I am very excited about a new venture with my friend Judith - a real life quilting bee!
Bee Blessed is a charity quilting bee where we will get together with other local interested folk for a wee stitch and a cuppa to share our skills, our resources and hopefully a laugh or two. Our aim will be to create quilts and other little projects to bless others. All of our quilts will be donated locally to those who need a little blessing and thoughtfulness in their lives.
We know that the hardships faced by many will never be solved by a patchwork quilt, but maybe just maybe, someone who receives a quilt will feel the blessing of knowing that we cared enough to think of them and to want to do something nice for them.
Our plan is to meet locally (house hopping) every three weeks starting on Saturday 10 September 2011, 2pm to 5pm. If you would be interested in coming along to the Bee meetings in the Greater Belfast area (and maybe a little beyond) to stitch with us please do let us know. Other dates are posted on my Bee Blessed page.
Judith has set up a flickr group too so you can have a peek at what we're up to. AND, so that all you virtual bee friends out there don't feel left out, we'd be more than delighted if you wanted to get involved by contributing a bee block here and there. Just join the flickr group to let us know and keep an eye there and on our blogs for details of upcoming projects.
Thanks to inspiration from Susan's fab quilt, to get us off to a start we're going to make up some wonky star blocks to make small baby quilts. Judith has posted the details for the first meeting and blocks here. I hope some of you can be tempted to join us either in person or via flickr. (It's a good excuse to use up some scraps and to make some blocks you might not have tried before!)
Hoping to see some of you there! And a huge THANKS to those of you who have already joined the flickr group or promised a block or two via Judith's blog - it's all very exciting!!