Friday, March 7, 2014


The sun is shining and after the dark, gray winter we’ve had, I could not go downstairs to my sewing room.  So, I decided to do some applique while sitting in my sun room and enjoying the warmth and light of this rare day.  This is the first block I am doing for the In Remembrance quilt. 
This quilt spoke to me and when I saw it in the book El Camino Real at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I knew I had to have it.  This book is by Nancy and Oliver Rink.   Nancy is the one who developed the Amish With A Twist block-of-the-month quilt program.  I don’t know if any books are left at the shop now, as they were being snapped up the day I was there.  If you are interested, I’m sure Chris would be happy to order more. Just call the shop.

  • 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 NOTEFour Wise Monkeys has a tutorial for a Butterfly Block.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Love the dark background! Really makes the appliqué pop.


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