Today we got to take a glimpse of the past when Clydene Gage brought in her adorable baby quilt. Clydene took these beautiful hand stitched 1930's blocks that her husbands grandmother made and put them into this adorable quilt for their grand baby on the way. What a beautiful way to pass on the family heritage. Thank you Clydene for sharing those memories with us.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Congratulations to the winners of this year's block challenge! Love these blocks!
This is the Grand Prize winner from Becky Creason of San Antonio!
This is the Grand Prize winner from Becky Creason of San Antonio!
This is the First Place Pieced block from Retta Duda of San Antonio.
Second Place Pieced block from Vicki Rambin of Canyon Lake.
Third Place Pieced block from Jackie Bevilaqua of Universal City.
First Place Combination Block from Linda Stanchose of Helotes.
Second Place Combination Block from Michelle Baker of San Antonio.
Third Place Combination Block from Karen Molleur of Austin
First PlaceArt/3D Block from Connie Bissonet of Spicewood.
Second Place Art/3D from Shannon Crown of Cibolo
Third Place Art/3D from Christy Barton, Austin.
First Place Applique by Catherine Cureton of Leander
Second Place Applique by Shirley Ferguson of Boerne
Third Place Applique by Shelley Daley of Georgetown
Monday, March 10, 2014
I hope everyone is loving the 5 @ the Hive program this year. We love having Sue Carter back designing some wonderful quilt blocks. Just in case you could not make it to your 5 @ the Hive day, here are the pics of the $5.00 Block and Extra Blocks. Come on into the store, we have a lot of new quilts and bags hanging and we love to see show -n- tells! Have a wonderful week.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Today was a day to see some spectacular quilts and I just had to share them with you. These ladies worked very hard on their quilts and gave them to Angela McCorkle to add her fabulous quilting to make them come to life and Angela delivered. These quilts are works of art and the quilting just enhances their beauty. Scroll down and see what they put together.
This is a Carpenter Star made by Sue Phillips, the colors are so pretty and I loved the frogs in the borders.
Look at the precious tulips, warms me up just looking at it.
This is Sue's 2012 5 @ The Hive quilt. Just stunning!
Sara "Nana" Worley made this adorable Navy quilt for her grandson Hayden
Kitty Miller made this hand embroidered quilt from the Crabapple Hill Pattern "Over the River"
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Our BIG market bash was last Wednesday and can we just say it was CRAZY FUN! We had such a wonderful time talking about all the neat stuff we found at market and all the fun new stuff that is making its way to Honey Bees. Thank you to all our wonderful customers for making this night so spectacular!
We started the night with a massage therapist giving hand massages and talking about the new Sewline Cuticle Oil. This was a huge hit and the cuticle oil feels great, this would make a perfect gift for anyone.
Here is Dianne Demoing the new Creative Grid Hexagon Trim Tool. Hexagons are all the rage now and this fun little tool makes them so much easier.
Check out the tutorial here: http://www.creativegridsusa.com/products.cfm?item_num=CGRJAW4&ref=c
Oh did I say we had prizes? Yes, yes I did. We had a whole basket full of prizes for our wonderful customers. Fat quarter bundles, treat squares, patterns oh my!
Here is our Sweet Ann Marie showing us the new Stella Light and The Light Panel. I loved how the Light Panel made it so much easier to see what you were tracing and how it was thin and not bulky. The Stella light was way awesome with the touch lighting and the different shades of lighting.
Looky we have a Winner! Winner winner chicken dinner! Congrats!
Hi Sue Phillips!
Here is Catherine giving us information on soft and stable interfacing, this stuff gives bags and purses so much body. We also got some great travel bag patterns by Annie's in the store. Catherine made the duffle bag, come on in and check it out.
Dianne is still working hard at showing everyone the Hexagon Trim Tool, we just love creative grid!
Hi Cindy Lanahan!
Here is Sue getting ready to draw another winner, who could it be?
It's Bobbie Salisbury! Congrats!
Congrats Shelly Daley on the win and nice job on the photo bomb Rene Perez! Y'all look like you are having fun!
We had a house full and it was great!
Look at everyone having a good time!
Hi Diana Apgar and Ann Marie!
I bet you are wondering who won the grand prize - a Fat Quarter bundle of Downton Abbey fabric and matching bag?
Drum roll please............................
It was Barbara Ledbetter!
Congrats Barbara enjoy your fabric.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers for participating in our After Market Bash!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This was a week of some awesome quilts. I love it when customers bring in their show-n-tells, it makes me want to break out the sewing machine and work on all my unfinished projects. Check out what these ladies have been up too!
Barbara Alford brought in her spectacular red and white quilt. So beautiful!
Check out what Monica Fulton did with the Texas Lonestar State fabric line. Love it!
Delona Demo brought in this fun and happy quilt for her family member, Kelly Green. It's Fabulous!
Way to go ladies, y'all do some amazing work!
Monday, October 21, 2013
Last year we went to Quilt Market to search for fun and amazing new projects to promote in our store and as usual market did not disappoint us. We found so many great patterns, books and block of the months that we were excited to take them home and start them right away. One that we started was "Sweet Stitches" by Kathy Schmitz, a cute embroidery block of the month. Sweet Stitches was well received here at Honey Bee and it makes me so happy when out customers bring in their projects to show us what they have done and what little changes they may have done to make the project their own.
Today was no exception. Ramona Griffin came in to show me what she had done with her December and January blocks and they were so cute. On the December block she added a cute little fringe to the toy snowman and on the January block she added buttons and made the banner free flowing. I just loved the small little changes Ramona made and how she personalized it to fit her style. Take a look at what she did!
Monday, October 14, 2013
I just love when customers come in and show us what they have been up too. From fabric selections to the choice of the patterns, the whole process gets the creative juices flowing and when these talented quilters come in to show them off you can't help but get inspired. Check out these fabulous quilts and see for yourself the talent these ladies have.
Gloria came in the store and fell in love with the Christmas cowboy boot fabric and knew she had to make something out of it. She had Judy help her pick out a couple of fabrics and from there she mad this fantastic Boot Scootin' Christmas Quilt.
This is Sue Carter's Stained Glass French Braid Quilt from Nancie's class. I just love the look of the batiks she selected for this quilt, it really does look like stained glass.
Sue Carter has been very busy making a whole bunch of awesome quilts. This is Shakespeare in the Park from Nancie's Block Workshop. Sue says she still wants to put borders on but I think it's already perfect! Thanks for sharing Sue!