#NGAQB – A Year In Review
At the end of 2013, I had an inspiring idea to start a quilt bee featuring male quilters from around the world. I knew of a handful of other men who quilt, but was unsure if I could round up enough for an entire year. I put the call out on Instagram, and the response was a resounding yes! Featuring men from three continents, and three decades of quilting experience, the No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee was formed. The year proved so fruitful with the wide range of quilt blocks created, shared stories, and burgeoning friendships. It was so much more than I could have ever asked for in a quilt bee! I hope that this experiment helped show the quilt world that men can quilt, men will quilt, and men will blow the mother-effin’ roof off! Here’s a year in review of the blocks I created for the #NGAQB!
I had the pleasure of being December Queen Bee, and I chose the hashtag block in an effort to get my fellow bee-mates involved in the Sewing For Sydney campaign. I think you already know how that one is turning out! Will there be a round two? Quite possibly! We are still letting the dust settle, but watch this space for future details on how the next instalment will take shape.