a social gathering at which the participants make quilts.
Origin of quilting bee
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for quilting bee
One form of merry-making which was in high favor among the women of that day was the quilting-bee.Crestlands|Mary Addams Bayne
The husking-bee and the quilting-bee afforded sources of much enjoyment.