Tuesday, December 31, 2019

BIG SALE ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!

It's almost here!  What are your goals for 2020?

My goal is to stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop on New Year's Day and take advantage of the big SALE from 12 to 3 p.m.!  Think about it!  What a deal is this:  
  • All sale merchandise with a red line through the tag, is marked down another 50%.  
  • Everything else (except consignment items) is on sale too!  You will get 30% off of regular priced merchandise!  

However, if you can't make it New Year's Day, you can still take advantage of a sale because Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you will also find specials on sale.  Be sure and check it out!

 Have a wonderful and safe New Year.

Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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 12-3 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW

  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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 heart's content.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - CLOSE AT 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED = MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • Thursday, Dec. 26 - CLOSED
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, December 19, 2019

PAULINE FINISHES ANOTHER QUILT

Cathy sent me this picture of Pauline's quilt.  Cathy and Pauline participate in the Civil War BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. When I asked her if this was from that group, this is what she said:  "It was a BOM but from that book of a zillion blocks."  LOL  I have no idea what she means.  I do love Pauline's quilt and am amazed.  Cathy told me that each of these blocks are 4.5" x 5.5".  Wow!  Pauline you did a fantastic job!  And, thanks Cathy for sharing with us.

Question:  Does anyone have any trouble reading this blog?  I keep getting an email from Google saying Mobility Issues Detected. It says that Text too small to read, viewport not set to device-width, and clickable elements too close together.  I have no idea what they are talking about because I can read it fine on my phone, tablet, or laptop.  Furthermore, I have no idea how to fix it.  Can anyone help? 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  •  Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21
  • Holiday Hours, 10 -6, Monday, Dec. 23
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 24
  • Close at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24
  • Closed, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 25 and 26
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Quilt Fabrication has ideas and tutorials for 15 quick Christmas gifts to make.  There's still time!
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, December 13, 2019

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MAKERS

Chris had some fun projects for us when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Wednesday.  Above, Terri shows us this adorable wreath mug mat that she made.
I made one too.  
I also made a snap bag.
And this cute little jar lid opener.  I folded down the top so you can see the Non-Slip Shelf Liner that is on the back to help grip that lid when you are trying to open something.  Great gift!
Janalee worked on her Garden Sampler BOM.  So cute!
Cathy (hiding behind the quilt) finished a small quilt that she gave to Janalee to give to the Women's Shelter down town.
Pat R. finished this adorable quilt that is a gift for her Grandson who lives in California.
 Not only is it adorable, but Pat's quilt is reversible.  This is the back of her quilt.  Now her grandson will be able to use it all year long!  What a clever idea!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  •  Thursday, Dec. 12
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilting
  • Saturday, Dec.14
    • Stitch-In
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17
    • Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Teresa Coates has several tutorials on making Luxe Cuddle Throws. 
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A MUST HAVE BOOK!

I forgot to tell you that all the crafts that Chris provided for us on Craft Days at the Attic Window Quilt Shop came from the above book, Weekend Sewing, 20 quick and easy projects, by Annie's Sewing.  
The books are still available for purchase at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  

Also, when I previously posted about the fun Craft Day, a reader asked what this was.  It is an eye glass case.  I suppose you could use it for other things.  One person said she'd put her rotary cutter in it.  Another person said she'd use it for her phone.   Whatever you decide, it certainly has many uses, maybe even fill it with candy for a friend.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW

  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  •  Thursday, Dec. 12
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, December 8, 2019

CRAFT DAYS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 All the Christmas Craft Days at the Attic Window Quilt Shop are over, so now I can show you all the things we made.

First up was Marilyn who distributed our kits and  
showed us how to make this cute little mitten.
Then she showed us how to attach it to make an adorable mug rug,

Next, Chris shows us the fabric and batting packets she has put together for us.  I love the various fabrics she chose and it was hard to decide which I wanted to make.
We could make our basket in either the small or large size. 
Above is a better look at the baskets side by side.
This is the basket I made.  Love this fabric.
What was really nice is that Chris showed us a clever way to finish the bottom of the basket after we had turned it inside out.  What a nice finish it gives the basket.
Next Chris showed us how to make two different kinds of coin purses.  
I hope you can see that the one is curved at the top.
Of course, we had to eat!  Everyone brought a dish to pass and Chris provided the main course.  Everything was wonderful!
We got patterns for this.
And this cute gift bag.
Then Chris showed us how to make our final project.
What a beautiful table topper or wall hanging.
 By the end of the day we were all exhausted, but happy and proud of all we accomplished.  Thank you Chris for a fantastic day!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Monday, Dec. 9
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilts, 
    • Sampler, Monday, Dec. 9
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10
    • Bee
    • Sampler
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11
    • Happy Scrappers Christmas party
  •  Thursday, Dec. 12
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, December 6, 2019

