Buzz at the Bee 1/27/17

Hello Everyone!!

Can you BeLieVe it is almost the end of January already?

We have yarn scheduled to arrive TODAY from Cascade Yarns:

Pacific (worsted)

Cherub Chunky

220 Superwash Sport

Ultra Pima (cotton)

Heritage Wave (sock)

Heritage Prints(sock)

and…this is only the beginning!

We have double pointed needles, circular needles, single point needles, crochet hooks, and all of the little tools you need to make knitting pleasant!




Date: Saturday, February 11

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost:$25 for instruction.  Pattern and supplies are purchased separately.

It’s a fun and fast little set of zippered totes.  So Cute!!


Next SEAM NIGHT:  Friday, February 17 from 5-9pm.  Cost: $5, includes a light supper.  Sewing, Eating, and watching a movie with friends.  What could be better, huh??

NEW BEES:  Have you marked them on your calendar yet?  We need YOU to make them great!

For each of these groups, a staff member will facilitate.  You will do projects of your own choosing, and we will be here to help you with any questions.  Coffee, tea, and bottled water will be provided.  Cost:  only $5 per person, per session.  Space is limited so we ask that you RSVP to be sure that we have enough room for everyone.  We have signup sheets in the classroom or give us a call!


WOOL & STITCHES:  This is a group for anyone and everyone who enjoys or wants to learn to enjoy wool applique and hand embroidery stitching.

WHEN: 2ND Tuesday of each month

                TIME:    1:00-4:00pm


SCRAPPERS IMPROV:  “Where the rules don’t count, and your points don’t matter.”  This is a group for anyone and everyone who loves to play with scraps and strips.  We have an unlimited source of scraps on hand, as you surely do too.  Let’s share.  We will also share ideas, shortcuts, and probably a lot of laughter.  No patterns necessary…hence the IMPROV. J

WHEN: 1ST AND 3RD Tuesday of each month

                TIME: 1:00-8:00 pm


PRETTY PATCHES (the “a” word): This group is for those who enjoy or would like to learn to enjoy applique of all varieties.  Whether it be needleturn, back-basting, freezer paper, machine, or a technique of your own invention. We want to improve and learn together.

WHEN: 4TH Wednesday of each month

                TIME: 5:00-8:00 pm 


SMALL QUILT STITCHERS:  If you enjoy a small, mini, diminutive, tiny or little quilt project, this is the group for you.  Wall quilts, doll quilts, table runners, pillow covers, or potholders…it doesn’t matter.  We want to have a “little” fun together exploring!

WHEN: 4TH Tuesday of each month

                TIME:    12-4:00 pm 


STRING THERAPY: Open “sew” time for knitters and crocheters.  Do YOU make string pretty, too??  Let’s share ideas, tips, patterns, and friendship while we work on our projects.

WHEN: 2ND and 4TH Thursday of each month

                TIME:   1:00-4:00 pm 


OPEN SEW:  Do you need to know that you aren’t alone?  We ALL have more projects than we have time for, so let’s motivate each other to the finish line.  PLAN time to sew with us, and see what you accomplish!

                WHEN: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month

                TIME:  10:00-4:00 pm

**Occasionally we will schedule a BONUS Open Sew Session.  Tuesday, January 31, from 10-4 is the first bonus!! 

**WEDNESDAY WORKER BEES: Will continue to meet each Wednesday 10-4…come as you can, leave as you must.  No cost for this bee, as their work supports many charities.  There’s always room for more!

As you can see, we have our work cut out for us!!  We are really excited to be able to offer the use of our classroom space to facilitate these many interest groups, and feel blessed to have the know-how to help you with your many projects.

*sidenote:  We would like to encourage you to bring slippers or dry shoes to change into for your bees and class times during the snowy season.  The classroom floor is a bear to keep clean with the salt that comes in.  Thank you for your help in this!

RETREAT:  Our February Sleep At Home Retreat is FULL.  The dates for our May retreat are May 11 & 12.  Registration is open for this.  You may call us or come in to sign up, and your payment holds your place.

SEARCH FOR THE STARS Spring Shop Hop:  Dates are April 27-May 6, 2017.  Twelve shops participating…more details to come.  Plan to participate!

CLEARANCE CORNER: Our sale corner is overflowing!  We are going to give you an additional 30% off of the lowest marked price on anything and everything in this corner.  That includes books, patterns, retired samples, fabrics, trims, notions, giftware, knick-knacks, and bric-a-bracs!  Sale will run through Saturday, January 28.

LOCAL QUILT SHOP SATURDAY:  This Saturday, January 28th!  Special Discounts!  Join US!!

Thank you so much for continuing to support us and help us grow!



Carol and Brenda

Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe

6522 Division Avenue S., Ste. B

Grand Rapids, MI  49548