I have been meaning to write about the fabulous group of women in the Mid-Century Modern Bee for the longest time.
Sometime last year, the idea popped into my head about gathering a group of women of a certain age and forming an online quilting bee. I have participated in several bees, usually composed of a wide variety of ages. I learned a lot and the experience has been for the most part very positive. But I thought it would be fun to form a group where the women were roughly the same age, as well as leaning toward the modern quilting aesthetic. Then the name "Mid-Century Modern" popped into my head. And really, how could I not form a bee when the name so perfectly described the women in it?
It was kind of weird to send out emails and then tiptoe around the fact that one of the main criteria was to be at least, um, mid century in age. I didn't want to offend anyone by thinking they were older than they were. You know how we women are about our ages...
Fortunately, no one was offended. In fact, they were all interested. And I kept thinking of more and more women I would love to have in a group like this. (Maybe we should start Mid-Century Modern 2?)
I spent a weekend with Elizabeth and she designed our logo, while I sat nearby and
We are now in our third month and I
Amy chose when she was in the Stash Trad Bee, Winged Square, so that was my choice. Look at all these gorgeous blocks on my design wall! I want to make a few more. I just know this is going to be one of my most favorite quilts.
Debbie has the month of March and she went low-volume. I think this is going to be a stunning quilt and I really enjoyed working with these quieter fabrics.
I have met nearly half of the women in the group in person. The others have blogs I follow, some for quite a long time. My biggest hope is that during this year we get to know each other better, share more of our lives and maybe even keep the group going....and going...
The other members of the group include Carla, Susan, Linda, Deborah, Mary, Anne, Rene', Mary and Linda. The amount of talent in this group is just amazing.
Thanks, ladies. I'm glad I had the courage to ask that question we would all rather not answer: "So...how old are you anyway?"
Linking up with Lee this week.