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Monday, November 30, 2015

A CLASS ACT AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Yesterday I showed you a picture of the pattern for the London City Bag, an upcoming class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Today I stopped by the shop and took this picture of Lee Anne with the bag that she made as a sample for her class which will be held at the Shop on Friday, Dec. 11.  Call the shop to register and get a supply list.
This is a closer view of the London City Bag.  Lee Anne said that it is easy to make.  Wouldn’t it make a wonderful Christmas gift?

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Rectangle Rumba, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
  • Folded Star, Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 4
  • Sampler, Saturday, Dec. 5
  • London City Bag, Friday, Dec. 11
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Speaking of Christmas, Sew Toy has a pattern and tutorial for an adorable Cat from Scraps.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BAGS FOR US BAG LADIES


Hello Everyone!  I hope you had wonderful holidays and are ready to get back to quilting as there are some fun classes coming up at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is a picture of the London City Bag.  Lee Anne will be teaching you how to make this great bag on Friday, Dec. 11.  Call the shop to register and get your supply list.  Wouldn't this make a wonderful Christmas gift?

 Remember this bag?  I posted pictures of it last week.
 You can make this bag when you take the class with Marilyn on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Isn't it nice that it folds up flat and can be easily stored in your suitcase, car, or a special place in your house where it is easy to grab as you go out the door.  Call the shop to register and get your supply list.  I hear there are a couple spots left.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • UFO Day, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Rectangle Rumba, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
  • Folded Star, Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 4
  • Sampler, Saturday, Dec. 5
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Just Jude has a tutorial for Key Fobs.  This would make a great gift.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SALE! CRAFT DAY! SALE! STITCH-IN


 This is what I’ve been working on…for a long time.  I only put it up today to get your attention.  I want to tell you about the fun happenings and SALE coming up at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

On Black Friday you can come and sew at the Stitch-in and take part in the SALE.  A special selection of Christmas fabrics only will be on sale for 25% off on Friday only.

On Small Business Saturday only, everything in the store is 20% off, even sale merchandise.

Saturday is also Craft Day.  There are still a couple openings for this Saturday, but if you can’t make it then, you can register for the second Craft Day which is Friday, December 4.  If you are interested in signing up for either day, call the shop to register and get details.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING, Thursday, Nov. 26
  • Breakfast Stitch-in and SALE, Friday, Nov, 27
  • Craft Day and SALE, Saturday, Nov. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Rectangle Rumba, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
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, November 22, 2015

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 I had hoped to get some sewing accomplished this weekend.  We got snow and I looked forward to spending long hours in my sewing room.  You know what they say: best laid plans often go astray.  I didn’t get to finish this charity quilt above.  I cleaned house instead, getting ready for company for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I did want to show you the blocks I’ve been working on.  Did you notice that the centers are all of made fabric?  I placed them on black fabric to see if that is what I want to use for the sashing.  I think it is, don’t you?

This is a close up of one of the blocks so you can see the made fabric center block.

A lot of exciting happenings are going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.  Have you signed up for Craft Day?  That is always loads of fun.  If you can't come to the one this Saturday, you can register for the one on Friday, Dec. 4.  Craft Day is always a mystery as to what we will be making.  That's one of the things that make it so much fun.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP:
  • London City Bag, Monday, Nov. 23
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Tuesday, Nov. 24
  • CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING, Thursday, Nov. 26
  • Breakfast Stitch-in, Friday, Nov, 27
  • Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 28
  • UFO Day, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Rectangle Rumba, Monday, Nov. 30
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade has a tutorial for a chevron tote bag.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, November 19, 2015

HAPPY SCRAPPERS ARE PRODUCTIVE

The Happy Scrappers met recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Cheryl shows us the lovely thread catcher she made during our session.  Love that fabric!
Jane shows us this adorable flimsy that she completed that day.  She said it is for charity.  What a great gal!
Diana gave a quick demo on how to sew a circle using her new attachment for her machine. Maybe that attachment is what I'll ask Santa for Christmas.
When Diana wasn't looking I got a quick snapshot of the blocks she has been working on.  I love these 30s fabrics and asked her to teach a class on making this quilt.
Adrienne came in that day ready to work!  She had totes full of strips of fabrics.  She worked on making triangles for a quilt.  I'm eager to see this one finished.  She has a great color sense.

