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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GIRL SCOUT TROUPE EARNS BADGE

 Yvonne B. recently sent pictures of the fun time her grand daughter's Girl Scout troupe had at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The girls learned to applique this adorable owl.  Rosa and LeeAnne helped Yvonne teach the girls.  She said, "The girls learned a lot."

Above the girls show off their work.  Yvonne said, "We had show-n-tell first, showing them the different ways to applique.  For this project they used felt.  The girls learned how to sew on buttons, glue their pieces to the background, and how to attach their owl by using large stitches.  They all did a great job!"
 Rosa helped the girls with their applique.
 LeeAnne helped too.
More work on their project.
 After completing their project they had a fun time playing bingo.
And they had pizza.  By completing their project, each girl will earn a Sewing Badge to sew on her vest.

It looks like a fun time was had by all.  I wish I could have been there.  Thanks Yvonne for sending the photos.  What a great thing to do for these girls.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 18
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.
  • Sampler, Wednesday, April 19
  • El's Attic, Wednesday, April 19
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m.
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 20
  • Stitch-in, Friday, April 21, 10-6
  • Stitch-in, Saturday, April 21, 10-5
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating

Sunday, April 9, 2017

OLD FRIENDS RETURN!

She's back!  It was like old home week when the Happy Scrappers recently met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Several people had returned after a long absence.  We have been missing Rosa for several months and were so glad to see her smiling face again.  Above, Rosa shows us a baby blanket that she is working on.  She made one like it before and decided to make another.  Isn't it adorable.
We were also happy to see Adrienne and her happy smile again after missing her this past winter while she visited warm New Zealand.  More on her project later.
Lee Anne worked on a new project using this beautiful fabric.  The fabric and pattern are from Timeless Treasurers Tonga Treats Strippy Pinwheels kit.
 Cathy shows us the table runner that she recently finished.
 This is a closeup of the beautiful fabric.
Cathy was recently Queen Bee at the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive.  She told us the block she wanted us to make, gave us the blue print fabrics, and we got to work.  Last month we give her the blocks and Cathy got busy and put them together (adding a few more blocks of her own) and quilted the quilt.  It is beautiful!  I'm so impressed with Cathy and how she actually gets her quilts finished!
 Back to Adrienne.  Above she shows us this tri-fold zipper bag that she made during our session that day.  I think it was a bit of a struggle.
Above Adrienne hugs teacher Diana who helped her through all her difficulty while making the bag.

It was a fun day and so good to see everyone again.  Hope you will come join us this Wednesday, April 12 when we meet again at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, 6 p.m., Monday, April 10
  • Sampler & Bee, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 11
  • Happy Scrappers, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 12
  • Doll Bee, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13
  • UFO Night, 3 p.m., Friday, April 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IS THIS YOUR FIRST KISS?

 
Vicky (left) and Robin (right) attended the evening group of the Quilt Block Cookbook BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This block's name is First Kiss.  It looks like their blocks turned out perfect! They must be old pros at First Kiss. (wink, wink)
Marjorie, who lives in Utah and follows along with us, sent a picture of her block.  Love those fabrics.

Everyone should like the block we have chosen for next month. It is recipe 32 of the Quilt Block Cookbook.  Even when the block turns out larger than the 12.5" it is supposed to be you can cut it down without losing any points.  Enjoy!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  •  You might want to make this now or put it away for winter.  Pieced Brain has a tutorial for a snowman ornament.  It is so cute!
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, March 27, 2017

DID YOU MISS THE TEA PARTY?

Did you miss the Tea Party recently held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  Last Wednesday, while at the shop, Chris was kind enough to show us the trunk show that she held during the Tea Party.
Above, Chris shows us a table runner.
And here is another table runner.
 How about this adorable pot holder. Marilyn made this.
 And these Citrus pot holders.  Vickie S. made these.
 What little girl wouldn't love this purse.
Cathy made this pillow.
 Lee Anne made this bag.
This pattern was in two sizes.  The larger one would be great for holding sewing supplies.  The smaller one makes a perfect wallet.
I made this quick and easy table runner.
All the above items came from this book above: Simple, Fun  Quickly Done.  It includes 18 projects.
Marilyn made this fantastic wall hanging/table topper.
The pattern can be found in this book.

