Sunday, October 5, 2014


This day is devoted to beginners and firsts.  If you are a first time or beginning quilter (or know someone who is) you will want to take Vickie D.’s class for beginning quilters.  The class begins Tuesday, October 7th, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is just one of the small projects you as a new quilter will make.  Vickie said that this four-session class will concentrate on quilting basics, such as rotary cutting techniques and accurate quarter inch seams.  I personally can vouch for Vickie as an excellent teacher.  She has helped me numerous times with my piecing struggles.  Call the shop today and register!
While at the Sampler class on Saturday we had a couple other firsts.  Above, Cathy shows us the very first quilt that she made (some time ago).  She said everything…and she stressed everything…is done by hand.  She said that she was so afraid of using a rotary cutter that she cut each piece with scissors!  It’s hard to believe this was her first project.  This Storm at Sea quilt is stunning.
This is a close-up of her beautiful work!  Look at all those points and the matching seams!
Dawn also had a first.  She said this owl quilt is her first appliqué project and is also a first time quilting with her new long arm quilting machine.  It is for her new grandbaby.  I forgot to ask if that new grandchild is also her first.
I love this adorable quilt!  I also forgot to write down the name of pattern and where it is from.  Her appliqué beautiful!  Great job Dawn!

  • Tuesday, October 7, 6-9 p.m., Vickie Dawe has a Beginning Quilting class.
  • Wedneday, October 8, and again on Saturday, October 11, the Happy Scrappers meet. Come sew with us and enjoy the fun.
  • The spiral lone star finishing class scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled.  It is being rescheduled.  Watch for an update!
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – October 19 and 26

  • Allie of Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life has the cutest new pattern for a wall hanging or table topper.  It is Free!  And you will love it.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


sue said...

Carroll, I enjoy the blog so much. Thanks for the work you do and the great pics. I'm looking forward to taking the lone star class. Blest day to you!

Denice Barker said...

Loved seeing firsts! What a great idea for show and tell.
Exclamation point aside, MANY of my quilts were done completely by hand, including cutting with scissors and sewing on the binding. I don't like machines so much I discovered sewing on binding by machine just a very few years ago.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Thank you Sue. I have no way to reply to you so I'm doing it here. Hope to see you at the shop and/or Vickie's class.

Lynn said...

A couple years ago my guild had a "bring your first quilt" day. We all brought first quilts, or the oldest ones we still had, to share for show and tell. It was a lot of fun. Some of them still weren't finished!

Carolyn Eary said...

Yes it is Dawn's first grandchild.

Allie said...

My first quilt is on my bed - still my favorite! All by hand, I had no machine, no rotary cutter, nothing....starting to fray now and the binding is in tatters, but I love it dearly. I can't believe she did a storm at sea by hand for her first quilt, lol, am I impressed!!!!

ps - thanks for the link, hon!

Lisa E said...

The owl quilt is beautiful. The pattern is Remember Whooo Loves You by Acorn Quilts.

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.