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Friday, January 10, 2014

ARE YOU A BAG LADY?

I’m not sure how it happened, but when I discovered the Project Bag class had been changed from a night class to an afternoon class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I dropped all house work, and went to class.  There were four of us making these lovely and useful bags.  Above Kay shows you her small bag.   I love the fabrics she chose.
Dee shows us her large bag.  Another cute fabric choice.  We each did our own quilting on the bags.  You can purchase kits at the shop. Each kit includes instructions and fabrics to make three different size bags.  Even if you can't attend a class, you'll be able to make these darling bags.
Judi shows us her large bag!  I love how she picked up the wine color in the fabric for her zipper.  These bags are so easy and quick to make and like I said, very handy and useful.  I made a small one but gave it to my daughter-in-law before I could even get a picture of it.  It is the perfect size to carry her mini tablet that she got for Christmas.  I’ll show you the larger one I’m making for my daughter when I get it finished.
While attending our impromptu class, Julie’s Doll Making Class was also in session.  I love the dolls that these women make.  Their skills are way beyond mine. I’m not sure which doll they were working on today, but above is a doll made in the past.
Sometimes things just work out right, and because the class time was changed I got to see this wonderful quilt that Julie made for her great nephew Aidan.  The quilt is Dashing Dragons and the free pattern can be found here.  Julie is a doll maker and hasn’t quilted in 25 years.  She said all the women in her Doll group helped her choose fabrics.

This is a close up of one of the blocks.  Julie said this is the first time she has done machine quilting.  I tried to get a close up but it doesn’t look like I got close enough.  I wanted you to see the special stitches that Julie used to embellish the quilt.  This quilt is darling!

SNOW DAYS:  FREE Snowman Pattern during the month of January*  Specials for the month:
  • Week of Jan. 6-11 – Books – 20% off
  • Week of Jan. 13-18 – Patterns – Buy one and get one of equal or lesser value at ½ off.
  • Week of 20-25 – Notions – 15% off.
  • Week of Jan. 27-31 – Fabrics – Buy three yards and get one yard free of equal or lesser value!
  • *Does not include sale items.
  • Reminder – All handmade consignment baskets are $5 off during the month of January.
DON’T FORGET: 
  • The Heart of Winter Tour is February 8th.  Call the shop to make your reservation as space is limited and the bus is filling up fast!
  • A Stitch-In with a Mystery Block will be held Saturday, Jan. 18th from 10-5. 
  • You won’t want to miss the Easy Heart Ornament class on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 1-2. 
  • So many of you have asked about this – A Folded Star class will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 from 1-4. 
  • You can’t have too many bags!  Lee Ann is teaching a Strip Street Bag class on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10-3.
  • For those who just like to sew, come sew with us when we have another Stitch-In on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10-5 and/or the UFO Day on Monday, Jan. 27th, from 10-5.
  • As always, call the Shop to reserve your spot.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:    Sew Mama Sew has a tutorial for Mix It Up Cocktail Coasters

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Lynn said...

The bags ya'll made are great! I'm looking forward to making some for myself. I have added these bags to my list of things to make for me this month. I am definitely a bag lady!

Createology said...

Very happy smiles and the bags are wonderful. My hubby says I am his bag lady. Happy New Year and Creative Blessings...

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.