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Sunday, September 20, 2015

WORKING FOR OUR VETERANS

This past Saturday Rosa had a gathering of her Schoolhouse Scrappers and they made pillowcases for Hospice.  Some of the regular participants were on retreat, but the rest of us arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop when it opened and got down to the business of sewing.
 About a month ago I put out a call for donations of red, white, and blue fabrics.  I was in awe by the response.  Several boxes full of scraps arrived at the shop.  The donations were made anonymously so I cannot mention names, but all of us want to thank you for the wonderful boxes of fabrics.  Above, Lee Anne irons some of the fabrics before sewing.  
 Prior to our arrival, Rosa had measured, sewed, cut, and made kits.  This was fantastic since all we had to do was pick up a kit and start sewing.  Above, Yvonne is sewing a pillowcase.
 After a while, it dawned on us...Diana had brought her serger.  So we set up a kind of assembly line. Depending on the sewer, Diana was asked to serge different aspects of the pillowcase.  For instance, I was making a French seam around the side and top of the pillowcase, encasing the seams so no raw edges showed.  Then I realized, I could speed things up by having Diana serge those seams.  
 Diana's help really made a difference.  You can see above all the pillowcases the five of us made that day.  In fact, I think there were two pillowcases that didn't get in the picture because they were still at the sewing machines.
 This is a close up of all those lovely donated fabrics.
And this is another close up of the pillowcases.  I hope you anonymous ladies know how much we appreciated your generous donations.  I understand that the representative from Hospice asked that red, white, and blue fabrics be used as there are about 50 veterans currently in Hospice and she would like to give these pillowcases to them on Veteran's Day.

Several of us took kits home so we could get more made during the following month.  Please feel free to join us in October as we will again be making red, white, and blue pillowcases and need your help.  Mark your calendar and join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on October 17.  If you would like to bring your serger please do so.

DON’T FORGET:

  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM,Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Applique Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • Kids Quilts, Friday, Sept. 25
  • No Measure Bargello, Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • Glam Shell Bag, Monday, Sept. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Sept. 28
  • Make a Mug Rug, Wednesday, Sept. 30

OPEN HOUSE:

  •  In celebration of the opening of the new store Chris is having a Fall Open House on Wednesday, September 23, through Saturday, September 26.
  •  Since the Attic Window Quilt Shop has moved, some cleaning had to be done.  During the course of moving and opening boxes and totes, Chris said that she found oodles of stuff that is now available in the shop.  "We also have lots of new classes coming up too," Chris said.


  • So be sure and save the dates and come visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop during the Fall Open House.  You will be able to sign up for a class and get the second class for half price (limit one per person).  Also, you will receive a free gift!


  • Mark your calendar NOW!! 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

  • Cindy Carter has a tutorial for happy string flowers.   This is a PDF file.

♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

2 comments:

ferrelli said...

You ladies always look like you are having tons of fun! I LOVE al. Of those beautiful pillow cases!

Lynn said...

What a great project!

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.