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Sunday, September 17, 2017

MADE FOR GIVING

 Not much going on here this weekend.  Much too beautiful outside to stay inside my dark sewing room.  I did get another Hexie Mug Rug finished.  I'm going to make some out of Christmas Fabrics just as soon as I get up to the Attic Window Quilt Shop to purchase some of that gorgeous holiday fabrics.
I also made one of these Pretty Pockets.  This is a discreet and spirited way to secure post-surgical drains after Breast surgery.  I got the pattern from Creative Blossoms.  A couple of years ago I made several of these pockets and gave them to Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids.  When I heard my 92 year old friend tell about her bridge partner who was having surgery and would have the tubes, I made one for her to give to her friend.  They are so pretty and quick and easy I think I'll make some more for the Cancer Center.

DON'T FORGET:
  • To pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.
  • FALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Beginning Quilting, a.m. and p.m. classes, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Stand and Stow Bag, Friday, Sept. 22
  • Fall Clean Up Sale, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AGAIN

 
The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Wednesday.  As usual, I have a lot to show you.  Above Cathy shows us this beautiful quilt that she made from UFO blocks.  She let the top flip over so we could see this lovely fabric she used on the back.
And look what she did on the binding.  She used a decorative stitch which adds to the quilt.  I never would have thought of that.
Jill was on her light box copying design.
She has already finished one block.  She used crayons to color it.  As I remember she said she used a white crayon beneath the colored crayon parts.  This gives it a nice muted look.
Mary was busy using her 30s fabrics for a charity quilt.

Adrienne shows us two of the applique blocks she is working on.
A funny story.  Did you notice that Adrienne has green hair?  We didn't think too much about it when she first came in.  We thought she was just color coordinating her hair with her lovely dress that she made.  However, Adrienne got us all giggling when she told us about it.  She said she was at the beauty supply house and saw these colors for $4.  She figured why not.  It would be fun to have a day with a little color.  At home, she squeezed the tube and added it to her hair, then got a phone call.  After about twenty minutes she got off the phone and wondered if she had left the color on too long.  Maybe she should read the instructions.  Oh,no!  She thought she had purchased a wash-out hair color.  After reading the instructions she learned that it was a permanent color.  She washed her hair that afternoon 16 times in the hopes of getting the green out of her hair.  It was still there.
"You're a rock star!" Number one son said.
"What were you thinking?" Asked number two son.
But she was tickled to learn that her husband loves it.
Adrienne said she still gets a shock every time she looks in the mirror.
The moral of the story:  Read instructions before application!

I made this block for Charity, Queen Bee of Bees In The Attic Bee Hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Hope she likes it.

 DON'T FORGET to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

Upcoming Events:

  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • FALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
  • Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Beginning Quilting, a.m. and p.m. classes, Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Stand and Stow Bag, Friday, Sept. 22
  • Fall Clean Up Sale, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW FABRIC AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 
I told you earlier in the week that I would show some of the new fabrics that have arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is from the Hand Picked line by Windham Fabrics.


Thought these closeups would help.  Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick up some of this lovely fabric today!

While there, don't forget to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THIS SHOULD GET AN ART PRIZE!

I could not wait to show this to you.  Saturday while at Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Vickie S. brought in her latest quilt.  It is awesome!  At first I thought she had painted a picture on the fabric because I could see brush strokes.  Then I got closer and saw that it was all fabric!!!


These are closeups so you can see the detail and the quilting involved. This is all turn under applique.  No fusing involved.  There were 17 pieces involved in making just the nose.  And look at those eyes.  Don't they just speak to you!

Also, when I do applique, I often have to line it with either a piece of white fabric or another layer of the same fabric so the background doesn't show through.  Vickie said that she learned from David Taylor that you should use other colors for that under layer to get a different look.  I'll have to give that a try.

Vickie said that she made this quilt from a picture of her dog Molly when she took a week-long class from David Taylor.  She did all the quilting herself.

 This man sounds like a fantastic teacher.  Vickie said he wanted you to use a solid fabric on the front and back of the quilt.  Can you see why?  Check out the faint outline on the back.
This is a close up of the back of the quilt.  Truly amazing.
Some of the women said Vickie had to enter this in the next Guild Show, or AQS show.  I think she should enter it in Art Prize.  It is truly amazing.

Vickie is going soon to take another class from David Taylor.  She wants to learn more and will probably make a quilt of her other dog or her cat.  She's not sure, but I made her promise to show us when she gets back.

