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Monday, December 28, 2015

NEWS YEAR'S DAY SALE!!!


I don’t have anything quilty to show you today, but I have lots to tell you. There are a number of new and exciting things happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop during the upcoming months.
The first quarter 2016 Newsletter will be out soon and we will soon have the interactive calendar on the side bar updated.  Until then you can ask for a paper calendar when you go into the shop, and I will try to keep you updated about upcoming events at the shop.

You will want to take advantage of the New Year’s Day Sale!  Stop by the shop between 12 and 4 p.m. and grab some of those fabulous fabrics at great prices!

There are quite a few Make It Tak e It classes coming up over the next three months.  I’m not sure what all is being made so feel free to call the shop for information.  I do know that on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6-8, or on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 2-4, you can make a crib sheet and bib.  On Thursday, Jan. 14, you can make a sweet pea pod.  I'll get a picture of the sample to show you next week.

A couple new monthly get togethers:  Scrappers Helping Hands, meets on the 4th Saturday of the month.  Come Sew With Me meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Home Sweet Home is a new BOM that meets Monday, Feb. 8, from 7-9 p.m.
Chickadee Window BOM meets, Monday, Feb. 22, from 2-4 or 6-8 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • SALE – Friday, Jan. 1 from 12-4
  • Beginning Crochet – Monday, Jan. 11
  • Stand & Stow Bag – Friday, Jan. 15
  • Mystery Quilt Block – Saturday, Jan 16
  • London City Bag – Friday, Jan. 29
  • Heart of Winter Tour – Saturday, Feb. 13
  • Spring Craft Days – Friday, Mar. 18 and 19
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 One Easy Modern Block.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOU

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

JUST A LITTLE BEE BLOCK

I belong to a Modern Bee Hive.  I previously talked about it here.  It took be forever to make this block and there was a lot of ripping and grumbling and at one point tossing and restarting.  I thought I'd never get those points right.  I hope Greta likes it.  Even though my schedule is hectic at this time of year, I wanted to get this block finished because it is due right after Christmas.  I'm off now to make cookies and fudge for the holidays.  Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m. 
  • The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

  • UFO Day, Monday, Dec. 28
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 29

  • NOTICE:  The shop will close on Dec. 31st at 3 p.m. and will be OPEN on Friday, Jan 1 for the BIG SALE!
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, December 21, 2015

'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING

Above are Lee Anne (left) and husband Gene (right) and Lori (center).  Lee Anne and Gene took quilts that were made by the Charity groups at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to Lori’s Voice, a non-profit organization founded and established to help young people with disabilities.  The organization will donate these quilts to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  If you’d like to learn more about this worthy organization, click here.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Tuesday, Dec. 22

  • NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m. 
  • The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

  • UFO Day, Monday, Dec. 28
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 29

  • NOTICE:  The shop will close on Dec. 31st at 3 p.m. and is closed all day Friday, Jan. 1.   Wrong!  The shop will be open on Friday, Jan. 1 for the big SALE!

Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Pieced Brain has a tutorial for a quick and easy Christmas Angel.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, December 17, 2015

GOT BOWLS?

Busy, busy making the microwave potholders for bowls.  Are you finished with your Christmas sewing?  I swear every year that I will start my Christmas sewing in January.  Make something each month, so that I won't have this last minute rush every year.  For some reason my big plans never pan out.  I bet I will get several ideas when I participate in the Attic Window Quilt Shop spring Craft Day.  Be sure and watch for upcoming information on dates and time.
Gotta go sew!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Stitch-in, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Dec. 21
NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.
The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

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, December 16, 2015

IS HE A MUG RUG?

