Meet Quilters, Join a Bee!

Current as of 04/26/2020

An age-old tradition of our craft, quilting bees provide a fun (and usually delicious) way to connect with other quilters who share your passion for quilting and who can offer advice and help with your current projects.  Check out the list of bees, organized by location, in Tucson and surrounding areas.

Some bees meet in members’ homes or other limited spaces, so those bees might be closed to new members. Look for open spaces in other bees; many are looking for new members to fill out their ranks.  Consider starting your own bee. Just find a good location and invite members to join you. It really is easy to do! Download the Bee Keeper Guidelines or contact the Guild “Beekeeper” for information on to start.

Guild Beekeeper: Liz Sonneneld,

2016 Bee Keeper Guidelines (616 downloads)


1942 Bee
Contact: Lisa Fryxell, 575-590-5472
Where: Columbus Library, 4350 E 22nd Street
When: 1st Monday of the month, 10 am – 2 pm

Eagle Wings Quilts of Valor Bee
Contact: Char Gasker, 520-749-0723
Where: Quality Quilterz, 8421 E Broadway Blvd.
When: 4th Thursday of the month

Eastside Quiet Bee
Contact: Vicki Moore, 520-748-7219 or 520-241-7290
Where: Ask for location
When: 1st Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm

Northeast 9-Patchers
Contact: Janice Jones
Where: Members Homes
When: 1st Fridays of the month, 9:30 am

Pacific Rim Quilting Bee
Contact: Susan Owara, 520-572-9231
Where: The Quilt Basket, 6538 E Tanque Verde #130
When: 1st Tuesdays, 10 am

Tucson Art Quilters
Contact: Where: Eastside City Hall, 7575 E Speedway
When: 3rd Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon

UFO Bee – Bring your own UnFinished Objects
Contact: Mary Meserve
Where: Quilters Market
When: Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Himmel Park Bee
Contact: Ruth Campbell
Phone: 520-792-1639
Where: Himmel Park Library
When: Third Wednesdays, 6:30 pm


Monday Night Quilters – All are welcome
Contact: Marie Morris
Phone: 520-403-6208 or 520-623-0123
Where: Grace Pointe Church, 2555 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson
When: 3rd Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
September-November and January – March


Material Girls
Contact: Cindi Huff
Phone: 623-225-6109
Where: Members Homes
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1 -4 pm

Mona Lisa Bee
Contact: Debbie Sileven
Phone: 520-954-9265
Where: Foothills Community Church
When: 3rd Mondays, 9:30-11 am

Northwest Needlers
Contact: Evelyn George
Where: Members Homes

Piece Patchers
Contact: Evelyn George
Where: Members Homes


North of the Border
Contact: Patty Goodsell
Phone: 520-989-1754
Ask Patty for location, Green Valley
When: Thursdays 9:30 – Noon