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Friday, July 29, 2016

AN ANTIQUE HANDKERCHIEF QUILT

Cathy M. was recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and took these photos and sent them to me.
Above, Pauline shows us her antique handkerchief quilt.

This is a closeup of one of the blocks.  Pauline said that most of these handkerchiefs came from her collection.


These photos show her family.  Pauline made this quilt for her male cousin who has studies their family's history.

A special thank you to Cathy for taking and sending these photos to us.  
Great job Pauline!

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, August 1  
  • Fat Quarter Special Day, Friday, August 5
  • Stitch-In, Friday, August 5
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

QUEEN PEGGY GETS HER BLOCKS

The Bees in The Attic bee hive met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Above, Queen Bee Peggy receives her blocks.
We were unable to put all our blocks on Peggy's "robe," so we resorted to placing them on the floor.  Aren't they beautiful!  This is probably not the layout that Peggy will use but it was a good way for us to see them all together.  I can't wait to see Peggy's finished quilt!
Next up is Pat who is Queen Bee for next month.  Above she holds up a sample block of how she wants our blocks for her to look like.
Pat has made four blocks so we are able to see how this quilt is going to look.  I love her colors.
Since this is a large block and Pat wants specific colors and fabrics in the blocks, she generously gave each of us a kit full of fabrics along with printed instructions.  Thank you Pat!  This is wonderful.
We also had some show-n-tell after the meeting.  Above Pat shows us this adorable baby quilt that she is making for the West Michigan Quilters Guild.
Cathy was working on her placemats.  She said that on a whim her son-in-law and his brother went to Japan for the weekend and brought her back this fabric.  They did a great job of picking out fabric!

Lee Anne showed us this bag that she made.  It is lovely and I look forward to making this with her.  Watch for her class in September.  It is a wonderful size and I'm thinking a great place to carry my cutting mat and rulers back and forth to class.

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, August 1
  • Fat Quarter Special Day, Friday, August 5
  • Stitch-In, Friday, August 5
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, July 25, 2016

NEW BOM AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

You may remember when I told you about the new BOM coming in September at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can read about it here.  Blocks from this BOM will be taken from the Quilt Block Cook Book by Amy Gibson.  Cathy and I decided to play around with some of the blocks.  She gave me three blocks for me to set however I liked.  I decided to try an on-point setting and placed the green triangles around this first one.
For the next block, Cathy had some leftover purple fabric and I used it to set this block.
The last block I had to use orange.  There was a touch of orange in some of the fabrics in previous blocks, so I thought it would work.  The quilting is another story.

I decided to make a table runner and after sewing them together, I put it on the frame and started to quilt.  After the first block I realized I had a problem.  Something wasn't right, so I took the sandwich off the frame and smoothed out the back and proceeded to quilt the other blocks on the table top machine.  I was so frustrated by the tine I finished the second block, I thought about just cutting everything up an making three separate blocks.  However, I persisted, finished the quilting, only to discover nothing is flat.  The sides ripple.  I don't know what I did, but at least you can see what the blocks look like.  Most of the settings in the book are not on point.  I guess that is what I like about these blocks.  Amy has an interesting grid method that she uses and provides us with several setting ideas.  I hope you will want to join us in September for this fun BOM.  Call the shop to register so we will be sure to have enough kits available for everyone.

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Stacking Pop Up, Wednesday, July. 27  (right)
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Quilted Blooms has a tutorial for a Blue Christmas machine applique pillow.
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 24, 2016

THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP HAS A WINNER

Check out this lovely Row by Row Experience quilt.  Congratulations to Melanie Phipps who won a stack of 25 fat quarters because she was the first to create a quilt using eight different 2016 rows from participating Row by Row shops and bring it into the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can see it in person when you stop in at the shop!

