The mission of the Bead Society of Eastern Pennsylvania is to encourage and promote interest in beadwork and its related fields through educational programs and social activities.















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We love beads! We collect them, we embroider with them, we string them, we weave them,
we wire wrap them. We even make some from PMC or polymer clay or felt or glass.


If you love beads and beading too, join us at 7 pm the 3rd Tuesday, September - November, February - June, in the Ray Taylor Meeting Room of St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital, A Holiday Party is held in January. If weather is questionable, when the Quakertown schools close due to weather conditions, we cancel our meeting. Check here for more information if that should happen.


Every meeting includes show and tell, where members share their most recent projects. We also have a speaker or a demonstration or a special project at each meeting.  The Bead Society has an extensive library of beading books which members may borrow free of charge.

Next Meeting Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Ray Taylor Meeting Room of St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital. The project is a bracelet using bead chain and leather.

Sit 'N Bead   First Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November, unless noted here, in the Ray Taylor Meeting Room of St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital, 10 am - 2:00  Informal gatherings of members to work on projects and to socialize. We may focus on a particular stitch or project, but any and all are welcome. Bring your beading kitbag and questions (or answers) and join us. We brown bag lunch and have a great time.  Check here for a change from the first Saturday, which may occur due to holidays or scheduling conflicts at the hospital.

LIBRARY NEWS The list of books is on the website. If you want a specific book or books, please let the librarian, Patti Tinsman-Schaffer know before the meeting. She will bring those books to the meeting. She will also bring a few from the library to each meeting.

WORKSHOP MAY 17, 2014  Diane Hertzler teaching the Kaibab Bangle. Details at Workshops, including registration form.

Summer Challenge

The 2014 Summer Challenge theme is Flowers. You may make a non-wearable or wearable item that features your interpretation of the theme. Projects are turned in at the September meeting. Blind Judges. Prizes! Click below for entry form.

Summer challenge 2014.pdf

Retreat 2015 Nancy Cain is our Guest Instructor. March 10-22, 2015. Go to to see examples of her classes. Project to be determined.







Date of last update 16 April 2014
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