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Sunday, February 24, 2008

12 Fat Quarters=5 Quilts Class

June, Marilyn and Ellen were busy cutting and sewing Saturday at the 12FQ=5Quilts class. During this class they learned how to use 12 Fat Quarters to make 5 quilts: Twisted Sister, Windmill, Hearts, Rail Fence, and Checkerboard. By cutting the FQ a special way, they managed to get the blocks cut for all five quilts. Of course they still had to supply the background materials, but it was a good way to make full use of all those fat quarters.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Gotta Quilt

When we were young many of us liked to cut up squares of fabric, rearrange them, sew them back together to make pillows and doll quilts. How many of us as adults still love to run our fingers over fabric and imagine putting different fabrics together? How many of us still look forward to that next trip to the quilt shop where we can purchase more fabrics even though our stash has outgrown the guest, hall, and bedroom closets?

I don’t know what it is about those beautiful cotton fabrics, but they have a way of making addicts of us quilters. Did any of us know what we were getting into?

I hear stories of quilters who began quilting long before rotary cutters or the various rulers now available. When I think of how far quilting has come, I’m grateful for all those new gadgets out there. I couldn't quilt without them.

There is nothing better than a well-worn, well-loved quilt to crawl under, wrap up in and dream on. Come to the Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan and see what all the fuss is about.

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.