quilting bee

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Noun1.quilting bee - a gathering to make quiltsquilting bee - a gathering to make quilts    
bee - a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
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Penelope leads to ideas of women's labor: The tabletop group may be inspired by the American quilting bee of colonial times and onward, though Cutler gives it supernatural gravity and weight.
My son, Tristan, was in kindergarten when they made the quilt for President Bush; he drew the square for his class, and my sister, a JHS teacher, sewed the squares together prior to the quilting bee.
Gee's Bend became known for quilting during the mid-1960s when the women set up the Freedom Quilting Bee to help out the town when it fell on hard times.
Homeschooled children may participate in homeschool learning cooperatives where they can join a choir, take part in a quilting bee, or do a biology lab.
Certainly the barn-raising scenes, replete with a quilting bee and a score reminiscent of Aaron Copeland, evokes a sense of community and belonging sure to touch even the most calloused of hearts.
In the earliest days of the Freedom Quilting Bee in Alabama, this design preference contributed to the group's success.
Scrapbooking is the quilting bee of the '90s, with many people getting together in groups to do their projects," said Fred Hillman, associate communications coordinator at Fiskars.
Integrating work and play, they enjoyed a "productive party" -- a barn-raising or quilting bee -- that epitomized the ideal of "useful recreation" (p.
Many of those stories are about quiltmaking, or their tellings are framed by the occasion of the traditional quilting bee.
Women would often gather in one home for a quilting bee, where they would sew and socialize.
Our philosophy is the best way to avoid needles in the hay is to not hold the quilting bee in the barn.
More than 100 Moms and 20 Gun Violence Survivors to Participate in Weekend Events: Press Conference on Friday, Moms "Stroller Jam" on Saturday, and Quilting Bee on Sunday