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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Six Reasons Why You Should Take A Quilting Class

I'm sure there are more, but these are the first reasons that came to mind when arguing with myself about if I should take a class:

  1. It helps you relax - Let’s face it, there are any number of things that take up our time during a day, cooking, cleaning, working outside the home, grocery shopping, running errands, hauling kids to soccer/basketball/etc., getting all stressed out trying to be June Cleaver. When is it your time to relax? I say a little self indulgence can renew your energy and give you a new outlook on life. Go quilt! Quilting is an escape from those hectic days. It helps you to relax and forget all about those worries of the day. Let quilting be your love, your relaxation.
  2. You meet nice people – One woman reported that she’s never met a quilter she didn’t like. “I’ve met some remarkable friends who have such talent and are willing to share ideas with me.” Another woman reported that she found quilters to be so helpful. Let’s face it: quilters are regular folks who have common ground. Their love not only for quilting but for fellow quilters is evident. Should there be a crisis, your quilting friends will be there to help however they can.
  3. You improve your quilting skillsAttic Window Quilt Shop teachers have years of experience. Their techniques are varied. One teacher may teach appliqué on way and another teacher a different way. Neither is wrong. How wonderful that you have the opportunity to choose which one is best for you. One woman in the recent Mystery class at the Attic Window said that she could always count on learning a new technique when she came to class. (See pictures on blog)
  4. You find new patterns and quilt books – New books and patterns are arriving almost daily at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, along with boxes filled with bolts of new fabrics.
  5. You start a new project – Imagine this: you pick up a fat quarter then place it next to a bolt of fabric and your fingers start to itch as you dream of what these fabrics look like made up in that pattern you just saw over on the rack. And you are off and running. A new project changes your attitude, gives you a brighter outlook on life.
  6. You Are In-the-Know – Being in the know is important because it means you won’t miss out on those timely opportunities. For instance, if you didn’t get your reservation in on time, you missed out on the V.I.P. Day Tripper where a buss load of quilters rode the bus in comfort for the day to visit various quilt shops and were treated to lunch, free patterns, and lots of pampering. You won’t want to miss out on the Year Long Parade of Shops. Reservations end Jan. 31st.

SOMETHING NEW
A new Bee for hand stitchers is starting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Demonstrations and treats included. Come join Colleen for the first meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 28th, from 6-9 p.m.


This week’s link:

Found this fun blog and on it is a tutorial on an interesting way to deal with applique circles. Check it out at: http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2007/02/super-circles.html

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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.