If you have ever contemplated joining a quilting bee and weren’t sure…just do it! I love being challenged each month with a new block and because it’s for someone other than myself, I put extra effort into each one.
If you are looking to join a quilting bee, you can either check out your local Modern Quilt Guild or check out Quilting Bee Blocks on Flickr. QBB has a running discussion of open quilting bees. At one point I was in three bees, but I am limiting myself to only one now, since most of my day is caring for my little ones.
Oh, I didn’t explain what a quilting bee is? No, it isn’t a group of ladies sitting around a fire sewing and gossiping, though that would be really cool if wine were also included. Normally there are 12 Bee members. Each member is assigned a month and on their month they choose a quilt block (or 2) that each member will make and mail back. The idea is to have enough blocks to make a quilt and to have the opportunity to try new techniques each month.
Now, without further ado, I present to you my year in Bee Blocks.
(Click on photos if you want to see them larger. For more info, check out my Flickr Set: Bee Blocks.)
Happy Friday and happy sewing!