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Thursday, August 29, 2013

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE 30s FABRICS

I arrived early Tuesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop in hopes of seeing what members of the Tuesday Bee were working on before they left for the day.  I was glad I did.  Above is this darling hexie quilt that Jan M. is making.  There is something about those 30s fabrics that make me smile and think of sweetness. 

Jan is so interesting to talk to.  I sat and watched her while she stitched and told me how she got interested in quilting.  She said when she was a child her father took her to visit one of his Aunts.  Jan said she was in awe of all the beautiful hand made items in the house.  She said to her father, “I want to do that when I get big.”  Jan said that her Father (that’s right) taught her how to use a sewing machine when she was five years old and that she has been sewing since.  All her early quilts were completely hand stitched, even the patchwork pieces.  She didn’t get a sewing machine until years later.  Jan said she still enjoys hand sewing.  You can tell that too.  Just look at this perfect block that will go into a full quilt!
Barb David showed us this darling quilt, also in 30s fabrics.  Barb said it is called the Jiffy Jelly Roll quilt.  I was surprised to see this large quilt was made by using only one Jelly Roll. 
Jelly Rolls of the 30s fabrics are in the shop.  I’ve searched for the pattern and have not been successful.  If you are interested please call the shop.

DON’T FORGET

  • The Shop will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
  • Teachers please get your upcoming classes on the calendar ASAP.  A reader said she’d like to learn how to hand sew. 
  • Mark your calendar now for the next Stitch-In which will be held September 20th and 21st.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  Just Another Hang Up has a clever tutorial for a pocket pillowcase.  Check it out.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Lynn said...

It is surprising that she used only one jelly roll for that top.

Debi said...

Here is a link to the free pattern from Moda. http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_jiffy-jelly-quilt.pdf

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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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.