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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE SHOP SWAP?

Don’t you just love this quilt?  I do.  It was made during the Shop Swap.  Are you wondering about the Shop Swap?  What is it?  Where is it?  When is it? 

Quilted Memories in Montague, Michigan and the Attic Window Quilt Shop have teamed up to do a Shop Swap.  This is how it works.  You register at one of participating shops.  At that time you will get instructions and a kit.  The Swap begins on Sunday, Oct. 19, at which time, all participants will go to the Attic Window Quilt Shop and spend the day sewing on the project in your kit.  The following Sunday, October 26, you go to the Quilted Memories shop and finish your project.  Lunch will be served each Sunday (included in price).  Above is the beautiful quilt that Jill made during last year’s Shop Swap.  Now that I have your interest, call the shop to register and get more details.  Space is limited.

DON’T FORGET:
  • To mark your calendar for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand.  The date is October 3 – 5 at the DeltaPlex Arena.
  • On Thursday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M., Vickie will be holding a finishing class for her spiral lone star for anyone who has previously taken the class with her and who needs some extra help with the finishing steps. 
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – October 19 and 26
ANOTHER NOTE
  • Alamosa Quilter has a tutorial for a cinch sack back pack.  This is the one that all the kids are raving about.  Check it out!
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Monday, September 29, 2014

IT'S GETTING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE REINDEER TIME

Saturday when I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop taking a bag class, Laurie Schoebridge stopped in with this quilt.  I was so thrilled to see it as the blocks were free on this blog several years ago.  You may remember that Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and I shared these blocks with our readers.  She made the quilt in appliqué and I did my reindeer blocks in Redwork, as Laurie did.
Check out this close-up of one of Laurie’s blocks.  It is so cute! You can’t see it in the picture but she also added some silver metallic thread to the snowflakes.  She did a fantastic job of making this fun quilt and I was overjoyed that I was in the shop when she stopped by.  You can still get the patterns for these reindeer blocks by going here or here.  However, there is now a small fee for the patterns. ALL of the money made from the sale of these patterns goes to Judy and Clint Madsen for the Children of Romania.    I hope you will consider making this quilt or making the blocks into pillows and contributing to this very worthy cause.

A special thank you to Laurie for sharing this quilt with us.  I love it!

DON’T FORGET:
  • To mark your calendar for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand.  The date is October 3 – 5 at the DeltaPlex Arena.
  • On Thursday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M., Vickie will be holding a finishing class for her spiral lone star for anyone who has previously taken the class with her and who needs some extra help with the finishing steps. 
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – October 19 and 26
ANOTHER NOTE
The Busy Bean has a tutorial for an organizing bucket.  I think I need one of these for my car.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BAG LADIES TAKE A BAG CLASS

I attend a Ruler Bag Class Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Teacher Vickie S. shows me how to measure correctly and place my handles.
Judi A. took the class.
As did Rosa.
Vickie has three different samples for us to choose from.  Above is the small and medium bags.
And this is the large bag.  Each bag was slightly different.  The smaller bags opened on the side.  Each of the smaller bags has a different size pocket.  Someone had asked Vickie about making the pocket larger to accommodate a 15" ruler.  The large bag above opens on the top and has lots of pockets inside.  Vickie is such an awesome teacher to make these samples and try to supply all our requests.
 Above is Rosa with her medium size bag.  She actually quilted all the fabric for this bag!
Judy also made the bag with a side opening.  Love that fabric. 
And this is the large bag with the top opening that I made.  I cheated and used pre-quilted fabric.  It was a fun class and as I've said before, Vickie is the best teacher ever! 
It was a busy day at the Shop on Saturday.  Chris was teaching a Machine Quilting class.  Above her students watch as she demonstrates!  There is always something going on at the shop.  Stop by and join the fun.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Pick up The Sept/Oct issue of The Country Register.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is featured on Page 9.
  • To mark your calendar for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand.  The date is October 3 – 5 at the DeltaPlex Arena.
  • On Thursday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M., Vickie will be holding a finishing class for her spiral lone star for anyone who has previously taken the class with her and who needs some extra help with the finishing steps. 
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – October 19 and 26
ANOTHER NOTE: 


The Crafty Quilter has a tutorial that shows you how to bind an inverted corner.  I'm bookmarking this as I run across this problem from time to time.  She makes it look easy.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

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.