My friend Sarah & I are setting up a new quilting venture called Bee Blessed.
This is a charity quilting bee, where folks can either come along to a group that meets in a home, or participate via Flickr.
The purpose of this group is to make quilts and other projects that we can gift to needy families/people/groups in our local area.
Starting in September, we aim to meet once every 3 weeks, and we will kick off in my house on Saturday 10th September, 2pm - 5pm. Anyone is welcome to come along for a bit of chat, tea & scones, and of course some purposeful sewing!
I know that there is always a great response to charity bees out there in blogland, and so we would love for fellow bloggers to be involved too.
I am starting up a flickr group called Bee Blessed. If you would like to support us by making the required blocks or donating fabric, please feel free to grab our button and post what you make on Flickr. We will aim to post pics of all our finished projects on Flickr.
Our first project will be cot quilts made from wonky star blocks. I will soon be posting the block requirements, but I want to show you the most gorgeous wonky star block quilt made by my friend Susan. What an inspiration! AND she hand quilted it!
Another friend of mine knows the head Social Worker in Belfast, who has details of the most needy mums in our area & who will most benefit from a cot quilt for baby.
I realise that the needs of some folks out there is massive, especially during these hard financial times. A small quilt or similar gift may be a drop in the ocean of what is needed, but we hope that our Bee Blessed gifts will bring some light and hope into otherwise dark and sad places.
So watch this space for more information on our first project (& please be patient with me as I try to figure out how to set up & administer a flickr group!!! Helpful suggestions from those of you in the know always gratefully received!).