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Stitch and Share in a Small Group/ Bee 

The QGET organizes quilting bees for our members to promote our love of quilting and enhance community among members. You can see all the Bees on and days they meet on our calendar (here).

Our Bee Coordinator will connect members with potential Small Group/Bee Host . Email the Small Group/Bee Coordinator to be matched based on location and schedule availability. Potential members can decide if they want to join.   Small Groups/Bees may vary in size based on the space available.

Keep in mind that a CLOSED bee merely indicates that the bee has reached capacity for membership for different reasons. Perhaps the bee meets in members home and there is only room for a certain number of people or the facility they meet at has limitation on workspace or tables.

Only QGET members are eligible to participate in open quilting bees. Click here to join the guild.

Also Check out our Community Services page for more ways to work on quilts with groups.

Small Group/Bees Open To Additional Members

Bizzy Bees 

Meets every Thursday except Guild week at 9 am

Colonial Baptist Church

This group works on individually on UFO's

Bee Host:  Sharon Moses/Ro Simmons


Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 9:30 am- noon

First Baptist Church, Downtown Tyler

This group works on hand projects and then lunches together at a local restaurant.  

Bee Host:  Marilyn Hardy


Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10 am

Hideaway Marina

Works on individual projects.  

Bee Host:  Vicki Burt

Sew Joyful 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10am - 3pm

Pollard Methodist Church

This new bee was created to welcome all new and existing guild members who want to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, or do any other creative needle arts. 

Bee Host:  Lisa Martin

Giving Bee 

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am - 3pm

First Baptist Church, Downtown Tyler (301 W. Fergusons)

This group meets to work on Community Service projects.  This includes Cuddle Quilts, Quilts of Valor, and Pillowcases.  Kits, batting, and pillowcase kits are provided.  Bring yourself and your machine. 

Bee Host:  Becky Grimaud and Cyndi McNeill

Sashiko Bee


Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am - 1:30

Crafts & Quilting, Tyler 

This group meets to work on Sashiko.  Don't know how to Sashiko? Come find out!

Bee Host:  Ellen Baranowski

Closed Small Groups/Bees 

These bees have a full membership and are unable to take on new members

Blazing Needles

Calico Cutters (Holly Lake Ranch)

Chatty Stitchers (Athens)

Nimble Thimbles

Nine Patches


Quilters' Knot

Seams Close

Sew Happy Quilters

Quilters Guild of East Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 130773, Tyler, TX 75713-0773

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