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Thursday, October 29, 2015

TAKE THIS FARM GIRL VINTAGE CLASS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


When I stopped at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Tuesday, the Farm Girl Vintage class was in session.  Above are blocks made up so you can see the fabrics that are being offered.  On the left is the 30's fabrics and the other is the Civil War fabrics.
Sue C. and Marilyn K. are co-teaching these classes.  Above Sue gives the students instructions.

These are close ups of the fabrics.  It is not too late to register for one of these classes that are being offered at various times.  Call the shop if you are interested.
There was a lot going on at the shop that day.  Diana (right) was helping one of her students with Tatting.  If you are interested in learning how to Tat, call the shop for class information.
 Joan R. was knitting and ...
I had to show you this clever idea.  Joan uses this netting to wrap around her balls of yarn to keep them from unwinding as she knits.  These nets are similar to the ones I get from a florist to put over my spools of thread.  I'm not sure where Joan got these but they are larger and I think these are made of plastic.
 The Tuesday Bee was also meeting that day and I got to take some pictures.  Above is the darling baby quilt that Carol P. made.
 Carol also made this beautiful Attic Window quilt.
 This is a close up of Carol's quilt.  She said she saw a video on Missouri Star and got the panel, cut it up and made this quilt.  It is stunning.
 Barb O. made this darling Antique Vintage Car quilt.
This is a close up of one of her blocks.  I'm sorry but we could not get the name of the pattern.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Nov. 2
  • Sew Together Bag, Wednesday, Nov 4
  • Doll Bee Very Small Snowman, Thursday, Nov. 5
  • Quilt As You Go, Friday, Nov. 6
  • Sampler & Bee, Saturday, Nov. 7

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MOD SQUAD, PILLOWCASES, AND CATS

The Mod Squad met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I don’t think much modern sewing got done, but we did do a lot of other sewing.  Above Diana and her beautiful daughter Brianna (I posted about her here) worked on Brianna’s Halloween costume.  She’s going as a black cat.  We all had a laugh at that as they were working on white fur for the costume.  Black Cat is from the Spider-Man comic book series. She was at one time Spider-Man's girl friend...introduced in 1979.  I hope Diana sends us a picture.
Adrienne worked on applique with her new applique tools.
Chris had a beginner's quilting class going and I snapped a picture of her with one of her students.  Chris is a great teacher and I still ask her lots of quilting questions.  I know I will get great instructions.
Cathy M. was unpacking and getting ready to sew when I noticed this new bag that she had just made.  It is big enough to hold a long ruler and most of her sewing items.  Don't you just love the fabrics that she used!
Rosa was busy putting pillowcase kits together and sewing pillowcases.  These pillowcases will be distributed to Veteran's in Hospice on Veteran's Day.
So Cathy (above) and I got busy and helped make pillowcases.
These are just a few of the pillowcases (the ones we made today) waiting to be distributed.  Several people in the past few weeks have taken home some of the kits that Rosa put together.  And some of you have been using your own fabrics to make these pillowcases.  Rosa asked me to remind you that she will be picking up pillowcases at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Saturday October 31.  Please drop your pillowcases off at the shop prior to that date.  Rosa said that there will not be a Scrapper's Schoolhouse meeting in November.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30
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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MAKE THIS TABLE TOPPER WITH VICKIE S.

Vickie’s Stripology class is this Friday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Wouldn’t you like to join the group and make this beautiful table runner?  Just call the shop to register.
 If you haven't taken a class from Vickie you are missing something as she is an excellent teacher.
Vickie recently taught the Spiral Lone Star quilt and this is her instruction board mock up.  No question about what she means here.
 Vickie also teaches the One Block Wonder Class.  While at the Shop today I got to see the various table toppers you can make in her class.
 I like the idea of table toppers as my piecing skills are not that great and I'd never attempt a big quilt, but would love to make one of these smaller items.


Above, Vickie shows us the striped fabric that was used to make the blue table topper.  Wouldn't it be fun to take this class!

 Speaking of Vickie's classes, Judi A. send me this picture of her No Measure Bargello class that she took from Vickie.
Judi also sent me this picture of Peggy who took a recent NYB class from Vickie.  Great fun quilts!  Thank you Judi for sending the pictures!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Fun Threads has a tutorial for adding an inside pocket and an outside zipper pocket.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, October 26, 2015

PILLOWCASES FOR VETERANS


The Scrappers Schoolhouse met this past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Rosa sent me this pictures of some of the lovely pillowcases that are going to Veterans.  This is what she wrote me:

We were a VERY busy group of eight today.  With the four pillow cases you gave me that you had done, our one day total for this month came to 34!!!

Leanne cut kits from fabric that she donated. Vickie S. stopped by to donate more fabric on her way north which Chris generously cut into kits for us!

