Friday, December 31, 2010

Sneak Peak for Group A January

My block went to the post office today.  I had fun working with the fabrics.  Here's a sneak peek at the block :


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

As 2010 comes to a close, I would like to wish everybody a very........

See you next year!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Envelopes In The Mail

Friday I spent the morning getting ready for our my month's assignment for both groups, A & B - January!

This is the selection of fabric I worked with.  It is Amelia's Garden for Benartex.

Then I made 22 stacks of the cut fabric.  Now don't panic.  I am the only one that is a member of both groups so that is why I have 22 stacks.  The rest of you will only be dealing with 11 when your month comes up.

And here are the envelopes waiting for the mailman to pick them up this morning. (I blurred the addresses for privacy).  So you all should be receiving your packages of fabric some time soon.  And to give you a little time to think, I'm letting you select the block you want to make with the fabric I have sent you.  The only requirement is that the block be a 12" block (it will measure 12 1/2" edge to edge for you newer quilters).

I'm not exactly sure if these will all reach their desinations before Christmas but hopefully you should all have them by the New Year!

After you have made your block you can either post a picture here when you send it off or you can wait and let is be a surprise for me and then I will post a picture of it.  Either way, I can't wait to see what you will be creating for me!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Both Groups Are Full!!!!

We are now completely full in both Groups!  Hooray for all of us!  Here's to a great year of sharing ahead!!

Group B Complete

Our Group B just accepted its final member!  Each month has been assigned.  I will send out the needed snail mail information approximately one month ahead of your assigned month.  January is mine and I hope to send out the fabric and block instructions by the 20th.
We only need one more member in Group A.  I'm hoping to hear back today from someone who expressed interest yesterday.  If I don't, is there anyone from Group B that would like to also be in group A?  The only month left to fill is December.
We are on our way!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Second Bee Group!

I am so thrilled with the amount of quilters that have shown interest in Let's Bee Together!!!  Thank you for your great response! 

Since there has been this tremendous response,  I have just opened up the Bee to a second group.  This will be Bee Group B - I know, not very original but that's the best that I could come up with.  We are well on the way to having that group filled too.  If you should know of anybody that might be interested, send them over this way quickly.  

I have most of the months assigned for the A group.  I'm just waiting to hear from a couple of the members for preferences.  I figure that I would give them until the beginning of the week because of the holiday.  So I hope to be sending out an email to all of the group A members by the middle of the week with all of the juicy details.

Thank you once again for the tremendous response to join Let's Bee Together!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Come Join Me

Welcome to Let's Bee Together

This is a virtual quilting bee that will begin January 2011.  I am looking for 11 people to join the group.

Let's Bee Together is open to people of all levels of experience and skill and is open to international participation.  You do not have to have a blog to join. 

It is a year long commitment.  This bee is as much about giving your completed blocks to others as it is about getting a whole bundle of completed blocks.  Please take a few moments to consider your workload and time commitments on a monthly basis for the next year.  The last thing you want to feel is pressured by something (creating) that should be a lot of fun for you. 

This bee will be made up of 12 people who are each assigned a separate month as their month to be the recipient of the blocks.  The bee will run then for a year, with each person taking turns making blocks for everyone else 11 months, and one month sending fabric out and receiving their own blocks back.

When it is a month you are just making a block for someone else, you get to sit back and relax while you wait for the envelope to come in the mail.  When you get the envelope of fabric, read the directions the person sent and/or posted online about what they want their blocks to be.  Sew the block and mail it back to them. 

When it is a month you are sending out fabric, figure out what kind of block(s) you want everyone to make you.  Select the fabric either out of your own stash or purchase the fabric.  Print out and/or post directions/suggestions for your blocks.  Mail out your fabric to your bee members.  Wait for finished blocks to start arriving in the mail back to you! 

Doesn't this sound like fun? 

If you are interested in joining this group you can either leave a comment here or email me at .  I will contact you with further information and have some questions for you to complete.

I hope you will be joining me in Let's Bee Together.  And, please, grab the button on the sidebar and let all of your friends know about us.