Sign Up for our Oct. 15-16 Bumble Bee Workshop

Bees Will Buzz Around These Flowers!

How does your garden grow? You can use ombre fabric or scraps (check out the photos!), but your rainbow garden will blossom for sure when you take the “Bumblebee Blossoms” online workshop this October!

Bumblebee workshop Oct 2021

Seattle, Washington quilter and pattern designer Krista Moser will teach the workshop via Zoom on Friday & Saturday, October 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost of the class is $75 plus the “Bumblebee Blossoms” pattern. A supply list and coupon code for the pattern will be given when registration is complete.

To register contact Jane Szabo at 541-270-6130 or via email

Moser will also present a program to the guild via Zoom on Thursday, October 13, 2021.

“Bumblebee Blossoms” is a popular pattern throughout the United States. The quilt top has three main blocks: the flowers, the bees, and the leaves. Each one incorporates a different and useful technique. Moser states that it gives a complicated look without tedious piecing. Ombre fabrics can be employed to give shade and value, or scraps from your stash will give more of an eclectic look.

Moser says, “I started sneaking off to the sewing during Mom’s naptime when I was eight years old. Since I couldn’t yet read patterns, everything was made from my imagination.”

She began her professional sewing and machine quilting career a few years later, at fourteen, and is still teaching and designing more than twenty years later. Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published by Martingale Press, and hung in quilt shops around the country.

Some fun facts about bumble bees: they have not been domesticated. They’re fast workers and better pollinators than honey bees, and actually pollinate many of our food crops. And—they don’t make honey!