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quilting bee

a social gathering at which the participants make quilts.
Origin of quilting bee
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Sometimes there was a quilting bee or donation party at the ministers to attend.

    Boys and Girls of Colonial Days Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • My Aunt Prissy will be very happy if you and the minister will come to her quilting bee to-morrow afternoon and stay to tea.

    A Little Maid of Ticonderoga Alice Turner Curtis

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