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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MUG RUG MAKING DAY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

We made Mug Rugs at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  I'm not sure what the ladies were talking about when I took this picture, but I am sure that everyone had a great time.  All that laughter going on convinces me of that.
Marti got right down to business and was the first to finish making her Mug Rug.
Above, Marti shows her finished project.  She used Michigan State fabric and fussy cut to get her unique design.  I love it.  I forgot to ask her who she was making it for.  I know my granddaughter would want one of these.
This is a closeup of Marti's Mug Rug.  Fantastic!
Next to finish her Mug Rug was Joyce.  There were three different designs each participant could chose from.  Joyce chose this one.
This is a closeup of Joyce's Mug Rug.  I love the decorative stitching around the edges.
Joyce was a bit of an over achiever.  She finished two mug rugs and started to make a Dresden plate one. She said she was surprised at how easy it was to make the Dresden blades.  I'm eager to see this finished Mug Rug.

Above, is the start of Greta's Mug Rug.  She decided to use the Dresden ruler to make her Mug rug.

Greta added her own style to her design as she made two rows of blades.  The small brown pieces on the edge are fabrics she was auditioning for the binding. Also, Greta wanted to hide behind her Mug Rug when I took the picture and I made her lower it so I could see her face.  What a pretty smile!
This is a closeup of Greta's Mug Rug.
Can you guess who is making this Dresden Mug Rug?
Here is the completed Mug Rug.
And who is it hiding behind this colorful Mug Rug?  Can you guess?  She's the one who keeps us all laughing.  That Rosa...she wouldn't lower her Mug Rug for me to take the picture.  We got a good giggle out of it.

It was a fun and productive day.  I hope everyone enjoyed the class as much as I did and will join us at Happy Scrappers and other events and classes at the shop.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, October 1
  • Bargello Place Mats, Thursday, October 1
  • Ruby Short McKim BOM, Friday, October 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, October 3
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sweet P Quilting has a link to a free pattern for an adorable dog.
  • This is an interesting article I thought you might be interested in.  Quilt Skipper has an article telling all you need to know about Frixion pens.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

RUBY SHORT MCKIM BOM AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Vickie S. has been working on her Ruby Short McKim blocks.  Vickie is going to be one of the teachers during this BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The first meeting is Friday, October 2.  Call the shop for information and to register.
 This is another block that Vickie did.  You won't want to miss this BOM
This is a close up of her block.  Vickie uses the fuse method of applique and does lots of top stitching.  I sure would like to learn how she does this.  Her block is stunning.

DON’T FORGET: 

Doll Bee, Thursday, October 1
Bargello Place Mats, Thursday, October 1
Ruby Short McKim BOM, Friday, October 2
Sampler and Bee, Saturday, Octobaer 3

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, September 28, 2015

 The Mod Squad met last week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Cathy shows us the wonky block that she made.  I love this block and hope she will show us how she did it.
 Cathy placed most of her Mod Squad blocks together so she could see how her quilt is shaping up.  What fun!

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Make a Mug Rug, Wednesday, Sept. 30
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, October 1
  • Bargello Place Mats, Thursday, October 1
  • Ruby Short McKim BOM, Friday, October 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, October 3
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, September 27, 2015

HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR CHRISTMAS PROJECTS?

 Are you ready for Christmas?  Probably not, but now is the time to start thinking about those projects you want to make and the gift items to get finished.  Misti said that one morning she couldn't sleep, so she got out of bed and made these Christmas trees before she had to get ready for work.  Aren't they adorable?
 This is another view.  She said she will  use them on top of her packages or maybe even a few on her tree.  Wish I could be as productive in the wee small hours of the morning!
Today Misti sent me this picture of her Christmas Balls.  She made these while camping this weekend.  She said a lot of pins are needed, but they are easy to make.  Misti plans on giving these beautiful balls as gifts.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Glam Shell Bag, Monday, Sept. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Sept. 28
  • Make a Mug Rug, Wednesday, Sept. 30
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, October 1
  • Bargello Place Mats, Thursday, October 1
  • Ruby Short McKim BOM, Friday, October 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, October 3
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • One Piece At a Time has a block tutorial for you.  If you haven’t heard them before, scroll down and listen to the Ted Talks she has posted.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, September 24, 2015

SOME PRETTIES AND A SALE!

Diana sent me some pictures that she recently took while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Cathy shows off this adorable wall hanging that she made as a gift.  Diana said that unfortunately, she does not know the name of the pattern.
  This is a close up of this darling owl.   Diana said that Cathy added lots of bits and pieces and bling.

Another picture that Diana sent me is of Diane showing us her stunning quilt. The pattern is from an Edyta Sitar book.  What gorgeous applique!

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE 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.  You will want to take advantage of the sale going on at that time. 

SALE - SALE - SALE

All regularly priced items (this includes notions, patterns, books, fabric) are 20% off.
All marked down sale items are 30% off

HAPPENING AT THE SHOP THIS MONTH: 
  • 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
ON ANOTHER NOTE
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SALE AND 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.  I think I forgot to mention that during the Open House, there is a fantastic sale going on.  Above, Chris helps some customers sort through bolts of fabric and make color choices.  You won't want to miss this sale.

