Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What's this?  The Bees In The Attic bee hive met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Do you know how a Bee Hive works?  Twelve people get together to form a hive.  Each month one of them takes a turn being the Queen.  The Queen gets to choose the block from the book we have chosen to work from.  Then the next month the rest of the members of the hive create that block in the colors the Queen desires and presents that block to the queen on the following month.  I felt it necessary to explain this because some of the other people who come into the shop thought this group involved working on the computer and were confused about Instagram.  This came up after a previous post about the group.  I just wanted to let everyone know that there is no need for a computer to participate in a hive.  That being said, in the picture above Queen for this past month holds up a piece of flannel so the rest of the bees can place their blocks on it.  Kathy thought this would be helpful instead of laying them on the floor.  She was so right!
Above, Queen Caroll (me) displays her blocks from the members of the group.
This is a closeup of all the lovely blocks!  A special thank you to the group for my blocks.  I can't wait to put this quit together!
Above is Peggy who is Queen for this upcoming month.  Peggy gave us all some beautiful fabric to use when making her blocks.

  • Quilt exhibit at St. Patrick's Church, Parnell on Sunday, June 26, from 12:30-5 p.m. The exhibit is during the parish festival and the quilts are inside the church.  Denice Barker, who told me about this event, said she is naming the show "Blessed Are The Piecemakers.  She said that the people contributing are people from the parish, my friends, and local quilters from Lowell.
  • Monday Charity Quilters!  Since the regularly scheduled sewing day for the Charity Quilters falls on July 4th, the meeting has been moved to Monday, July 11.
  • Row by Row begins, Tuesday, June 21
  • Fold 'n Wreath, Thursday, June 23
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, June 25
  • Quilt Exhibit at St. Patrick's Church, Sunday, June 26
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 11
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles


Annie said...

I'm glad you explained how a bee works. I did not know this. Your blocks will be a delightful quilt that will make you feel happy every time you see it and use it. It's very good to be the Queen of anything and everything!

JOY @ said...

I'm honored that you are sharing my bowl holders! Thank-you so much!

Lynn said...

Love the tiara and wand!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.