Sunday, October 26, 2008

We are so excited to have Sandy Klop visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Nov. 7th. She is the author of serval books, the lastest of which is American Jane's Quilts For All Seasons...And Some for No Reason. Here is a little of her bio:

Sandy Klop was trained as an art teacher and began quilting in 1979 while she was living in Iran and then Saudi Araia, teaching at an American school. One of her first quilts was a baby quilt, made for her third child who was born in Saudi Arabia.

Back in California in 1984, Sandy continued to expand her interest in quilting and improve her skills. She worked at a local quilt store and began teaching classes. In 2000, she published a series of three quilt books. In 2002, she started creating her own pattern and marketing them under the name American Jane Patterns. The following year she was invited to become a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics.

She has had quilts displayed at Houston Quilt Market and at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. She has 130 quilt patterns on display on her website.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Ms. Klop to the Grand Rapids area.

Monday, October 20, 2008

October 20, 2008

Lots going on this week. Check out all the class samples that will get you in the mood to start a new project. We are starting to add a class supply list on the blog, thinking that will be helpful when for preparing for a class. Also, Julie is going to show us how easy it is to make a doll. Her dolls look so professional and she says anyone can make one. Look for upcoming pictures of her various stages in doll making.

Chris and some of the Attic Window teachers are going to market this week. Don't we envy them getting to see all the new things. Can't wait for them to get back and share with us.

Mark your calendar now for November 29th, the Satuday after Thanksgiving. That is when Craft Day is at the shop. You sure don't want to miss this fun day. Chris has lots of fun projects for us to make.

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.