a meeting! We had an awesome Show and Tell! Click the Blue Shadow Star at right to see.  


April 11th was a terrible day for weather. Forecasters warned of freezing rain, and we decided to stay home.
NO pictures. Boo.
Don't click it.
It doesn't go anywhere.

March 14th brought favorable weather and we had a good turn-out that included neat Show and Tell quilts and a thorough demonstration of machines that cut fabric --fast and precisely.
Click the miniature at right to see the photos.

February's 2019 meeting
was sandwiched in-between snow and sleet storms. Occupational Therapist Kristin Wren from McLaren Northern Michigan gave a short program on how to practice healthy posture throughout the whole quilt-making process.

There was only one quilt for Show and Tell, and it was made for an auction fundraiser that benefitted Petoskey High School athletics. It's the only photo from that meeting.


January 2019
meeting photos. Click the pinwheel!

Looking for photos of past meetings and events?
Need to look at a newsletter?
Go to the

Guild Archive.
Click the safe.
Guild Archive
That's where we keep the hallowed material. Verrry quietly, click the safe.


That's all, folks!