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Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW FABRICS, NEW CLASSES, AT THE NEW SHOP



While at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today I noticed some new fabrics.  Above is a line by Windham Fabrics called “Stella.”


These are batiks by Hoffman House.  The Windham and the Hoffman lines are luscious and my brain is working, planning, thinking about how I will use them in a quilt.



I had to take a picture of all these black and white fabrics.  I’m making a tablerunner that has strips of black and white fabrics in it.  I think I counted and I need 24 strips.  The only problem….which to choose!

Speaking of choosing, check out all the new classes during the month of September.  Oh, the choices we will make!  Happy Scrappers, Applique Bee, and Mod Squad are open so feel free to join us.  Charity Quilts and Kids Quilts need your help.  Come help them sew wonderful projects for Charity.  Classes and BOM’s are interesting too, just call the shop to register.


Hint:  come make a mug rug with me.

DON’T FORGET:
  • The shop will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7th for the Labor Day holiday.
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 12
  • Charity Quilts will be held Monday, Sept. 14 instead of their usual first Monday of the Month.
  • Coin Purse, Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Sew Together Bag, Friday, Sept. 18.
  • Applique Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • Kids Quilts, Friday, Sept. 25
  • No Measure Bargello, Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • Glam Shell Bag, Monday, Sept. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Sept. 28
  • Make a Mug Rug, Wednesday, Sept. 30
OPEN HOUSE:
  • In celebration of the opening of the new store we are having a Fall Open House on Wednesday, September 23, through Saturday, September 26.  
Since the Attic Window Quilt Shop has moved, some cleaning had to be done.  During the course of moving and opening boxes and totes, Chris said that she found lots of stuff that is now available in the shop.  "We also have lots of new classes coming up too," Chris said.

So be sure and save the dates and come visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop during the Fall Open House.  You will be able to sign up for a class and get the second class for half price (limit one per person).  Also, you will receive a free gift!

Mark your calendar NOW!! 

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A GIFT TO WARM MY HEART

I have said it before, quilting friends are the best.  I was overwhelmed when I received a package in the mail the other day and it was from Germany.  Above is what my blogging/quilting friend Bobbi sent me.  She said it was just to cheer me up.  I was thrilled!
I spread the items out so you can see them better. I will show you what was behind them in a minute.  Above you can see the adorable hand made postcard that she sent and she wrote me a note on the back. What talent!  And the key chain is wonderful and will be well used.
This is a close up of the snap bag.  It is so cute and has two rings for keys.
Also included was the pattern for the frog thread catcher.  Bobbi said that she had read on the blog that we could not get the pattern anymore, so she send me one that she purchased in Germany.  How wonderful!  I can’t wait to try to make this cute little guy.

Bobbi, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and for sharing your talent with me.  I love everything and will think of you often as I use the various items.  Hugs to you.

OPEN HOUSE:

  • In celebration of the opening of the new store Chris is having a Fall Open House on Wednesday, September 23, through Saturday, September 26.  

Since the Attic Window Quilt Shop has moved, some cleaning had to be done.  During the course of moving and opening boxes and totes, Chris said that she found lots of stuff that is now available in the shop.  "We also have lots of new classes coming up too," Chris said.

So be sure and save the dates and come visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop during the Fall Open House.  You will be able to sign up for a class and get the second class for half price (limit one per person).  Also, you will receive a free gift!

Mark your calendar NOW!!

DON’T FORGET: 

  • The shop will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7th for the Labor Day holiday.
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 12
  • Charity Quilts will be held Monday, Sept. 14 instead of their usual first Monday of the Month.
  • Coin Purse, Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Sew Together Bag, Friday, Sept. 18.
  • Applique Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • Kids Quilts, Friday, Sept. 25
  • No Measure Bargello, Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • Glam Shell Bag, Monday, Sept. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Sept. 28
  • Make a Mug Rug, Wednesday, Sept. 30

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

  • Sew Mod has a tutorial for Christmas Tree hot pads.

♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WHAT A FIND!

When Beth Hutchings stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop recently, she asked Chris for help.  Beth said that after her mother passed, she and her sisters found twelve of these adorable Sun Bonnet Sue blocks.  Beth said she wanted to make them into three small quilts for her granddaughters who are 8, 10, and 13.
Above Chris (right) helps Beth decide on sashings.  Of course, all of us at Mod Squad had to jump in and gathered bots of fabric from the shelves that we thought might work.  It was so much fun helping Beth and seeing what she decided to do.
Beth said that she has sewn all her life, but is relatively new to quilting.  She wanted to show Chris this quilt that she made, as Chris helped her pick out the fabrics.  I love her quilt and remember seeing the pattern when I made my Michigan State Quilt for my grandson, but I decided it was too much piecing for me.  Look at Beth!  She did a beautiful job of piecing and she said she even quilted it herself. "I just used my walking foot," Beth said.

Thanks Beth for sharing with us.  I hope to see your Sun Bonnet Sue quilts when they are finished.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

  • Sew Can She has a tutorial for a log cabin hexi potholder.

♥ 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.