Sunday, June 30, 2019

GET YOUR ROW BY ROW FREE PATTERN

Above is the Attic Window Quilt Shop block for the Row by Row Experience. Taste the Experience is the theme for the Row by Row Experience this year.  Visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop to pick up your free Row by Row Taste the Experience pattern (one pattern per person).

DON'T FORGET the 7th Annual Jingle Bells in July Hop begins July 10 and runs through July 13.  You will get a free  pattern with your passport purchase.  Grand Prize:  Fifty Dollar gift certificate from each of the four participating shops for a grand total of $200.  Participating shops are:  Pressing Matters Quilt Shop in Holland; Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe in Grand Rapids; Quilted Memories Inc. in Montague; and the Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park.  

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 1
  • Bee, Tuesday, July 2
  • CLOSED, Thursday, July 4
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, June 27, 2019

ANOTHER BOM COMES TO AN END

 The Starburst BOM held this past year at the Attic Window Quilt Shop is winding up.  Above, teacher Cathy M. shows us how she has put her blocks together.  I previously posted about it here.
She had many, many blocks and lots of scraps to make more blocks, so she also made this quilt.  I hope next month we can see what her students have done.  These blocks were made from the book First Blush BOM by Sew Emma and the Creative Grids 30 degree ruler.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Thursday, June 27
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NEW FABRIC AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Diana sent me pictures of this new bundle of Hoffman fabrics in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Love these red, white, and blue fabrics.  Just in time to make something special for the holiday. 
She also sent me this picture of the new 30s fabrics in at the shop.  I love the 30s fabrics.  No thinking involved.  All the fabrics go together nicely.  
Thank you Diana for sharing this with us.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday,  June 25
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Starburst BOM
    • Basic Machine Applique
  • Thursday, June 27
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sugaridoo has a tutorial and free pattern for a cute fish mug rug.  Can't wait to try it.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, June 20, 2019

MAKE YOUR APPLIQUE IN EITHER WOOL OR COTTON

Some time ago while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I was looking for something to applique.  Marilyn showed me a new book in the shop and the applique she was doing.  Check out all the blocks she has completed so far.



I fell in love with these flowers.  I'm a real sucker for anything with flowers.  However, I do not care to work with wool.  
So I decided to purchase the book and make my blocks in all cotton.  I have a ways to go before I catch up with Marilyn.  Too much yard work to do right now.  As I look at my blocks I think I will be attending Marilyn's Monthly Embroidery Bee and learn how to embellish these flowers. I hope to have another block done while relaxing over the holiday weekend and before they meet in July.  I'm sure she will show me how to make the perfect stitches around my flowers.
These blocks are from the book Whimsical Wool Applique by Kim Schaefer.  Get it at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Friday, June 21
    • Row X Row Begins
  • Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22
    • Stitch-In
  • Monday, June 24
    • Stitch-In
  • Tuesday,  June 25
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Starburst BOM
    • Basic Machine Applique
  • Thursday, June 27
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, June 17, 2019

SHARING QUILTS

When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I saw some quilts that I want to share with you.  I love this house quilt by Melanie
This is the back of Melanie's quilt.  It is as stunning as the front!
This beautiful Civil War quilt was made by Sue Sedine.  Each square that you see has different quilting in it.  Beautiful!
Misti, loyal follower, frequent visitor to the Attic Window Quilt Shop, sent me a picture of her latest quilt. She said it is a wedding gift for her stepson.  Thank you Misti for sharing your beautiful quilt with us. 
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • 10 Bee 
    • 2-4 Beg. Quilt
    •  6-8 Emb. Bee
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • 2-4 Beginning Quilting
    • 9:30 New Sampler 
    • 10-4 Poppins Bag
    • 10-4 Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas 
    • 11 Open Embroidery
  • Thursday, June 20
    • 10 Doll Bee
    • 3:30 Intermediate Quilting
    • 6-8 Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, June 21
    • Row X Row Begins
  • Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, June 16, 2019

MARILYN TEACHES YOU HOW TO MAKE THIS BAG

 Marilyn was also teaching a bag class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past week.  Check out that beautiful bag.  Above she is showing student, Anna (right) special techniques for making this bag.  I previously posted about the bag here.  What a beautiful bag it is too.
Nancy took the class too.  Above she quilts the layers of the bag.
This is another bag for an upcoming class that Marilyn will teach.  This one looks a little easier.
She made it using this Hoffman Star pack.  Call the shop to see when it is being held and to register so your kit will be available.


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • 10 Bee 
    • 2-4 Beg. Quilt
    •  6-8 Emb. Bee
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • 2-4 Beginning Quilting
    • 9:30 New Sampler 
    • 10-4 Poppins Bag
    • 10-4 Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas 
    • 11 Open Embroidery
  • Thursday, June 20
    • 10 Doll Bee
    • 3:30 Intermediate Quilting
    • 6-8 Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, June 21
    • Row X Row Begins
  • Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sew She Can has a tutorial for a watermelon table runner.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, June 13, 2019

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday and had a great time sewing and socializing.  Above Adrienne works on her scrap quilt.
Look what she is doing with her scraps.  This is going to be a wonderful quilt!  And just think, it's all made with scraps, those things some people throw away!  

Mark your calendar NOW for a fun scrappy event that will take place at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Saturday, July 27.  Start saving your scraps now!  You won't want to miss this.
Cathy showed us her latest quilt.  
And this is the back of her quilt.  It is fabric (no piecing involved). 
Mary stayed busy chain piecing her 30's fabrics.  Look at the chain piecing that has piled up on the table as she sews.  As she cleaned up to go home she made the comment, "It will probably take me 3 hours to press these."  

I wonder if people really know how much time and effort and money is involved in making a quilt? 
And this is what took me all day to make (of course a lot of my time is spent socializing).  Above is this month's block for Pat Sloan's Out of This World Quilt.  I love applique, however, I hope piecing these blocks will help me increase my piecing  skills.  I plan to make this a charity quilt when the BOM is complete.


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Friday & Saturday, June 14 and 15, 
    • 10-4 Easy Flag Wall Hanging
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • 10 Bee 
    • 2-4 Beg. Quilt
    •  6-8 Emb. Bee
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • 2-4 Beginning Quilting
    • 9:30 New Sampler 
    • 10-4 Poppins Bag
    • 10-4 Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas 
    • 11 Open Embroidery
  • Thursday, June 20
    • 10 Doll Bee
    • 3:30 Intermediate Quilting
    • 6-8 Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, June 21
    • Row X Row Begins
  • Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Zippy Quilts has links to three great bag patterns and tutorials.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles
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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.