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Byrne's Creative Bees

First Tuesdays, 7pm and First Wednesdays, 10am

If not, why not? Each month from October through June, we host a presentation by some of the best, (and most entertaining!) teachers in some facet of sewing or quilting. Our goal is to have you learn more and love your hobby as much as we do. Additionally, we inspire each other with an awesome Show ’n Tell. And our shared interests have certainly fostered a lot of friendships over the years. Because education is important to us, in addition to the usual 20% discount on purchases at Byrne's Creative Bees programs, we'll be offering a 50% discount on any Byrne’s Bees workshop! (Look for the eligible workshops marked "Half price for Byrne's Bees!"

So, for the $90 "club fee", you'll get 9 months of fun and informative programs (Don't forget - we offer a daytime and an evening presentation each month), 20% off anything you purchase at a Bee program and 50% off on any Byrne’s Bees workshop! Sew… why aren't you a Byrne's Bee???

Check out the programs for remainder of the 2016-17 BEE'S season below.

Making Meaning: How Quilters Celebrate Life!

October 3 & 4

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Meg Cox - An expert on tradition who has written four books on ritual, Meg Cox will share examples of quilter’s celebrations but also powerful (and quirky) ideas from her own life. She shares what she has learned in 20 years of research about what makes traditions and celebrations unforgettable and will have plenty of quilts and stories to share.

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Holiday Shortcuts

November 7 & 8

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

This has gotten to be one of our most requested programs, and we love it, too! As crafters, we all search for the perfect gifts to make for everyone on our list and then…realize we are almost out of time! Join us for some cute and quick gift ideas to please everyone on your list… guaranteed! Plus, we'll be ringing in the Holidays, Byrne-style! Hope you can join us!

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Up-cycling Unique Clothing

December 5 & 6

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Jennie Fear - What do you want to do with your beautiful wedding gown? Jennie will show you how to take a family heirloom, such as a wedding gown or special ties, and how to create new and treasured heirlooms that your family will cherish. Jennie has lots of ideas and lots of inspiration!

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Quilts from the Closet

January 2 & 3

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Linda Curry - Who hasn't faced a closet full of clothes after a loss in the family. They tell such a story and yet… Linda will be talking about creating quilts with a special meaning and sharing her year-long journey through a loved one's closet. Hers is a story of the making of quilts for family and friends left behind and sharing love and comfort in the process.

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Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts

Feburary 6 & 7

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

RaNae Merrill - RaNae first conceived her spiral mandalas while sitting in front of a stained glass rose window, and her passion grew from there. RaNae will share her exquisite quilts and demonstrate how spiral quilts are created. By using a simple spiral with symmetry, some paper piecing, color and contrast, you will be "inspiraled!"

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Specialty Needles and Using them Outside the Box

March 6 & 7

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Louis Carney - Louis is well known in the sewing world for his machine techniques and his ability to make his machine a creative genius. Let him show you! He'll give you great reasons to use specialty unusual needles in quilting, fashion sewing and home decorating, too. Lots of ideas and inspiration! You will love this!

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Quilts and Handbags

April 3 & 4

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Jessica Van Denburgh from Sew Many Creations - Jessica started by designing and making custom handbags and that grew into a pattern company geared toward bags designed to be made by quilters. She focusing on doing things the same way that quilters sew, and in doing things the easy way. Later she branched out into quilts. A mistake turned into her most popular quilt pattern ever! Plus… Wednesday workshop. Stay tuned!

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Give it a Scrap Slap

May 1 & 2

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Beth Helfter from EvaPaige Quilt Designs - Beth bring us lots of thoughts on what makes a good scrap quilt, why scrap quilts are her favorites, and insights into how one idea morphs into so many more during the design process. You'll never look at a quilt pattern just one way again! Plus - Wednesday afternoon workshop! Stay tuned!

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TBD!

June 5 & 6

Coming Soon!







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