Asheville Quilt Guild’s Member Bees
Member bees are open to all AQG members, but they are here especially to help encourage new members and beginning quilters. If you would like to meet or help new quilters, have questions about the Guild, are looking for volunteers for your committees, or just want a couple of hours of fun and fellowship with other quilters, then you are welcome.
Our main purpose is to bring people together in a fun and stress-free way to meet others, learn about our guild and share quilting knowledge. Hopefully, you and the people you meet will become lifetime quilting buddies.
Check out the following groups and plan to come to at least one of them. You are welcome at any or all of them. Bring a project you are currently working on, especially if you need help with it or advice on it. Don’t forget your Show and Tell!
Click on AQG Member Bee Chairman to get your questions answered.
List of Member Bees
The Beaucatcher Bee has been active since the 1980s and members of this bee were founding members of the Asheville Quilt Guild. Beaucatcher Bee welcomes everyone interested in quilting. We are probably best described as a social club with a quilting passion. We meet every Tuesday from 10:00am – noon and members can be found working on a variety of their personal needlecrafts including of course – quilts. We meet at the North Asheville Community Center 39 E. Larchmont Road (off Merrimon Avenue). Annual Community Center Fee applies $15 for Asheville City residence and $20 for residence outside of the city limits. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
BEE MODERN OF ASHEVILLE
We are a group of quilters focused on the Modern Quilt style, which includes – to quote the Modern Quilt Guild – “the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work.”
We meet the third Saturday of the month, from 9:30am – mid-afternoon at 192 Swannanoa River Road. We will have tables for sewing machines, where we can work on our own quilts, or collaboratively. We also plan to discuss topics of interest, and anyone can make a suggestion.
Our focus is on designing and making Wearable Art. We meet once a month. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
EAST ASHEVILLE BEE
The East Asheville Bee meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the East Asheville Library (3 Avon Rd, behind Fire Station #8 at 904 Tunnel Rd), from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All are welcomed to come. Bring a lunch and a project. We may occasionally work on quilts for community organizations. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
Meetings held 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at member’s homes, 1-3 p.m. Our objective is to get to know each other better, to share quilting questions and information, and to occasionally do a group project. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
FIBER ARTS ALLIANCE (Art Quilting) GROUP
Anyone interested in art quilts is invited to join. We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month, bag lunch starting at noon, business meeting at 12:30 with show and tell and program from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Skyland Fire Station at 9 Miller Road in South Asheville. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
FIREHOUSE QUILTERS (North)
Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 – 2:00 at the North Asheville Recreation Center, 37 East Larchmont St. Bring a lunch and stay and socialize after. Annual Community Center Fee applies. Don’t forget to bring something for show and tell. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
PIECE MAKERS BEE
We are a well established bee having met for many years. We meet at St. Barnabus Catholic Church in Arden from 10 AM to 2 PM once a month alternating meetings between the 2nd Saturday (even months) and 2nd Tuesday (odd months). We are a working bee, with space for members to set up machines and share finished projects. Occasionally the group may work together on a community/charity project. Members bring a packed lunch. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
The Phd Bee was formed in 2014 in the Weaverville area. The Bee meets twice a month in a member’s home on the 2nd Wednesday and the very last Wednesday of the month from 1 – 3 PM. We usually plan a few road trips each year and sometimes in lieu of a Bee we’ll have lunch or dinner out. Because we meet at a member’s home, membership is currently limited. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
QUILTS FOR LINUS
Newcomers are always welcome! Machines and all materials provided. This group makes quilts for the Project Linus and other charities. For more details or ideas, see Project Linus www.projectlinus.org. We meet the 1st Friday,1:00-3:00 p.m. of every month at the Tomahawk Center in Black Mountain. Contact information available by clicking this link: AQG Member Bee Chairman.
SOUTH ASHEVILLE BEE
Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. Contact us by clicking on this link to find out this month’s location: AQG Member Bee Chairman.