Visitors Are Always Welcome
Welcome to the Honeybee Quilter’s Website. The Mandarin area, evening quilt guild was established over 25 years ago and is part of the 7 Sisters Quilters Guilds in the Jacksonville area. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month and have loads of fun but also learn so much about quilting. The monthly meetings may include the annual Ugly Auction, Birthday Party or our Holiday party along with quilting instructional meetings with area teachers.
We participate in the Jacksonville Quiltfest and have several members on the board. Twice a year members and guests are invited to attend a quilting retreat held at Epworth Retreat Center on St. Simon’s Island, Lutheran Springs ,
and Lake Swan in Melrose, Florida
The Honeybee members are proud of the charity work they have done over the years. This includes either raising funds for local charities or quilt donations to non-profits such as K-9 for Warriors, Hospice, Wounded Warriors, Betty Griffin House, and the Mandarin Food Bank,
We welcome visitors to come to the monthly meetings and hope you will join us in the future.
We currently have a project to donate sewn pillowcases to a children's charity - bring finished cases to Pat Guilford or Jeanie Jacobson. In addition we are collecting donations of anti-ouch pouches for breast cancer surgery patients.
· President: Jeanie Jacobson
· Vice-President: Beth Porkert
· Secretary: Trini Bowen
· Treasurer: Anne Morgan
Workshops are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
· Honeybee meetings are the first Tuesday of the month
A Local Girl Scout, Charlotte, reached out to our President for help in making masks for those in need. With the donated fabric, Charlotte sewed 224 masks to be awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award. Way to go Charlotte.
Honeybee members are always donating quilts for both Betty Griffen and Hubbard Houses which provide housing for abused spouses and children.
We also support Casey's Cases, several nursing homes and various other community programs.