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Sunday, October 22, 2017

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND?

A couple of months ago while attending Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Chris, shop owner, gave us a challenge.  She told us about making 1/2 square blocks into this large block.  I had numerous charity fabrics and thought this would be a fun quilt to make with them.  Above is my quilt all quilted and bound and ready to go to the charity group.  Chris said the blocks remind her of sea horses and asked me if I was going to put an eye on them.  I laughed and agreed with her, but probably not going to do anything more with this quilt.

That was my weekend.  What have you been doing?  Are you ready to get your quilting fix?  Then check out some of the classes coming up this week.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Retreat Bag, Friday, Oct. 27
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, Oct. 28
The November calendar is up on the sidebar.  Mark your calendar now for:
  • Jingle Bell Hop, November 3-11.
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25.  Register now!!!
There is also a coupon on the calendar so be sure and print it off.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, October 19, 2017

NEW CLASSES AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Come join the new BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.   The Anthology Civil War BOM starts Wednesday, November 15th at 10 a.m. or Tuesday, November 21st at 1 p.m. 
Starting Kit is $50 and includes the book (above), a fabric bundle, Star Singles paper packet, and project bag.  There is a $5 per month charge for an additional fabric package.  There will also be giveaways, prizes, and lots of blocks and fun.  You can join and attend the class or participate as a Pick-up.  Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop to register.  Registering is important so there will be enough kits available.  
Also new is a Beginning Hand Embroidery class for left or right handed people.  There are two teachers for this class and one is left handed so she will be able to teach those left handed people.  Classes begin on November 14th from 6-8 p.m. and last for three weeks.  The $30 charge includes kits of fabric and thread.  Call the shop to register.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Chenille Class, Friday, Oct. 20
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Retreat Bag, Friday, Oct. 27
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, Oct. 28
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quilt Art has a tutorial for a Curved Pieced Hydrenga Flower
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A SURPRISE VISIT

Our friend, Cathy, has been homebound recouperating from surgery.  When she told me that she was going bonkers with nothing to do and needed to go to the quilt shop, I offered to take her there.  I never want to miss a chance to go to the Attic Window Quilt Shop. I came prepared, ready to shop and take pictures of things new.  We were fortunate that we arrived just as Sampler was in session.  More importantly, we got to see some show-n-tell.  Above, Charity shows everyone her latest quilt.
This is a little closer look.  She said it was a mystery quilt that she took a while ago.  So beautiful!  It is a little larger than regular bed size.
Charity also showed us this Mondo Bag that she made.  They are so handy!
Pauline showed us this stunning quilt.  It was a BOM last year at the Attic Window.
Pauline also showed us this version of that same quilt.  The BOM was offered in a couple different colors, so she decided to make two quilts.  So beautiful.  

It pays to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You never know what you will see!  Tomorrow I'll show you some new classes being offered next moonth.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Beg. Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Chenille Class, Friday, Oct. 20
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Oct. 21
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Pattydoo has a free pattern and tutorial for an oven mitt.  Time to start thinking about those Christmas gifts!
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NOT JUST FOR BAG LADIES

I made another Retreat Bag.  You may remember last week I posted about the first Retreat Bag I made when I took a class with Marilyn at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
Above you can see the lining and the wide open mouth.  I call it a Dopp Kit and made it for my son to put his shaving gear in when he travels to the cottage or to my house.  You can find the free pattern on the internet and the wire frames can be purchased at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Farm Girl BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Wreath Class, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Beg. Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Chenille Class, Friday, Oct. 20
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Oct. 21
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, October 15, 2017

COUNTRY FAIR ROAD TOUR A SUCCESS!

 
The Attic Window Quilt Shop participated with three other shops in a Country Fair Road Tour which took place last week.  I blogged about it here.
As promised, there was food and drink for everyone.
There were demonstrations.  Above Marilyn shows people how to use a new ruler.
 She shows us the various cuts you make with the ruler.
 Then she showed us how to put the pieces together to make this darling block.
 She also showed us another way to use the ruler to make this block.
Above are the blocks with the ruler and the Beach Ball pattern.
 And there were games.  Above, Lee Anne watches as a customer tries her luck.
 Another customer tried the toss.
These were in the basket of prizes given out.
 As I walked around the Shop, I noticed some new items on display.  I love these above.
 The patterns can be found in the above book, Harvest Time Quilting.
Above are more items that can be found in the book.
This is also something new.  The flowers are printed on the fabric.  You embroidery the outline and then color what you want.  Looks like fun to me.  You can get the fabric already stamped with the patterns at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  What a fun three days!!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 17
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Farm Girl BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Wreath Class, Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Beg. Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Chenille Class, Friday, Oct. 20
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Oct. 21
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quilt Art has a tutorial for a Poinsettia Mug Rug.  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HAPPY SCRAPPERS DO IT AGAIN

The Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  As usual, we had a fun time.  Above Lee Anne got us all giggling as she went through some project boxes and muttered, "I didn't know I had this."  or "Oh, I forgot all about this." 
We watched in awe and giggled with her as she pulled out various items.  Items we all wish we had!
 Lee Anne did have some finished projects to show us.  She made a couple pillowcases for her granddaughter Eva.
 This is a close up.
 And this is another one.
What makes them unique is that these fabrics glow in the dark!  How much fun is that!
 Vickie S. also joined us that day and showed us some WIPs.  Check out this spooky house above.
 She is working on this table runner also. 
 This is a close up because I knew you'd want to see that spider!
 Vickie has several of these blocks and is not sure if they will be made into a table runner or maybe individual place mats.  This is made with a new ruler which will be demonstrated during the Country Fair Road Tour this week at the shop. Go here for details.
Another work in progress is this yo-yo Christmas wall hanging.
 Marti sewed binding on her quilt.
Above Marti shows us her gorgeous quilt.
 A young man stopped in at the shop and I asked if I could take a picture of his project.  Above Mark Cook shows us his first quilt.  
We were in awe that this is his first quilt.  He did everything, even the quilting.  Thanks Mark for sharing your beautiful quilt with us!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Country Fair Road Tour, Thursday, Oct. 12, 13, 14
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • UFO Night, Friday, Oct. 13
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WHAT GIVES YOU THAT SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT?

Want to have some fun?  Take a class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I took a bag class from Marilyn this past week and not only had fun but had a wonderful sense of accomplishment.   The picture above shows the bag before I inserted the wire frame.
This was taken after the frame was inserted.  It reminds me of a Dopp Kit used during WWII.  But I love it.  There are pockets inside and lots of room and you get a wide open mouth with this zipper.
Another view.  Carter (8 years old) wants one in black.
 I added some other items to my accomplishment list.  I put binding on some pieces I found when I cleaned my sewing room.
I also finished this project bag that I started several years ago.  It will be good for my current applique project.

DON'T FORGET that the Country Fair Road Tour 2017 begins Thursday, October 12 and runs through Saturday, October 14.  You won't want to miss out on the games, prizes, food and fun.  There are four quilt shops participating:
  • Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park, MI
  • New Ewe in Newaygo, MI
  • Quilted Memories in Montague, MI
  • Seven Sisters Quilt Shop in Carson City, MI
When you visit these four radiant shops you will:
  • Receive Discounted Shopping
  • Play Games
  • Earn Prizes
  • Enjoy Refreshments
  • Watch Demos
  • Enter Four Grand Prize Drawings
  • Collect Four tickets for Shopping at a Later Date
  • Collect Prize Winning Tea Towels (pictured above are the Attic Window Quilt Shop Tea Towels that you may purchase)
  • Have lots of Fun!
How to participate?
  • Visit one of the four participating shops and purchase your $5 Fun Pass.
Hope to see you there!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers,Wednesday, Oct. 11
  • Country Fair Road Tour, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • UFO Night, Friday, Oct. 13
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • AQS Blog has a free pattern for a Harvest Owl.  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, October 8, 2017

GAMES! PRIZES! FOOD! FUN!

It's happening this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The Country Fair Road Tour 2017 begins Thursday, October 12 and runs through Saturday, October 14.  You won't want to miss out on the games, prizes, food and fun.  There are four quilt shops participating:
  • Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park, MI (just outside Grand Rapids)
  • New Ewe in Newaygo, MI
  • Quilted Memories in Montague, MI
  • Seven Sisters Quilt Shop in Carson City, MI
When you visit these four radiant shops you will:
  • Receive Discounted Shopping
  • Play Games
  • Earn Prizes
  • Enjoy Refreshments
  • Watch Demos
  • Enter Four Grand Prize Drawings
  • Collect Four tickets for Shopping at a Later Date
  • Collect Prize Winning Tea Towels (pictured above are the Attic Window Quilt Shop Tea Towels that you may purchase)
  • Have lots of Fun!
How to participate?
  • Visit one of the four participating shops and purchase your $5 Fun Pass.
Hope to see you there!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

  • Sampler, Monday, Oct. 9
  • Sampler, Tuesday, Oct. 10
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 10
  • Folded Star Ornament, Tuesday, Oct.. 10 
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Oct. 11
  • Country Fair Road Tour, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • UFO Night, Friday, Oct. 13
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quilt Art has a tutorial for a pumpkin candy holder.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN QUILTERS

Who says the Doll Bee doesn't have a lot of fun?  Julie, who heads the Doll Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop sent me this photo and I knew you would want to see it.  This is what Julie says, "Barb made this bra for a fund raiser at Holland's Tempting tables where folks bid on things including embellished bras."   How cute.  I bet she makes a lot of money on this bra!  Thanks Barb for being such a good sport. And thank you Julie for sending!
If you are interested in attending Julie's Doll Bee, they meet every Thursday morning at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and make dolls like these above.  What a fun group!

DON'T FORGET:
  • To pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 5
  • Beginning Quilting (a.m. and p.m.), Thursday, Oct. 5
  • Retreat Bag, Friday, Oct. 6
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, Oct. 7
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.