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • UFO Day, Monday, July 25
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Stacking Pop Up, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
  • Lighthouse Quilt Guild "My Michigan" quilt show, July 29 & 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

OPEN HOUSE AND MAKE IT TAKE IT A SUCCESS

I attended the Attic Window Quilt Shop Open House and Big Sale on Thursday as well as the Make It Take It classes.  We had so much fun I almost forgot to take pictures.  Three different projects were available for each of us to make that day.  Above is the little thread catcher that I made.  It is still a work in progress as I have to sew on the cute little buttons that will hold each tab down.
Above, teacher Barb H. shows a student how to make her thread catcher.
Kits were provided for all projects and above are the fabric choices we could pick from for the thread catcher.
Next up, Marilyn taught us how to cut and make the table toppers.
Again we had various fabric kits offered.  I chose these fabrics and made this one, which is still a work in progress.  I decided to add the binding at home.
Next, Chris showed us how to make her mystery project.
This is the cute little treat bag for that special child at Halloween.
As a sample, Chris gave us each a hot chocolate packet to slide into the little bag.  This was to show us how we could slide items inside this unique bag. You could add candy, money, gift cards.  You could even change the fabric and use it for Christmas or a birthday.
Since I was too busy sewing I didn't get student names.  However, I'm going to post pictures anyway so you can get an idea of all the fun we had.


I think it's safe to say that a great time was had by all!  If you'd like to participate in an event like this, keep an eye on the calendar because Chris usually has Craft Day in November.  That is an event I don't want to miss as Chris always provides wonderful projects to make.

ATTENTION
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop:
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, July 23
  • FQ Pop Up, Saturday, July 23
  • UFO Day, Monday, July 25
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Stacking Pop Up, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Carter Quilter has a tutorial for Having Fun With A Simple Block.  This would be a fun way to use your scraps.
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

OPEN HOUSE AND BIG SALE

ATTENTION
  •  Open House and Big Sale at theAttic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday, July 21.  If you would also like to participate in the Make It Take It classes, call the shop to register.
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop:
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21. 
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, July 23
  • FQ Pop Up, Saturday, July 23
  • UFO Day, Monday, July 25
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Stacking Pop Up, Wednesday, July. 27
  • Little Jewels Bag, Thursday, July 28
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

MAKING BLOCKS AND HAVING FUN

What did you do this past weekend?  I finally got around to making these blocks for Peggy who is queen this month at the Bees In The Attic bee hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. The block pattern is End of the Rainbow from the book Irish Chain Quilts.   I hope she likes them.
This block if for Greta who is queen this month in another Bee Hive that I participate in.  This is a paper pieced block.  The pattern is Double Dutch Table Runner from the book Vintage Quilt Revival.

ATTENTION
  • Don't forget to come to the Open House and Big Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday, July 21.  If you would also like to participate in the Make It Take It classes, call the shop to register.
  •  Also, coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.
DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop:
  • Fold n Wreath, Tuesday, July 19
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21. 
  • Bargello Place Mat, Friday, July 22
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, July 23
  • FQ Pop Up, Saturday, July 23
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Leah Day has a free pattern for paper airplanes and a quilting tutorial.
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 17, 2016

OPEN HOUSE AND BIG SALE IS THIS WEEK

 Have Have you registered for the Make It Take It classes that are being held during the Holiday Open House and Big Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday, July 21, from 12 - 9 p.m.  

During the Holiday Open House, there will be two different times that you can have a Sew Holiday and participate in a Make It Take It sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  Reserve your seat for only $5 which will be applied to supplies purchased.  I understand there will be three different projects for us to make. 

 Be sure to call the shop and register.  You won't want to miss this fun day OR THE BIG SALE!  This day is a celebration of the holidays:  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  A lot of new items are in the shop.  There will be special prices on fabrics, books, patterns, etc.  

ATTENTION:  Coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop:
  • Stitch n Fold Wreath, Tuesday, July 19
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21. 
  • Bargello Placemat, Friday, July 22
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, July 23
  • FQ Pop Up, Saturday, July 23
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • The Inbox Jaunt has a tutorial for a red, white, and blue easy block pattern.
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 14, 2016

READERS ARE SPECIAL!

Marjorie J. of Utah sent me this picture.  She said that so far she has collected and finished three rows of the Row by Row Experience.  A special thank you to Marjorie for sending this picture.  I am thrilled, as I am sure others are, to see these designs from other parts of the country.

Misti sent me this photo of the the Rebecca Mae Designs Dear Daughter BOM that she is making. The design is by Sherri Noel.  Misti said that she is using her scrap stash with a few new fat quarters for more color.  I love this quilt and am amazed at how Misti has done the writing on the quilt blocks.  She said she just uses the freezer paper method of applique.  Great job, Misti.  And thanks for sharing with us.

