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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET

A fun time was had by all today when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  We had some show-n-tell too.  Above Cathy M. shows us her latest quilt. 
She had so much fun making the first one, she decided to make another.  Note those cute little prairie points across the top and bottom of the panel.  She spent today adding the binding.  You can get these cute flannel panels at the shop, as well as the coordinating fabrics.
Cathy also showed us this quilt.  She made the blocks when attending Sampler last year.  She said she finally put it together and had it quilted.
Mary Gee did the quilting.  I hope you can see the quilting in the above picture. 
Vickie S. showed us her latest wall hanging.  The tree is made with yo-yo's. 
This is a closeup so you can see all the work she put into finishing it.  Fantastic job!
Chris showed us this quilt just back from quilter, Carol Huster. Chris said she still has to put the binding on.  What a pretty quilt.
Janalee worked on her Charity quilt.  (Don't you just love her hat!)
 We were so happy to see LeeAnne is feeling better and joined us.
 She used these beautiful fabrics to make the above block, many blocks.  She said this quilt is for her.
 Marti made  a Fold It and Hold It bag for charity.
 Mary W. sewed blocks for her charity quilt.  She also brought 20 more of the Hold It and Fold It bags for charity.  We were so intrigued by Mary's organization and how she gets so much done that we asked her about it. 
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She said that when at home we should cut 2 1/2" squares, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles, and 4 1/2" squares of our fabrics.  She uses 30s fabrics because they all go together so well.  We should organize our pieces into like sizes and bring them to the next meeting when she will show us how to assemble them.  She has a way of putting these pieces together so you don't have to worry about matching seams.  So, get to cutting and organizing and bring your pieces to our meeting next month. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Use Your Scraps Maple Leaf, Friday, Nov. 16
  • Flower Pillow, Saturday, Nov. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Therm-O-Web has a tutorial for a Phone Wristlet Stylish Clutch.  
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NEW FABRIC AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Diana sent me pictures of new fabric at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is Home Again from Riley Blake Designs.  So beautiful.
These flannels are called Pen Pals by Robert Kaufman.  Love these cuddly flannels.
A special thank you to Diana for sending pictures!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Machine Applique, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Use Your Scraps Maple Leaf, Friday, Nov. 16
  • Flower Pillow, Saturday, Nov. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, November 12, 2018

A SCRAP IN TIME SAVES YOU MONEY

I've been playing with my scraps again and made the above table topper from my yellow scrap box. 
I gathered my yellow scraps and added them to a muslin template.  Then thought I needed some contrast between the wedge shapes and added the orange.
I added a faux border to finish it off.
Of course, when using your scraps you make more scraps, but even these very small pieces do not go to waste.  Once my small scrap bag is full I take it to Shirley who is at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursdays.  She uses these small pieces to fill beds for the animal shelter.

I hope you will join me in making fabric from your scraps on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can read about the class here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Machine Applique, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Use Your Scraps Maple Leaf, Friday, Nov. 16
  • Flower Pillow, Saturday, Nov. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 11, 2018

NEW BOOKS NEW IDEAS

Did you see the new books at the Attic Window Quilt Shop when you were on the Jingle Bell Hop this past weekend?  I was tempted, but figured I best get busy and finish up some projects first.
Christmas is coming and it is time for me to start thinking about gift making. I made this table topper.  You can see the previous one I made and blogged about here. The pattern is from Becky Goldsmith's Hexie Garden Quilt.  This pattern is versatile.  You can make a table topper as I did above, or make a table runner, or make a big quilt.   These are fun to make and I made mine as gifts for friends. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Monday, Nov. 12
  • Sampler, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Machine Applique, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Nov. 14
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Use Your Scraps Maple Leaf, Friday, Nov. 16
  • Flower Pillow, Saturday, Nov. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

JINGLE BELL HOP TO BEGIN

THE JINGLE BELL HOP STARTS Thursday, Nov. 8. Pick up your passport at the Attic Window Quilt Shop for only $5.  

This sixth annual Jingle Bell Hop is:
  • Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You will enjoy shopping at these participating shops:  
  • Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe  -  Grand Rapids
  • Attic Window Quilt Shop  -  Comstock Park
  • Pressing Matters Quilt Shoppe  -  Holland
  • Quilted Memories Inc.  - Montague
Each shop has a unique free pattern for all 2018 Jingle Bell Hop passport holders when you visit that shop. 

Also, there are four different ornament kits available for purchase.  A different version is at each shop.

You will also be eligible to enter the Grand Prize drawing when you visit all 4 shops and turn in your completed passport for a chance to win a $50 Gift certificate from each shop for a total of $200.

You won’t want to miss this! 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 8
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 4, 2018

SAVE THOSE SCRAPS AND USE THEM!

When I saw this Crumbly Leaves table topper in the Love of Quilting Magazine I knew I had to make it.  I keep and sort all my scraps by color.  I love applique so I save pieces of all sizes.  You never know when you might need it.  I had so much fun using my scraps to make this table topper that I asked Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop if I could teach a class on "making fabric" with scraps.  
I hope you will join me in this fun class where I will show you how to use your scraps of all sizes. 
For this class we will make this maple leaf, but I can see where you can use this technique for various patterns.  So, start saving those scraps.  As you can see above I grabbed a pile of my green scraps to make this leaf.  But I can see it in the golds and reds and yellows of autumn.  The class is Friday, Nov. 16 at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Please call the shop to register and get a class supply list.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  1. 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. The four participating shops are Queen Bee (Grand Rapids), Pressing Matters (Holland), Quilted Memories (Montague) and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one?
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Nov. 5
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Jingle Bell Hop begins, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 8
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, November 1, 2018

GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

                                
             
 When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop the other day, I saw these two adorable wool ornaments that Marilyn made as a sample for the shop.  Stop in today and get the pattern and get busy making these to decorate your tree at Christmas!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  1. 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. The four participating shops are Queen Bee (Grand Rapids), Pressing Matters (Holland), Quilted Memories (Montague) and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Grand Prizes of $200 in gift cards will be awarded to some lucky participants.  Are you one?
  • The Christmas Craft days will be held in November this year.  Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 30.  Call the shop now and book your reservation because there is limited space.  You won't want to miss this! 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Saturday, Nov. 3
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.