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Sunday, June 19, 2011

WHAT THEY MADE AT THE SHOP SWAP

The final days of the Shop Swap were this weekend.  Above is the sample of the beautiful quilt that each participant made.  The women started out their journey either at Quilted Memories in Montague or at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  At the shop where they began their project, they received a project kit with all the fabrics precut.  They enjoyed lunch and a day of sewing.  The next time they went to the other shop where they received the finishing kit, lunch and sewed away.  I love the quilt above.  
Here the group enjoys the company of each other while they get their quilts completed.  I wish I could have joined them as the colors in this quilt are to die for!  
Mary is working diligently.  I thought I had a picture of it, but I guess not, but beside Mary, you can see that Rosie has all her little precut pieces placed in order.  I really should have participated in this.  All the work was done.  
Here Mary is showing us the center of the quilt that she made the previous day at the other shop.  Here at the Attic Window she is working on the sashings and borders.  

Stop over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and check out  Sarah’s blog.  I admire Sue Sarah and all the good work that she does.  I recently learned that she works with a group of ladies at her church.  They make quilts for people undergoing difficult times in their lives (usually medical).  She said they started out working out of her stash, and as she began posting the quilts on her blog, fellow bloggers e-mailed her to ask if she could use their orphan blocks, unwanted fabric, UFOs or sometimes even completed quilts!  She said that they have had hundreds of yards of fabric and hundreds of blocks donated, which they use to make the quilts that are given away.  Since January 2010, they have distributed 110 quilts and have about a dozen more in progress.  She posts pictures of them on her blog.  The surprise to me was that this group started with about ten women who had never made a quilt before!  If you have donations, contact Sue  Sarah through her blog.  Sue  Sarah also has a Whoop Whoop day every Friday where people post links to their WIPs or Finishes.  Be sure and check it out too!

Of course, I have to mention that the Attic Window Quilt Shop has a couple of groups who make quilts for charity.  Quilts For Kids donate their quilts to the kids with cancer.  Quilts For Wheels makes quilts for people in wheelchairs and donates them to various organizations such as the Veteran’s Administration, hospital, etc.  Both groups will gladly accept your donations.  Just call the shop for details.

Quilt Talk is having a give-away that you should check out.  Maybe you’ll be the lucky person. 

Looks like there is a lot going on at the shop this week.  Don’t forget to check out the calendar on the sidebar for a list of the many classes offered.

Stay Positive!

Caroll

6 comments:

Allie said...

I like that quilt a lot! Looks like everyone's having fun. Thanks for all the links Caroll!

Elisa said...

Wow! Pretty easy to stay positive when you share some good stories. BIG believer in paying-it-forward! Also loved the shop hop pics - great colors!

Linda said...

Love the quilt!!! And what wonderful charities! Thanks for the links.

Miss Nancy said...

What a fun way to make a quilt top! And a gorgeous on at that. Great links as well. Bless them for all their good deeds.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

KimQuiltz said...

Glorious! Such happy, happy quilts!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, I love that quilt! It would have been a lot of fun to do that!

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.