Norris Lake Quilt Bee was started in April, 2008 by six ladies from Sunset Bay, Norris Shores and Maynardville. In 2021, there are more than 20 members who come from all over this region: Sunset Bay, Norris Shores, Waterside Cove, Sharps Chapel, Maynardville, and Knoxville. New members are always welcome. While quilting is the main activity, some members are also knitters, crocheters and crafters. In addition to working on our projects, we have a good time, help one another, and enjoy good conversation.
The bee meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 681 Sharps Chapel Road. The church is open at 9:00 a.m. and we work until mid-afternoon as folks are ready to close up shop. Each member brings their packed lunch and one member brings dessert. During lunch we have a short meeting. There is no membership fee, but twice a year we make an offering to the church for the use of their facility.
Most often members work on their individual projects, but we also do charity projects from time to time as a group. Twice a year (in the spring and fall) we have quilt retreats at Becky’s Barn in Grimsley, TN, which is a facility that our members enjoy.
Anyone interested in more information or in joining our bee may contact Emily Lemming.