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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SEEN AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Recently while I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Jill stopped by to pickup a quilt that Carol Huster had quilted for her.  I had to get a picture of this beautiful quilt. 
 What really impressed me was the back of that quilt.  I later discovered it is a cheater fabric, but it sure looked like someone had done all that piecing.  This is a great reversible quilt!
 Also, while at the shop I saw this lovely table runner. 
This is a closeup of the wonderful fabrics.  You can get the pattern and fabric for this quick 5 minute table runner at the shop.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Sixth Annual Jingle Bell Hop is November 8, 9, 10.  Four quilt shops are participating.  A free pattern comes with the purchase of your passport.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one?
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Going To The Dogs, Friday, Oct. 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, October 15, 2018

HAPPY DOGS FROM HAPPY QUILTS

 Just a quick note to remind you that the Going To The Dogs class is this Friday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. The QAYG and Fuse method will be used to make these blocks.  You can make one for a pillow, or wall hanging, or make several to go into a quilt. 
You can also use your imagination.  All the dogs are the same in the pattern in the book Happy Quilts, but I get bored easily and tried to make each one a little different.  I hope you will join me Friday in making this fun quilt.  Call the shop to sign up and get a supply list.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Sixth Annual Jingle Bell Hop is November 8, 9, 10.  Four quilt shops are participating.  A free pattern comes with the purchase of your passport.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one?
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Going To The Dogs, Friday, Oct. 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, October 14, 2018

HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE FAIR

 The Attic Window Quilt Shop was all decked out for the season during the Country Fair Road Tour this past weekend.


These are just some of the things you saw when you entered the shop.
 Of course there were snacks, but there was also a demo.  This is the table runner that Diana showed you how to make.
 Above is her demo board so you could see how all the pieces came together.
This Creative Grids Non-Slip Multi-Size 2 Peaks in 1, 6" Triangle ruler is what she used to make the table runner.  She also shows you several different ways to put the blocks together. This ruler is one you will use more than once!
Above, some customers watch Diana's demo.
 Another customer plays a game and wins a prize.
 I don't know what you call this game but when you get two balls tangled on the ladder, you win!
Another customer takes her turn and wins a prize too.

This is a busy time of year and if you missed the fun of this Country Fair Road Tour, you can take part in the Jingle Bell Hop next month.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Sixth Annual Jingle Bell Hop is November 8, 9, 10.  Four quilt shops are participating.  A free pattern comes with the purchase of your passport.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one?
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Going To The Dogs, Friday, Oct. 19
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • The Clever Chameleon Quilting has a tutorial for a pumpkin Fall wall hanging.  Scroll down to find the tute and patterns. 
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

COUNTRY FAIR ROAD TOUR

Be sure and take a peek at these adorable Fruit pincushions at the Attic Window Quilt Shop when you travel the Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 11, 12, and 13.
The pattern is by Heather Bailey and includes all the five pieces of fruit!  What a bargain.
You can also take a peek at Marilyn's latest pillow sample for the shop.  You will have plenty of time to make this for the "Big Night."
And you won't want to miss picking up some of these new Robert Kaufman fabrics for that next project you've been thinking about.
These Kaufman fabrics are awesome!

Stop by the shop this week and check out all the new fabrics and samples, grab a snack, play a game, have fun!  Hope to see you there.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Sixth Annual Jingle Bell Hop is November 8, 9, 10.  Four quilt shops are participating.  A free pattern comes with the purchase of your passport.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one? 
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

WHY JOIN A BEE HIVE?

Diane made this stunning quilt while participating in the Bee Hive.

ATTENTION:  Looking for quilters who are interested in sewing with other like minded quilters, having fun, and meeting new friends. You can do this by participating in the Attic Window Quilt Shop Bee Hive.  Don’t know exactly what to expect.   

Here is the skinny:
Twelve women get together once a month.  Each month, one member of the group is chosen as the Queen Bee for that month.  That person gets to choose a quilting block from one of the two books being used, and everyone in the Hive makes that block using the colors and fabric placement chosen by the Queen. 

Costs involved:
You will be sewing from your own stash of fabric, although please note that you may be required to purchase bits and pieces throughout the year. Also, at times the Queen Bee may supply you with the fabric she wants you to use, or she may just request specific colors or shades be used, or that a scrappy low volume background be used.  You get the picture. However, a Queen cannot request specific brands or types of fabric be used unless they are willing to supply you with that specific fabric.  You are required to purchase the books if you do not already have them, and there is a $5 monthly charge to the shop (for heat, lights, toilet tissue, use of various paraphernalia  that we forget to bring, etc.)

