Friday, August 21, 2015


There's a new hashtag over on Instagram!

If you hang around here much, you've probably seen my Bee Sewcial blocks. We're a quilting bee, yes, but a different kind of bee. And maybe, just maybe, you'd like to sew alongside us.

Here's all the scoop:
"About a year ago a unique sewing bee formed that asked each member to choose a monthly theme/inspirational source and color palette. 10 quilters would then go forth and make "blocks", blocks become a quilt, one for each month. In this process we bee members have gained new skills, explored different designs and close friendships have grown. Somewhere in this whole creative endeavor other talented people have observed our journey and have asked to participate.

Unable to keep a good thing to ourselves, we have created a companion community #inspiredbybeesewcial to sew right along with us. We will continue to post our monthly inspiration on IG with dual hashtags. We ask only that you use #inspiredbybeesewcial when you post your makings. This larger group #inspiredbybeesewcial is about being a respectful, supportive, creative, collaborative community and making ourselves better designers and sewists. If you would like to be part of this companion community, you may follow monthly "instructions" on our blogs and tag your pictures on IG with #inspiredbybeesewcial. You will find us commenting on all your creativity over in #inspiredbybeesewcial creative space.

So, are you ready? Hillary @entropyalwayswins is point for September. Look for her mission to us all in the last week of August. The other co-conspirators (and people you might want to follow just so you don't miss anything) are: Leanne @shecanquilt, Diane @ylmommyx4, Marci @marci_girl, Felicity @felicityquilts, Karen @capitolaquilter, Kari @quiltsforthemaking, Melissa @weshallsew, Stephanie @spontaneousthreads, and myself, right here at @aquilterstable."

So if you want to push your creative boundaries and enjoy working with solid fabrics, consider sewing along. Just remember that hashtag, #inspiredbybeesewcial, so we can cheer you along!


  1. Sounds fascinating; I shall follow, and who knows, I may join in when my life is not quite so hectic. Thanks for the alert.

  2. Some amazing work has come out of this wonderful group....I've enjoyed watching!!!!