Monday, March 24, 2014


Val showed us the above block during a Stitch-In at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She said this is block one with 99 to go!  She is making this quilt for her husband Dave.  The quilt is called 9-11 Quilt and is by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I admire her beautiful work!
Judi looks serious as she works on her appliqué.  However, laughs were sprinkled throughout the day.
Somehow the topic got onto Judi’s height.  When Rosa asked Judi how tall she is, Judi said it depended on whether she was at Weight Watchers or not.  That brought laughter from us all.
Dorothy was working on these bright yellow blocks.  Can’t wait to see this quilt.
Diana was busy blocking her diamonds for the Lone Star Spiral quilt.  I struggle with piecing and after trying unsuccessfully to make my diamonds using the technique Vicky (teacher) showed us, I decided to ask Diana for help.  She taught me the special technique she used to get her seams to line up so precisely.  Didn’t work for me.   Judi tried to help.  I still couldn’t get those seams to match.  Finally I asked Chris for help.  After 7 ½ hours I had the eight diamonds basted together.  Thanks everyone for all your help!!!
Diana also showed us this Irish crochet that she is doing.  Note the dime at the top next to the little flower.  I cannot fathom how she does such small, intricate work.  It is stunning.
Rosa is all serious here as she works on the lining for her bag. 

There was just too much soberness for me so I had to tell them a little story about my neighbor’s kid.  I think he is about six.  One day my neighbor looked over her son’s shoulder to see what he was drawing.  There was a large circle on the page with several odd shapes inside the circle.  She admired his skills.  His hand-eye coordination had improved.  She recognized what he had drawn.  With great confidence she complimented him on his drawing of the Earth.  The child looked up at her with that expression that only a little boy can give his mother.  “That’s not the Earth,” he said.  “It’s a toilet bowl.” 

Kids, you gotta love em!

In the meantime, don’t forget these Bees are open to all:
  • The Applique Bee meets Tuesday, March 25th from 1-4. 
  • The Modern Bee meets Wednesday, March 26th from 10-4.
  • 7th ANNUAL SPRING FLING SHOP HOP, March 28th through April 5th.  Six west Michigan shops are included with giveaways at each shop.  Passports can be purchased for $5 at any shop.  Visit the shop to sign up for a drawing and receive a free pattern.  At the end of the shop hop there will be a drawing for a sewing machine from completed passports.  Participating shops are:  Attic Window Quilt Shop; Calico Creations (South Haven); Custom Quilts Unlimited (Fennville); Pressing Matters Quilt Shoppe (Holland); Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe (Grand Rapids); So South Haven (South Haven). 
  • THE QUILTER'S ROAD TRIP is April.  12 Shops are participating.  Passports are $5.  Each shop chose a different month for its wallhanging.  Chris chose January because she loves snowmen.  Secretly she’s afraid we’ll all be made at her for choosing snowmen since we are so sick of snow here in Michigan.  I don’t think she needs to worry because that snowman is so darn cute!  Patterns and kits are available for purchase.
ON ANOTHER NOTEFlossie Blossoms has a tutorial for a small quilted tote with a lid.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Looks like such a fun day! I'm starting to get a few groups like this together who come and work on whatever. It is just so much fun to hang out together and sew. It also makes my day at work go faster!


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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.

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