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Thursday, February 13, 2014

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Denice of Denice’s Day Blog, joined us and showed us this beautiful quilt.  She said that when she was on retreat they decided to have a block exchange.  Each person was given a piece of fabric and told to use it in their blocks.  What a wonderful way to remember your friends and the great time on retreat.
This is the block that Denice made.  This is a lovely quilt.
Marcy W. made this large paper pieced quilt.  It is 116” X 116”.  She calls it her California King with drape.
This is a close up of the beautiful batik blocks.
Gene (Lee Ann’s husband) made this quilt.  Remember him?  I posted about another quilt of his here.  Gene made this quilt using the Scrap Crazy Template from Creative Grids.
 He also made this one and ….
 ...this one.  You’d never suspect these quilts were all made using the same ruler.  Gene makes quilts and donates them to charity.  I wish he’d come into the shop and let me take his picture for the blog.  What a great guy!
 Judi A. made another little bag.
I don’t know the name of it but the pattern is by This & That.  I love all the zipper sections and the clear plastic so you can see what is where.  This is smaller than the one she previously made.
I had to show you this.  Note the tag with the little spool of thread and Judi’s initials.  How cute!
Judi also showed us this awesome quilt that she made some time ago.  She said it was made with Rosemary Youngs and is called Amish Circle.  It was a BOM and they were to make 11 blocks a month.  There is a book that the pattern came from and a nice story with each block
According to the book “…Amish quilts represent personal expression, craftsmanship, and frugality, and are the most desired in the world. This book is the first to take quilters inside the Amish tradition of the Circle letter. From each letter, a quilt block is created to represent a significant event in the life of the quilter; these letters and blocks are passed around a circle of 11 friends, and once 121 blocks have been created, they are joined together to create a beautiful work of art that tells the story of family and friends - a circle quilt.You will enjoy the heartwarming stories while following step-by-step instructions for creating their own Amish circle quilt, as well as a baby quilt, wall hanging, table runner and appliquéd aprons and bags.”

HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK AT THE ATTIC WINDOW
  • SALE!  SALE!  SALE!  Don’t forget the Red ♥ Sale Day on Friday, Feb. 14th.  Fabrics with red in them will be sold at a discount.  Also, check out the Sale fabrics that are from $3 to $5 a yard.
  • Learn how to make the pineapple block and use the new tool with Marilyn on Thursday afternoon from 1-4.
  • Also on Friday is UFO Night from 3 – 9.
  • The Happy Scrappers meet on Saturday, Feb. 15th.  Don’t forget to bring things for show-n-tell.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  This is so cute!  Moda Bake Shop has a tutorial for a children’s bed runner with pockets. 

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Lisa E said...

I love that bag with the clear pockets. It's called "Trinkets & Such" by This and That.

Lynn said...

I always enjoy the show and tell of the Happy Scrappers! Thanks for sharing.

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.