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Sunday, October 18, 2015

HAVE YOU ATTENDED A SHOP SWAP?

Shop Swap was held Sunday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  What is a Shop Swap?  No, it is not like a swap meet.  A Shop Swap is when people from the Attic Window Quilt Shop and from Quilted Memories in Montague get together and sew.  Above is a sample of the quilt that participants would make.
Each participant received a kit with fabrics of their choice.  These kits were included in the registration to participate in the Shop Swap.  The previous Sunday all the women met at Quilted Memories and received their fabric kits and began to sew.
This is another version of the same quilt.  I think Jill of Quilted Memories referred to this as the Christmas quilt.  The pattern is Square Knots by A Quilter's Dream.
There was plenty of room for the twenty participants to sew and get around the shop.



As you can see from the above pictures there was lots going on.  Above, Jill (left) discusses the quilt with some participants.
I didn't get a picture of Barb's block but I did ask her to let me take a picture of the jacket that she made.  She said she got the pattern from the Attic Window and made it during a class there.  She raved about how easy the pattern is to make and how well it fits.
 Lee Anne shows us her block.
This beautiful lady came from Quilted Memories and showed me her block.  I'm so sorry I didn't get her name and when I realized it and called the shop, everyone was gone.  So sorry as I really like to put names to pictures.
Who is behind the hands?  I told Mary she couldn't hide from us and I was going to call her "see no evil."  That only made her laugh.
Participants received this pattern from Jill at Quilted Memories.  You can get the pattern from her shop.  What a great mug rug for this time of year.

Around this time each year the Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories have a Shop Swap.  Judging from things that were said today and the smiles on everyone's face, a good time was had by all.  Mark your calendar now and watch for the Shop Swap notice next fall.  You won't want to miss this fun event.

HIGHLIGHTS of HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK: 
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Oct. 19
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 21
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Oct. 21
  • One Block Wonder, Thursday, Oct. 22
  • Sew Together Bag, Friday, Oct. 23
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Oct. 24
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles


2 comments:

Lynn said...

Looks like a fun event.

Miss Nancy said...

What a great idea, a shop swap! Looks like it was great fun! Love the quilt that some ladies made, great design! I especially like the one in the first picture on your blog post. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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.