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The Modern InstaBee 2014

Quite an amazing thing has happened on Instagram the last few days.  IG users @brazenlisa @lisaquiltslikeaboss & @jessicaquilter decided to start a Modern Bee on Instagram and it exploded!  Within a few days’ time they have managed to organize 10 Hives with 12 quilters in each hive.

Modern Insta Bee

By the time I found out about it and asked to get in on the fun, I was assigned to Hive 8. I found out who my bee-mates were yesterday.  I’ve been having a lot of fun getting to know a bit about them as we introduce ourselves and get organized.  Some amazing ladies are in our hive, and we have a range of newer quilters to very experienced quilters; and those who’ve participated in a Bee before and those who haven’t (like me!).  I’m in an extremely friendly group of Hive members, and I am SO excited to be participating in this with them.

All of us are using the book Modern Bee  by Lindsay Conner for our quilt choice.  I should be getting my book Monday or Tuesday, and I’m scheduled to be Queen Bee in November. Since this is my first bee, I’m super excited and nervous at the same time.  I don’t want to mess up!  Eeek!

instabee hive8

One of our Bee-mates has already created a blog button for us.  I love it!  I’ll be putting it in the side bar, and it will link to Tagboard which will show any #moderninstabee2014hive8 tags on the internet.  That way you can see what our bee is working on.  If you’re on Instagram, you can follow along with our bee using the aforementioned hashtag or along with the entire bee as a whole by searching the hashtag #moderninstabee2014. It’s gonna be awesome… so be sure to follow along!!

Have you seen all this activity on Instagram?  Did you sign up?

If so, which Hive were you assigned?

5 thoughts on “The Modern InstaBee 2014

  1. I rushed over to sign up and, sadly, it is closed. Sign up will be next year. I hope you enjoy our experience. It sounds like a lot of fun!


      1. Yes! I am in Hive 12. Thanks Christine. I wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for you. My computer died a few days ago and right now I’m trying to function with a Kindle and my cell. But my sewing machine is working great. So, I’m ready to start and can’t wait. My Instagram name is Mqjulie. There is nothing there right now, but soon there will be.


      2. I am so excited for you! I saw Lindsay post yesterday that Hive 12 was filled and have a little “whoop whoop” for you! Can’t wait to see your sewing on IG! Sorry about the computer… uck!


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