Buzz on the Bees — September 2021

We haven’t received any more information on Bees in our Guild. If you have an article on a Bee that you are attending, and would like to see it published here, please send it along to Brandis Purcell at

  • Coffee Bee, Contact: Myrna Purser. Open to new members. Eclectic focus, mostly discussion. Meets the Tuesday after guild meeting at 7 pm on Zoom
  • Dixie’s Chicks is active year round and meets once a week (virtually at present) in each other’s homes. We have eleven amazing members and have been running for twenty years. We are not looking for new members at the moment. We do our own thing, sharing ideas and catching up on each other’s lives and quilting experiences. Now and then we participate in a challenge proposed by a member. We encourage each other and share knowledge and techniques. Once a year we have a retreat; we also celebrate Christmas in October just before the snow birds head south. Contact: Sylvia Courteau
  • Nimble Thimbles: Collins English Dictionary defines appliqué as ornamentation, a cut-out design that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. We are a bee group dedicated to the art of hand appliqué. Our meetings are informal and we each work on our own projects at our own pace. We share our work, ask for advice and provide advice when asked. Currently we meet every second Wednesday via Zoom. If you are interested in hand appliqué – beginner, experienced or anywhere in between – please contact Penny Odegard for more information.
  • EPP Bee: Contact, Linda Thorne, who started the English Paper Piecing bee group some time ago and we are now meeting via Zoom on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
  • Stitching Connection: Stitching Connection will be meeting via Zoom.  We meet the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7pm and the third Monday morning at 9:30. Join us if you would like to participate in some show and share and conversation!  Let Ethel Ray know if you would like to add your name to our email mailout list:


-Brandis Purcell,