Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Next stop on the Heart of Winter Tour was Quilts Plus in Kalamazoo, MI.  When we arrived we were greeted with a fantastic aroma as the owner of the shop provided us with a wonderful lunch of homemade creamy vegetable soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, chips, brownies, and drinks.  After lunch we were ready to shop.  This shop also had scads of samples.  The above Poppy quilt is 36” X 48”.  I’d love to have this in my living room.  The designer is Carol Morrissey.  I'm sorry I don't have information for the other two wallhangings.

These three quilts are ones I’d like to make.  Quilting The Garden (left) is in a book by that name and by Barb Adams, Alma Allen and Ricki Creamer.  I have the book and seeing this quilt has inspired me take another look at it.  

I think I was looking at the middle quilt when I got distracted.  I ran into Denise of Denice's Day blog. We'd never met before but have corresponded frequently and it was so nice to finally meet her.  Back in December Denice even invented the peppermint pattie shortbread cookie and named it after me. You can read about it here.  So you can see why I was so excited that I forgot all about writing down the name of the quilt in the middle. It was in the wool section at the shop.  

The picture on the right is of Summer Baskets 2 by the Quilt Patch.  I love those fabrics the quilter used.

  This is the quilt that really caught my eye.  I’m such a sucker for anything with cats.  These three cats in the tea pot are designed by Needle Work Cafe.  The designer said they have nine different designs and each pattern comes in two sizes for your convenience.  She is also working on a puppy line and hopes to have it available when they attend the Quilts On the Grand show in October.  If you can’t wait until then, you can go to their website here.  

I bought some fabrics and a pattern (think Christmas gifts).  Each member of the tour also received a lovely fat quarter with a sample of Udderly Smooth body cream and an ABC Pocket Guide for sewing machine needles.  Thank you Quilts Plus.  We loved your shop.

Third stop tomorrow.  You won’t be disappointed when you read about this one.

Verry Kerry Berry has a cute mug rug for you..
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Beatriz said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on by blog. The idea of getting the dog dressed up with small colored stuff seemed great to me and I plan to do something of the kind. I´m glad to know you´ve seen something like it in person and found it pretty. You´ve really encouraged me to give it a try!
Have a nice day!

Allie said...

Oh my goodness that poppy quilt is WONDERFUL!!!! So gorgeous!! And I love that garden quilt too, wow. Looks like you had a great time!!

Mama Pea said...

Glad you had fun in my back yard! They do have a lot of nice samples at Quilts Plus. I love that poppy one, too. I stopped in there for a few minutes on Friday and they were getting ready for you guys. You got some nice finds. Really looks like it was a fun time.

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.