Friday, October 1, 2010


Susan Hansma was the featured quilter at the West Michigan Quilt Guild’s recent meeting. Hansma said that she’s been quilting since she was in 7th grade. She has made many quilts over the years, as gifts and for donations to such worth organizations at the Neonatal Unit, Hospice, and Margaret’s Hope Chest. Hansma is pictured above with her 30’s quilt. She had numerous quilts in her booth, and this is my favorite.

Hansma said she didn’t care for the 30’s fabrics and the above quilt is more her style. It is usually hanging in her entryway. Hansma had to teach herself how to do the reverse appliqué on this quilt and came up with her own idea of how to make these intricate designs behave.

I love this duck and the brilliant colors Hansma used.

Another of Hansma’s works of art. I think I see why she’s not into the 30’s fabrics. She’s a modern gal at heart!

Speaking of modern, you might take a look at this Make a Mod Mood quilt that Daintytime has for you. Modern, different, and “moody.”
Don’t forget the big quilt show at the Delta Plex this weekend. I’ll try to get some good pictures.
Stay Positive!

Until next time,


Allie said...

I am absolutely in love with her works of art! That quilt hanging in her entry is beyond stunning. WHAT an artist!!!!!!!

Mama Pea said...

Her work is very beautiful! As Allie said, what an artist! Thanks for sharing.

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.