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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

THINKING ABOUT GIFTS FOR NEXT YEAR?

I want to share this picture with you.  Tari G. sent it to me.  She got busy and made lots of Christmas gifts after attending Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last November.  Look at all those snowmen pillows she made!  This is what Tari said in her email to me.  “I did get them finished before Christmas along with four nighties, one doll nightie, three pairs of pajamas, and two robes. I work best under pressure and started these things six days before Xmas. And, I went to a party on Sunday night. I'm crazy.  Chris really outdid herself with this project. I love it (these pillows) and so did the kids.”
Thanks Tari for sharing with us.  I can only imagine the smiles on those kid’s faces.  These pillows are darling!  I'm thinking now is a good time for me to start making some of these pillows to sit under my tree next year.
I did want to tell you there are some new books in at the shop.  These are just a few of the new ones that are in.  They look interesting, don’t they?
Joyful Poinsettias by Crabapple Hill is the pattern for this beautiful quilt that Barb D. made.  You can find the patterns at the shop along with lots of other interesting new patterns.

SNOW DAYSFREE 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!
  • Check the calendar on the sidebar for all the upcoming classes.  There are lots of new ones being offered.  Even though I made a couple project bags during Craft Day a few years ago, I’m going to attend the Project Bags class on Jan. 9th from 6-9 as I’ve had several people asking me to make them one.  There is nothing like taking a class to keep you from procrastinating. 
  • 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:   The Fort Worth Fabric Studio has a free pattern for a Love Squared Quilt.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Barb said...

This is the place to come for inspiration....love the wall hanging

Miss Nancy said...

Those snowman pillows are the cutest ever! Love them!! Love all these projects, great inspiration for the next Christmas projects, which I want to start in March. Let's see if that happens. Great link as well. Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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.