Bee Nights


Welcome to the RVQG

2021-2022 Bee Nights!

Donna Lockhart and myself, Barb Russell, are your new Bee Night Hosts and we are excited about the projects that we have chosen for you!

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

Below is the schedule for our seven Bee Nights from October 2021 to May 2022. 

Bee Night Date

Project

Presenter

 

 

 

October 18

(note: 3rd Monday)

Fabric Storage Baskets

Terry Skelton

November 8

Christmas Star Ornament

Liz Felder

January 10

Fleece Neck Warmer

Liz Felder

February 21

(note: 3rd Monday)

Folded Fabric  Hot Mat

Kathy Priestman

 March 14

Hot/Cold Neck Pad

Barb Russell/Donna Lockhart

April  11

Mug Bag and Rug

Annemarie Leepel

May 9

Burrito Pillowcase

Donna Lockhart/Barb Russell

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.  ( see the newsletter for all the Bee Night projects, dates, and photos.)

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.     A day or two ahead of Bee Night, Barb Russell will email the Zoom invitation. (please check your email). The meeting will be from 7-9pm.

6.     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 Russell and Donna Lockhart, The Bee Night team

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For the February 21 Bee Night, Kathy P. is our guest presenter and she will be making a Folded Fabric Hot Mat...an Origami challenge! This project has a template and homework.

Please email  rvqg.bee.night@gmail.com if you would like to participate!

We are also looking for possible Bee Night Projects for next year 2022 – 2023. Please email us with your ideas.

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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.