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Thursday, September 29, 2016

FABRIC FRIDAY AT ATTIC WINDOW

 It's Friday and I wanted to show you some new fabrics in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is Carmen by Kanvas Studio.

 The above fabrics are from Marcus.  The three to the left are from the Centennial line.  The three to the right are Putty and Mortar.

Above are fabrics from the Rustic Winds line of Marcus Fabrics.

Stop in at the shop this weekend and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics.  I heard the other day that your husband said you could buy all the fabric you want.

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Bargello Runner & Place Mat, Friday, Sept. 30
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Oct. 3
  • Little Jewels bag, Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing, Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • Slashed 4-Patch, Friday, Oct. 7
  • Quilts On The Grand, October 7 - 9 at the Delta Plex
Be sure to 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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BEE HIVE AND COOKBOOK BOM AT ATTIC WINDOW

 Wednesday was a busy morning at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  First, the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive met.  Above is Queen Bee for this month, Cheryl.

 Last month Cheryl gave us instructions and fabrics to make these blocks for her.

 Above is a closeup of Cheryl's blocks.  That one little odd square on the left is a signature block.  I think this is going to make a lovely quilt.
Next month Lee Anne is Queen Bee and she has asked us to make this block.  Can't wait to see this quilt.
 Next up, the Quilt Block Cookbook BOM group met.  Cathy explained the BOM and went over the book by Amy Gibson that we will be using.  Above is a sample block that everyone will make from the kits distributed today.
 Above, Cathy is explaining things to the group.

 Chris gives a demonstration on using the Creative Grids flying geese ruler.

 We had some show-n-tell too.  Above, Shirley shows us her latest bag.  She used the Beach Bag kit that is available at the shop.  Shirley said this is her first attempt at applique.  What a great job she did!  The UCHS is for Unity Christian High School where her grandson plays football.  Shirley appliqued his jersey number 21 on the back of the bag, which she carries to all his ball games. Great job Shirley!
 Tammy Huff finished her Snow Globes quilt.  the pattern is by Crab Apple Hill.
This is a closeup of her adorable snow globe.  Wonderful!!

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Bargello Runner & Place Mat, Friday, Sept. 30
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Oct. 3
  • Little Jewels bag, Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing, Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • Slashed 4-Patch, Friday, Oct. 7
  • Quilts On The Grand, October 7 - 9 at the Delta Plex
Be sure to 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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ART PRIZE IN GRAND RAPIDS

 My daughter came in to town today and we spent five hours visiting Art Prize.  I thought I'd show you some pictures of this awesome event.  Above is Mason The Tortoise, a collection of scrap metal.

 This is the Flower Power Elephant.

 The Path - one of three sculptures that represent the artist's interpretation of a spiritual voyage.

 Moan, a sculpture made of crochet flax cord then attached to a steel frame.

 Turning Away made entirely of 9,000 steel decking screws.

 We had music too!
 Above is Emoh: Sculpture/time capsule and temporary home. It is made of debris from demolished houses.  It represents our earth and backward system regarding homelessness, vacancy and the fragile environment.   The man in the front is making the inside of this sculpture his home during the Art Prize event.
 Care were painted.  I don't know how true it is, but someone told me that the person who gets the most votes on the painting done on one of these cars, gets a free car!

 Over the past year the artist and six kids painted over 1,000 rocks.  They were painted in matching pairs.  Half of the pairs are on display at the Children's Museum.  The matching half was hidden all over Grand Rapids.  When you walk around Grand Rapids and see one of those rocks, you are to take a picture of it and share it on social media with the #RockAroundGR.  What a cute idea!

 This piece touched my heart.  It is PTS by Cassandra Burgess.

 This is called Wounded Warrior and these toy green army men made the full size wheel chair below.
 The Wounded Warrior made entirely out of toy green army men.

 This is The Last Whistle.  The iconic blue collar worker of our American history, whose significant contributions to the fabric of our society and the strength of our economy, is very likely part of your ancestry.
 There was also art made entirely of LEGO toy pieces.

 Birth of an Idea - a radial mandala design using quilled paper.

 There was a little humor too.  Vincent van Gogh Observed - four humorous fictions about the artist.

I thought this a good way to end the day.  Flushed IBD - Let's Find a Cure!

The above pictures represent a very small part of Art Prize.  This event is large and takes a lot more time than we had to see everything. It is an event I look forward to each year.

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Bees in the Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Cookbook BOM,  Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Freezer Paper Applique, Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Bargello Runner & Place Mat, Friday, Sept. 30
  • Quilts On The Grand, October 7 - 9 at the Delta Plex
Be sure to 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

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.