SALE - SALE - SALE
All regularly priced items (this includes notions, patterns, books, fabric) are 20% off.
All marked down sale items are 30% off

Stop in and see the new 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!

DON’T FORGET: 
  • 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
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sew Mod has a free PDF pattern for a haunted house.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE STARTS TODAY at the Attic Window Quilt Shop  -   In celebration of the opening of the new store Chris is having a Fall Open House on Wednesday, September 23, through Saturday, September 26.  Above is a picture of what you will see as you enter the shop.  Don't you just love everything Spooky?
There are a lot of new class samples hanging on the walls for you to see.  Above, are samples for some of the many classes that Vickie S. teaches.  "We have lots of new classes coming up," Chris said.

Above are some wall hangings that Lee Anne made.  They are from the book Quilted Skinnies for All Seasons by Margie Ullery.  Aren't they adorable?
Got kids?  Above are some cute kids quilts.
You might see this bed runner too.  The pattern is from the book Skinny Quilts by Kim Schaefer.

Be sure and stop by the shop and see all the new fabric, books, and notions.  And take a look at all the class samples.  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!

PS:  Don't forget to pick up a calendar too.  You won't want to miss any of those new classes.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • 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
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Lily Quilts has a tutorial for a copa cabana triangle.  
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, September 21, 2015

WARNING SIGNS OF THE FUTURE

 WARNING #1 - Snow is on it's way.
Recently I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to find that the Doll Bee was in session. Julie L. who heads this group told me that you can make these small snowman with her, as a class is being offered on Nov. 5 and/or  Nov. 12.   It is a one session class.  The fee is $5 and the pattern is $9.50.  Julie asks that you please sign up two to three weeks in advance so that she can get the patterns in on time. The Snowman is 5.5" inches tall and has a flannel stocking cap and fabric scarf. It has tiny twig hands and stitched eyes and mouth and a toothpick nose. Call the shop to register.
WARNING #2 - The Big Bad Wolfe is on his way.
The day that I was there, the women were making Little Read Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.  Above is Barb V.'s dolls.
I had to show you a close up of this Bad guy with his tongue hanging out.  So cute!
While there, Julie showed me these apples they were making for Red's basket.  I can't imagine working on something so small!  Note, in above picture they are in the basked Red is carrying.
 Later in the day, Julie sent me these pictures of a quilt that Shirley Starts made.  
  The pattern is Vintage Tin from Crab Apple Hill.
 A close up of Shirley's beautiful work.
Julie said that Shirley is very proud of this quilt and well she should be.  It is stunning.

 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 and Divalicious Wallet, 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:
  • Sew Kylie has a Starry Sky Block Pattern.  Love it!
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

FARM GIRL VINTAGE BOM AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday I got a look at these lovely blocks.  Marilyn is having a new BOM that you won't want to miss.  The BOM is Farm Girl Vintage By Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.  You can take a look at Lori's blog where she talks and shows pictures of her new book here.

Experience life in the country with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! This book gives you the ability to mix and match as you please! Farm Girl Vintage includes bushels of blocks and a bumper crop of projects. From quilts to potholders, give your creativity free range!

Each month you will receive a kit for a large block and two smaller blocks.  When you register you need to choose your fabric selection.  The above fabrics or...

You may choose to use the 30's fabrics shown above.  This BOM is being offered two times a month.  The first one this month was last week, but you can still register and participate.  The second class this month is on Tuesday, Sept. 22.  After seeing these blocks and viewing Lori's blog post I'm sure you will want to call the shop and register.  Hope to see you there.

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 and Divalicious Wallet, 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:
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MAKE AN ADORABLE MUG RUG

Aren't these adorable.  What kid or adult wouldn't love one of these mug rugs.  They are easy and fun to make when you use the "mug rug shapes" with the pattern.  The patterns and the "shapes" are available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I'm thinking Christmas gifts.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Kids Quilts, Friday, Sept. 25
  • No Measure Bargello, Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • Glam Shell Bag or Divalicious Wallet , 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:  
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NEW RUBY SHORT MCKIM FLOWER BASKET BOM

 Do you remember this beautiful quilt block.  I have previously showed it.
 I showed you this block too.  Vickie S. made them and she will be the first teacher for this new BOM.
Above, Chris explains to customers and students about how they too can make these stunning blocks as well as learn new techniques.  These patterns are from McKim Studios.  You can learn a lot when you participate in the Ruby Short McKim Flower Basket BOM which starts at the Attic Window Quilt Shop in October.  These lovely 12" blocks can be made using various techniques, which you will learn throughout the months.  There are 32 blocks in the pattern, which was first designed in 1934 and was printed in newspapers across the country.  The quilt will finish at 80 X 97.  This pattern is not available online and can only be purchased at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and one other shop in Michigan.  The BOM is scheduled to start in October.  Come sit and stitch and learn a new technique each month.  Call the shop to register.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 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 or Divalicious Wallet , 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:  
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

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.