Sunday, September 22, 2019

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

I was going through things to get ready for the first meeting of the Paper Piecing Bee, which is Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and came across these New York Beauty blocks.  They are old.  These were done by hand when I first started quilting.  I had no idea how to paper piece on a sewing machine.  Besides, I could hand stitch them as I sat with my mother.
I didn't even use paper.  I don't know what this is.  I purchased a roll of it at a sewing expo back when I still made my clothes.  Can't even remember why.  I think you are supposed to make patterns with it.  Anyway, it works and I don't have to tear away paper.
Here are the five blocks I had made.  Not sure why I used those fabrics either.  They seem a little busy for my taste today.  Maybe I'll make some more when I attend the Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I have some other ideas to share with everyone, and I hope you will bring your ideas and sew-n-tell too.  We start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  Hope to see you there.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6; Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • Watch for Make It Take It classes coming in October and November. 
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • Clutch Purse Class
    • Paper Piecing Bee
  • Thursday, Sept. 26
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, Sept. 27
    • Bargello Class
  • Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Wombat Quilts has lots of free paper piecing patterns.  Check them out and bring them to the Bee.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Saturday, September 21, 2019

FINISHES, BLUE RIBBON, AND A QUESTION

Marjorie, our loyal reader who lives in Utah, sent some pictures of her latest finishes.  A big congratulations to her for winning a blue ribbon for the above quilt that she entered in the Utah State Fair.  I love the words on it:  "We are not the black sheep of the family, we are the kiss and teal".  I think the challenge had something to do with teal fabric.  Great job Marjorie!
Marjorie said, "Fall is arriving here in the high desert and I'm still making scraps.  I made this quilt using the double cross pattern from Wombat Quilts.  I used colored scraps and leftover low volume prints from the leftover backing fabric from some quilts.  It is an easy pattern and fast as it is a 12" finished block.
Marjorie also said that she finished the above top.  "It could be done with scraps as it takes only four 1/2" x 5" rectangles of color and background.  The pattern is from the book Making Quilts by Kathy Doughty.  She is an Aussie and makes interesting quilts." 

Marjorie also has a question for you.  "How do you keep white fabric from fraying as you sew it into blocks and borders?  I have used two different white fabrics in my last two quilts and had to cut off handfuls of frayed threads when finished."

A special congratulations and thank you to Marjorie for her blue ribbon and sending us pictures. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6; Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • Watch for Make It Take It classes coming in October and November. 
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • Clutch Purse Class
    • Paper Piecing Bee
  • Thursday, Sept. 26
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, Sept. 27
    • Bargello Class
  • Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, September 20, 2019

COUNTRY FAIR BARN QUILT ROAD TOUR

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is ready for the Country Fair Barn Quilt Road Tour.  When you enter the shop you are greeted by the above.  
 A country barn wouldn't be complete without some hay and a saddle. 
or a cow!
I particularly like this sign!  How about you?
One of the first stops as you tour the shop is the demonstration table. 
 Above some shoppers watch and learn about new products.
Of course there is cider, coffee and donuts for everyone.
And there are games to play.


Another player takes a turn.
They were tossing fat quarters into baskets.
Everyone who played a game is a winner.  Each person received a coaster with the same design as the shop's quilt block.
Each participating shop will award a grand prize.  The bag above and the pattern, creative grids ruler, and jelly roll inside the bag, is the Attic Window Quilt Shop's award.

You don't want to miss this Tour.  The Country Fair Barn Quilt Road Tour continues through Saturday, September 21.  Participating shops are: New Ewe in Newaygo; Quilted Memories in Montague; Seven Sisters in Carson City; and the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:

  • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6; Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • Watch for Make It Take It classes coming in October and November. 
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • Clutch Purse Class
    • Paper Piecing Bee
  • Thursday, Sept. 26
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, Sept. 27
    • Bargello Class
  • Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles
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Attic Window Teachers

Attic Window Teachers
Attic Window Teachers

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.