Quilting Bees

I've recently joined up with a few quilting bees.  I once thought they were elusive clubs that were difficult to find open and join.  But, that's not the case at all.  In fact, it's quite easy to join a quilting bee.  

The best resource I've found has been this flickr group.  It has a thread where you can find bees to join and post that you're interested in joining a bee.  For a couple months, I just looked at the thread (when I had time) looking for bees that I could join.  I didn't find too many that were still open.  They go fast!  A couple weeks ago, I decided to post that I was interested in joining a few bees and my inbox was flooded with invitations.  Well, maybe not flooded, but I got quite a few.  Moral of the story:  Don't be afraid to post that you're interested.  Don't just watch from the outside.

Here are a few that I've joined:

[3 x 6] Bee: I did the first round this year and signed up for the second.


Wonky Quilt Bee 


around the world { a modern bee }

Sew Modern Quilt Bee

Tokyo Subway Map Block Swap - this one isn't really a bee, per se.  We're each making one block from this quilt 25 times, sending it out, and receiving back 25 blocks to make a completed quilt.

Each bee is a little different in it's timeline, requirements and block style.  I know I'm going to be busy over the next several months, but I'm looking forward to trying out new things and seeing what everyone else does with the same materials.  I really love the idea of the finished product being so easy to complete and so small.  

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