Tuesday, April 2, 2013


On a previous post I introduced you to Barb who makes these fabulous Clothesline Wrapped baskets that are all over the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Whenever I see a new one, I take a picture and will show them to you today.  Check them out.

Though you will not make one of these large items while in class, you will learn the technique so that you will leave class with the knowledge of how to make one.  These colorful baskets, bags, bowls, coasters, or place mats are made using fabric and cotton clothesline.  Look for an upcoming class in the next Newsletter.

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.
  • 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.  More info to follow in future posts
On Another Note:  I've been wanting to make a sewing machine cover and found this pattern at Echinops & Aster.  Really cute!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!



Really awesome looking bags. Hugs Judy

Terry said...

I've always loved these rope bags, and I just won a pattern to make them. I can't wait! I love the one with the buttons! :0)

Lynn said...

I have the clothesline and a good tutorial, yet I've never made one of these. They sure are cute. Might need to move this one up on my to-do list.

By the way, I'm sashing my Modern Monday blocks this week! I'll be showing my progress soon.

Mama Pea said...

I have seen these before and even started one. (started...snort) I did enjoy it. It's kind of fun. I'm amazed at the diversity of her bags!

Sue said...

I love those rope bags!! So clever.

How nice that you get to see Jodi Barrows. Wish I could be there.

Createology said...

I have a fabric rope basket my Aunt made me at least 30 years ago and it is strong and functional and cherished. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Ellie Q said...

I love seeing all the variety! The snowman is especially cute!

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.