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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wee Bee quilting

... and eating, and celebrating, and sharing, and just enjoying each other's company!

My quilting bee met at the rec center yesterday for the first time since November, and we were pleasantly surprised by a new mural on the wall...
it's almost floor-to-ceiling and I think it's a nice touch!

We all had a great time as usual, especially since we got a chance to celebrate Felicia's (The Slow Quilter) birthday.  Carolyn - better known as Lady Scrapbag, also better known as cake baker extraordinaire - made her a gingerbread birthday cake that was scrumpti-licious!

Gwen, our beading queen, showed off her coat that she started on a December quilting cruise with Rachel Clark
The picture doesn't do it justice!  She enhanced the design with sequins and beadings - take a closer look at these dolphins on the sleeve:
there are also beaded flamingos, sandals, an umbrella, turtles, coctails - it's a beautiful, beautiful coat.  I really admire Gwen's efforts on this one!

And here's a signature quilt Pat started on the same cruise...

she's in the process of deciding on a border treatment.  I really like the center fabric - the color is a bit off in the picture but it's a nice shade of red.

Our other Gwen was working on blocks from the book Radiant New York Beauties by Valori Wells 

I wish I'd thought to get a shot of her blocks, they're really beautiful.

And what would a quilting bee be without good food???
there was salad, fried fish, shrimp, collard greens, sliced fruit, cakes (three!), chips and dip, chicken (rotisserie, baked and fried!), deviled eggs, and little spicy meat pies.

But what was I waiting for?

let's cut the cake!!!

So til next month, keep the buzz on, little bee friends...

Sew forth and sew on


  1. You ladies have so much fun and do such beautiful work. I sure wish I lived closer. I'd love to come visit.


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