Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wee Bee January Newsletter

The beginning of a New Year of quilting, eating and sharing our work.  We had a great showing of Wee Bee Members for our first meeting in January.  The little snow that we had did not keep us home, we needed the warmth of our fellow quilters for new ideas and just catching up with each other.

Minutes of Meeting:

  • Treasury report was given by CC Flower (amount not disclosed in this newsletter).
  • Dues this year is $20.00 collected by Lynora.  All dues are to be paid by our next meeting in February. 
  • Voted on the terms of Office for Committees, which will be 2 years.
  • No Challenge Project this year.  The 10th Anniversary of Wee Bee Quilters Block Exchange will be substituted for this year. We have full participation, YAH!!!  (More on this in newsletter).
  • Looking for workshop ideas for this year.  First workshop this February will be given by Sandy Hassan (more on this in newsletter).
  • We are still discussing a Service Project for this year.  Suggested venues:  St. Ann’s and Hospital for Sick Children.  If you have others please bring your ideas to the next meeting.

Have I forgotten anything?  Well if I have you will hear about it in the next newsletter.  So on with the activities of the day.

Show & Tell

Carolyn Burgess had an Epiphany for 2014 with this lovely quilt Epiphany/Clothesline quilt that she made.  On the Clothesline at the top and bottom of this quilt are words of resolutions, revelations, friendship and being closer to God.


SAM_2957Charlene shows off her Potato Chip bags that she worked on for the ladies at the Center that she and Pat go to and teach quilting.   Great bags Charlene we can’t wait to make one ourselves.SAM_2958

Look at what CC has made.  A very large clothesline basket/bowl from the workshop that Sandy taught.SAM_2951 













Gwen has been also working of the holidays.  She has been making these lovely trivets/mug rugs from the designs of her ever loving Christmas ornaments along with one of her dolls.


What is show-n-tell without the wonderful works of our sister Yetude (Sandra Ealy), with her face of South African leader Nelson Mandela.

SAM_2952 Linda is showing us ideas for our 10th Anniversary Exchange Blocks.  You do not have to have 10 things on the 12 1/2” block you can do one item, just as long as you have the number 10 on it.  This show-n-tell was great and made it much easier for us to change our mines on what we will be doing for the exchange.  Have you started yet?


10th Anniversary Exchange Block

You all got the e-mail on this anniversary exchange, but I will give you a recap just in case you have a  little memory lost.

Rules of the swap:

1 – blocks are to be 12-1/2” square

2 – the number 10 must be represented someplace on the block, either spelled out or in numbers or a picture (for example, 10 fingers)

3 – the blocks are due no later than the April meeting, to give us a chance to assemble the quilt for the June Community day at the center.

4 – please avoid embellishments if they would hamper quilting an overall design.

5 – if you use fusible web, please sew it down.

Group 1                                                 Group 2

Shirley Royal                                   Carolyn Burgess

Linda Saunders                                Linda McKenzie

Sandy Hassan                                   Sandra Ealy

Lynora Williams                              Pat Johnson

Pat King                                          Gwen Jackson

Willie Mae Miller                              Yvonne Nickens

Charlene Marshall                            Lezetta Moyer

Gwen Hunt                                       Loretta Tatum

Emma Mixon                                   Val Crawford

CC Flower                                       Debbra Murphy

Jocelyn Herbert                               Valerie Crawford

Felicia Few

If you want to swap blocks with someone in the other group, it will be a one-on-one deal between you and the other person. 

Celebrity News 

SAndy hassan

Sorry for the fussy picture, but our own Sandy Hassan is a celebrity in her own right.  With the beautiful quilts that she have created over the years are now on display at the Hill Center Galleries until Mach 2, 2014.  They are not only on display, she is selling them too.  She tells us that this is a great opportunity to get our work out there for others to see.   So if you have not seen them please take the time to visit the Hill Center Galleries located at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

February Work Shop


Sandy will also be doing our workshop this February on how she makes this lovely Crescent Moon Quilt.  I think this will be more of a demonstration then a class, put bring some scrap fabric and different size top lends.




Bus Trips

UHURU Quilters Guild are going to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival – March 1, 2014 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA.  Price is $60.00 for transportation and ticket into the show.  Leaving at 7:00 am from 6009 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745.  Contact Trammie Morrow at to see if there are any available space.

Sight & Sound Theater presents Moses.  This trip is sponsored by Friends of Marwood, which Charlene’s sister June Rhinehart is a part of.  If you have never been to the Sight & Sound Theater, then this is a really great treat for you.  Tickets are $105 and that is cheap because you will have a fabulous dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasboard.  Charlene passed out flyers on this trip and also e-mail them if you need more details.   Trip is May 8, 2014.

SO, that is it for now.  Please bring any correction to my attention, although there is nothing I can do about, since I have already sent this out to everyone.

Have a great Quilting Day and enjoy the snow in, because those of us who still work for a living will have to go out in this stuff tomorrow if they do not close down the Government or Schools.

Your Happy News Reporter

Felicia (Slow Quilter) Few