Thank you for your interest in the Quilting 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 Shos and Tell! Bee Chair contact information is listed with each Bee.

List of Member Bees

QUILTS FOR LINUS

Newcomers are welcome! 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 4th Friday, 1:00-3:30 p.m. of every month at the Tomahawk Center in Black Mountain. Contact: Sara Hill, 828-664-0974

BEAUCATCHER’S BEE

Open to all AQG members! We meet every Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon at North Asheville Center, 39 E. Larchmont Road (off Merrimon Avenue). Annual Community Center Fee applies. Contact: Mary Field, 828-254-9128

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 first 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.

Please see our Facebook page for details. For questions, contact Paula Entin at paula.entin@gmail.com.

DESIGNER DIVAS

Our focus is on designing and making Wearable Art. We meet once a month. Contact: Elaine Zinn at 828-350-1230 or Julie Simpson at 828-658-8180 for information.

EAST-ENDERS BEE

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: Joan Tolley, 828-669-4563, tolleyjk@bellsouth.net for more information.

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: Julie Bagamary: gods6bags@gmail.com.

THE 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. Don’t forget to bring something for show and tell. North side hostess is Helen Kehoe, 828-281-2098.

LITTLE BEE

We meet the 1st Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m. in member’s homes. Contact: Cindy Lund, 828-252-5204

MINI BEE

Contact: Sara Hill, 828-664-0974

SOUTH ASHEVILLE BEE

Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 9:30 a.m. at Earth Fare South community room, 1856 Hendersonville Road. Contact: Ann Bordeau at 828-650-9708 or Alice Helms at 828-277-9223

SPRING MOUNTAIN BEE

Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Spring Mountain Community Center on Old Fort Road in Fairview from 10 to 12, with lunch to follow. Projects completed have included preemie quilts, donations to the homeless veterans home and Linus.  Everyone is welcome. Contact: Kay Jenkins at 828-628-7900 or Kim Thompson at 828-628-1938.

 THE PhD BEE

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 from 1:00 to 3:00pm and the very last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30. We usually plan a few road trips each year and sometimes in lieu of a Bee we’ll have lunch or dinner out. For more info: contact: Barbara Dimon (661) 466-3911