Saturday, June 23, 2012

Starter Block for Around the World Bee

Our Around the World Bee II has now started. We have 25 eager and very creative quilters from around the world joining in the fun!!
Each person does a 'starter block' to set the theme for their quilt. The block is then sent to the next person in the loop, who makes a block to compliment it...........and so on, till you end up with your block (plus 24 complimentary blocks) returning home to be assembled into a fantastic quilt.
Some of us have also included a signature block so everyone can add their name and hometown for the back of the quilt.
All lots of fun - watch this space for more photos as the bee progresses!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Around the World Quilting Bee

My great friend Tanya has recently moved back to New Zealand and is sorely missed!!! She is the one who introduced me to quilting bees via Flickr, and I'm absolutely addicted to them! It's a fun way to meet new friends from around the world who all share an interest.

We decided as a way to keep in touch to start a Quilt Around the World bee. Tanya has participated in one before and loved it. Each member makes a block and then sends it to the next person on the list. The blocks make the rounds until everyone has their block back, along with blocks from each member. It's really exciting and the finished quilt will make a great keepsake. So far, the bee has members from Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Switzerland. It's still looking for a few members, so if you want to join up in the next week or so visit this page!