Bee Nights


Welcome to the RVQG

2022-2023 Bee Nights!

Here are the Bee Night projects and their guest presenters. If you haven't already signed up, you can sign up in September.

Thank you to our fellow members who have volunteered to present a Bee Night craft.

Below is the schedule for our seven Bee Nights from October 2022 to May 2023. 

Bee Nights will be offered IN-PERSON for October, November, March, April and May.

Bee Nights will be offered using Zoom ONLY for January and February.

Bee Night Date

Project

Presenter

 

 

 

October 17


Extra Large Tote Bag

Lily Earley

November 14

Christmas Gnomes (2 types)

Liz Felder

January 9 (ZOOM only)

Hanging Towel

Elaine Maenpaa

February 13 (ZOOM only)

Storage Pod

Laura Zimmerman

March 13

All Buttoned Up Charm Pillow

Tella Visconti

April  17


Pin Cushions

Elaine Maenpaa

May 8


Cord Keeper

Gail Fraser

CLICK HERE to view pictures of the Bee Night projects.


How to sign up for Bee Night:

1.     Send an email to:   rvqg.bee.night@gmail.com 

2.     Include:  Your first and last name, your phone number, and be sure to specify the Bee Night project(s) and date(s) you are signing up for.  You may sign up for one each month, or as many as you wish, in one email.  

3.     Deadline :  You must sign up no later than 2 weeks prior to each Bee Night you wish to attend.  (this allows sufficient time to receive notifications, buy supplies if needed, print out instructions and complete any pre class homework )

4.     Two weeks prior to each Bee Night, participants will be emailed the pre class homework, materials list, and project instructions.

5.    Bee Nights will be from 7-9 pm at Peace Lutheran Church, in the church basement. The Oct., Nov., March, April and May meetings will be IN-PERSON. 

    Please note that the January and February Bee Nights will be using ZOOM only.  A day or two ahead of Bee Night, Barb will email the Zoom invitation. (please check your email). 

      Please share your completed Bee Night creations by sending a photo of your project(s) to  rvqgnews@gmail.com and they will be featured in our newsletter.

Barb R. and Donna L., The Bee Night team

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Recap of Bee Nights from October 2021 - May 2022

 October 18, 2021

The first Bee Night of our 2021 – 2022 quilting season went off without any Zoom glitches, thanks to Gail’s  expert  guidance through “All Things Zoom!” with Donna and Barb.

There were twelve “ Zoomers”: nine guests, two hosts and Terry Skelton, our guest presenter of the Fabulous Fabric Baskets.

It was a lovely social evening  albeit in the comfort of our own homes, with a warm or cold drink in hand (Donna shared that if we blew across our wine, people would think we were cooling our coffee!) and a sewing machine at the ready. We chatted and enjoyed each other’s company as we created our beautiful baskets of varying size and design under the guiding eye of Terry. Shared also were many ideas about how to use the baskets, from holding tv remotes,  cell phones or favourite plants, to, of course, filling them with delightful things and surprising a friend!

We would like to send a big thank you to Terry for sharing her Fabric Baskets with us and to all the quilters who participated in our October Bee Night.

Click here to see the October 2021 pictures.

November 8, 2021

There were a total of 16 participants in our November Bee Night. Liz taught us how to make Christmas stars. A craft that we all enjoyed and it was a good social time too. It was interesting to hear the different ideas on what people were going to do with their stars. The ideas ranged from door hangers, to adding to garland decorations, to Christmas gift decorations, to personalized gift tags and maybe even more.

Thank you to Liz for sharing this idea and starting to get us in the Christmas spirit.

Please join in the fun the next Bee Night on Monday, January 10th when we are fortunate to have Liz teaching us again. This time we will be making fleece neck warmers, a very appropriate craft for a winter evening. Go to the RVQG website to register.

Click here to see the November 2021 pictures.

Jan. 10, 2022

Hello RVQG friends!
The first Bee Night of 2022 was held on Monday January 10. 
Fifteen fellow quilters showed up on a very chilly night (Zoom
does have its advantages!) to sew some warm Fleece Neck
Warmers, guided by our guest presenter, Liz. 
The pattern provided by Liz was made available in early
December; as a result, some of the ladies made neck warmers
for their families for Christmas; others had made some using
their “stash selections” for donation to either Juliette’s Place or
Agincourt Community Services for their Outreach Program.
It was suggested that the neck warmers could be pulled up
over the nose to act as an extra mask; also, a good alternative
for young children, instead of a long scarf that could get
caught on something and potentially harm the child.
When we posed for the Bee Night picture with our neck
warmers (some worn on heads, others around necks), we
were delighted to see how cozy and warm they were… a
perfect cold winter project.
Thanks to all who braved the weather (oh yeah…not a
problem on zoom!) and joined in the conversation and crafting.

We were sorry to hear from some who shared the challenges
with Covid infections amongst their families…be safe everyone.Better days to come!
Thank you again to Liz for sharing this fun but practical project with us! Stay warm, stay safe and carry on Quilting!

Click here to see the Jan. 2022 pictures.

Here is a picture of all the donations from our guild members that were delivered to Juliette's Place and Family Residence (homeless shelter in Scarborough). The donations include both child and adult neck warmers from our Bee Night project, as well as knitted hats and scarves, made by Donna Lockhart.
42 adult neck warmers, 32 child neck warmers, 30 scarves and 27 hats!!   Quite a hall...thanks to all!  Click here to see this picture.

February 21, 2022 Kathy P. showed a group of ladies how to mkake a Folded Fabric Hot Mat...an Origami challenge! Great results!

Mar. 14, 2022 March Bee Night ladies make hot and cold neck pads. Thank you Barb for teaching us!

Apr. 11, 2022 A small but determined group of RVQG quilters gathered on zoom for the April Bee  Night. Annemarie then helped us create our unique  Mug Totes, some with vertical strips, some with horizontal strips and some with  ready-made trim…all lovely and so practical…all insulated to protect the mugs from  accidental breakage. Towards the end of our session, Barb helped us create small Mug Rugs that could  be stored inside the Mug Tote when not in use. Two kinds of rugs…a nine patch and a folded version were offered. The challenge to the guild is to have everyone BYO Mug when we are back in  person, and the Mug Tote and Rug make that an easy do. Thanks Annemarie for helping us with this project! 



May 9, 2022 We were a small but mighty group as we worked on pillowcases. There were 6 of us busy cutting and sewing away. It is interesting to see the fabric choices and colour matching. At Bee Night we enjoy socializing, sharing stories and ideas. It is a great way to get to know fellow members better. Making pillowcases is not new to RVQG. As in the past, this month we are making them to support a community organization. It is hoped that although you didn't make it to Bee Night you are taking a break from your quilting and making some at home. There are a couple of groups being considered. When we know how many there are we will make a final decision on whether they go to one group or there is enough to go to two groups.

Please bring your completed pillowcases to the Bee Night table at the May AGM.