Sunday, October 15, 2017

2018 Stash Bee Sign Ups - What You Need to Know

Sign-ups for 2018 are just around the corner so here are all the details. There are some changes so please read this post carefully before you decide to sign up.

You will be able to access the sign-up form on Wednesday, November 1st.  It will be in a blog post on that day. There will also be a link at the top of the right menu on the blog.

Who Can Join?

The bee is open to new and returning members. Something that will be changing this year is that we will be reducing the number of hives to 7 to more effectively manage the number of people. That means that we can only take 70 people so sign up early. Returning members still need to sign up each year.

Please note - returning members, you MUST be in good standing with the bee. That means that all of your 2017 blocks must be mailed and received AND you cannot have been late more than twice throughout the year.

Things to Remember

This is a modern bee. That means your hive members can ask for modern blocks, modern techniques, and/or modern fabrics within the scope of the block restrictions. If you prefer more traditional blocks and more traditional fabrics (like reproduction fabrics, civil war prints, etc) then this bee is NOT for you.

Also, Stash Bee is international friendly. You should expect to have 3-4 hive members from countries other than the U.S.  ALL HIVES will have a mix of countries, there will not be a domestic-only hive this year.

New This Year - Let's Get Social!

During the sign-up process, you will be asked if you would like to be assigned to a social media hive. You will have the choice to join a hive that will communicate primarily through Instagram or Facebook.  Don't like or use those platforms? That's okay! You'll be assigned a hive that will stay right here on the blog. Stay tuned for a more in-depth post about how this will work in the next week or so.

That's all for now.
Happy Quilting!


Pam Chamberlin said...

Thanks for the info. I’ve enjoyed it so much this year, I hope I get to participate next year too.

Valorie Webster said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I hope to be approved and fit into a group for 2018.