Some of the women who participated in the Bee Hive last year are participating this year also.  However, we are still looking for more participants to complete the Hive.  One month YOU will be queen and receive 11 blocks of your choice from the other members.  Please call the Attic Window Quilt Shop to get your name on the list.  Each month, if you wish, you can stay and sew with your friends.

Advantages of belonging to this bee:
Learn New Techniques
Meet New Friends
Have Fun

Roxanne shows us the quilt she made from the blocks that the Bee Hive members gave her.

We will meet on the Fourth Wednesday morning of every month.  Be sure and mark your calendar now and come to the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday, October 24 at 10 a.m.
Hope to see you there!  PS:  We promise we won’t make you wear the crown if you don’t want to.

You can see more quilts that the members made by going Here.

DON'T FORGET:
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Oct. 10
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, October 7, 2018

SEEN AT THE QUILT SHOW

Good Morning Quilters.  I hope everyone got to attend the West Michigan Quilter's Guild quilt show this past weekend.  It was wonderful. And I hope you got to stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop booth.  I was going to take a picture of the booth but got to talking and forgot.  Actually, I didn't get to take as many pictures as requested because I got sidetracked by all the wonderful quilts and seeing friends I hadn't seen in a while.  This picture above did draw my attention.  I have no idea who made this adorable quilt since there was no name next to it.  I was surprised at the number of fused quilts on display.  I have recently discovered fusing and I love it.
This quilt is Frog Days of Summer by Jane Becker and Bonnie Rhoby.
 I marveled how Bobbie Vruggrink used fabric to "paint" this stunning Zenia.
This is Traverse Bay Splendor by Jer Hon-Hawkins.  This quilt speaks to me!

That's all folks.  Don't forget the:
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Monday Oct. 8
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Sampler, Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Oct. 10
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Spring Leaf Studio has information on QAYG.  Here is the summary of what she has been posting about QAYG.  Also there are links to five different QAYG tips and tutorials.
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, October 4, 2018

DON'T MISS THE QUILT SHOW!

 I forgot to show you this adorable Christmas tree that Vickie S. made. 
What makes it unique are the lights.  You can turn them on and off.  How cute.  Be sure and check out all the other wonderful quilting ideas you will see at the Attic Window Quilt Shop booth at the West Michigan Quilter's Guild show on October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.  I look forward to this event and can't wait to see what all the Guild members have on display.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Saturday, Oct. 5
  • Bee, Saturday, Oct. 6
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP AT WEST MICHIGAN QUILTER'S GUILD UPCOMING SHOW

When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I ran into Linda Larson.  She made this beautiful Lonesome Pine wall hanging as a sample for the shop.  It is awesome.  I like the way it is quilted too. 
 I also saw a pile of quilts just returned from the quilter, waiting to be bound.  Barb David had made this as a sample for the shop.
This cute Storybook Snowman BOM was started by Barb David and finished by Pat Anisko.
This is a close-up of one of the blocks.  There was an old Snow woman who lived in a shoe...  So cute!
This rail fence was made as a sample for the store.  Love those bright colors.
Barb Olson made this beautiful quilt as a sample for the shop.
This was made during last year's Shop Hop.  All these quilts were quilted by Barb Huster.  Chris is busy adding the binding.  They will be on display in her booth during the West Michigan Quilter's Guild show is October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.  You won't want to miss this show!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 4
  • Sampler, Saturday, Oct. 5
  • Bee, Saturday, Oct. 6
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Olfa has a tutorial for a Project Diffraction quilt block.
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

IT'S BOO TIME!

It's that time of year again when we start seeing Halloween items at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  There are lots of cute ideas for you to make for this fun holiday.  While at the shop recently I was stunned when I saw this fantastic quilt. 
Above is a closer look at the embroidery and coloring in the quilt.
The back is pieced with lots of fun Halloween fabrics.
This is a close-up of the label.  As you can see Kathy Boomgaard made this quilt.  She is an honorable member of the Salem Quilt Guild.  The quilt was made with spells, incantations and embroidery floss.  This is a fantastic quilt!  I'm so glad I got to see it and share it with you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The West Michigan Quilter's Guild show is October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Oct. 4
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.