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Thursday, March 23, 2017

IT'S BOM TIME!

 The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above the women show us the blocks they made for this month.
This month we will be making Recipe 32 in the Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson.

I want to caution anyone using this book.  There are numerous errors in the first printing.  I'm not good at piecing and take classes like this to improve my skills, however, that is hard to do when the directions are wrong.  If anyone tries to make Recipe 36 and can get the points on the flying geese I'd like to know how you did that.  I took that block apart three times, measured and remeasured, and could not get the points on the flying geese.  Cathy couldn't either, so it's not just me.  Amy did send out an email telling everyone of some corrections in her book, however, there was no mention of anything in this block that needed changing. I'm particularly feeling terrible because I got 25 people to buy this book and join our group.  I know a lot of you are frustrated, but please don't give up.  Cathy and I will continue to test each block, make the changes necessary and get the information to you.  If you are sewing along with us and are making Recipe 32 pictured above, write me a note and I'll tell you the adjustments we had to make to this block.

On another note, Cathy (left) did show us this quilt that she made.  A year or so ago she made these blocks from Amy Gibson's on line BOM.  She used the QAYG method to put it together.
The back looks as pretty as the front.  Great job Cathy!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
NEW CLASS BEING OFFERED:
  • Machine Applique for Scrappers.  Join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for something new!  Bring your unfinished applique project, a bunch of scraps, your sewing machine and work on your machine applique.  Come join in the fun on Saturday, March 25, from 10-5; and Thursday, March 30, from 6-9.  Call the shop to reserve your spot.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, March 25
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

QUEEN AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Cathy M. was the queen bee this month at the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She didn't want to wear the crown or cape.
She gave each of us kits which included all our fabrics.  All we had to do was put the blocks together.
We spread the cape on the floor and placed our blocks on it so we could all see what the quilt is going to look like.  I can't wait to see this quilt all put together.  I love these fabrics, which Cathy purchased from the shop.
Mary is the queen bee next month and has distributed kits for us to make these blocks.  What a fun group this is!!

 We also had show-n-tell.  Above, Peggy shows us her finished quilt.  The month that she was Queen Bee, she distributed these fabrics and asked us to make blocks for her.
 This is another view.  What a stunning quilt!  Not only is it a fun group, but a creative group of women able to visualize what their quilt will look like in the fabrics they choose.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
NEW CLASS BEING OFFERED:
  • Machine Applique for Scrappers.  Join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for something new!  Bring your unfinished applique project, a bunch of scraps, your sewing machine and work on your machine applique.  Come join in the fun on Saturday, March 25, from 10-5; and Thursday, March 30, from 6-9.  Call the shop to reserve your spot.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, March 25
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, March 20, 2017

A LITTLE THIS AND THAT

 I've been a little out of commission lately and some kind quilters have sent me pictures that I want to share with you.  I may not get who did what correct, so please excuse any mistakes on my part.  Above, Pauline W. shows us her quilt.  Love this patriotic quilt!
 Above is Sue C.'s quilt that she made when participating in the Farm Girl BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
 Above, Sue shows us her blocks that will go on the back of her Farm Girl quilt.
 You may have seen this before.  I think it is hanging at the Attic Window Quilt Shop displaying the blocks that were made during the Farm Girl BOM.  I'm not sure who made it.
 Marilyn shows us the last block for the Farm Girls BOM, the birthday cake.  When Cathy sent me these pictures she said, "For the occasion, Sue brought a chocolate cake with strawberry butter cream frosting for the group.  Marilyn brought fresh fruit which is always appreciated and loved."

 I'm so sorry, but I did not get the information who made this adorable quilt.  I'm sure it was one of the participants in the Farm Girls BOM.
 Misti sent me this picture of her new toy!  I love it.  It reminds me of the sewing machine I learned to sew on.
Yvonne sent me the above picture. This is what she said, "I'm so sorry I forgot to send this to you.  While I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for a UFO group meeting a couple of weeks ago, a lady showed us her quilt that she had just gotten back from the quilter.  I'm sorry but I did not get her name." No problem.  We still love seeing it.

A special thank you to Cathy, Misti, and Yvonne for sending the pictures!  I love them all.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
NEW CLASS BEING OFFERED:
  • Machine Applique for Scrappers.  Join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for something new!  Bring your unfinished applique project, a bunch of scraps, your sewing machine and work on your machine applique.  Come join in the fun on Saturday, March 25, from 10-5; and Thursday, March 30, from 6-9.  Call the shop to reserve your spot.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, March 21
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday, March 22
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, March 22
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, March 25
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.