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Monday, April 30, 2018

LET'S HAVE SOME SHOW-N-TELL


 As promised, today you will see pictures of all the wonderful quilts shown at the recent Bees In The Attic Bee Hive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Diane shows us her finished quilt.
This is a close-up of her quilt that is made from blocks Bee Hive members gave her when she was Queen.
 Above, Roxanne shows us the quilt that she made from blocks that Bee Hive members gave her.  Roxanne did the quilting herself and I'm sorry that it did not show up in the picture.  She did a wonderful job.  She said she used the QAYG method.  As I recall she made this for her son.
This is also a top that Roxanne assembled from blocks that members of the hive gave her when she was a recent Queen.  She was auditioning fabrics for the borders.  Can't wait to see this finished.
Karen didn't want me to take a picture of her quilt because it isn't finished, but I convinced her that it was too pretty not to share with everyone.  I love those bright colors and he lovely fabrics.  Another one I can't wait to see finished!  Thanks Karen.
 Cathy M. had a couple of projects to show us.  This wall hanging was from a kit. 
Above, Cathy shows her Lion quilt all finished and quilted and bound.  What a great quilt!  It is now hanging on a wall in her home.
 Although Beverly is not a part of the Bee Hive, when I was recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, the Tuesday bee was in session and I got to see Beverly's paper pieced quilt. 
These blocks in this quilt are fantastic.  This is a close up of one of the blocks.  Her paper piecing is excellent. 

That's all for today folks.

DON'T FORGET:  The Search For The Stars Hollywood Style is now in progress.  You can read all about it here.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, May 1
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, May 3
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, April 29, 2018

CHERYL IS QUEEN THIS MONTH AT BEE HIVE

Cheryl was Queen when the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive met recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above she  shows off her blocks from the Hive members.
This is a close-up of the blocks.  This block is Primrose and is from the Fat Quarter Style book.  I'm eager to see these blocks in a quilt!
 Barb is Queen next month and above she shows us the blocks she would like us to make from the kits she has distributed.
The pattern is Mosaic and can be found in the Fat Quarter Style book.  Barb cut all the fabric pieces in the kit she gave us so that all we have to do is sew them together according to the directions in the book.  What a deal!

We had lots of Show-n-Tell, but all those pictures would increase the length of this post, so you can see them tomorrow.  You won't want to miss it.

DON'T FORGET:  The Search For The Stars Hollywood Style is now in progress.  You can read all about it here.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, May 1
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, May 3
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SEARCH FOR THE STARS HOLLYWOOD STYLE

Mark your calendar now!  The 2018 Quilters Road Trip Search For The Stars (Hollywood Style) starts Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  A total of 12 shops are participating.  Above is the quilt that the Attic Window Quilt Shop made to show you the 12 different blocks being distributed.  Your $5 passport will get you a free block kit at each shop.  If you visit all 12 shops, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize valued at $200.00 or you can visit 6 shops in the north or south regions for your name to be entered in the regional grand prize valued at $100.  (one prize per person).

The block that the Attic Window Quilt Shop will be providing free to each 2018 passport holder is called Spooling Around The Candy Factory with Lucille Ball.

Each shop is offering a special 15% discount for those with a road trip passport.  

All shops will be open extended hours on Thursday and Friday.  However, operation hours do vary from shop to shop.  Please call ahead before you plan your road trip.

Join your fellow quilters in walking the red carpet Hollywood Style.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Search for the Stars begins, Thursday, April 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 26
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 26
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CERAMIC CLASS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP....ALMOST



Beginning on May 23 there will be a new BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
  • You will make two blocks each month over the next year.
  • Above are the first two blocks you will be making.  Right now these look like a typical Dresden Plate but in the class we will show you how to square them up to be placed in the quilt without any applique.  
  • There are 24 different Dresden Plate patterns that you will be making for your quilt.
  • To be assured that you have a kit available each month, the typical payment fees will be different.
Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop for details.  Sign up now!  Reservations are open until close of business on Friday, May 18.

