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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

HAVE YOU EVER MADE A PROTOTYPE?

 Hello and Happy September!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday and lots of fun getting the kids off to school (that was today here in Grand Rapids).  Above is a bag I just made.  My daughter has a slouch bag with a zipper and wants the same bag made with MSU fabric.  Oh, Joy!  I don't have a pattern and could not find one that was like the bag she had so I created a pattern and made the above prototype.  I got approval this past weekend from her and my granddaughter (yes I have to make 2) to go ahead and make the bag using the MSU fabrics that she had given me.  I'm going to be busy this week.

SPECIAL NOTICE:
  • There has been a change in Happy Scrappers.  During our Happy Scrappers meetings on the second Wednesday and second Saturday of each month, Chris will be teaching a Slash Your Stash class from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  You bring your stash and Chris will show you new ways to use it.  Each month there will be a different pattern presented. You must sign up to attend this class as space is limited.
  • During the second half of the day (from 12-5) you may sew on whatever you wish.
  • Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop to register, get a supply list, and learn about the cost.  You MUST  Register to attend either the Class or sewing time.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, Sept. 7
  • Doll Bee & Humpty Dumpty, Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Fold'n Stitch Leaf Topper, Friday, Sept. 9
  • UFO, Friday, Sept. 9
  • Slash Your Stash, Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Cook Book BOM, Monday, Sept. 26 or Wednesday, Sept. 28
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

The 2016 SHOP SWAP:

The 2016 Shop Swap will take place in September.  Participants will make a 60" X 72" quilt. 
  • On September 18, from 12 - 4 p.m. you will sew atQuilted Memories in Montague.
  • On September 25, from 12 - 4 p.m. you will sew at theAttic Window Quilt Shop.  
Call the shop to register and get a list of class supplies.
    ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
    • Sewn Up has a free pattern and tutorial for Celtic Knots Quilt
    Caroll,
    Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

    3 comments:

    Annie said...

    Excellent Caroll! The MSU slouch bags are going to be awesome!

    bobbi said...

    What a terrific bag, Caroll--I love it and I´ll bet two more won´t be enough! (You might just go ahead and prepare to teach the class soon. *grin!*) The best thing about making a prototype is... you get to keep that first one for yourself, if you´re adamant from the start. :o)
    Happy September in your part of the world and hugs!
    Bobbi

    Lynn said...

    Great bag!

    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.