Last Updated 28 December 2021

Welcome everyone to our 2022 HIVE! We have exciting lessons planned for this year, and all members are encouraged to come and learn. We meet on the second Thursday at 12:30 just after each guild meeting in the building behind the church. 

At the January HIVE you will be making my versatile pillowcases / drawstring bags (pictured below). I would like to donate these pillowcases to children in crisis, mainly those in the foster care system, in the Tyler area. Many times when these kids have to relocate they must take their belongings with them in a garbage bag. But these pillowcases will serve a dual purpose and give them something useful that will belong only to them.

Fabric kits will be provided by the Cuddle Quilts group, so you just need to bring the following supplies:
Sewing machine
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers
Iron and ironing surface (there are two provided that you can share)
Several different colors of thread
Flathead pins
Any other normal sewing supplies

Please click on this link (Lucinda, insert link) to find the instructions for the pillowcase on our website. It sounds more complicated than it is, so be sure and come watch my demonstration.

The February HIVE is one that I hope you all will attend so your quilts can be ready for the upcoming quilt show.  I will be teaching easy and accurate Machine Binding, and how to add a Hanging Sleeve to your quilts. You should bring a 20” x 20” quilt sandwich to practice your binding and sleeve on. More instructions and supplies will be listed in next month’s newsletter. (Sleeve instructions are currently liste on our guild website

I hope to see you all there!
Corey Starkey, 1st Vice President 

Pick up Susan

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Remember to sign up for the HIVE next week.

​​​What is the Hive?
     The Hive is a group of new members of the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas who meet after the conclusion of the Guild meeting to learn new skills related to quilting and to get acquainted with other members of the Guild.
Where does it meet?
     Usually, the meeting room is in the second building in the room #5 Conference Room. This is also the room where workshops are held.
When does it meet?
     The meeting starts about 30 minutes after the Guild meeting concludes or around 12:30. This start time allows you to get a quick meal or enjoy a sack lunch that you brought from home. There is a snack-eating area in the foyer of the second building.