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Thursday, October 9, 2014

DANCING WHILE YOU QUILT MAKES YOU SMILE

When the Happy Scrappers met this past Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, we started off the day dancing.  Well, who can help but dance when the song “Happy” comes on the radio?  Above, left, Adrienne stops her cutting to dance.  Top right, Lee Anne is just coming into the class room, and stops to dance.  And Rosa arrives dancing as she comes through the door.  What a way to start the day!
In no time we got down to work.  Above, Yvonne shows us this Lil Twister quilt.  Yvonne said she did the sewing, but Rosa cut out the pattern.  These sweet ladies are giving this darling quilt to charity.
Yvonne also made this adorable paper pieced block.  She said she gets one block done each time we meet.  “At this rate it will take me over a year to complete.”
Isn’t this stunning!  Vickie S. made the fabric for this on her embroidery machine, then made this pumpkin.  It is an OESD Freestanding Pumpkin Patch pattern.
We had a little tutorial during the day too.  Rosa showed us the perfect way to hem jeans.
This is how her jeans looked once finished.  Can you tell they have been hemmed?  Thanks Rosa for this great tutorial!
Catherine M. was busy sewing too.
She was working on this Aunt Millie’s Garden block.
And  she showed us this adorable blue bird that she made for a friend.  She was thinking about putting it in a frame.
 Cathy M. (different person) was busy making these blocks.  I think she said she got some of this fabric while in Japan.  I forget the name of the pattern, but it makes large flowers.  I can’t wait to see more of this quilt.
How often do you clean your machine?  Most of us are guilty of not taking care of this task often enough.  Let’s face it…we’d rather sew!  However, when the thread on Adrienne’s machine kept breaking, she decided it was time.  Ugh!  Will you find this in YOUR machine?
 Task completed, Adrienne shows us this large ruler bag that she made during the day.  Look…she even made a pocket large enough to hold her cutting mat!
Rosa was busy making pillowcases for her family for Christmas.  This is how it works…granddaughter picks out the fabric for the various members of the family, Grandmother makes the pillowcases (even one for herself), and they are given by granddaughter as a gift.  Pretty slick, don’t you think?
See this?  Take a look at Catherine’s picture above.  She has hers around her neck.  Judi A. gave each of us this darling scissors keeper.  Catherine said she is always looking for her scissors; now if she can just remember they are around her neck!  Thanks Judi!   That was so thoughtful of you.
 
Judi A. was busy making more of her Stripe & Solids QAYG blocks.  Peggy was there too, working on that same quilt, however, my camera battery died and I couldn’t get a picture.  Next time Peggy.

 DON’T FORGET:
  • Quilt As You Go, Monday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
  • Beginning Shuttle Tatting, Thursday, Oct. 16 & 23.  Class times: 3-5 and/or 6-8
  • Four Patch Fun, Monday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELLED.  Vickie’s finishing class for her spiral lone star quilt that was scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, has been cancelled and RESCHEDULED for Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
  • London City Bag, Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – October 19 and 26
  • Check the calendar on the Sidebar for more classes being held this month.
ANOTHER NOTE
Little Lady Patchwork has a tutorial for a Christmas Utensil Holder.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

4 comments:

Allie said...

You sure are a fun and talented bunch!!

Jill said...

What a nice, talented and fun group of quilters. If only I didn't live 2.5 hours away.

Lynn said...

A little bit of everything going on at Happy Scrappers! I recognize several of the fabrics in Yvonne's block as I have them in my stash too. Love the cat on the center square!

Barb said...

So much fun and so much to comment on...that pumpkin is out of this world awesome!!!

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.