I am very happy to announce that we have two mini bees starting to make quilts for Siblings Together.
What is a mini bee, do I hear you say?
It is an online bee that runs for four months and has four members in it.
As with most other quilting bees, one person will be Queen bee (QB) each month, and will choose a block for the group to make. The QB will link to a tutorial, or write one, to give instruction on constructing the block. It should be a simple block so it can be made easily and quickly. Preferably the block should measure about 20" so that nine blocks will make one quilt.
Each Bee, or member of the group, will make two blocks and the QB will make an extra one. It is helpful for the group if the QB makes a sample block, to check that the tutorial is easy to follow, and to give an idea of colours and fabrics required. The QB should clearly state the colour scheme for the quilt.
Bees will then make the block, as requested, and send them to the QB, within the month they are set. The QB will then complete the quilt and send it to the charity Siblings Together.
In a nutshell, that is a mini bee, but this excludes all the fun, chatter, getting to make new friends online, and making a quilt for someone who really will appreciate it!
Do you want to join in the fun?
You don't have to have experience of being in a bee before, and this might just be the perfect opportunity to find out what it is like.
Our first mini bee is making these pretty blocks made by February Queen Bee, Tanya