Saturday, December 29, 2018

BIGGEST NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE EVER

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is having THE BIGGEST NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE EVER!
  • All regular priced items: fabrics, kits, books, patterns, notions, fat quarters, are 25% off.
  • All Clearance items add 50% off.
  • All Wools are 15% off.
  • All consignment items are excluded from the sale.
Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on New Year's Day to take advantage of the Biggest New Year's Day Sale Ever!




Sunday, December 23, 2018

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOU

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

DON'T FORGET the New Year's Day Sale on New Year's Day from 12-4 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSE AT 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED = MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 - CLOSED
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, December 20, 2018

THREE YEARS AND DONE!

My friend, co-worker, and customer at the Attic Window Quilt Shop sent me a picture of her latest quilt.  Misti said that it took her three years to finish it and it is finally finished.  Misti participated in Rebecca Mae Designs quilt along that I think started in 2016. 
I love this quilt and am amazed at all the work that goes into each block.  Misti said this was the block that gave her the most trouble. 
She also said this was her favorite.  I love the message...Have Courage. 

Thanks so much Misti for sharing your quilt with us.  You did a fantastic job on this and I can't get over how much work was involved.  Congratulations!

DON'T FORGET the New Year's Day Sale on New Year's Day from 12-4 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Free Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 & 22
  • Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSE AT 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED = MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 - CLOSED
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

QUILTING IS HER BUSINESS

When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I ran into Laurie who had some quilts that she had just quilted.  I convinced her that others would like to see these lovely quilts.  Above, Laurie shows us the first one.
This one is unique because it is reversible.  This is the front, and...
This is the back.  How cute!
This is the last one.  I don't know who made the quilts.  Laurie is a professional quilter and had just finished these for a customer.  Her business is MI Beautiful Quilting.  You can contact her at MIBeautifulQuilting@gmail.com or give her a call at 616.745.3337. 

Thanks for sharing with us Laurie.

AND DON'T FORGET the New Year's Day Sale on New Year's Day from 12-4 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 18
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Free Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 & 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Cut And Alter has a tutorial for a Cross Roads Block.  Great way to use your scraps.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, December 16, 2018

ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS?

Are you ready for Christmas?  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is decorated and ready for you to visit and do your shopping, maybe pick up those last minute gifts or supplies.
This lovely table runner greets you as you enter the shop.
You can find the pattern in this book, "Stitches From The Yuletide.
Aren't these little ornaments adorable?
Marilyn made this cute little basket.  Look at all the goodies filling it.  What a great idea for you to make and fill with gifts for your loved ones.
And don't forget the tree!  It's all decked out too.
Check out this beautiful tree skirt.  I bet you can find the pattern in the shop.  It may be too late for this year, but think about how great it will look warped around your tree trunk next year.
Also, you will find Diana's beautiful pillows on the chair as you enter the shop.  What a nice gift they would make.
Not only will you find lots of other Christmas items throughout the shop, but there are new books in also.  Be sure and check them out.

AND DON'T FORGET the New Year's Day Sale on New Year's Day from 12-4 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Dec. 17
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 18
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Beginning Quilting, Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Free Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 & 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, December 13, 2018

THE BEGINNING QUILTERS

Have you taken a Beginning Quilting ClassMichelle, a professional photographer, moved to Michigan from another state and decided to start quilting.  Above, she shows us the pillow she made during the Beginning Quilting Class that Chris teaches at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  
Ramona Jo shows us her quilt pillow top, waiting for its pillow insert.
Above, Joannie is sewing the binding on her pillow quilt top.
Elaine shows us her pillow top.  After she finishes the binding, it's ready for the pillow insert.

These women are to be commended for their work.  For beginning quilters, they did a fantastic job.  All the points are there and everything looks square and the piecing super!  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
  • Free Stitch-In, Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Dec. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Above, Mary shows one of the three quilts that she made for charity.  These quilts were also to show us what can be done with those fabrics that we were to pre-cut prior to our meeting .
This is a quilt made with the 2 1/2" squares, 4 1/2" squares, and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.  What some of us liked about this quilt is that there is no matching of seams.
This quilt is made with the squares and strips above and Mary also added the 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles.
Above is one block that Mary assembled.
Then she made this block.
And here you can see how she put them together. You can twist and turn the blocks any way you want.
Since most of us had not cut the 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle, we used what we had to make our blocks.  Above, Cathy shows us how her blocks look together.
Janalee shows us her block.
I think Lee Anne was making blocks too but I didn't get a picture.  I think I got distracted by all the giggling going on at that table.  I had to ask what was so funny.  I guess Yvonne wondered why her machine was clunking all of a sudden.  Above you can see why.  She sewed her insurance card to her fabric. What a hoot.
Yvonne was making this bag for our charity group.
Yvonne did show us her latest quilt top.  I asked her to bring us the size of her blocks because this would be a wonderful way to use your scraps. 
Mary came in this morning with 20 more of these bags for DeGage.  A special thank you to Mary for sharing all her knowledge with us today.  She showed us how to make and assemble the various blocks and showed us how to make these bags.  She is a special lady.

PS:  Some readers asked for instructions for assembling the blocks.  If things are not clear here, let me know.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP (New Dec. Calendar on sidebar)
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
  • Free Stitch-In, Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Dec. 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, December 10, 2018

CRAFT DAY PICTURES

As promised, today you will see all the beautiful items we made on Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Marilyn helps us choose fabrics for the scarf that she showed us how to make. You can see the scarf I made in yesterday's post.
Next, Diana showed us how to make this wonderful bag.  
Our bags got a little wrinkled as we turned them and Diana showed us how to get those wrinkles out.
Above a participant shows us her finished bag.
Of course, we had plenty of food.  Everyone brought a dish to pass.  Oh, my, did we eat good!
Next, Diana showed us how to make a key fob.
Above, Cathy holds her key fob up for us to see.
Then Chris showed us how to make an adorable Snowman Mug Rug.
I love this one that I made.
Participants gather around while Chris explains our fifth project.
We had a choice to make either the above table runner and table topper from this fabric.
Or we could make them with the above fabrics.  Or...
We could make this table runner.
A special thank you to Chris for hosting Craft Day and providing us with all the kits for these fantastic projects, and having such great teachers there to help guide us, and for giving us each a nice gift of a pencil, two fabrics, and lots and lots of chocolate, and a wonderful time.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 9.  There is a new route this year.  You pay just $60 to socialize while you are driven to different shops where you get to pat fabric and eat food and buy til your hearts content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 11
  • Snap Bag, Tuesday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Scarf, Friday, Dec. 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, December 9, 2018

MAKE IT TAKE CLASSES

Marilyn will be teaching you how to make this lovely neck scare when you attend her Make It Take It class on Friday, December 14, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Call the shop and make your reservation.
You can also make this cute little snap bag with me on Tuesday, December 11, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Call for your reservation.

I have no idea how this post will turn out. Hope you can see everything.  My computer is still in the shop. Hope to show you all the pictures from Craft Day if and when I get my computer back tomorrow.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Caroll
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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.