Meet And Sew On... Bee
I am so happy as I write this article for ACQ’s August newsletter. My bee – And Sew On… Bee – is meeting in person tonight for the first time in more than a year. It will be great to see everyone at our meeting. While we haven’t met in person this past year, we have stayed connected. We met over Zoom; we created our own Facebook group where we could post projects and share news.
Let me take a moment to tell you a little about And Sew On. We have 12 members. I am one of the newest members, having joined 5 years ago. The bee originally started some 20 years ago as a sub-group of a larger organization called Mothers & More. Our bee meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. We plan 2 retreats a year and we enjoy outings together like the quilt museum, shop hops and fabric stores. Most years we do a group project. In the past we’ve done a block exchange, project round robin, mystery project bags and more.
To gather background for this article I asked 2 questions of our bee members: What do you like about our bee? and What projects are you working on? Here is feedback I received about the bee:
We are a positive, happy-go-lucky group. One member mentioned diversity: “Just as one cross-trains to improve their sport. We share our differences and talents, which in-turn pushes us individually to excel.”
I think that sums it up quite well. And here are some of the things this fun-loving, creative and inspiring group of quilters are working on:
Log Cabin quilt; Nightingale quilt; Serendipity QAL; Angela Walter’s FMQ Challenge; All Hallows Eve quilt; dog portrait art quilt; queen size flannel quilt for husband; Farmer’s Wife quilt; and Smitten EPP quilt. Whew!!
When I reflect over this past year, I realize how much I missed my quilt bee and at the same time how much it has been a sanity saver. It was great to see that quilting continued, that creativity still exists and that we thrive as a community. I imagine you feel the same with your bee.
And Sew On… Bee