Joining a Bee is a great way to meet new friends from the Guild, work on projects you are interested in while sharing ideas with those who have something in common with you. You can work on your own projects or some or all in the Bee may decide to work on a group project. It’s all up to you and your Bee!
The size of the Bee can encompass from 5 to possibly 20 members. The number of members thus dictates the type of meeting place. A Bee can meet in homes (rotating), or at convenient locations like quilt shops, libraries, coffee shops, churches, etc.
Over the years, PSQG has helped develop almost 40 bees covering a wide range of interests including applique, hand quilting, hand piecing, embroidery, long-arm, scrappy quilts, modern quilts, reproduction quilts, fabric dyeing, machine quilting, English paper piecing, Dear Jane, wool fabrics, knitting or just general or social groups.
At this time, we have nine Bees open for new members:
*Applique Bee – meets 1st Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m., St. Charles
*Art Quilt Bee – meets 3rd Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m., Batavia
*Embroidery Bee – meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m., Winfield
*General Bee – meets 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., Geneva
*General Bee/Let’s Bee Friends
– meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m., St. Charles
*Knitting Bee – meets 2nd Monday of the month at 12:30 p.m., St. Charles
*Scrap Bee – meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m., Batavia
*Scrap Bee – meets 3rd Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m., Winfield
*Travelling Bee/Quilters on the Go – get together only when traveling
We are trying to start another Embroidery Bee so if this interests you, come and sign-up. If you think of another type of Bee you would like, we can try to start one. Come see the Beekeeper during guild meetings.