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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DO YOU HAVE YOUR BLOCKS FINISHED?

It is a new month and time for the next Sampler Series at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I don’t know why I always wait until the last minute to do these.  Maybe it is because my piecing skills aren’t that great.  At any rate, I did get busy yesterday afternoon and made the above blocks so I'll have them to show on Saturday when the first monthly meeting takes place.   Each participant gets a kit with the fabrics and directions for three blocks.  I think my blocks turned out okay.  Like my mother always said, “Who will notice on a galloping horse?”  Of course she usually said this about something I was wearing, maybe it had a spot or a tear or some imperfection.  A small part of me always wondered if she was referring to me as a horse.  Today, I think I understand what she meant.  Though, this quilt will not be on a moving object, it will be seen by non quilters (mostly) and I don’t think they notice things like we do.  Do you?

On Another Note: 

  • A Visitor.  Jodi Barrows, author and creator of the amazing Square in a Square technique, will lecture, demo and have a Trunk Show at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday April 11th from 6-9 p.m. Call the Shop to reserve your seat as space is limited. 
  • 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.
You might like this:   This is blog is new to me.  Design Sponge has a tutorial for a Spring Applique Pillow.  Don’t let the “jump” throw you.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

3 comments:

Sue said...

Well I certainly don't know what's wrong with your piecing skills. Those are lovely blocks!

Mama Pea said...

Your blocks look fantastic! What are you talking about!? Great job, Caroll!

Lynn said...

I think your blocks look great and my computer screen is pretty still.

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.