Marrilee from Gentiva Hospice took approximately 40 pillowcases on Saturday. We have another 40 for her now. When Marrilee came to pick up cases she treated the group to some sandwiches for lunch.  They went wonderfully with all of our other snacks and goodies. A special thank you to Marrilee.

These cases will be delivered to veterans for Veterans Day.

Note:  The Scrappers Schoolhouse will not meet next month (November).  In the following months, anyone is welcome to join us in sewing for charity, just bring fabric and sewing supplies.  I also have a few kits made from donated fabric ready to go   We always welcome donations.

READER ATTENTION:  A reader wrote and said she could not print the Halloween Tutorial and asked for help.  However, that reader was anonymous so I couldn’t send her the pattern.  I really don’t know why you could not print it because the links are working.  If you will send me your address I will send you the instructions and pattern.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP: 
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Tuesday, Oct. 27
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30  (more about this beautiful quilt tomorrow)
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Moda Bake Shop has a tutorial for a peppermint swirl Christmas Tree Skirt.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE DOROTHY?

 Nothing quilty today, but did want to show you some pictures.  Every season has its beauty.  Recently my friend Phyllis and I took a little drive north to see all the beautiful color.  We were sort of disappointed.  Maybe we were too early or too late, we didn’t know.  But the day after we arrived back home I noticed all this bright color in the field behind my house.  I felt a little like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.  What I was really looking for was right here in my own back yard all the time.  Today I just want to share that beauty with you.




READER ATTENTION:  A reader wrote and said she could not print the Halloween Tutorial and asked for help.  However, that reader was anonymous so I couldn’t send her the pattern.  I really don’t know why you could not print it because the links are working.  If you will send me your address on a current post I will send you the instructions and pattern.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP:
  • Spiral Lone Star, Monday, Oct. 26
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Tuesday, Oct. 27
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30
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

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A BEE HIVE BLOCK

I don't have much to show you today but I did finish this block.  It is for Danielle.  I belong to a Modern Bee and you can read all about that in the book Modern Bee by Lindsay Conner.

Each month a Queen Bee is selected.  That Queen can then choose a block of her choice from the Modern Bee book and tell us how she wants us to make her blocks.  This month Danielle had a stack of fabrics and asked each one of us to choose two of those fabrics.  We were to use those two fabrics in our block along with a solid fabric and we were to use white for the background.  I'm not too thrilled with this one fabric I chose as it is too light for the background.  I hope Danielle likes the block.

HAPPENINGS AT THE SHOP:
  • Sew Together Bag, Friday, Oct. 23
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Oct. 24
  • Spiral Lone Star, Monday, Oct. 26
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Tuesday, Oct. 27
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Stripology, Friday, Oct. 30
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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ANOTHER WAY TO USE YOUR SCRAPS

 I forgot to show you the blocks I made during our last Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I posted about the first block here.  Scroll down on that post and you can find a link to the pattern.
 Here are my three blocks together.  This is a great way to use scraps and make a lovely quilt.  I'll probably put sashings in the quilt.
Above are two more centers for blocks.  I'm having fun using from my scrap pile to make these.  I did buy some fat quarters and fat eights to make the outside blocks because I wanted the star points to be in black and use white for the backgrounds.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • 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:
  • Alamosa Quilter shows us her mystery quilt today.  She also has a link that will take you to the directions to make it.  This is another wonderful way to use yours scraps.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MAKE THIS CUTE HEDGEHOG AT THE DOLL BEE

Have you seen all the cute dolls the Doll Bee is making at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  I ran into Barb Vis the other day and she told me about the Hedgehog that those in the Doll Bee made.  I asked her to send me a picture.  Barb said, “The doll group decided that we wanted to do some teddy bear type dolls. This is our first effort.”
This is another view of this adorable animal.  Barb said, “We love him. However, we are continuing with the nursery rhyme characters (like the Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf that you can see here) with Pinocchio, I think. The teddies are sort of a side project.”

The Doll Bee meets every Thursday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can see some of the items they have made when you visit the shop.  This is an open Bee and I’m sure Julie who leads the group would love it if you would like to join them and make some of these nursery rhyme characters.

A special thanks to Barb V. for sending pictures of these darling dolls.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • 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

Monday, October 19, 2015

ARE YOU READY FOR BOO?

 Check out these darling little mats.  They could be used as mug rugs or table toppers or whatever.  You can get the full kit for each one of these darling mats at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You won't believe the price!
 While at the shop, check out some of the wonderful patterns that are perfect for this time of year!  This Bugs and Hisses quilt would be fantastic on your front door.
Or what about this Witches Hat.? So cute.

Patterns are also available for this bench pillow that Vickie S. made.  The pattern is Halloween Boo by Kimberbell.

HIGHLIGHTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • 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


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


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.