Our Guild Bees

Our guild runs two bees. The NewBee is designed with the beginner to intermediate quilter in mind. The focus is on simpler modern block designs without curves, paper piecing, or complicated construction. This is a great way to practice your piecing skills.The Guild Bee is for any level quilter, but may involve more advanced techniques, so is great for building your skill toolbox.

  • Each month a Queen Bee will be assigned. You must choose a quilt you want made, and bring your desires/requirements for blocks to that month's meeting. The requests can be specific (using a certain online tutorial or provided instructions) or more general (scrappy stars from your stash, for example, or a theme: shapes, colors, low volume prints, etc). You can choose whatever you want! You may also specify block size.
  • If you want the other participants to use specific fabric, you must bring it in bags, labeled for each participant. You must at least provide the instructions.
  • You can make a Flickr or Pinterest board and send it to the bee members.
  • The blocks are due one month after they're assigned, and will be shared at that month's guild meeting.
  • If you're going to miss a meeting, you need to contact the participant whose month it is, or the beekeeper, to make other arrangements. But please try your best to come to meetings and stay on schedule! A major part of the bees is bringing in your finished blocks (and quilt!) to the meeting to share with the guild.

The NewBee - Beekeeper for 2017 is Mada
Guild Bee - Beekeeper for 2017 is Helaine

1 comment:

  1. Finnished my French summer houses in November and entered it in the WIP IT contest.
    This bee was so much fun, but glad this 3 rd round has no houses in,yet.....
    Now figuring out how to post a picture on this forum....