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Monday, February 13, 2012

HEART OF WINTER TOUR

Modern Monday Quilt Along will have to wait this week.  I have lots to tell you about the Heart of Winter Bus Tour.  Above is the bus that arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.  You’re probably thinking, so what? 

 I should have gotten a better picture, but if you look real close you can see the Griffins logo on it.  This bus is one of the buses that takes the Griffins (the Grand Rapids Professional Hockey Team) on its trips.  And let me tell you, those guys know how ride in style!

Our first stop was Around The Block Quilt Shop in Portland, MI.  This is a darling shop loaded with lots of samples and fabrics.  Above is a picture of the pattern that was given to each member on the tour. An inexpensive kit was also available.  

These are just a few of the many lovely samples around the shop.

This particularly interested me.  Isn’t this a cute little leaf dish?  The shop owner showed us how to use Inn-Spire to shape fabric.  Inn-Spire is a revolutionary, stiff, non-woven moldable that can be covered with fabric and molded into the design of your choice – bowls, boxes, totes, containers, vases, etc.  

I’ve been on the lookout for bright stripes for a special project I’m working on.  I couldn’t resist and bought these.  I love them!

Around the Block Quilt Shop is a superb shop and I would recommend that if you are ever in this part of the state, stop for a visit.  

Come back tomorrow  and see what we enjoyed on our next stop.

A Farm Wife's Journal has a cute Candy Hearts Table runner tutorial.

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, Caroll, you must have had a ball riding around in such luxury….needless to say heading to the quilt shops in it!
I'll bet it was a very smooth ride.

Barb said...

What fun......

Mama Pea said...

Those striped fabrics are just awesome! That bus is so nice! I can't believe it! Wow! That must have been fun! Hope it was a great day!

Allie said...

That looks so fun!!! Love those stripes, I can't wait to see what you do with those!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Way too much fun. I love bus tours to quilt shops. :-)

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.