Like my little kitty cat?  You can use him as a mug rug, coaster, or mouse pad.  Well, those are just my thoughts.
Is is actually a My Pals pattern, which you can get at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can also see my sample above there too.
These My Pals are made using the Mug Rug Shapes. This is double sided fusible interfacing and is ideal for mug rugs.  The pattern makes adding the binding so simple you won't believe it.  It went on like a charm.
This is the same interfacing that we used to make these adorable coasters during Craft Day.   This is a must-have when making those quick and simple gifts.  Check it out at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Stitch-in, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Dec. 21
NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.
The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

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, December 15, 2015

NEW FABRIC AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

New fabric has arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is Apple Hill Farm by RJR.
These patterns are also available to use with the gorgeous fabrics above.
Above is another line of beautiful fabrics that has arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This is Owl and Co. by Riley Blake.  I love it's soft colors.
While you are in at the shop picking out all those lovely fabrics, take a look at this basket on the front counter.  These are little bags of walnut shells, perfect for filling that pincushion.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Stitch-in, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Dec. 21
NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.
The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

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, December 14, 2015

HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE THIS?

 The Happy Scrappers met Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Really, we were Happy!  I couldn't resist snapping this picture when Cathy was having a difficult moment, struggling with her Farm Girl Vintage BOM.  I sure can relate!
 Lee Anne showed us this darling quilt that she is making for charity.
Nancy shows another on of the many blocks in her quilt.  Love those colors.
 Marilyn brought in a couple quilts to show us.  We had been bugging her about doing curve quilting, maybe teaching a class.  Above is one sample.  I love the smaller circles in the larger ones.
 This is the other curve sample that she brought to show us.  Looks interesting to me.  Watch for a class next year.
Marilyn was also busy making more of these fold up bags.
The next time I looked, there were four.  She was busy making gifts that day.  She said she would be having another class on making these wonderful bags sometime at the beginning of the year.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Stitch-in, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Dec. 21
NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.
The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

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, December 13, 2015

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

 I stopped by the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week just in time to see what was happening in Vickie S.'s One Block Wonder Class.  Above, Karen M. has her pieces placed on the audition board so she can view block placement and try out some borders.  I love these OBW's but am so afraid to try one.  It looks like way too much piecing for me.  I hope I get to see Karen's quilt when it is completed.  I love those fabrics.
 Karen also made these Bargello placemats when she took a class from Vickie S.  How beautiful!
Gail C. also took Vickie's OBW class.  Above is a picture of her quilt all put together.  It is stunning!
This is a close up of Gail's quilt.  Gail said,  “I’m going to call this quilt “Resistance is Futile”  - a Reference to Star Trek and the Borg.  Some will understand - others will not have a clue!”

I’m a trekkie fan but had to look that one up on the internet.  Gail said she put the cubes in this quilt because it is going to a young man.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Farm Girl Vintage BOM, Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Stitch-in, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrappers Schoolhouse, Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Paper Piecing BOM, Monday, Dec. 21
NOTICE:  The shop will CLOSE early on Dec. 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.
The Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26

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, December 10, 2015

MADE YOUR SCRAPS COUNT

 I forgot to show you the Charity quilt that I finally finished.  Well, I finished the top.  Now I have to decide how I'm going to quilt it.  Any suggestions?
Marjorie J. saw an earlier post where I made my first blocks for the Charity quilt and it inspired her to do the same thing with her scraps.  I asked her to send me a picture of her finished quilt (above).  It is lovely!  You may remember, I first got the idea for this quilt from Alamosa Quilter.  When I saw her Scrappy Little Wishes quilt I decided I had to try that.  You can find a link to the pattern on her blog.
Thanks Marjorie for sending us a picture of your beautiful quilt.  I'm inspired again as now I want to cut my scraps into squares and make the centers like you did.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Ruby Short McKin Bee, Friday, Dec. 11  
  • UFO Night, Friday, Dec. 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 12
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrapper’s School House, Saturday, Dec. 19
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, December 9, 2015

HAPPY SCRAPPERS ARE BUSY

The Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Not many attended but those who did got right down to business.  Above, Marti shows her table topper that she was finishing.  She participated in Craft Day but didn't get this one completed.  Isn't he cute!

Marti also showed us this beautiful quilt top that she had just finished.  Wow!

