Sunday, July 12, 2009


It was a fun-filled Saturday for those who attended the Pussy Willow Gang appliqué class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. The women made such cute cats and they called out to be shared. Above is Julie’s cat, waiting to be sewed onto the background.

Above Yvonne is applying starch to the edges of the fabric that extend from the template.

Julie uses a stiletto to pull the fabric around the template as she applies a hot iron to get that crisp crease.

Barb’s cat is ready for the templates to be removed so the pieces can be arranged and glued to the background for final sewing.

Yvonne glues down the pieces of her cat to make an easy-to-take anywhere hand sewing project.
Barb’s cat is now glued to the background and ready sewing.

Lee Ann’s cat just needs it whiskers and it will be perfect!

Several people have asked “what is the discount” on fabrics at the Annual Christmas in July PJ Sale. Chris said that is a surprise! She said that people should come early, because the earlier you come the better the discount. Also, remember that you receive a special gift during the first hour of the sale, but only if you have your PJ’s on.
Have you ever heard of making a purse out of a book? Check out Make A Purse Book and see how it's done. Interesting! Bet that teenager would love it.
Until next time: Happy Quilting


Julsie1231 said...

I'm happy to report I finished the applique part last night while watching TV (maybe we should rename that "boob tube" to the "UFO companion"). Pooch, my cat will get her very own pillow cover soon! Yes, my cat is named Pooch....but that's another story.

Anonymous said...

How many companies have a sale and say "it will be a surprise"? How can I know if it would be worth the 1.5 hour trip to get there? This is unusual to say the least.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Hey, Anonymous, I agree with you, but I'm not the owner of the shop. Call Chris and tell her. The phone number is on the blog.

AJ said...

Those cats are so cute!

kylie said...

Hi, where can I get the pattern for that kitty applique? So cute!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Kylie, you are a no-reply on your e-mail, so I'll tell you here. This cat pattern is called The Pussy Willow Gang and is from Pam Bono Designs. Her website is

kylie said...

Hi Caroll. Not sure what you mean by a "no-reply" on my email. I never actually got an email from you to reply to... Thank you for the information on the pattern anyway. Cheers, Kylie.

kylie said...

Hi again! I also have comments on my posts, forwarded to my e-mail address. I think it's the same for all blogger users. I don't have an email address on my profile though as I like to discourage spam. I do have one on my blog's "contact me" page though.
I was taking another look at your site the other day and love your little witchy feet. Very cute and a great tutorial for needleturn applique. I've never tried the freezer paper method before and might just give it a go.
Cheers, Kylie.

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.