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, April 25
  • Search for the Stars begins, Thursday, April 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 26
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 26
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A FLOWER FOR CHERYL

This is the only thing I have to show you today because I've been taking advantage of this beautiful weather we had in Michigan this weekend.  I spent all my time outside working in the yard after I made this block for Cheryl who is Queen of the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive when we meet  at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this coming Wednesday.  You can read about the Bee Hive and block here.

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 24
  • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday p.m., April 24
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, April 25
  • Search for the Stars begins, Thursday, April 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 26
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 26
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, April 19, 2018

DO YOU LIKE CIVIL WAR FABRICS?

Cathy was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Wednesday when the Civil War BOM group was meeting.  She sent me some pictures that I want to share with you.  Above is Linda's Civil War quilt.  It is stunning.  I admire people who can do all that piecing and make it look so lovely. 

 I think there was some show-n-tell that day.  This is Pauline's quilt.  How beautiful!
 This is a close up so you can see the fussy cut centers. 

Thank you Cathy for thinking of us and sending these pictures. 

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 24
  • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday p.m., April 24
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, April 25
  • Search for the Stars begins, Thursday, April 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 26
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 26
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

HOW ABOUT CATS?

I've been accused of going to the dogs, so I thought I better make some cats.   So far I have only made this pillow.  It is a new pattern and I wanted to try a block out before I made a quilt.  The pattern is CatFace by Claire Turpin Designs.  These cats are so cute, I can't wait to make another block.  You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 
Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 19
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HAVE YOU GONE TO THE DOGS?

 Since we are having winter weather this spring here in Michigan, I've been spending a lot of time in my sewing room.  Above is what I've been working on.  This quilt is called Hound Dogs and is from the book Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander.  You can get it at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
I used a different kind of applique on these blocks and found that I did like the fusing method.  However, as I said before, I get bored with making the same thing over and over, so I tried making each dog a little different from the pattern.  Above is a fireman.
 This one makes me think of a professor or a sweet little girl.  What do you think when you see this one?
 A Little girl.
 Surprise attack.
 Question?
 Future Farmer.  When I saw the FFA fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I had to use it. 
 Dreamer or Wishful thinking.
Yummmmm.

These were fun to make.  I will be giving this to the charity group and hope some child enjoys them as much as I did.

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 
Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Wednesday, April 18
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, April 18
  • Embroidery Bee, Wednesday, April 18
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 19
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, April 15, 2018

YOU CAN MAKE DOLLS LIKE THESE

 Last week while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, the Doll Bee was meeting.  Since I had not intended to stop in at the shop I did not have my camera.  Julie said never mind because she had just sent me pictures of what the women were making.  Isn't this Humpty Dumpty adorable.  One of the women pointed out that no where in the Nursery Rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty was an egg.  Did you know that? 
The women are making Nursery Rhyme dolls.  I forget which Nursery Rhyme these two dolls are from.  Is that one the Big Bad Wolfe?  They are adorable and I can't get over the skill involved in making these dolls.  These women are so precise and have that authentic touch.  If you would like to join them, the Doll Bee meets every Thursday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  What a fun and talented group. 

Thanks Julie for sending these pictures.  Your group is awesome!

I didn't make it to Happy Scrappers Saturday due to this wonderful winter (in spring) weather we are having here in west Michigan.  Didn't figure they needed an old lady on the road.  What a mess it was according to news on TV.


DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 
Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 17
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, April 17
  • Sampler, Wednesday, April 18
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, April 18
  • Embroidery Bee, Wednesday, April 18
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 19
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, April 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Crazy Mom Quilts has a tutorial for a check book cover.  Great idea since these things are hard to find any more.  Who uses a checkbook (me)! 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A LION ROARS AT HAPPY SCRAPPERS

 We had some show-n-tell when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Wednesday.  Cathy M. made this awesome quilt.  It was a kit that she purchased for a challenge.
It is all paper pieced.  Look at the small pieces in the eye! 
During our sewing day Cathy made these Fold It Hold It bags.
There was some new fabrics in at the Shop,  Marilyn got a panel and started making a kids soft book.  This panel is Little Readers by Henry Glass & Co. 
The above can help you see the adorable pages that are on the panel.  Better stop in at the shop and pick up a panel before it's all gone!!
 As you can see, Mary continues sewing her 30's fabrics together.  She is one productive person.
Diana started a new quilt for her son.  It is a labyrinth quilt.  Love that luscious purple. 

