Bee-ing a bee

I know at least half of the people coming here knows what the Qbee is, but or the rest of you…

The Quilting Bee is an online pixel trading club. You make a personal patch and trade with other members to make your quilts grow and get bigger.
Just like any other community you have a profile, post on the forum, talk to the other bees in the chat and participate in all the fun activities and contests going on. The club has been online for roughly 10 years now and is still going strong :D

No, that’s not a typo. From 2000 to 2010. In internet years that’s Eternity x 2.

I joined in February 2004 and have no plans to leave, it’s my Internet home more than any other place :heart:
It’s the cutest, funniest and above all friendliest community there is. The people there are the most amazing people I’ve met online. It doesn’t matter what you do or what your site is about or where in the world you live – everyone is more than welcome!
It’s impossible to NOT feel at home in the hive :D

Also, let me punch a hole in the most common opposition people drag up when it comes to the Qbee:


You don’t have to!
Look at this, this was my very first patch:

You know what that is? It’s a photo squeezed into the patch template. Lots of bees have photos, drawings and such on their patches and it’s TOTALLY OK. If you don’t have a single creative gene in your body and just fill the patch template red and put a white dot in the middle, that’s totally ok too.
Sure, we like pixelart and most patches are made with that particular technique, but that’s beside the point. The point is to have fun and make friends and squeal over all the colourful little patches ^_^

So if you’re not a member yet I suggest you go apply for membership RIGHT NOW!

Yes, now. Go on, I’m waiting…..


  1. 10 April 2010

    That’s what I love about Q*Bee, it’s like little oasis of friendliness. And I have found some really great people thru it. Being able to pixel fabulously definitely isn’t requirement. :D

  2. 11 April 2010

    Awww, the q*bee. I was once a member, but I’m so swamped by real life that I really can’t afford to have any online commitments other than the bare minimum. But it is a lovely club :D

  3. 13 April 2010

    Jag har hört talas om Quilting Bee men tyvärr har jag inte tid eller ork för fler communityn än de jag för tillfället är med. DeviantArt uppfyller mina kreativa behov. :)

  4. 13 April 2010

    Jag glömde ju helt och hållet bort att svara på din fråga angående kristallkronan. Ja, jag är väldigt nöjd med den. :) Det enda jag finnar att klaga på är att ljusen sitter lite snett men det är ingenting jag bryr mig om. Kvalitén är bra och den ser inte billig ut som den andra kristallkronan som Haléns säljer som var i plast. Kring hela metallstommen är det lindat band med pärlor. Jag la inte märke till det när jag tittade på bilden på deras sajt utan upptäckte det först när jag fått hem lampan. Blev glatt överraskad då jag tycker pärlorna gör den ännu finare. Det enda jag har att klaga på är som sagt att ljusen sitter snett. I övrigt är lampan jättesnygg. Åh, en till sak, det följer inte med några fina glödlampor, de får man köpa själv. De kostade dock bara 25:- per tvåpack så de är inte särskilt dyra.

  5. 15 April 2010

    I love looking at the pixels and patches everyone creates but I just don’t have the time to do that, and my website, and live life. I’ll leave it to those who can :)

  6. 15 April 2010

    It’s amazing that the quilting bee is still around. I’m sure I’ve been hearing about it since the very beginning. But it was never something that interested me enough to actually join. I’m glad you are still enjoying it!

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