OUR FRIEND ROSA MAKES ANOTHER ONE

Last week during Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Rosa (above) showed us her latest finish. It is adorable.  
This is a close up of the center of the flannel panel.  Someone is going to love snuggling under this.  Thanks you Rosa for sharing!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  •  Friday, Dec. 6
    • Craft Day
  •  Saturday, Dec. 7
    • Sampler and Bee
  • Monday, Dec. 9
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilts, 
    • Sampler, Monday, Dec. 9
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10
    • Bee
    • Sampler
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11
    • Happy Scrappers Christmas party
  •  Thursday, Dec. 12
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, December 2, 2019

A FUN DAY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


Pam made us laugh!


Happy December!  I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had at Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday.  Chris had so many lovely projects ready for us.  All we had to do was sew! And of course, laugh, and visit, and eat.  Chris provided the main dish for the noon meal, and all of us who attended brought a dish to pass.  Everything was fantastic!

As you can see in the photo above, Pam was having a good time and made us all laugh when she put the basket she made on top of her head.  What a hoot!

I'd like to tell you about the other projects we made, but it's a secret!  You can still participate in this fun event because, due to popular demand, another Craft Day has been added.  It will be held this coming Friday, Dec. 6.  I understand there is still room, so NOW would be a good time to call the shop and book your space.  I promise, you will not be disappointed.  I'll post pictures next week of all the projects we made.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:

  • CRAFT DAY: Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 3
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 5
    • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Dec. 5
    • Evening Beginner Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Dec. 5
    • Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 6
    • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, Dec. 7
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    CAN THIS BE A GIFT?

    Hello Quilters.  Have you been able to get any sewing done this week?  Chris, owner of the Attic Window Quilt Shop gave me a copy of the design so I could paper piece my log cabin block, since I missed attending Happy Scrappers last week.  So, this week I've been able to put my scraps to use and make this pot holder.  I hope to get more accomplished this weekend but that is doubtful.  This is a busy time of year.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 23
    • Stitch-In, Monday, Nov. 25
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilting, Monday, Nov. 25
    • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas, Tuesday, Nov. 26
    • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 26
    • Attic Window Quilt Shop closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27
    • Happy Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28
    • SALE, Friday, Nov. 29
    • Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 30
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Sunday, November 17, 2019

    HAVE YOU TRIED PAPER PIECING

    I've been under the weather this past week and didn't make it to the Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week.  I had hoped someone would send me some pictures but was told that everyone was having such a good time that they forgot about taking pictures.  However, Carol P. sent me a couple pictures of her recent paper piecing projects.  She said that she finished the tree wall hanger for the back door.  
    She also finished these paper pieced blocks.  Not sure what she plans to do with them, but I'm thinking they would make fun hot pads.  Thanks, Carol, for sharing with us.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilts, Monday, Nov. 18
    • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 19
    • Sampler, Wednesday, Nov. 20
    • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, Nov. 20
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 21
    • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Nov. 21
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Nov 21
    • Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 23
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    •  A Few Scraps has a tutorial for a Scrappy Quarter Cabin.
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    MUG RUGS MAKE NICE GIFTS

    It's that time of year!  So I made this cute Mug Rug from a book that I got at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
    My machine writing may not be the greatest, but it was fun to do.  The book that I used was from Annie's Quilting, Learn To Make Quilted Mug Rugs.  It is filled with 30 different mug rugs that you can make in no time.  What fun.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Beginner Intermediate quilts, Monday, Nov. 11
    • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 12
    • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 12
    • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 13
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilt, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Stitch In, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    DON'T FORGET THE SALE!

