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Bee Groups

Bee Groups give us the opportunity to connect in small groups with other like-minded quilters, and learn from each other and be inspired by each other.  Hopefully, this year will allow us to be together again, whether in person (following covid restrictions) or virtually using Zoom.  If you’d like to start a bee group, but aren’t sure about zoom, there are many of us that could help with that.  We are only limited by our imaginations!  

Please email me with ideas for Bee Groups – When emailing, it will be helpful if you use the title MCQG Bee Group, and send to bee@mountaincabinquilters.ca

Current Bee Groups

Postcard making for shows (Lead Mary W.)  The guild would like members to make some postcards to be sold at the Visions Show and at the Canadian Rockies Quilt Show.  So, wouldn’t it be fun to have a monthly zoom get together for a couple of  hours where members could make postcards, inspire each other and socialize at the same time! 

There’s no obligation to be there every month, but we’d just like to know if there are people who might be interested in doing this. Please send an email to bee@mountaincabinquilters.ca if you’d like to participate.  
 
 Pick 5 Challenge (Co-Leads Ellen L. and Dawn H.)  This idea was started last year by ‘the working group’ and there has been interest expressed to do it again!  This group will connect in a zoom meeting once a month for a couple of hours.  
Here’s how it works:
Do you have projects or specific quilt related tasks you would like to complete?  It could be a course you want to take or a new technique you want to try. Here’s a little motivation!
– You choose 5 of your own projects and assign numbers 1 through 4 to each project.    Label the 5th project as “Joker”
– Each month a number (1 to 4 or Joker) will be drawn by the leads
– That’s the project you would work on completing that month
– The joker will be a surprise
Please send an email to Ellen at elauersen@telus.net if you’d like to be included.
Zoom meeting dates are posted on the guild calendar.
 
Scrappy Quilts  This bee group, led by Chris Nykoluk, was previously established and met in person monthly.  Members are interested in working on, and sharing ideas about creating Scrap Quilts. There’s always a bit of fabric sharing that happens too!  This group has a tentative plan to restart in November.  At this time, the group is at full capacity, for the space in the room, with members who have participated in the past.

 
UFO’s   This bee group, led by Chris Nykoluk,  was previously established and met in person monthly.  Members are interested in completing projects of their own, while in the company of others.  They share ideas, help each other with techniques, and generally support each other and enjoy this social time. This group has a tentative plan to restart in November.  At this time, the group is at full capacity, for the space in the room, with members who have participated in the past.