My great friend Tanya has recently moved back to New Zealand and is sorely missed!!! She is the one who introduced me to quilting bees via Flickr, and I'm absolutely addicted to them! It's a fun way to meet new friends from around the world who all share an interest.
We decided as a way to keep in touch to start a Quilt Around the World bee. Tanya has participated in one before and loved it. Each member makes a block and then sends it to the next person on the list. The blocks make the rounds until everyone has their block back, along with blocks from each member. It's really exciting and the finished quilt will make a great keepsake. So far, the bee has members from Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Switzerland. It's still looking for a few members, so if you want to join up in the next week or so visit this page!