The Beekeeper’s Quilt Project

Remember this project?  It all started about 4 months ago with a zany idea to knit 600 hexipuffs by April.  Reinforcements were called in, a color palette was chosen, and the knitting began.  It was hexi-central around here as we facilitated the distribution and collection of yarn, patterns, and finished pieces.  It was so fun watching people figure out the pattern and come back again and again for more yarn!

It all came together quilt nicely, don’t you think?

Knit in Shibui Sock + Staccato yarn

The finished Beekeeper’s Quilt!

Andrea + Christine, the forces behind the quilt!

Just a few of the volunteer knitters who made this possible.

It took about 4 months and 25 knitters to complete over 360 hexipuffs that went into the creation of this beautiful knit quilt. Tomorrow the quilt will be auctioned off at a gala to benefit Type I Diabetes research.  Cross your needles that it goes for a lot of money!

A special thank you to: Andrea Royal and Christine Snow for dreaming this up and making it happen (and cake!); Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits for believing in the project and giving  us permission to share her pattern; all the volunteer knitters who gave of their knitting time and skills to create this beautiful piece of art.  Thank you!

You can see more pictures of the project over on Flickr.


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One response to “The Beekeeper’s Quilt Project

  1. Cleio

    That’s amazing, well done! And for such a good cause!

    Only about 25 hexipuffs into my own quilt, it’s a fun project though.

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