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quilting bee

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noun
  1. a social gathering at which the participants make quilts.
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Origin of quilting bee

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for quilting bee

Historical Examples

  • The husking-bee and the quilting-bee afforded sources of much enjoyment.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886

    Various

  • One form of merry-making which was in high favor among the women of that day was the quilting-bee.

    Crestlands

    Mary Addams Bayne