What Is a Quilting Bee And How To Start One

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When you see or hear the words “quilting bee”, what comes to mind? 

I don’t know about you, but I always think of a bunch of women sitting on the front porch of a quaint little house, sipping sweet tea, gossiping about friends and family while quilting the same quilt they’ve been working on for the past ten years.

Well, what if I was to tell you that a quilting bee is SO much more? It’s more like a quilting party with an actual purpose.

Let’s dive in and explore some of your burning questions about the origins of this group sewing gathering and how to start one of your own.

I hope to answer all of your questions and teach you some fun facts along the way!

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47 Of The Best Quotes About Quilting

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Hey quilting friends! Need a little inspiration for your next project? Or maybe you'd like some ideas for words to embroider on a gift or put in a card to one of your quilting friends.

With 9 -11 million quilters in the country, there's plenty of wisdom out there in the form of quilting quotes and sayings.

We've curated some of the best quotes about quilting to give you just the right words to express your feelings about your craft.

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10 Of The Best Quilting Games for Your Next Quilt Guild or Retreat

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Have you ever been put in charge of finding games for your local quilting guild or a quilting retreat?

How do you help your members and guests break the ice and become a real community of quilt lovers?

We want some unique and fun games for quilters that are the perfect way to bring everyone together, share some laughs, and maybe even learn something new about the wonderful world of quilting.

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13 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns For Your Next Project

Every quilter knows that leftover pieces of fabric are inevitable.

While some people throw these scraps away, others are quite conscientious and look to make something from their scraps.

However, scrap quilting is not a new concept.

Looking back to the Victorian age, we find that the production of crazy quilts by upper-class women was a way for them to show off their wealth and knowledge of stitching.

The fabrics used were often brocades, silks, and chintz.

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9 Of The Best Ways To Make More Time For Quilting

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One of the main reasons that people don't quilt is simply because they can't find the time.

It feels time-consuming to set up for a quilting session, get into your groove, and then have to clean up.

With so many things crammed into our schedules, it can be really difficult to find enough free time to just sit down and focus on your creativity. If you can relate to this challenge, read on to learn some tips to make more time for quilting.

There are benefits to quilting that go beyond the final product that make it really worth your time. Quilting used to be done for purely practical reasons, but now studies have shown that not only is quilting great for relieving depression and stress, but it is also an effective form of exercise for your brain.

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The 12 Best Quilting Magazines

The quilting world is vast, yet basic, a collection of creative people who express their individuality, talent, and personal art in unique ways.

People who love to quilt like to read about the ever-changing landscape of quilting.

We are especially interested in new and old fabric collections, and we like to stay current when it comes to the products and services that give quilting its character, attractiveness, and down-home flair.

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