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Reserve Your Spot for Mystery Night.  The Mystery begins Friday, April 13, 5 -10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, April 14, 10-4.  A $5 charge includes food.  Call the shop for information and to reserve your spot. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Night and Mystery Quilt, Friday, April 13
  • Happy Scrappers and Mystery Quilt, Saturday, April 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE SCRAPS

Remember this mess?  When I was cleaning and sorting my scraps I managed to fill a 13 gallon trash bag with small pieces of fabric that were just too small to use.  But what to do with them?  I couldn't toss them in the trash.  So I called Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and she told me about Shirley Start.  Shirley takes these scraps and her quilting group, the Revanna Quilters uses them to fill dog beds. They make the beds in various sizes.  Shirley told me that they recently took 10 dog beds to a Vet in Spring Lake.  These beds are for rescue dogs at no kill shelters.  Shirley said they also take large pieces of fleece that are used to wrap kitties in after surgery.  The fleece usually goes to C-Snip. 

So, please save your scraps.  I now have two trash cans under my table.  One for trash, and one for the small pieces of fabric that I will give to Shirley's group.  If you have scraps, don't throw them away.  Shirley is at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursdays and you can bring them to her.  What a wonderful way to support a worthy cause.

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Reserve Your Spot for Mystery Night.  The Mystery begins Friday, April 13, 5 -10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, April 14, 10-4.  A $5 charge includes food.  Call the shop for information and to reserve your spot. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 12
  • UFO Night and Mystery Quilt, Friday, April 13
  • Happy Scrappers and Mystery Quilt, Saturday, April 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED A NEW TECHNIQUE?

I had so much fun making the Monster quilt that I thought maybe some child would like a quilt with all dogs.  I spent the day fusing dog patterns and getting them ready to sew when I attend Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.
This is a different method of applique from what I am used to.  I thought about doing my favorite freezer paper method of applique but decided to follow the pattern and try something new. 
I like the fusing method but get bored making the same pattern over and over, so I had to make adjustments to the pattern, do something different, give each dog a personality.  We'll see how many different poses I can come up with. 

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Reserve Your Spot for Mystery Night.  The Mystery begins Friday, April 13, 5 -10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, April 14, 10-4.  A $5 charge includes food.  Call the shop for information and to reserve your spot. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, April 11
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 12
  • UFO Night and Mystery Quilt, Friday, April 13
  • Happy Scrappers and Mystery Quilt, Saturday, April 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, April 9, 2018

CORRECTION!

I apologize.  I misread Chris's note yesterday.  There were two grandmas with their granddaughters recently sewing at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Yvonne brought in her granddaughter Makayla (left) and Jane brought in her granddaughter Kendall (right).  Rumor has it that the girls had a fun time sewing for their dolls.  Wish I could have been there with them.  Chris tells me the Grandmas had a good time too!  

DON'T FORGET the Spring Cleaning Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The sale starts Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 30th.  A select group of flannels are 25% off.  All sale items 20% off the sale price on Fabrics, books, patterns, notions, etc. 

Reserve Your Spot for Mystery Night.  The Mystery begins Friday, April 13, 5 -10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, April 14, 10-4.  A $5 charge includes food.  Call the shop for information and to reserve your spot. 

Search For The Stars Hollywood Style begins Thursday, April 26 and runs through May 5.  Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get three chances to win a prize!

Calendar.  The April Calendar is on the sidebar.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Tuesday, April 10
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 10
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, April 10
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, April 10
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, April 11
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.