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Sunday, July 13, 2014

HAPPY SCRAPPERS ISSUED A CHALLENGE

 Last month when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Chris (owner) issued a challenge.  This month when we met we were to come with ideas on how to use these fabrics to make ornaments.
Chris said that our finished ornaments will be on display and customers could vote on which one they liked best.  Above are just some of the ornaments we made..  I can’t tell you who made each one because we want you to vote without prejudice.  I can tell you that they are darling and I can’t wait to see the rest of them.  Some of the women took their ornaments home to embellish them.

We didn't spend all day playing.  Paula worked on this beautiful appliqué.
Marti sewed the binding on this lovely quilt.  I asked her if she used a layer cake, but she said that she just used fabrics from her 30s stash.  What a great idea.
Above, Stephanie shows us how to use a chop stick to smooth out the seam before she presses it.
Stephanie was making a stunning bag for her daughter.  Take a look at this 3-D pocket on the bag!  I don’t know how she did that, but it is awesome.

Sweet Pea joined us that day.  She is such a joy to have around.  I had to crop the picture so you couldn't see what she is holding because it is an ornament for the challenge.  You’ll have to stop in at the shop to see it!  Don’t forget to Vote!
Rosa was working on her caterpillar quilt!  I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.
Lee Anne was using beautiful Bali strips to make a large bag that will hold her rulers!  


JULY CLASSES:   
  • 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 s$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.
ANOTHER NOTE:
  • 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.
  • Janome has a free Skeleton Key tutorial for you.
  Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Allie said...

Aww look at lovely Stephanie and Sweet Pea - how fun!!!! I'm in awe of that applique quilt, love it so much. And I love the pocket on Stephanie's bag!!!

Barb said...

What an inspiration are those scraps...and what wonderful ideas...

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.