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:
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
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
BEE KEEPER: Kay Hardy
OTHER: Shopping opportunity at Jean's Corner Quilt Shop
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