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

the q*beeThe 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. (Mine is here)
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…..