Monday, July 7, 2014


Good Morning Quilters!  I finally got my lap top back and can show you some pictures that I’ve been wanting to share.  First of all, I want to tell you about our last Applique Bee meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I had asked Chris if she would do a demo on to machine applique.  Of course, said she would.  Not only did she give us a short demo, she distributed packets that included the various pieces needed for a machine applique project and a pattern so we all had something to practice on.  Above she instructs us on the tools needed and how we should layer our project.
Here she helps Marilyn fuse her pieces and get them ready for placement on the background piece.
Above, Chris demonstrates how we could place several pieces on top of each other and fuse them before we placed them onto the background piece.
Chris then demonstrated on the sewing machine how to use various appliqué stitches around the fused pieces.
This is the sample of the kit the Chris gave to each of us to make.  This is also the piece she worked on as she showed us the stitches, thus the reason for the contrasting thread and pencil marks.
Above shows the stitching that Chris did on my project for me.  I thought it would help you see what the appliqué stitch looks like.  Thank you Chris for this wonderful demo and gift to all of us!!
Sandi stopped in the shop that day and showed us this darling bag that she made from scraps.  She said she just took scraps of blue fabrics and crocheted (or knitted) the bag.  (Please excuse me. I don’t know if I have CRS or just had a bad (make that too good) of a weekend.  LOL
This is the beautiful appliqué that Judie was working on.  It is the third block of her Sycamore Rose quilt.

  • One Block Wonder - Vickie S. will be teaching this one week class on Monday, July 14th from 10-4. Call the shop for details and a supply list.
  • Irish Chain – Vickie D. will be teaching this two week class on Wednesday, June 25 from 6-9 p.m. and again on July 23 from 6-9.  It is a beginning to intermediate class.  It is a fun and easy basic quilt done with 2 ½” strips. Class fee is $20
  • Big Blocks – Vickie D. will be teaching this one week class on Thursday, July 31 from 5-9 p.m.  It is easy to piece this lap size quilt that is 72 ½” square.  Class fee is $15.
  • Rectangle Rumba Tablerunner – Vickie D. will be teaching this one week class on Saturday, July 26 from 20-12.  This two color runner is easy to piece and perfect for any table.  The fee is $10.
  • Strip Street Bag – Lee Anne will be teaching this darling bag on Saturday, July 19, from 10-3.  You can make this simple easy strip pieced bag in a day and you can choose from two different size handles. You can see a picture of my Strip Street bag here.  The pattern was designed by a local quilt shop. The Class fee is $25.
These are just a few of the fun events at the Quilt Shop.  Check the calendar on the sidebar daily for new class additions.

  • Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website?  This is a must for anyone traveling this summer.  You won’t want to miss it. 
  • Heyes Home has a tutorial for a disappearing pinwheel.
 Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

1 comment:

Barb said...

That looks like a fabulous class..wish I could have been there.

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.