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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FRIENDSHIP FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Evi McGrath of the Netherlands recently sent a package to the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I posted previously about Evi, here and here.  Evi sews with the Tuesday Bee during the summer months when she and her husband come to Grand Rapids on vacation (her husband is from this area).  Included in the package that Evi sent were pattern and directions for making these darling Friendship Hearts.  Earlier this week Chris shared Evi’s instructions and the group made these darling hearts shown above.   
Tuesday Bee met earlier in the morning and Marilyn showed her latest quilt.  I believe this is Marilyn’s own design.  She came up with another way to use the pineapple ruler.  Isn’t that awesome!
Adrienne also had several things to share that day.  Above she shows us the gorgeous quilt that she was binding.  And she shows us this wonderful sewing bag that Judi A. made for her.  Check out that little thread catcher on the table that goes with it.  And look at that lime green lining, Adrienne’s favorite color!  What a wonderful gift! Judi, you are awesome!

A very special THANK YOU to Diana for taking these pictures for the blog.  Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of Diana’s work as I have asked her to help me with picture taking.  It seems that she and I are on a different schedule.  She is often at the shop when I can’t be there, so in the future we can have more pictures of all the fantastic things the ladies of the Attic Window Quilt Shop are making. 

SNOW DAYS:  FREE Snowman Pattern during the month of January*   Specials for the month:
  • 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 Saturday, February 8th.  Call the shop to make your reservation as space is limited and the bus is filling up fast!
  • 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 NOTEElsie’s Girl has a tutorial for making a scrappy Bear Paw block.  I love scrappy!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

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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.