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Small Groups / Quilting Bees

Small Groups (or Bees) are a great way to get together with other quilters in a more intimate and informal atmosphere for friendship, conversation, and quilting. They make attending our monthly meetings more enjoyable, as you will begin to recognize familiar faces. Anyone can set up a small group. Each group decides its size and focus. Beekeeper Martha Diehl is available to help members with similar interests or locations find each other. If you are interested in forming a group or adding members to your group, let her know. She will contact you and help connect you with other members.

beekeeper@qgplano.org

Existing Small Groups are

Attention Deficit...Ooh! Shiny! (ADOS)
Art Quilters of Plano (AQOP) - see below
Best Fabric Friends (BFFs)
Binding Friends
Frayed Edges and Dropped Stitches (FEDS)
Going to Pieces
Guilded Ladies
Learning Interesting New Techniques - (LINT)
Net Gang
Nifty Needlers
Plain-o Piecers
Quilty Pleasures
Sew 'n Sews
Sew Whats
Sit and Sew (Community Service)
Strip Piecers
SWL-Applique Club
Thursday Thimblers
To Bee Determined
To Bee or Not to Bee
We Bee Quiltin'
Wednesday Girls - Texas Branch
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Art Quilters of Plano (AQOP)

The Art Quilters of Plano is an open small group. There are no membership requirements, simply an interest in Art quilting and a desire to learn. Our typical meeting starts with sharing our completed art work, often employing a technique or challenge from a previous meeting. We follow that with a demo or workshop provided by our members. Please feel free to attend meetings held the 4th Saturday of every month at Fabric Fanatics 9:00am to 11:00am (exceptions noted below*).

The group is planning some very exciting workshops and challenges for 2017. Here is a brief look at our year ahead:

February 25Constraints Challenge - Participants chose "constraints" such as color or shape
March 25Crayon Creativity - Workshop exploring melted crayons
April 29Gelli Plate Games - Demonstration of Gelatin molds
May 27Playing with Marbling - Examination of marbling techniques
June 24Embellish it All - Demo of multiple embellishment options
July 22Scrappy Silhouettes - Smile!
August 26Paint Party w/ Wonder Under PLUS 30' of inspiration at the Plano Quilt Show
September 23Collage Workout - Scraps and Fussy cutting!
October 28Curves Ahead - Technique workshop
November 25Kit Collaboration - Kits to Ohhh and Ahhh about
December 30*It's interesting but.... Fabric Challenge - Everyone has fabric like this!
January 27Free Motion Extravaganza - Break free with your stitches
February 24Planning Party

For more information contact any member of the Art Quilters of Plano or Lori Hutyra.


Show and Tell from "Constraints" Challenge

Participants drew their "constraints" from a bag.

Carrie Mickie Janet
Carrie Oransky
Constraint: Spend <2 hours
Mickie Warrington
Constraint: Use only 1 shape
Janet Plotkin
Use 2 complementary colors