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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 $125 "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.

Love Letters: My Abecedary of Quilts

January 8-9

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

Kathryn Jenson White - It might be more fun to call this lecture "Alphabet Soup”… Kathryn will be speaking on her alphabet quilt collection and staff talking about positive New Year’s sewing resolutions. Kathryn is a retired journalism professor and freelance writer who has been quilting and collecting quilts with an alphabet theme since the late 1980s. Her collection is one of a kind and she will be sharing her quilts during her lecture.

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Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and Quilts

February 5 & 6

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

Pat Yamin's new book by the same title is all about taking what’s old and making it new again. Just wait ’til you see how fresh traditional shapes can be! Pat will have antique quilts and her new adaptation to show. Fun all around! (See details about Pat's Wednesday afternoon workshop under Special Events.)

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Annette Ornelas

March 5 & 6

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

Annette Ornelas of Southwind Quilts - Annette began Southwind with the idea to teach students in a relaxed fashion while putting a new spin on traditional designs. She will present a program on straight line piecing but with curved results in a fast, fun and easy method. You will love it! Annette will be teaching a Lotus Blossom Workshop on Wednesday afternoon. (See details under Special Events.)

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Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes

April 2 & 3

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

Karen Eckmeier - Two totally different techniques with the same fun results! Karen shares her two favorite approaches to playing with fabrics: Fabric collage (Happy Villages) and layered/topstitching (Accidental Landscapes). This lighthearted and informative power point presentation will show you how the techniques evolved and will inspire you to try fabric collage or layered/ topstitching in your own creations. (See details of Karen's Wednesday afternoon workshop under Special Events!)

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What Makes a Quilter Tick?

May 7 & 8

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

David Sirota - A humorous look in the mirror. Join David for a fun-filled, interactive, eye-opening look at quilters and the little quirks, passions and obsessions we all share. “We’ll hold a mirror up to ourselves and see what others see when they look at us. Maybe it will help explain why our friends and family look at us the way they do.” (See details of David's Wednesday afternoon workshop under Special Events!)

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Michael Johns of Mama's Boy Designs

June 4 & 5

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

If you missed Mike during his first visit…this is your chance! He is just amazing, and seemingly can do it all! We're not sure where all this came from, as his background is in banking but it certainly works for us. Mike knows machines and their technology inside and out, software too, and he's an embroidery genius. What can't he do??? Come find out! (Mike will be here most of the week, so stay tuned for details on several workshops he'll be doing!)

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