    We have snow!  That means it's time to sew.  I got busy and finished this table runner that I previously talked about here.
    This is a closeup of one of the blocks.  It was a fun project, and felt good to get something finished.  I think I got some dopamine when I checked this one off!
    Making that table runner was my first time making a log cabin block.  It was fun, but I think it will be more fun using foundation paper to make the block.  Come to Happy Scrappers on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Chris will provide us with the paper to make a log cabin paper pieced block.  All you need to do is bring your 1 1/2" scraps of various lengths.  It should be a fun project and if you haven't done paper piecing before, maybe you can learn a thing or two.
    I haven't decided whether I'm going to go with the bright fabrics on the left, or use all pinks.  Whatever, it should be a fun time.  Everyone is welcome! 

    DON'T FORGET!
    FALL SPECIAL! Special Clean Out Sale.  Up to 75% off. Excludes Consignment items. Nov. 8 and 9.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9
    • Beginner Intermediate quilts, Monday, Nov 11
    • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 12
    • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 12
    • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Nov. 13
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Beginner Intermediate Quilt, Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Stitch In, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    HOW CREATIVE IS YOUR BIAS?

    Just a reminder.  You can make this bias table topper with me on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Call the shop to register and get a supply list.  
    This is a closeup of one of the blocks.  You don't have to do any FMQ if you don't want.  I'm not an expert in that.  I really like to use the walking foot to do the quilting.  You can do whatever you want with those open spaces.  Maybe add more bias strips.  Maybe add some embroidery. Or try your hand had FMQ.  I hope you will use your creativity to make this table topper.  I was just thinking that instead of using the four squares to make a table topper, you cold use the individual squares as hot pads.  They would make nice hostess gifts during the holiday season.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • FALL SPECIAL! Special Clean Out Sale.  Up to 75% off. Excludes Consignment items. Nov. 8 and 9. 
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY!
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Charity Quilts, Monday, Nov. 4
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilting, Monday, Nov. 4
    • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 5
    • Bias Table Topper, Wednesday, Nov. 6
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9
    • Fall Special! Up to 75% off, Nov. 8 and 9
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    DOLLS, TOUR, AND A LITTLE BIT BIASED

    I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today and the Doll Bee was meeting. Above Barb H. shows off her adorable Santa dolls that she was in the process of making. Those ladies do such fantastic work! It's always fun to drop in at the shop on Thursdays just to see what they are making.
    Don't forget to save the date and to call the shop today to get your place on the bus. It's sure to fill up fast. I'm saying that not only from past experience, but because today is Halloween and it is already snowing here, and I'm thinking it's going to be one of those winters when I won't be able to get out of the house very often, much less drive around to the quilt shops, and by February I will be going stir crazy and will be grateful to get out of the house and have someone else drive me to the quilt shops. (take a breath)
    Have you worked with bias strips? This was a challenge several years ago and I saw something like this on Hexicat's Instagram post and decided to try it. I love this table topper. I learned to work with bias and it gave me an opportunity to practice a little FMQ. You can make a table topper with me on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Call the shop to register and get a supply list.


    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • FALL SPECIAL! Special Clean Out Sale.  Up to 75% off. Excludes Consignment items. Nov. 8 and 9. 
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, Nov. 2
    • Charity Quilts, Monday, Nov. 4
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilting, Monday, Nov. 4
    • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 5
    • Bias Table Topper, Wednesday, Nov. 6
    • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Beginning Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9
    • Fall Special! Up to 75% off, Nov. 8 and 9
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    • Sewn Up has a tutorial for an iPad Stand.  This would make a nice Christmas gift.
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    A SIGN YOU SHOULD TAKE A QUILT CLASS

    Quilters are the best!  And Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop is the best teacher.  I noticed that my quilts tend to not lay flat and thought maybe this is a sign.  Though I'd been quilting for years, was it time to take a class?  I did, and among other things, Chris taught me how to measure and add borders so my quilt will lay flat. Wow!  This technique is awesome. I recommend all quilters take a Beginning and Intermediate quilt class from Chris.  She is a wonderful teacher and will share all her tips and techniques so you can make beautiful quilts.  A great big Thank You to Chris for teaching me her method for attaching borders.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
    • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
    • Watch for Make It Take It classes coming in November. 
    • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
    • January 1, BIG SALE DAY! 
    AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
    • Thursday, Nov. 31
      • Doll Bee
      • Intermediate Quilting
      • Beginner Quilting
    ON ANOTHER NOTE:
    Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles
    lkjlkj

    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.