Mary G. was busy working on a new quilt.  Love those fabrics.  She said she got them all at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
 Diana was busy finishing her stocking that she didn't get to during Craft Day because she was kept busy helping everyone else with their projects.
Rosa attended Craft Day also.  She liked the bag that she made that day so much that she decided to make another one as a gift for a very special someone.
Marilyn showed us this apron that she just made from a new pattern in at the shop.  She said it is a snap to make!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
  • Ruby Short McKin Bee, Friday, Dec. 11  
  • UFO Night, Friday, Dec. 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 12
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Dec. 18
  • Scrapper’s School House, Saturday, Dec. 19
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  https://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/block-4-16-hst-quilt-sampler/
  • Sewn Up has a video tutorial for Block 4 of the 16 HST quilt.
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

YOU CAN MAKE THIS WITH VICKIE S.

 Vickie S. stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Monday while I was there with the Charity Quilters.  Above she shows us her latest sample for an upcoming class.  The pattern is Rising Star. You will learn about class dates when we publish the January calendar and newsletter.  I'll probably post a picture again because I am so in awe of this stunning quilt.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 9
  • London City Bag, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • Ruby Short McKin Bee, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • UFO Night, Friday, Dec. 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 12
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, December 7, 2015

THESE WOMEN HAVE HEART!

 The Charity Quilters group met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Monday.  It was a productive day and Pat (above) was one productive lady.  Above is the first quilt that she finished that day.
 This is the second Quilt that Pat put together for this wonderful Charity group.
 And this is what Pat was working on in the afternoon just before we left for home.  Wow!  What a lady!
 Phyllis made this beautiful quilt and it goes to a child with cancer at Devos Children's Hospital.  Stitched With Love is written on the center panel.
 Above is Phyllis showing us the other side of that quilt.  You can tell this is made with love.
 Mary was busy too making this quilt.  What interesting fabrics she is using.
Chris showed us this adorable angel.  She said she painted it herself and was looking for a place to put it in the store.  I say a lovely angel by a beautiful angel.  She sure is a woman with heart!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 9
  • London City Bag, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • Ruby Short McKin Bee, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • UFO Night, Friday, Dec. 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 12
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, December 6, 2015

CRAFT DAY A HUGE SUCCESS!

 This is what we made at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past week during Craft Day.  Did you miss it?  Because so many people want to attend, Chris has expanded the event to two days so everyone who wants to can participate.  I couldn't post pictures of the first session because what we are going to do on Craft Day is a mystery.  I have attended in the past and was so excited to attend this year that I could hardly sleep.  I knew it would be a fun day.
 Above, Diana shows us our first project of the day.
The kits for these Itty Bitty Bags included everything we would need to complete our project.  I'm not one to work on small things, but Diana's help and instructions made this an easy project.
After that, Chris showed us our next project...this adorable table topper.  
She demonstrated how we were to make it, then distributed our kits and we got down to work.
Karen shows us her two completed projects.  Great job Karen!

We also made these darling coasters or you could also use them as ornaments.  So cute!
I think Chris was a little anxious to show us our next project.  Or maybe it was me who was anxious and shaking the camera with excitement.  I love this gift bag.  You will note in the picture college at the top of this blog that I added a bow on the back of my bag.
These are close ups of the bag.  Did you notice that it has different fabric on each side?
Do we look a little tired?  This was our last project of the day.
Chris showed us how to put this bag together.  You will notice in the college at the top of this blog that there is a green cutting mat in the bag.  This mat came with the kit.  I just stuck the pink rotary cutter (mine) in the pocket so you could see how handy that pocket is!

I'm sorry I didn't get more pictures of participants and their projects.  I was so busy making my own project that I didn't have time to take pictures.

If you liked what we did this year at Craft Day you'll want to keep an eye out for the spring Craft Day.  I'm looking forward to it as I know Chris will have more fun projects lined up for us.  I'll post the dates on the blog as soon as I get the information.  You won't want to miss this one!!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK: 

  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Dec. 7
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 9
  • London City Bag, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • Ruby Short McKin Bee, Friday, Dec. 11  Sample Here
  • UFO Night, Friday, Dec. 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 12

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 video tutorial for a variation of the disappearing 4 patch.   

♥ 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.