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Friday, March 1, 2013

SAMPLER BLOCKS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

It’s March 1st.  Spring must be just around the corner…thank goodness!  March also makes me ask if you have your Sampler blocks finished and ready to show at one of the various Sampler classes held this month at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  I did get mine finished.  However, since I was a bad girl and did not get a picture of the original blocks, I can only hope I used the right fabrics in the right places.  Also, these small blocks are still giving me problems.  Cathy said to me, “Oh, those small ones are easy.”  Right!  One of mine came out barely 6” square.  Why can’t I get it right?  I swear I do what Maggie says:  use a scant quarter inch seam; press, don’t iron.  Well, that’s why I’m taking these classes…to learn.  And I’m having fun doing it.  I hope you are too.  The first Sampler class at the shop is Saturday, at 9:30 a.m.  Check the calendar on the sidebar for other Sampler classes throughout the month.

On AnotherQuilt Matters has a tutorial for a stuffed quilting technique called Trapunto.  I’ve always wanted to try this.

On Another Note
  • The Spring Fling Shop Hop will be held the week of April 12-20.  Seven shops are participating.  Daily drawings for $20 gift certificates from each shop.  Someone will be the winner of the grand prize: a Janome Sewing Machine!   Get your passport now for only $5. 
  • Quilters Road Trip will be held during the months of April, May, and June.  Twelve area shops are participating.  You get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate each month at each shop.  Also available will be new projects, patterns and giveaways.  Passports are only $5.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Lynn said...

I think they look great!



Mama Pea said...

Who would ever know if you used the "wrong" fabric in the wrong places? :-)

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

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