Sunday, May 3, 2009

Live Piecefully Quilting Bee

I seem to be remarkably unlucky when it comes to signing up for quilting bees. I ALWAYS miss the cut off, or its already full by the time I find out about them...you get the picture. The solution, I have decided, is to start my own.

Anyone interested? 12 people, a block a month...you know the drill. I would imagine that this would be a suitable group for all skill levels, and I'm hoping for a lot of diversity. It will make the group even more inspiring and interesting!

Comment here or email me at smithie09@gmail.com if you want to join or just are interested in more info. Or check out my spectacularly underdeveloped flicker site.

***UPDATE***

I've had a lot of questions about the nuts and bolts of this bee. Sorry about the confusion folks! I'll try to lay it out a bit more clearly.

Live Piecefully is a twelve member group (one for each month of the year). Each member will be assigned a month to have his or her quilt worked on by the group at large. Lets say I assign myself June. I will decide on my fabrics and some general guidelines and mail out packets to the other eleven members of the group by the fifth of the month (in this hypothetical case, June). Each packet should have enough fabric to make at least one block, and any guidelines that I have. Each of the other members will them make me a 12.5 " square block from the fabrics that I picked out, and mail it back to me by the fifth of the following month (in this case July). I will then sew all the blocks together (and add some more of my own if necessary) and display my finished project with pride!

We will keep in touch via flickr (the group page is here). Its a good place to have discussion threads, and post pictures of the completed blocks so everyone in the group can enjoy them!

The best way to get an idea of what virtual quilting bees are like is to go look at some of the sites. I'm involved in this one, but you can also find links to a bunch of them here!

I hope this clarifies things a bit. If you are still interested in joining, please email me at smithie09@gmail.com with your name, mailing address, blog (if you have one) and month that you would prefer to be assigned (give me a couple options sil vous plait). If I have more than 12 interested people, will work it out, but for now lets stick with this method...

11 comments:

Sarah C said...

I would go check out this thread http://www.flickr.com/groups/quiltingbeeblocks/discuss/72157617103871916/

I know there are some people there looking to join.

Starting a bee is so much fun! Im so excited for you.

highwaycottage said...

Yay, another bee. I seem to miss out too (apart from the cottage bee). I'd love to join yours if you are taking international participants.

Rachael Adele said...

I'd love to join, too, if I can!

PS Stitcher said...

I have never joined a bee before, but I am interested. Could you tell me more about it?

Ahava Jora said...

Oh, I've been wanting to join a quilting bee too, but like you are incredibly unlucky in finding them and signing up in time. I'd love to join this one!

Kerry said...

I'd love to join...but I've never been in one before...anymore details for us newbies?

Shorty said...

I would love to join you! Thank you for the invitation. I'll respond to your email...

Claudia said...

I'd love to join if you still have a spot!

Smithfamilyquirks said...

i WOULD LOVE TO JOIN I cant say enough how I love these quilting bees, can I please??????
Mary

fruitfulwords said...

I emailed you my info. I hope there's enough interest for a second VQB.

Rachel Locke said...

Would love to join this BEE! Let me know.