Our very own Queen Bees made the local news when they met up at a local parking lot for some socially-distant quilting! Click here to see the article on the website or read the article below:
Social distancing has put a crimp into many activities so, when you can't meet at a friend's home, you have to make due. And the Queen Bees — a subgroup of the Brandywine Valley Quilting Guild — have been setting up in parking lots.
Often the choice of which lot depends on what they feel like eating that day, one said in the Painters Crossing parking lot near Nudy's on Sunday. The Bees have been around for four years, but the larger group had been around for more than 30.
Members of the group agreed that the lockdown has made getting together more difficult, but the parking lots work. COVID-19 has also affected guild meetings and quilting classes. Even they are being done on Zoom.
But the group has been productive. Members began working on a quilt last August that's to be raffled off at a quilt show planned for October in Brookhaven.
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Hi I'm Deb, BVQ webmaster and official blog runner! I am a retired Medical Technologist, having worked the night shift at Chester County Hospital for 30 years. I think I have sewed forever – my mom sewed, my grandmother sewed, and in 1984 I decided to make a "blanket" for my about-to-be baby....it was 3 layers sewn together with a binding! Little did I know it was a quilt! I am basically self-taught, but continue to learn as I hang out with BVQ. My basement work area is seriously quilt cluttered and my better half asks no questions! I have too many UFO’s and want-to-do’s than I can count, but I guess that makes me a true quilter!