A very special Thank You to Vickie for sharing this fantastic quilt with us.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, September 11, 2017

A CUSTOMER SHARES

While at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past weekend, a customer stopped by looking for fabric.  She had this beautiful quilt in her arms and I asked her if I could take a picture of it.  A special thanks to Paula Rule (above right) for showing us this quilt.


Paula said she couldn't remember the name of the pattern or who made it.  She did comment that the pattern was not very user friendly.
 Paula also had this Little Dresden quilt.  The pattern is by Clothesline Quilts.
This is a close up of a block.  I love those 30s fabrics.  Notice how she did a fancy stitch around the circle.  So cute!

Thank you Paula for sharing with us!

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler & Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday p.m., Sept. 12
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, September 10, 2017

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday.  Therefore, I have lots to show you today.  In fact, there is so much it will continue throughout the week.  This really is a productive group.  Above is the little book that Marilyn made.
This is the inside of the first page of the book.
And this is the panel that Marilyn used to make the book.  You can get the panel at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
 Marilyn also worked on her QAYG using her homespun fabrics.  What a wonderful idea for a man's quilt.
Val was busy making a Michigan State University quilt for her...well, I forget, but I think she said it was for her niece.  She had a new pattern which I hadn't seen before, so I hope she'll bring her finished quilt for us to see before she gives it away.
Lee Anne is continuing to work on her charity quilt using these beautiful batik fabrics.
Nancy finished her strip quilt that she made for charity.
Then Nancy started working on another quilt for Charity.  These gals really are workers!
I put the corners on these squares that I'm making for a table runner.  Basically most of the time I talked and took pictures and browsed the books and fabrics.  Oh, my, like I need any more of either of those, but I can't resist.  There is new fabric in at the shop but I'll have to show that to you later.
 Naturally, we had to replenish ourselves, gain strength for all this sewing.  What a fun day.
Don't forget, the Happy Scrappers meets again on Wednesday, Sept. 13.  Hope you can come and join the fun!

While there, don't forget to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Sept. 11
  • Evening Sampler, Monday, Sept. 11
  • Sampler & Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday p.m., Sept. 12
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, September 8, 2017

DO YOU LIKE APPLIQUE?

I have spent the last couple of days working on applique.  I love applique and consider the prep time for freezer applique worth it.  I get crisp edges and once I'm ready to sew there are no pins involved.  This is going to be a table runner.  You can see a tutorial for how I do freezer paper applique here.

What I really wanted to do is remind you all that the Happy Scrappers meets Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Hope to see everyone there.

While there, don't forget to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

The September Calendar is now available on the sidebar.  There is a lot going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this month and you won't want to miss that class you've been looking forward to.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN! Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Sept. 9
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Sept. 11
  • Evening Sampler, Monday, Sept. 11
  • Sampler & Bee, Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday p.m., Sept. 12
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Sew & Show & Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 & 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NEW CLASSES, CALENDAR, EVENTS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello Quilters!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I didn't get much done but thought I could show you this finished mug rug.  I made it as a sample for an upcoming class.
I also worked on this little mug rug.  You too can make a cute mug rug during class at the end of the month.  Call the shop to register.  They make such nice little gifts.

Summer may not be officially over, but our routines have changed.  The kids are in school, time to get some of that fall cleaning done, and most importantly, time to get to work on those quilting projects.  Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for your quilting needs.  
While there, don't forget to pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14.

The September Calendar is now available on the sidebar.  There is a lot going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this month and you won't want to miss that class you've been looking forward to.

Upcoming Events:
  • SEW AND SHOW YOUR ROW BY ROW STITCH-IN!  Come and sew on your Row X Row kits along with show and tell!  What a great way to work on those past and present rows and share with others what kits you have. Bring a dish to pass.  WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-5. FEE:  Free if you have your kit from the Attic Window Quilt Shop, otherwise the Fee is $5 for the day and this includes beverages provided by the shop. Enjoy Door Prizes, food and drinks.  LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!!!  So sign up now!
  • ALL CLEAN UP DAYS.  First Day of autumn!  Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time to do some fun fall cleaning here at the shop!  Discounts from 20% to 75% off.  Check out the bargains and get some great deals.  Also get some great ideas for some quick fall and Christmas projects!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 7
  • UFO Night, Friday, Sept. 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Sept. 9
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • What a Hoot Quilts has a tutorial for Desire To Inspire Project 8, a QAYG kitty hot pad.  
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.