Finally, the snow is gone and it's supposed to get up to 60 degrees tomorrow! I can't wait. This weather puts people in the mood to do some spring cleaning, think of planting flowers, and start new quilting projects (after we organize that sewing room). While doing that organizing I bet you found some material you forgot you had or maybe a pattern you put aside because you really wanted to do that one some day. Now it the time to stop by the shop and look at new patterns and books or pick out more fabric to go with what you already have. You just get the urge in Spring to start something new.
The teachers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop met Friday night to discuss and plan for their up coming classes. I'll try to post pictures of the samples as they come in, but be sure and stop by the shop where you can get a better view of what is being offered.
The newsletter with the new schedule for the classes should be out by the end of April. This will help you plan those summer projects. The teachers have been working hard on new ideas and samples. Moda University should be lots of fun. It starts in April (call the shop for dates and time).
Another popular class is the Sew-In. This session is quite well attended. We can't figure out if it is because the women just like to get together and sew or if they come to enjoy JD's soup. I hear she makes really good soup!
Fabrics! Be sure and stop by the shop to see all the new fabrics. Chris has chosen some beautiful fabrics, pastels as well as brights. She also has new Civil War fabrics. Come in and see the line.
It's been a busy week at the Attic Window with classes and parties and Bee's. Friday night there was a Quilt Block Caper - An Affair to Dismember - A Twisted Sister Murder Mystery Party. It was lots of fun with participants "murdering" a twisted sister block, as well as taking part in the play and solving the mystery. A good time was had by all.
Saturday Roxanne conducted the Sampler class and had a little show and tell. Several women had beautiful quilts to share with us, however, my camera battery died and I didn't get pictures of them. Sorry! Earlier, I did get a picture of the quilt Roxanne made with her scraps. We want to learn more about how she does this.
Following Sampler, the women of the First Saturday Bee got down to work, and enjoyed getting out of the house and talking to like minded friends.
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
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.
This blog is dedicated to the women and men of West Michigan who would like to attend the Attic Window Quilt Classes. This is where you can see the class samples and pictures of the teachers. Be sure and stop back from time to time to check out what is new. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org