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Thursday, April 28, 2016

WINNERS OF SHOP HOP AND NEW FABRIC

 Before I tell  you about the beautiful new fabrics in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I want to tell you the winners of the recent Reach For The Stars Shop Hop.

  • The Attic Window Quilt Shop gave its $25 gift certificate to winner Esther Marks from Byron Center.
  • All the participating shops gave the Grand Prize of a $110 Gas Card and 5 1/2 yards of fabric to Rosa Reed of Monroe, Michigan.
Congratulations!!

Now to the new fabrics in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, just in time for Independence Day, is Stars and Stripes by Windham Fabrics.

 I love birds and this fabric has lots of them.  This line is called Paloma by Exclusively Yours.

 This bright colorful fabric is called Flip Flop Island by Exclusively Yours.

I've shown you some of these flannels before but not all of them.  These luscious fabrics are warm and rich in color.  They are by Timeless Treasurers. 

NEW AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP!
  • A new Batik BOM is starting on Monday, May 16 at 2-4 or 6-8.  This BOM will last nine months.  The charge of $30/month includes fabric and patterns.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • Stitch-In, Friday, April 29
  • Snail At Sea, Saturday, April 30 
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, May 2
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CHECK OUT THESE BEES IN THE ATTIC

Say hello to the Bees In The Attic.  A new Bee Hive has been formed at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above are the participants.  We would like two more Bees to join us, so if you are interested in joining this fun group, give the shop a call.  We meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. for about one hour.  You may stay all day and sew if you like.

 Above, Cathy explains to the group how the Bee Hive works.

 Other activities were going on at the shop.  Above, Marilyn shows Yvonne and Rosa how to make the Folded Star Ornament.

 That Yvonne.  She always gives me a bad time when she sees me with my camera.  She's making the sign of the cross she says to ward off the devil (that's me).

 Jill (left) is also learning how to make the Folded Star Ornament. Marilyn (right) is a great teacher!
Lee Anne worked on making this beautiful quilt.  It is made from a charm pack and yellow fabric for the sashing.  She is giving it to Charity.

NEW AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP!
  • A new Batik BOM is starting on Monday, May 16 at 2-4 or 6-8.  This BOM will last nine months.  The charge of $30/month includes fabric and patterns.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • Make It Take It Table Runner, Thursday, April 28
  • Stitch-In, Friday, April 29
  • Snail At Sea, Saturday, April 30 
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, May 2
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, April 25, 2016

HOT TIP FROM READER

Kathy, a reader, and I were recently sharing comments about a bag that I wanted to make and that she is in the process of making with her granddaughter.  We were motivated by a video on Missouri Quilt Company & Crafty Gemini.  Kathy said though the video stressed using double sided fusible foam stabilizer, she used non-fusible.  She thought stitching it with the sew and flip method would work.

She said, "I also found my vintage Singer 15-91 machine the best one for moving through the thickness as we had trouble with the featherweight."

Here's the tip:  Kathy said that apparently she or her grand daughter did not take enough seam allowance at one spot and a seam started to come apart.  Since she didn't want to spend a lot of time unstitching all those strips, she came up with a solution.  She placed these darling white appliques over the seam and hand stitched them down.  Now no one is the wiser.  I think it adds a touch of charm to the bag.

What a clever idea Kathy.  Thanks for sharing!

 NEW AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP!
  • A new Bee Hive (Bee In The Attic) will be starting.  Organizational meeting Wednesday, April 27th at 10 a.m. Come one come all!  Go here for more information. This meeting should last about an hour.
  • A new Batik BOM is starting on Monday, May 16 at 2-4 or 6-8.  This BOM will last nine months.  The charge of $30/month includes fabric and patterns.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • Make It Take It, Tuesday, April 26
  • Folded Star Ornament, Wednesday, April 27
  • Bee In The Attic, Wednesday, April 27
  • Come Sew With Me, Wednesday, April 27
  • Make It Take It Table Runner, Thursday, April 28
  • Stitch-In, Friday, April 29
  • Snail At Sea, Saturday, April 30 
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • SOTAK has a tutorial for a lunch box.
 ♥ 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.