DON’T FORGET:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Pineapple Table Topper, Friday, Nov. 20
  • Stained Glass Angel, Saturday, Nov, 21
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Little Lady Patchwork has tutorial/pattern for a Charming Star Fig Tree quilt.  When you go to her site, you need to scroll down to get the link to Moda.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

LOTS GOING ON AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Diana sent me some pictures of what is happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Doris shows us her beautiful bag.  I love that fabric and wish I could have been there to take a look at the inside of this stunning bag.
Julie B. shows us her latest finish.  What a lovely quilt.  Diana said that Julie did all that arc quilting by hand!
Cathy B. shows us her latest finish.  It is beautiful.
This is a close up of some of the cross-stitched centers in Cathy's quilt.
Misti sent a picture of all that she has recently finished.  I know she was at a retreat.  I'm wondering if she did this all at her retreat.  She sure does get a lot accomplished!  Wish I had her energy!
Phyllis showed us this darling Christmas quilt.  I'm sorry but we don't have the pattern name.  What a great quilt for this time of year.

A special thank you to Diana and Misti for sending pictures!

DON’T FORGET:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Pineapple Table Topper, Friday, Nov. 20
  • Stained Glass Angel, Saturday, Nov, 21
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
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, November 16, 2015

NEW MAKE IT TAKE IT CLASS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 You will want to register now to make this wonderful bag during the Make It Take It class on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Attic Window Quilt Shop .
 This is a view so you can see the inside of this bag.  Marilyn is going to teach this class and I'm sure it will be a fun project to make.
As you can see, this bag folds for easy storage in your suitcase, or car, or where ever.  To me, this will be a handy bag to have and an easy one to mail, as I'm thinking Christmas gifts.  So, don't forget.  Call the shop today and sign up for this Make It Take It class.  Space is limited.

DON’T FORGET:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Pineapple Table Topper, Friday, Nov. 20
  • Stained Glass Angel, Saturday, Nov, 21
  • Make It Take It Bag, Wednesday, Dec. 2
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • So Sew Easy has a tutorial for an autumn harvest mug rug.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MAKE A STAINED GLASS ANGEL WITH VICKIE S.

Wouldn't this beautiful Stained Glass Angel look stunning in your home during the holidays?  You can make that dream come true when you take the Stained Glass Angel class with Vickie S. on Saturday, November 21, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It's not too late!  Call the shop to register and get your supply list.  You won't be disappointed when you take a class with Vickie S.

DON’T FORGET:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Nov. 16
  • Farm Girl Vintage, Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Pineapple Table Topper, Friday, Nov. 20
  • Stained Glass Angel, Saturday, Nov, 21
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, November 12, 2015

TRUNK SHOW AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 The Attic Window Quilt Shop is having a trunk show.  Above Carolyn Eary stands with her quilts now on display at the Shop.  You can hardly see Carolyn, but I needed to get back so I could get pictures of her stunning quilts.
 Above and below are more of Carolyn's quilts on display at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.


You will want to stop by the Shop and take a look at all these beautiful quilts.  Naturally, Carolyn's patterns are available for purchase at the Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Nov. 14
  • UFO Night, Friday, Nov. 13
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Friday, Nov. 13 
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sewn Up has a tutorial for a Sweet Christmas Tray Cover.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

JINGLE BELL HOP GIFT FOR YOU


The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st and the Attic Window Quilt Shop is participating.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport. Kits to make the table runner are also available for purchase.  Above is one of the table runners that is available in a kit.


 This is another sample of a table runner kit.


This is another sample of one of the table runner kits available.


This is a picture of all three samples of available kits.  I thought this might help you decide.

 Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.

Now is a good time to stop in and get your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop as there is a trunk show going on.  I’ll show pictures of that tomorrow.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Nov. 14
  • UFO Night, Friday, Nov. 13
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Friday, Nov. 13 
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, November 10, 2015

GIFT MAKING YET?

Misti sent me this picture of her latest bag that she has made as a gift.  This is what she writes:
  • “Well FINALLY I finished Em’s quilt and it is off to the quilters as of yesterday.  I will get it back the first week of December.  Now I can stop fretting about getting it done.  I’m working a star wars stocking for Em’s boyfriend, lots of quilted ball ornaments in the making, pillow cases, more bowl buddies, some grocery sacks and whatever else pops into play.  I’m gearing up for Christmas now. “
What an inspiration Misti is.  Thank you Misti for sending the picture of this lovely bag.

Christmas?   I haven't even started thinking about that yet.  However, I've been inspired.  I'm off now to my sewing room.  What are you making for Christmas?

