Today the Modern Quilt Guild are featuring one of my quilts on their blog. They have a week dedicated to collaboration and this quilt of mine is the one I made with blocks from the first round of Bee Europa. That was my first ever bee.
All I know about quilting I have learned through the internet, and I have been able to practice my skills because of all the various bees I have joined. My house would be jammed with quilt blocks if I would have had to keep everything that I ever made. I think it is just wonderful that I can make something and maybe try a new technique or use an unfamiliar color scheme, and then send it to someone that can use it to finish their project and enjoy what I made.
Bee Europa is starting a third round soon. If you are from Europe and not a real beginner in quilting, and you want to join us, you could contact Amelie to see if there is still a spot available.
Another bee I am involved in at the moment is Cocorico. Last year while I was on vacation in Sweden, I got an email inviting me to join this very fun and creative group. Of course I jumped in right away! Every month one of us thinks of an inspiring theme, and we each make an original block. All the blocks have been so creative, skilled, and wonderful! This is where you can check out our Flickr group.
February was my month in Cocorico. The theme I picked was Pippi Longstocking. You see, the day after I got the email about Cocorico we went to Astrid Lindgren World, and saw Pippi "for real"! Also Pippi has been my hero from when I was a child. I have made a gallery of the blocks my bee friends have made for me. Please, please go take a look at this. The blocks are beyond belief awesome! Every time I see one appear in the Flickr group I am overwhelmed with happiness that I am getting this block!
Here are the blocks I have made for Cocorico so far.