Sunday, February 17, 2019

PRODUCTIVE DURING THE SNOW DAYS OF WINTER

Saturday was Stitch-In at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, so some of us Happy Scrappers who couldn't get to the shop for our meeting last Wednesday, due to snow, met there today.  What a good time to socialize and sew with quilting friends, and see the show-n-tell.  Above, is the table runner that Cathy M. made.  She's getting ready for Easter.  How cute.
Cathy also made this table runner.
And she made this table runner.
 And here she is hiding behind another table runner that she made.
 She said she particularly liked the backing fabric.
This is a close-up of her snowflake.
Above is the project that Cathy is currently working on.  See the flying geese above on the right?  That strip is just pinned there.  She said she had to make 40 more flying geese.  I think Cathy was snowed in a very long time!  Then she lost power!
When her power was out, Cathy said she knitted this while snuggled by the log fire to keep warm.  So soft and pretty.  
Marilyn showed us the wool blocks she has been working on.  They are from the book Whimsical Wool Applique by Kim Schaefer.  I'm making some of the blocks in cottons.  
 Marilyn also showed us this cute little Gertie box that she made.
I opened the top so you could see inside.  This is so cute and Marilyn will be having a class on how to make this.  It probably won't be held until next month because the patterns are not in at the shop yet.  
I think I caught Lee Anne laughing.  She worked all day on sewing blocks together.  I made her promise to let me take a picture when her quilt is all put together.  Her fabrics are stunning.

ATTENTION: Monday hours have changed.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday during the months of February, March, and April.  Tuesday through Saturday hours have not changed and will remain the same as usual.

DON'T FORGET:
  • A New Beginning Embroidery Class will begin on Feb. 20, at 11 a.m.  There are two teachers, one for right handed people, and one for left handed people.
  • Search For the Stars Shop Hop is the end of April.
  • Row By Row begins in June.

 AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19
    • Bee, 10
    • Embroidery Bee, 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20:
    • Sampler, 9:30
    • Civil War BOM, 10
    • Vintage Christmas, 10
    • Beginning Embroidery, 11
  • Thursday, Feb. 21:
    • Doll Bee, 10
    • Intermediate Quilting, 3:30
  • Friday & Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23:
    • Stitch-In Fri., 10-5
    • Stitch-In, Sat., 10-4
  • Monday, Feb. 25
    • Stitch-In, 10-6
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26
    • Bee, 10
    • Civil War BOM, 10
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27:
    • Starburst, 10
  • Thursday, Feb. 28:
    • Doll Bee, 10
    • Intermediate Quilting, 3:30
  • Friday, Mar. 1
    • Stitch-In, 10-5
  • Saturday, Mar. 2
    • Sampler, 9:30
    • Bee, 10
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quilts of a Feather has a tutorial for a Zipper-Mouth Shark.  The little ones would like this!
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, February 14, 2019

NO SNOW SO OFF TO THE SHOP I GO

Happy Valentine's Day!  It was a wonderful day with no snow, so I had to get out of the house and pick up some fabric at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Shirley (above) greeted me with a bouquet of flowers.  Well, not really flowers, but this Belgium chocolate was made up to look like a beautiful rose.  Chocolate!  What a wonderful surprise!  Thank you Shirley!

The Doll Bee was in session and I had to take a look at what they were doing.  Above are two Gail Wilson dolls that Connie made.  Aren't they adorable!
Kelly was busy painting a face on her doll. You need a steady hand to do this and lots of practice.
Julie was right there beside Kelly instructing her.  Above, Julie shows us this fine tipped brush that they use.  Can you see it?  I think it has maybe one hair left in it but that is what they want for the fine features on a doll's face. Julie said they buy a very fine tip brush and then trim it down to what they want. Julie also said she wants to shout out a big thank you to Ms. Waters who donated this doll kit to the group.
Above are some of the clothes that Kelly made for her doll.

I am so impressed by this group of women.  They make these beautiful dolls and all the clothes for them.  What talent!  I'm so glad I got up to the shop today and could see what they are doing.  You can join Julie's Doll Group any time.  They meet weekly every Thursday.

DON'T FORGET:
  • A New Beginning Embroidery Class will begin on Feb. 20, at 11 a.m.  There are two teachers, one for right handed people, and one for left handed people.
  • Search For the Stars Shop Hop is the end of April.
  • Row By Row begins in June.

 AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


  • Stitch-in.  Since we didn't get to the shop today I hope all you Happy Scrappers will join me Saturday, Feb. 16

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PRODUCTIVE SNOW DAY

I was supposed to join the Happy Scrappers today at the Attic Window Quilt Shop but it was closed due to the weather.  Just as well since I couldn't get out.  Our street hasn't been plowed all week! Yesterday, I cut and cut and cut fabric so I would be all ready to sew today.  Since I had done all that cutting, and I had power, I decided to go to my sewing room and put a couple blocks together.  Above is Mint Block, Month 1 from the book Garden Sampler Block of the Month.  I'm not good at piecing and this really stretched my skills with those little one-inch pieces.
This is the second block from Pat Sloan's Out Of This World BOM.  It was fun to make but I wonder how this mystery quilt will come together since this block is much smaller than the one I made last month.

DON'T FORGET:
  • A New Beginning Embroidery Class will begin on Feb. 20, at 11 a.m.  There are two teachers, one for right handed people, and one for left handed people.
  • Search For the Stars Shop Hop is the end of April.
  • Row By Row begins in June.

 AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


  • Stitch-in.  Since we didn't get to the shop today I hope all you Happy Scrappers will join me Saturday, Feb. 16

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.