In the spirit of ages-old quilting bees...

JUST BEE was created in the nostalgic style of quilting bees as a response to requests from crafters in search of intergenerational gatherings. These craft circles aim to connect community members of all ages for crafting and story sharing.
Each meeting will have a unique craft theme. No experience in the specific craft is required! Each circle will be led by experienced crafters wishing to share their skills with a new generation.

Already working on a project of the same craft? Come and work in community!

Those interested in starting a new project are encouraged to create a handmade item to be donated to the church’s holiday outreach programs later this year. A list of supported organizations and desired items will be available at Just Bee events.

Do you enjoy a craft you don't see listed here? Teachers needed for future events! Contact us today!

Event Schedule

Knit/Crochet Circle
10am-Noon ~ Starbucks Community Room
14369 W. Bell Rd. (@ N. Civic Center Dr.)
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Donations of yarn and new or gently used knitting needles and crochet hooks are appreciated to help minimize the initial investment for those new to the craft.

Community Craft Nights & Pot Luck
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm ~ As Announced
(10330 N. Cotton Ln., Waddell, AZ)

Join us as we craft warm items to be donated to those in need this winter.

Love to knit or crochet? Want to learn?

Our team will be crafting hats and scarves to be donated to our sister church in Williams, AZ. These items are lovingly tied to a tree on the church property and displayed with a sign that reads, "Cold? Please take one."

Not a fan of knitting or crochet? No worries!

Come. Join Us. Propose a project to teach! We're always accepting new ideas!

Crafters' Community Service Projects

Between November 15, 2019 & September 30, 2020
Seeking Crafters to complete 100 hat/scarf sets  to be sent to the congregation of St. John's Episcopal Church, Dryden, Michigan and in turn given as gifts to each of Dryden's 2020 6th grade class as a "Welcome to Middle School" gift that will double as a way to distribute warmth to those in need. Help us connect chilly teenagers to warmly crafted hats and scarves, and the congregation of St. John's to their community's youth! Additionally hat/scarf sets will be given to an area retirement home to provide warmth to seniors as they travel to and from necessary doctor appointments.

To provide consistency particularly among the students we ask that the pieces should be should be either knit or crocheted (single or double only please) using a "5" or "6" weight yarn equivalent and that scarves be approximately 6" wide x 60" long.

If you are able to join us in crafting these items, either in community or at home, please email Deb.

Thank you!
All are welcome! Come & Craft with Us!
Hosted by Emmaus Episcopal Church, Surprise, JUST BEE is open to all community members regardless of faith background. Come. Meet new friends. Share your craft. Learn a craft.  Come and Just Bee.