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Sunday, September 17, 2017

MADE FOR GIVING

 Not much going on here this weekend.  Much too beautiful outside to stay inside my dark sewing room.  I did get another Hexie Mug Rug finished.  I'm going to make some out of Christmas Fabrics just as soon as I get up to the Attic Window Quilt Shop to purchase some of that gorgeous holiday fabrics.
I also made one of these Pretty Pockets.  This is a discreet and spirited way to secure post-surgical drains after Breast surgery.  I got the pattern from Creative Blossoms.  A couple of years ago I made several of these pockets and gave them to Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids.  When I heard my 92 year old friend tell about her bridge partner who was having surgery and would have the tubes, I made one for her to give to her friend.  They are so pretty and quick and easy I think I'll make some more for the Cancer Center.

DON'T FORGET:
  • To pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.
  • FALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Beginning Quilting, a.m. and p.m. classes, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Stand and Stow Bag, Friday, Sept. 22
  • Fall Clean Up Sale, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AGAIN

 
The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Wednesday.  As usual, I have a lot to show you.  Above Cathy shows us this beautiful quilt that she made from UFO blocks.  She let the top flip over so we could see this lovely fabric she used on the back.
And look what she did on the binding.  She used a decorative stitch which adds to the quilt.  I never would have thought of that.
Jill was on her light box copying design.
She has already finished one block.  She used crayons to color it.  As I remember she said she used a white crayon beneath the colored crayon parts.  This gives it a nice muted look.
Mary was busy using her 30s fabrics for a charity quilt.

Adrienne shows us two of the applique blocks she is working on.
A funny story.  Did you notice that Adrienne has green hair?  We didn't think too much about it when she first came in.  We thought she was just color coordinating her hair with her lovely dress that she made.  However, Adrienne got us all giggling when she told us about it.  She said she was at the beauty supply house and saw these colors for $4.  She figured why not.  It would be fun to have a day with a little color.  At home, she squeezed the tube and added it to her hair, then got a phone call.  After about twenty minutes she got off the phone and wondered if she had left the color on too long.  Maybe she should read the instructions.  Oh,no!  She thought she had purchased a wash-out hair color.  After reading the instructions she learned that it was a permanent color.  She washed her hair that afternoon 16 times in the hopes of getting the green out of her hair.  It was still there.
"You're a rock star!" Number one son said.
"What were you thinking?" Asked number two son.
But she was tickled to learn that her husband loves it.
Adrienne said she still gets a shock every time she looks in the mirror.
The moral of the story:  Read instructions before application!

I made this block for Charity, Queen Bee of Bees In The Attic Bee Hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Hope she likes it.

 DON'T FORGET to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

Upcoming Events:

  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • FALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
  • Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Beginning Quilting, a.m. and p.m. classes, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Stand and Stow Bag, Friday, Sept. 22
  • Fall Clean Up Sale, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW FABRIC AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 
I told you earlier in the week that I would show some of the new fabrics that have arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is from the Hand Picked line by Windham Fabrics.


Thought these closeups would help.  Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick up some of this lovely fabric today!

While there, don't forget to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
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.