HAVE YOU HEARD?  The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 14
  • UFO Night, Friday, Nov. 13
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Friday, Nov. 13 
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Got Pets?  Or maybe you have friends with pets.  The Sewing Directory has a tutorial for a pet feeding mat.  What a great Christmas gift this would make.. 
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 8, 2015

PICTURES FROM EMAIL


I haven’t been able to get any quilting done this past week as I have had out of town guests.  But I do have some beautiful quilts to show you.  Above, is a picture that Sue L. sent me.  Sue wrote in her email:
  • “A long time ago (but still 2015) I took the "One Block Wonder" class from Vickie S.   Well, I FINALLY finished the top.  It is ready to go to the quilter.  I thought I would send it to you and maybe the lady who taught the class will want to see it.  She might remember me - I cut her fingers two times with my rotary cutter!  UGH!”
Thanks Sue for sending.  Your quilt is beautiful.  And I’m sure Vickie will be glad to see it…and yes, I imagine Vickie will remember you.  LOL  She is such a fantastic teacher! And a good sport too!


Marjorie sent me a picture of additional blocks she is making.  She wrote:
  • "Here are five more blocks. I have been thinking about sashing; maybe just solid black.  The other thought is to use the same white with black in every block and then stitch them together.  Maybe I just have too many colors!!!!!  I have so much bright wacky fabrics from previous quilts that I thought I might get rid of some in a useful way.  Thanks again and I will just keep stitching!!!"
 On my previous post, I had a picture of her first block.  I love Marjorie’s bright colors and hope she does keep on stitching as I'm anxious to see how her quilt turns out.  I think we are running a race.  She now has more blocks completed than I do.  I better get busy!

HAVE YOU HEARD?  The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 14
  • UFO Night, Friday, Nov. 13
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Friday, Nov. 13 
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quilt Country has a free PDF file for a Pinwheel Wreath wall hanging.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ARE YOU MAKING THIS BLOCK?

 Do you remember the blocks I was making during the last Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  You can read about it here.  (scroll down)  Marjorie, a reader of this blog sent me this picture of her block.  She was interested in making it after she read about it on the blog and wrote me for further directions.  I asked her to send a picture if she made one.  Above is her beautiful block! I love the fabrics she used.  Thank you so much Marjorie!  I hope you continue to make more and send pictures of your progress.

I'm making slow progress.  I'm just using scraps but I think these blocks will make a nice quilt, especially after I add sashing.  Are you making any of these blocks?

DON'T FORGET:
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Doll Bee Very Small Snowman, Thursday, Nov. 5
  • 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:
  • Sewn Up has a tutorial for an iPad bean bag.  
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

JINGLE BELL HOP THIS MONTH



Have you heard?  The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov. 13 – 21st.  You get a free table runner pattern with the purchase of your $5 passport.  Also available for purchase is a darling ornament kit and pattern.  There are four shops participating in this fun event:  Quilted Memories; Queen Bee; Pressing Matters, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Get your passport now at a participating shop.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • 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

Monday, November 2, 2015

MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN THE HUMAN RACE


Today the group that makes quilts for charity met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above are the stack of quilts that Laura brought in.  She made all of them but one.


These are just a few of the quilts.  This one above is the one she did not make.  They are all adorable.
Above are more of Laura's quilts spread on a table so you can see them better.
Laura did have this quilt to show us.  She said that she made it for her niece.
Above Laura works on her Trip Around The World quilt that she is making for the charity group.
Nancy showed us her Trip Around the World that she made for the group.
 Mary Tanis, left, (who leads the group) and Laura, and Cathy were busy working on charity quilts today.  
 Mary W.  joined the group and was working on a 30's quilt.
 Mary Ellen works on a charity quilt.
Lee Anne kept busy today working on a charity quilt.  I did ask her about the bag class that she will be having later this month and will show you more about that later.
Vickie S. was having a "catch-up" class for her Lone Star Swirl quilt.  Above, Linda shows us her mock up for her quilt.
Last but not least, I want to thank Carmela Cataudella-Sanzone for sending us this box of fabrics for our charity group.  Carmela lives in Pennsylvania and when she read on the blog that we needed donations of fabric, she boxed up some of her fabrics and sent them to us.  What a pleasant and wonderful surprise.  Mary T. and Lee Anne said they would try to remember which of your fabrics go into a quilt so I could take a picture and send it to you.  

I read in Reader's Digest that you should not think of it as charity, but think of it as an investment in the Human Race.

Carmalea we can't thank you enough!  You are truly an angel.  Wish you were here too so you could sew with us.  You prove what I have said in the past:  Quilters are the best!!!!!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • 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

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.