quilting bee


quilting bee
noun
a gathering to make quilts
Hypernyms: ↑bee

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noun

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a social gathering at which the participants make quilts.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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quilting bee or quilting party noun
A gathering of women to help someone in making a quilt, combined with social amusement
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Main Entry:quilt

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quilting bee,
U.S. a social gathering of women to make a quilt or quilts: »

Quilting bees and threshings were community occasions (Maclean's).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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