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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DO YOU LIKE 30s FABRICS?

What do you think about the 30s fabrics?  When I first started quilting, 30s fabrics were all I used.  Then my taste changed and I gravitated to the brights.  However, my love of the calming 30s fabrics has never died.  I still love them and decided to visit the 30s Clubees at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Barb David said that this group uses the 30s fabrics in whatever they decide to make.  It is her wish to keep the 30s alive.  It is also a good time for people to visit and stitch.  Above Barb is working on her Butterfly quilt.
Pat Anisko showed me her Butterfly quilt.  This is an old pattern and lends itself to these beautiful 30s fabrics.  I love how Pat has her butterflies going in various directions….just like real butterflies.
This is a close up of some of Barb's blocks.  Note the various size blocks and how these butterflies are not of all one fabric.  I think that is what I like about the 30s fabrics.  The colors are friendly and they all seem to go with one another. 
 Mary Ellen said that she loves the 30s fabrics and enjoys the Clubees because she can find all kinds of ways to use these wonderful fabrics.  Above she showed me her English Paper Pieced hexagon flower for her Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.
 Jan is also working on a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.  Note her stack of flowers that she is pulling “flowers” from.
 I love this flower that Jan made.  This is just one reason I love the 30s fabrics.  They are sweet, fresh, clean, and invoke of wonderful memories.
Maggie showed us this die cut.  If you don’t want to cut the hexagon templates or the fabric for them yourself, you can have the shop do it for you with this die.  

After the first of the year, when that winter doldrums set in, come and join the 30s Clubees.  All are welcome, from beginners to seasoned quilters. We’re a little bit Club and a little bit Bee, but we’re a 100% 30’s. Come join us once a month as we work with the 30’s fabrics. Choose from the extensive re-production selection at the Attic Window, or pull from your 30’s stash collection. There will be new patterns and projects to choose from or bring a 30’s UFO with which you need a little help to finish. Our goal is to share, help, and enjoy! Come—Be a 30’s Clubee. We meet the third Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3:30.  Fee: $5/month.

Don't Forget Happenings at the Attic Window: 

           BREAKFAST STITCH-IN – Friday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. - ? Stop in and sit and stitch and enjoy a light breakfast with quilting friends.
           CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAY – Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9-5.  Join us for a fun filled day of making some early Christmas gifts. Class is FREE. Three or four projects will be available. Kit fees will vary. Bring a dish to pass. Call and sign up as space is limited.

On Another NoteMy Garden of Loves has a tutorial for attractive place mats.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

4 comments:

sew.darn.quilt said...

Looks like alot of fun, too bad I can't join online :(
The 30s fabrics do compliments each other very nicely. :)

Mary said...

I love the 30's fabrics too. They are calming and do lend themselves to a lot of different patterns.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Mama Pea said...

So much fun! I am really a sucker for the '30s prints, too. I think they are sweet, fresh, and fun. I want to do some more hexies with '30s. Thanks for sharing these sweet projects. Happy Thanksgiving!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Caroll. I also love the 30 fabrics and your quilts are lovely as is Barb. You both are very creative people. I have a wee giveaway on my blog I just posted today. Come to see?? Hugs Judy

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.