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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wee Bee meeting

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Jamaican jerk chicken
(2) a good strong lock
(3) crunchy peanut butter

This month we had visit from Toni Ford, a member of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, who is conducing a video documentary of  Washington area quilters.

Toni began her interviews with a group of quilters at a Senior Wellness Center in Southeast Washington, DC.  When she interviewed Sandy Hassan and me a few weeks ago and expressed an interest in visiting a bee, we invited her to our meeting to see some of our work.

While Toni chatted informally with us about her project, her videographer took shots of our work from different angles in the room. 

Toni was impressed with the range of talent in our Bee...

Of course, we had "new" show n tell!
Shirley's Bento box!
Linda's veggie jars!

Toni noted that a lot of  quilters she has talked with make quilts as gifts or just as a creative outlet.  One concern she has is that the talent of quiltmakers as a whole is not as well known as it could be; every group of quilts seen by someone other than the maker is probably just the tip of the iceberg!  To help our Bee get more exposure for our work, she'd like to assist us in showcasing our work at one of the local embassies.

That bee it for now, sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Oooh that would be cool to have your quilts showcased at an embassy.

  2. How exciting for your bee....I always love when you share pictures from one of your meetings.

  3. How nice for your Bee to get the attention it so richly deserves!

  4. How exciting.Some very lovely quilts that would make a wonderful display that's sure to inspire visitors.

  5. I absolutely love Toni...she was a board member at the organization where I work and is a personal friend. She is an amazing soul and I am happy to hear that she was able to attend your meeting. The quilts are stunning.


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