GTQG has several Bees who meet one or more times a month. Meetings are a combination of quilting and social activities. Belonging to a Bee is a great way to learn new quilting skills and develop close friendships. If you have questions, email the contact person for a Bee or our Beekeeper, Adrian Etie firstname.lastname@example.org
|“Newbees”- New Members Bee – OPEN (to new GTQG members)
Contact: Adrian Etie email@example.com
New Members Bee is a welcoming Bee for anyone who is new to GTQG. New Members Bee was formed to help new GTQG members learn about our activities, services, Show and Auction. Anyone who is a guest at a Guild meeting and still considering whether to join GTQG is welcome to visit at a New Members Bee meeting. New GTQG members are encouraged to join New Members Bee. Fourth Thursday of the month.
Bee Happy – CLOSED
Contact: Lisa Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Bee Happy started in 2019 casually meeting once a month then decided to become an official Bee to encourage members to participate in challenges and set goals, including creating a quilt for each GTQG Show then donating that quilt to be auctioned. Yearly projects are chosen to challenge members to learn new skills or improve current skills that will advance their overall quilt-making skills.
Girl Gang Bee – CLOSED
Contact: Suzanne Reeves email@example.com
Girl Gang Bee meets every second Thursday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches. Members gather together to do it all – sew, hand work, share & discuss, participate in Guild challenges, Bee challenges, and exchanges. Girl Gang Bee started by doing Jan Patek Applique and maintain the goal of meeting and enjoying fellowship with each other. Second Thursday of the month.
Happy Scrappers – CLOSED
Contact: Carol Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Scrappers Bee was organized about 1995 for the purpose of using up their stash and promoting friendship between members. Members meet once a month in members’ homes, churches, or library-type settings hosted by the various members where they may work on one of the three to five Bee projects proposed by members at the first of a year. To learn more and view some of their many completed projects, visit their website at www.happyscrappersbee.com/
Machine Quilters Bee – OPEN
Contact: Jo Caraway email@example.com
We are a group of machine quilters (domestic, sit down or track machine) who wish to share ideas and techniques for completing a quilt top. Some members quilt for the public and others work on their own tops, but we draw inspiration and encouragement from each other as we share experiences. All machine quilters or wannabes are welcome.
Plan Bee – OPEN
Contact: Laurie Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan Bee meets weekly on Wednesdays (when possible) in various homes and most recently in Silsbee. Members meet to work on individual projects – sewing, hand work, design wall – have lunch and visit with people who live in close proximity. Plan Bee has entered quilts in both the Guild Show and the auction. Some members have shop- hopped and visited local quilt shops. Plan Bee would like to grow and invite Guild members who live in Silsbee and north of Silsbee.
Sew Pieceful Stitchers – CLOSED
Contact: Lynda Rebert email@example.com
Sew Pieceful Stitchers meet every fourth Thursday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches. They work on all kinds of quilting projects – machine piecing, hand sewing, hand embroidery, show and tell, exchanges, challenges, and projects that deal with fabric. Sew Pieceful Stitchers completes a quilt for the Guild’s auction every other year and a quilt for the Guild’s quilt show every other year. This Bee is a result of recently combining two Bees.
The Busy Bees – CLOSED
Contact: Anne Babb firstname.lastname@example.org
The Busy Bee meets weekly in member’s residence to Sew together (machine & hand) mainly working on their own projects and also plan to participate in Guild & Bee Challenges in the future. The Busy Bee sewing weekly together to stay motivated.
Tuesday Cousettes – CLOSED
Tuesday Cousettes meet twice a month in members’ homes. They enjoy hand sewing together, working on various individual and group projects, show and tell, baked treats and laughs, block and fabric swaps, an annual fall retreat, and field trips near and far.
Wannabees – CLOSED
Contact: Debbie Burch email@example.com
Wannabees meet the second Thursday of each month in members’ homes for show and tell, visiting and learning new techniques from each other. Wannabees create a Bee challenge category & a Bee quilt for the auction category at each GTQG Show.