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Sunday, November 19, 2017

HAVE YOU TRIED A NEW RULER?

It was rainy and cold today; a great day for sewing.  Last week while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I picked up the new Double Dresden ruler.  Naturally, I had to play with it.  Above is my first project.  I think it will make a cute little candle mat.  I love using my scraps and this is a great way to do that.
When I went to my sewing room this morning I had intended to bind the quilt that I just took off the frame.  However, after making the binding, I decided I didn't like it and wanted to use another fabric.  Naturally, I didn't have enough, so I put that project aside until I can get back to the Attic Window for more fabric.  After playing with the new ruler, I decided to finish up this little mug rug that I made earlier in the week using the Lazy Girl Ruler.  Again, using my scraps.
This is the back of the mug rug.  I love spiral quilting.

ATTENTION:  There has been some confusion about a couple of monthly meetings which usually take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month that day is the day before Thanksgiving and a couple groups decided to make some changes.  Here are the changes:
  • The Bees In The Attic Bee Hive will NOT meet this coming Wednesday, but will meet instead on the following Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.  
  • The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM will not meet this month due to the holiday.  You are still to make a block this month and you can read about what blocks to makehere.
Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Breakfast Stitch-In and Sale, Friday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Connie of Free Motion Quilting has 25 free Christmas patterns.  You will want to try some of these before Christmas.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Saturday, November 18, 2017

HAVE YOU EVER CHANGED DIRECTIONS?

Another Table Runner Finished!  When I saw the book The Joyful Stitcher at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I had to have it.  I love applique and although the pattern called for wool for the flowers and leaves I chose to make it all in cotton using my freezer paper method of applique.  I love how it turned out.
 I also had a little fun trying out some free motion quilting.
Above is the back of the quilt.  I never have used a solid fabric on the back.  I find a busy fabric hides my quilting skills...or lack there of.  However, it was fun to see how this looked from the back.

ATTENTION:  There has been some confusion about a couple of monthly meetings which usually take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month that day is the day before Thanksgiving and a couple groups decided to make some changes.  Here are the changes:
  • The Bees In The Attic Bee Hive will NOT meet this coming Wednesday, but will meet instead on the following Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.  
  • The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM will not meet this month due to the holiday.  You are still to make a block this month and you can read about what blocks to make here.
Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Breakfast Stitch-In and Sale, Friday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DOES THIS BRING BACK MEMORIES?

Is anyone old enough to remember these?  I do.  When Chris, owner of the Attic Window Quilt Shop showed me this beautiful beaded purse it brought back a slew of memories.  Chris said that she got it from a friend whose Mother had received it as a graduation gift in 1940.  It was purchased at Herpolsheimer's (a local Grand Rapids department store) and was handmade in Belgium. 
This is a closer look for you to see all the beads.  Those were the good old days, when we only needed a small bag to carry lipstick and a tissue.  Today I'm thankful that we have so many quilting patterns and can make the large purses or bags to carry all the stuff we have to haul around with us every day.  Stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and take a look at the bag samples and the patterns.  Or you can check out the calendar and sign up for a bag class that Lee Ann or Marilyn teach. You will be surprised at what you can do with their excellent instructions.

Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Nov. 17
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Nov. 18
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.