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Thursday, December 13, 2018

THE BEGINNING QUILTERS

Have you taken a Beginning Quilting ClassMichelle, a professional photographer, moved to Michigan from another state and decided to start quilting.  Above, she shows us the pillow she made during the Beginning Quilting Class that Chris teaches at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  
Ramona Jo shows us her quilt pillow top, waiting for its pillow insert.
Above, Joannie is sewing the binding on her pillow quilt top.
Elaine shows us her pillow top.  After she finishes the binding, it's ready for the pillow insert.

These women are to be commended for their work.  For beginning quilters, they did a fantastic job.  All the points are there and everything looks square and the piecing super!  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
  • Free Stitch-In, Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Dec. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Above, Mary shows one of the three quilts that she made for charity.  These quilts were also to show us what can be done with those fabrics that we were to pre-cut prior to our meeting .
This is a quilt made with the 2 1/2" squares, 4 1/2" squares, and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.  What some of us liked about this quilt is that there is no matching of seams.
This quilt is made with the squares and strips above and Mary also added the 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles.
Above is one block that Mary assembled.
Then she made this block.
And here you can see how she put them together. You can twist and turn the blocks any way you want.
Since most of us had not cut the 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle, we used what we had to make our blocks.  Above, Cathy shows us how her blocks look together.
Janalee shows us her block.
I think Lee Anne was making blocks too but I didn't get a picture.  I think I got distracted by all the giggling going on at that table.  I had to ask what was so funny.  I guess Yvonne wondered why her machine was clunking all of a sudden.  Above you can see why.  She sewed her insurance card to her fabric. What a hoot.
Yvonne was making this bag for our charity group.
Yvonne did show us her latest quilt top.  I asked her to bring us the size of her blocks because this would be a wonderful way to use your scraps. 
Mary came in this morning with 20 more of these bags for DeGage.  A special thank you to Mary for sharing all her knowledge with us today.  She showed us how to make and assemble the various blocks and showed us how to make these bags.  She is a special lady.

PS:  Some readers asked for instructions for assembling the blocks.  If things are not clear here, let me know.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
  • Free Stitch-In, Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Dec. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, December 10, 2018

CRAFT DAY PICTURES

As promised, today you will see all the beautiful items we made on Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Marilyn helps us choose fabrics for the scarf that she showed us how to make. You can see the scarf I made in yesterday's post.
Next, Diana showed us how to make this wonderful bag.  
Our bags got a little wrinkled as we turned them and Diana showed us how to get those wrinkles out.
Above a participant shows us her finished bag.
Of course, we had plenty of food.  Everyone brought a dish to pass.  Oh, my, did we eat good!
Next, Diana showed us how to make a key fob.
Above, Cathy holds her key fob up for us to see.
Then Chris showed us how to make an adorable Snowman Mug Rug.
I love this one that I made.
Participants gather around while Chris explains our fifth project.
We had a choice to make either the above table runner and table topper from this fabric.
Or we could make them with the above fabrics.  Or...
We could make this table runner.
A special thank you to Chris for hosting Craft Day and providing us with all the kits for these fantastic projects, and having such great teachers there to help guide us, and for giving us each a nice gift of a pencil, two fabrics, and lots and lots of chocolate, and a wonderful time.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 11
  • Snap Bag, Tuesday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
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.