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Friday, July 29, 2016

AN ANTIQUE HANDKERCHIEF QUILT

Cathy M. was recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and took these photos and sent them to me.
Above, Pauline shows us her antique handkerchief quilt.

This is a closeup of one of the blocks.  Pauline said that most of these handkerchiefs came from her collection.


These photos show her family.  Pauline made this quilt for her male cousin who has studies their family's history.

A special thank you to Cathy for taking and sending these photos to us.  
Great job Pauline!

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, August 1  
  • Fat Quarter Special Day, Friday, August 5
  • Stitch-In, Friday, August 5
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

QUEEN PEGGY GETS HER BLOCKS

The Bees in The Attic bee hive met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Above, Queen Bee Peggy receives her blocks.
We were unable to put all our blocks on Peggy's "robe," so we resorted to placing them on the floor.  Aren't they beautiful!  This is probably not the layout that Peggy will use but it was a good way for us to see them all together.  I can't wait to see Peggy's finished quilt!
Next up is Pat who is Queen Bee for next month.  Above she holds up a sample block of how she wants our blocks for her to look like.
Pat has made four blocks so we are able to see how this quilt is going to look.  I love her colors.
Since this is a large block and Pat wants specific colors and fabrics in the blocks, she generously gave each of us a kit full of fabrics along with printed instructions.  Thank you Pat!  This is wonderful.
We also had some show-n-tell after the meeting.  Above Pat shows us this adorable baby quilt that she is making for the West Michigan Quilters Guild.
Cathy was working on her placemats.  She said that on a whim her son-in-law and his brother went to Japan for the weekend and brought her back this fabric.  They did a great job of picking out fabric!

Lee Anne showed us this bag that she made.  It is lovely and I look forward to making this with her.  Watch for her class in September.  It is a wonderful size and I'm thinking a great place to carry my cutting mat and rulers back and forth to class.

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, August 1
  • Fat Quarter Special Day, Friday, August 5
  • Stitch-In, Friday, August 5
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, July 25, 2016

NEW BOM AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

You may remember when I told you about the new BOM coming in September at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can read about it here.  Blocks from this BOM will be taken from the Quilt Block Cook Book by Amy Gibson.  Cathy and I decided to play around with some of the blocks.  She gave me three blocks for me to set however I liked.  I decided to try an on-point setting and placed the green triangles around this first one.
For the next block, Cathy had some leftover purple fabric and I used it to set this block.
The last block I had to use orange.  There was a touch of orange in some of the fabrics in previous blocks, so I thought it would work.  The quilting is another story.

I decided to make a table runner and after sewing them together, I put it on the frame and started to quilt.  After the first block I realized I had a problem.  Something wasn't right, so I took the sandwich off the frame and smoothed out the back and proceeded to quilt the other blocks on the table top machine.  I was so frustrated by the tine I finished the second block, I thought about just cutting everything up an making three separate blocks.  However, I persisted, finished the quilting, only to discover nothing is flat.  The sides ripple.  I don't know what I did, but at least you can see what the blocks look like.  Most of the settings in the book are not on point.  I guess that is what I like about these blocks.  Amy has an interesting grid method that she uses and provides us with several setting ideas.  I hope you will want to join us in September for this fun BOM.  Call the shop to register so we will be sure to have enough kits available for everyone.

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Stacking Pop Up, Wednesday, July. 27  (right)
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Quilted Blooms has a tutorial for a Blue Christmas machine applique pillow.
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and 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.