Quilting Bees

Just What is a Quilting Bee?

A bee, as used in quilting bee, is a social gathering where people get together to quilt and sew. During the 19th century quilting bees were very popular. The goal was to work together to make a quilt very quickly. Many hands made the work much faster. Bees could turn out several quilts in a day. Quilts of those days were a necessity, functional, and most likely used on a daily basis. Women enjoyed the social aspect of quilting bees. Bees provided fun and fellowship along with the sewing.

Our Guild offers several Bees that meet regularly. To learn more about the various Bees see the list below or contact with your questions or comments.

Blessed are the Quilters

Blessed are the Quilters:
  For they are Piecemakers
  For they make ends meet
  For they know how to cut corners
  For they keep you in stitches
  For they are great comforters
  For they patch things up
  For they cover you with warmth
  For they pick up the pieces
  For they put color in your life

                                ~~Author Unknown

Buzzing Bees

Thursday Bee Friendship Quilt



WHEN: Every Thursday @ 10am until 3pm (note: early arrival is discouraged, building is in use prior to 10 am) Please be quiet if arriving early.

WHERE: Escapees Clubhouse, 140 Escapees Drive, Livingston, Texas 77351

PURPOSE: Fellowship while working on projects! Work on your own project. Work on BOM the Thursday following the guild meeting. Work on yearly Raffle Quilt. Celebrate Bee birthdays on 3rd Thursday each month, bring something for the pot luck! Come and enjoy! Something for everyone!

BEE KEEPERS: BobbyLee Ruskis, and Sue Glick

OTHER: Bring your lunch, Microwave available; no refrigeration available.


WHEN: 2nd Wednesday @ 10am until 4:00 pm

WHERE: Red Barn Retreat, 21 N. Butch Arthur Road, Coldspring, Texas 77331

PURPOSE: Work on Square-in-a-Square blocks

BEE KEEPER: Bonnie Walker

OTHER: Bring a lunch!


WHEN: Every Wednesday @ 9:30am until about 5:30 pm

WHERE: Heavenly Threads Quilt Shop, 334 Prospect Drive, Trinity, Texas 75862

PURPOSE: Work on and encourage one another in what they need. Work on Habitat for Humanity Quilts. Also work on group or individual projects!

BEE KEEPERS: Karen Godfrey and Jammie Ackley 



WHEN:  4th Friday each month - 9:00 am until 2-3:00 pm

WHERE: Jean's Corner, 712 N Jackson Ave, Livingston, TX 77351


OTHER: Shopping opportunity at Jean's Corner Quilt Shop

For additional information, please contact a Bee Keeper!

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