A little while back I was invited to participate in a Quilt Bee. I have never participated in a bee before, have you? It will be a new experience for me. So, I agreed to jump in and be part of the fun. It's a two-color bee...meaning all the quilts will only be two colors. And I think we agreed they'd all be red and white. LOVE red and white quilts, so I am looking forward to it.
I got invited through my association with Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts. She also invited me on a retreat this summer so we can meet in real life. Should be fun. She tells me that many of the other gals in this bee will be at the retreat as well. So that was additional motivation for me to participate.
If you don't know what a bee is, here is what I understand about it. Each member is assigned a month. During your month, it is your job to select a pattern and fabrics and to send them out to the bee members. Each bee member completes a block. Sometimes bee members are asked to contribute some of their own fabric and/or creativity to the block. At the end of the month, bee members send the blocks back to the coordinator for the month, who then assembles the blocks into a quilt. At the end of the year, everyone has her own quilt.
Fortunately, my month is not until April, so I will have a chance to see how it works with everyone before I have to send stuff out myself. But the first packet is coming out right now and is due back at the end of July (I think). So, I'm getting excited!
What's really neat is the gal who is coordinating the whole thing set up a blog for us, called the Two's Company Quilt Bee. The members have all been coming on and introducing themselves. My introduction is linked above at the top of this post. If you want to check it out, feel free. Click on the banner once you get to the blog to see all the other posts, too. I'll probably blog both places or at least link to my posts there if you are interested in following along.
Should be fun!
Until next time,