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Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 30, 2008

Snowflakes are falling in the store. During the week of Dec. 1-6, pick a snowflake and receive a special discount to be used that day.

Day Tripper- Read last week’s blog to learn about this new adventure. The cost is $45 and includes lunch. Call the shop for further details and/or to register.

Year Long Shop Hop –Don’t forget to sign up for the Year Long Shop Hop. The Attic Window is the shop to visit in January. Participants have until Jan. 31 to register for this event. Cost is $5 for the year.

New Year’s Day Sale. The Attic Window Quilt Shop will be open from 10-3 for you to drop in and take advantage of this special one-day sale!

Look for the Attic Window Newsletter which will be out at the end of the month. There are lots of new specials, classes, and events taking place that you won’t want to miss.

Quilts of Valor Project - If you would like to participate in the Quilts of Valor Project, You can send your autographed block to be joined with other blocks that are sent to make a Quilt of Valor for a wounded serviceperson. Go to the Quilts of Valor Autograph Block Drive for the mailing address, how to package it, and block ideas. The website is http://www.persimmonquilts.com/QOVBlockDrive.html

Sunday, November 23, 2008

November 23, 2008

Note: Craft Day has been cancelled. Too much going on at this time of year and Chris thought it would be better to have it in the spring. Look for upcoming news of this event.

Day Tripper- This is something new and promises to be a lot of fun. The first Day Tripper this year is Jan. 31. You will meet at Attic Window then a bus will take you to Common Threads in St. Louis, MI and Everlasting Stitches in Holt where you can spend 2 hours in each store shopping. The cost is $45 and includes lunch. Call the shop for further details and/or to register.

Year Long Shop Hop –There are 10 shops on the Hop this year. Each month you will be able to visit the designated shop, receive discounts and register for prizes, at that store. The Attic Window is the shop to visit in January. Participants have until Jan. 31 to register for this event. Cost is $5 for the year.

Sale!!! On New Year’s Day the Attic Window Quilt Shop will be open from 10-3 for you to drop in and take advantage of this special one-day sale!

Did you know that the Stitch-In includes lunch? The teacher graciously provides lunch for those who participate. The cost to participate in the Stitch-in remains the same whether you partake of the lunch or not.

Barb has lots of new designs in Redwork and Twilling. Stop by and take a peek at the samples. They are fantastic!

Doll Club - Is now Julie's $6 Doll Bee and Julie encourages anyone to join the group as they do other crafts as well. She has added new pictures to the blog so you can see how easy her dolls are to make. Future plans include molding of the doll heads, arms, and legs and learning the techniques of putting on the hair. Click on the picture of the doll shoes to see what she is doing.

The newsletter will be out the end of December and will include further details on the above events.

May you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The women of Quilts for Wheels have been working hard at making quilts for people in wheelchairs. The group meets on the second Monday of each month and interested quilters are always invited to join them. They currently have made 40 quilts which they will be donating to the Veterans Administration and Mary Free Bed. All the materials and batting for these quilts have been donated and the women would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. The group is accepting material and batting donations for future quilts. If it is difficult to get away and you would like to make a quilt or two for donation, just use any pattern you desire, and make sure the quilt is at least 36” by 40”. You may bring your quilts to the shop for distribution.


November Special: During the month of November, you may choose a day and stop in at the Attic Window to pick out a pumpkin which will have a shop discount on it. (Limit one per person)

Craft Day: Need to get a head start on those Christmas Gifts? Sign up now for Craft day, on November 29th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are lots of projects and gift ideas available for you to choose from. Class if free! Kits will be available that day for a minimal fee. Call the shop and sign up now because seating is limited.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Author Visit: What a wonderful experience talking to Sandy Klop Friday when she was at the Attic Window to sign copies of her new book "American Jane's Quilts For All Seasons...And Some for No Reason.” During her time there she also demonstrated her unique way of making the many triangles that are used in her quilts (one quilt in the book is made entirely of triangles). She also shared lots of tips, including the binding tips and tips for the best way to make a mitered border, both of which are included in her book.

Klop grew up in Michigan but has spent the last 35 years in California. She still has family in this area and has been enjoying a visit with her sister. Klop has been designing her own patterns for the past 5 ½ years. She also designs fabrics for Moda. She said that during her first visit to Market, Moda came to her booth and asked her to design for them. She said she was thrilled beyond description. Her fabrics are with a 30’s flavor. She has a new line coming out soon and her sister says it’s is the best yet. Can’t wait to see it.

If you didn’t make it to the shop, you really missed something. Klop is a warm and giving person and it was such a pleasure to meet and talk with her.

November Special: During the month of November, you may choose a day and stop in at the Attic Window to pick out a pumpkin which will have a shop discount on it. (Limit one per person)

Craft Day: Need to get a head start on those Christmas Gifts? Sign up now for Craft Day, on November 29th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are lots of projects and gift ideas available for you to choose from. Class if free! Kits will be available that day for a minimal fee. Call the shop and sign up now because seating is limited.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Visiting Author: Don’t forget that Sandy Klop will be at the Attic Window on Friday, Nov. 7th, from 3 – 5 p.m. for a book signing and to visit with you fellow quilters. Be sure and stop by for a chat, pick up a book, and grab bite from the refreshment table.

Sampler BOM: Saturday, Roxanne announced that December will be the last month for the Sampler BOM. Participants will get the last block and receive directions for various ways to put the blocks together to make a quilt. She also said that she is busy working on the Sampler BOM for 2009, which will begin in January.

Market in Houston: Chris just got back from attending Market in Houston. She said there were between 150 and 200 new shops, and she saw lots of new patterns and fabric lines during the three days she spent shopping. She said that Pastry is big this year. Moda has new Turnovers and Cinnabars as well as the Jelly Rolls, and has new Bake Shop strips that are 1½ inches wide. She also took some classes and brought back lots of new ideas, patterns and books.

Getting your E-Mails: Have you been receiving your e-mails? Several have bounced back after I sent them out. There are various reasons for that and I can’t really tell you here how to correct that. I just know that a number of the bounce backs say “unable to deliver” or “spam filtered” or “mail box full.” If you are having a problem you might want to sign up on the blog (see above and on right). That service asks for verification and for you to put the address in your browser in order to avoid the bounce back and to keep your browser from thinking it is spam. I’m not sure I’m explaining this correctly, but try signing up on the blog and see if that eliminates the problem. If you find you are getting too many e-mails from us, you can always opt out.

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.