Marilyn also made these two Tea Pot quilts.  The first one is all embroidery.  I intended to get close up of the blocks but forgot.  They were stunning quilts.

A special thanks to Chris for taking the time to show us these fun projects.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  •  Sewn Up has a video tutorial for making a tablet stand.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating

Sunday, March 26, 2017

HAVE YOU TRIED MACHINE APPLIQUE?

A new Machine Applique Scrappers group met Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Lee Anne shows us the two blocks that she worked on.
Eva, Lee Anne's granddaughter, joined in the fun.


The women brought blocks that they had made earlier.  By earlier, I mean earlier last year or several years ago.  I believe the above blocks were part of a BOM at the AW a few years ago.
Above, is Yvonne's block that she was working on.
You can better see the applique block above.  This is Lee Anne's block all finished.  How adorable.
Nancy was working on machine appliqueing her Rose of Sharon blocks that she made several years ago during a class at the AW.



Chris had a number of blocks to show the group and she was there to help if needed.  If you don't have an applique project to work on, kits for some of the above blocks are still available for purchase.  Don't you love that fifties block with the poodle skirt?  How about that sixties block with the bell bottoms?

If you missed this first session, you can attend the Thursday evening session on March 30th. Just call the shop to register.

Also, plan ahead.  Another Machine Applique Scrappers meeting will be held in April on the last Saturday of the month.  Mark your calendar now!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, March 23, 2017

IT'S BOM TIME!

 The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above the women show us the blocks they made for this month.
This month we will be making Recipe 32 in the Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson.

I want to caution anyone using this book.  There are numerous errors in the first printing.  I'm not good at piecing and take classes like this to improve my skills, however, that is hard to do when the directions are wrong.  If anyone tries to make Recipe 36 and can get the points on the flying geese I'd like to know how you did that.  I took that block apart three times, measured and remeasured, and could not get the points on the flying geese.  Cathy couldn't either, so it's not just me.  Amy did send out an email telling everyone of some corrections in her book, however, there was no mention of anything in this block that needed changing. I'm particularly feeling terrible because I got 25 people to buy this book and join our group.  I know a lot of you are frustrated, but please don't give up.  Cathy and I will continue to test each block, make the changes necessary and get the information to you.  If you are sewing along with us and are making Recipe 32 pictured above, write me a note and I'll tell you the adjustments we had to make to this block.

On another note, Cathy (left) did show us this quilt that she made.  A year or so ago she made these blocks from Amy Gibson's on line BOM.  She used the QAYG method to put it together.
The back looks as pretty as the front.  Great job Cathy!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
NEW CLASS BEING OFFERED:
  • Machine Applique for Scrappers.  Join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for something new!  Bring your unfinished applique project, a bunch of scraps, your sewing machine and work on your machine applique.  Come join in the fun on Saturday, March 25, from 10-5; and Thursday, March 30, from 6-9.  Call the shop to reserve your spot.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, March 25
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

QUEEN AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Cathy M. was the queen bee this month at the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She didn't want to wear the crown or cape.
She gave each of us kits which included all our fabrics.  All we had to do was put the blocks together.
We spread the cape on the floor and placed our blocks on it so we could all see what the quilt is going to look like.  I can't wait to see this quilt all put together.  I love these fabrics, which Cathy purchased from the shop.
Mary is the queen bee next month and has distributed kits for us to make these blocks.  What a fun group this is!!

 We also had show-n-tell.  Above, Peggy shows us her finished quilt.  The month that she was Queen Bee, she distributed these fabrics and asked us to make blocks for her.
 This is another view.  What a stunning quilt!  Not only is it a fun group, but a creative group of women able to visualize what their quilt will look like in the fabrics they choose.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
NEW CLASS BEING OFFERED:
  • Machine Applique for Scrappers.  Join us at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for something new!  Bring your unfinished applique project, a bunch of scraps, your sewing machine and work on your machine applique.  Come join in the fun on Saturday, March 25, from 10-5; and Thursday, March 30, from 6-9.  Call the shop to reserve your spot.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, March 25
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, 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.