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.


Melinda said...

I want to join the bee - sounds like wonderful fun.

Staci said...

I am interested, although a little nervous. This will be my first bee.

Colleen said...

I would love to participate.

Shannon said...

I would love to join. This will be such fun. Thank you for starting this.

Sue Barreau said...

Oh what fun!! I would love to join too please. I am in a couple of monthly swap blocks, but I am sure I can do this one too, as I dont work anymore. I also find it motivating to get to my sewing machine when I have a special project to do for someone else. I hope this is open to international bloggers/friends as I live in South Australia. Hope to hear from you soon, my email is Hugs n Blessings from Sue x

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I can do this! Please consider me as member #6!
I'm excited!! This should be lots of fun!

Wendy said...

I would love to join this too. It will be my first virtual bee. Looking forward to it!!

RenegadeQuilter said...

I would love to join this Bee - count me in if you don't already have enough people.

Thanks, Ann

Barbieann said...

I would love to join up. Please consider me if you don't have enough already. My request would be to not be the person responsible for the first few months of the year just so I can see how all this works. thanks.
sounds like great fun!!!!!

Tamera said...

I would love to join, too!

Anonymous said...

I would love to participate if you have any places left. I am excited but nervous as I have never participated in anything like this before. I am not working and have always wanted to do a quilt so what better way to get motivated to get one done - and make some new cyber friends along the way :-)
I may however need a little guidance along the way.
Thank you.

Bobyn said...

If you still need someone, I'd love to participate in your bee. It would be my first bee, virtual or in person, but I've been trying to find one I could participate in. :D

Jorie said...

I would love to join along if there are any open spots left!

Bailey said...

I would love to join...if you have enough room in group B still!


Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun group but I'm not quite clear on the number of swapped blocks and frequency of exchanging. Does everyone do blocks every month? How many blocks are to be sent?

Love all the blocks I've seen posted.

Susan MG

Linda G. (Stray Stitches) said...

To Anon: I couldn't reply by email as you are also a no-reply blogger. These two Bee groups are filled and are not longer accepting members. If you would like to be in a monthly swap, check out