ATTENTION:  Also coming in August is an In-Store Special Fat Quarter Day At the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop:
  • Slashed Four Patch Fun, Friday, July 15
  • Stacking Pop Up, Saturday, July 16
  • Fold n Wreath, Tuesday, July 19
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  More info here.
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SEE WHAT THE HS HAS BEEN DOING

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Since we have lots to show you I'll get right to it.  Above, Marti shows us this beautiful quilt top that she brought in to have Mary Gee quilt for her.
 Mary Gee had this wonderful stack n whack quilt to show us.

 This is a closeup of one of Mary's blocks.

Mary also showed us this lovely disappearing 9 patch that she is making.  She still has to add the borders.

 Barb H. showed us these darling rope baskets.  Barb will be teaching us how to make them.  Watch for her upcoming class in the fall.

While at the shop today Barb worked on stitching her Mug Rug BOMs.

Oh, my!  What is Adrienne doing?  She's chanting.  She's doing a yoga Ohmmmmm.....chant in order to calm herself down.  She was stressed because she was doing more ripping than sewing.

This is what Adrienne was working on.  I love her soft colors.

Diana made this magnificent little table topper or mug rug.  Diana teaches the English Paper Piecing class and I have been begging her to let me take a picture of this before it was finished.  Today she finished it!  Wouldn't this make a nice hostess gift?  Think...the holidays will be here before you know it!  Look for Diana's monthly English Paper Piecing class on the calendar on the sidebar.

 Diana will also be teaching us how to make these Stacking Pop Ups on Saturday, July 16 from 12-4 p.m.  Call the shop to register for the class.

ATTENTION:  Also coming in August is an In Store Special Fat Quarter Day.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.

DON'T FORGET:
  • Quilt As You Go Placemat, Thursday, July 14
  • Slashed Four Patch Fun, Friday, July 15
  • Stacking Pop Up, Saturday, July 16
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  More info here.
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MAKE THIS WITH MARILYN AT THE ATTIC WINDOW

 When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I saw this soft and adorable baby quilt that Marilyn made.
This is a close up so you can see the detail.  This quilt is made with some of the beautiful flannels just in at the shop.  Marilyn will be teaching a class in August on how to make this lovely baby quilt.  Marilyn said that she will teach you this technique and if you don't want to make a baby quilt, you could make pot holders.  What a great idea.  Look for Marilyn's upcoming class on August 26.

ATTENTION:  Also coming in August is an In Store Special Fat Quarter Day.  Buy ten and get two free.  Buy ten Batik fat quarters and get one free.  Mark your calendar now for AUGUST 5 (one day only).  You won't want to miss this.

DON'T FORGET:
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 13
  • Quilt As You Go Placemat, Thursday, July 14
  • Slashed Four Patch Fun, Friday, July 15
  • Stacking Pop Up, Saturday, July 16
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  More info here.
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, July 11, 2016

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Have you registered for the Make It Take It classes that are being held during the Holiday Open House and Big Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday, July 21, from 12 - 9 p.m.  During the Holiday Open House, there will be two different times that you can have a Sew Holiday and participate in a Make It Take It sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  Reserve your seat for only $5 which will be applied to supplies purchased.  I understand there will be three different projects for you to make.  Above is this adorable thread catcher that you can make.

And here is another view.  Check out the handy little pocket where you can stash your scissors.

Kits will also be available to make one of these table toppers.

There is also a third item available for you to make but it is a mystery.  I love a mystery, don't you?  You will want to see what it is because I'm confident it will be as fantastic as the two above.

  Be sure to call the shop and register.  You won't want to miss this fun day OR THE BIG SALE!  This day is a celebration of the holidays:  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  A lot of new items are in the shop.  There will be special prices on fabrics, books, patterns, etc.  Reserve your seat now for $5 which will be applied to supplies purchased.

DON'T FORGET:
  • English Paper Piecing, Tuesday, July 12
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 13
  • Quilt As You Go Placemat, Thursday, July 14
  • Slashed Four Patch Fun, Friday, July 15
  • Stacking Pop Up, Saturday, July 16
  • Holiday Open House & Big Sale, Thursday, July 21.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  More info here.
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

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.