Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO SEE THIS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING?


I love this panel and think of how wonderful it would be if everyone saw this the first thing in the morning.  We all have something to be grateful and thankful for.  You can get this lovely panel at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. What a wonderful gift it will make for someone who is hurting so much that they have forgotten to count their blessings.
 If you decide to make it into a quilt, these are the beautiful coordinating fabrics by Timeless Treasurers.
 There are other new fabrics in at the shop.  Above is Songbook Jingles by Marcus.

And look at all these new 30s fabrics by Marcus and Penny Rose Fabrics.

 There are new Batiks, too, as well as coordinating charm squares and jelly rolls.  These are by Robert Kaufman fabrics.
 Also by Robert Kaufman.
Don't need fabric right now? You still need to stop in at the shop because you won't want to miss all the other new items.  Pick up a copy of one or all of these new books for reading while at the beach or camping or just resting in the back yard hammock.  
The new 2020 calendar is now available.
 Take a look at this cute sample at the shop and pick up the Sew Happy pattern.  

There are new embroidery patterns too.  This one is by Bird Brain Designs.

Be sure and stop in the shop soon and pick up a new project.  Now is the time to get started on those Christmas gifts.  And don't forget your Row X Row pattern!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Thursday, August 1
    • Doll Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sew Can She has a tutorial for a Fat Quarter Fancy quilt.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

WINNER AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Check out this lovely Row X Row quilt hanging at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Melanie P. made this quilt and was the winner of fat quarters and a gift certificate for being the first to complete her Row X Row quilt that included the Attic Window Quilt Shop block.  Congratulations Melanie!
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 and as you can see as you enter, the shop is ready for that.  Stop in at Attic Window Quilt Shop to pick up your free Row by Row Taste the Experience pattern (one pattern per person).

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, July 30
    • Bee
  • Thursday, August 1
    • Doll Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 28, 2019

USE YOUR SCRAPS

This past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Adrienne Wilson taught us how to use our scraps to make beautiful quilts.  
 Above,  she explains the process to some of her students.
The first step is to iron your scraps. And as you do that, group the fabrics that you think will go together nicely in a block.
For instance, Adrienne used her fabrics to make this block.  Notice that none of these scraps are on the square.  
Adrienne had this board to demo how you can make blocks.
Here, she shows how to make your blocks into strips.
These examples show how you can make your blocks, square, asymmetrical, or use wedges.  It is your choice.  Use your creativity to make your blocks.  And remember, your rotary cutter is your friend.
Adrienne explained how she built this quilt.  She said it is a good idea to squint your eyes and see if a piece of fabric jumps out at you.  If it does, maybe you should make it a smaller piece in the quilt.
I think the women were getting excited to begin making their blocks.
Before they did,  however, Adrienne wanted to show them another quilt that she had made using her scraps.  The one in the previous photo was made using bright colored scraps.  This quilt above used what Adrienne said were her low volume fabrics.  Such a sweet quilt.
Here are her two quilts side by side.
What a generous teacher.  Adrienne brought this pile of scraps and let us take what we wanted.  She helped me pick out some low volume fabrics for the quilt I want to make.
Above, Adrienne helped Pat, a relative new quilter, with sewing her scraps together.
 Nancy is working on sewing her scraps into strips.
 Sandy K. shows us her asymmetrical block.
 Marianne B. shows us her blocks.
Karen shows us how she is building her blocks.
Pat R. proudly shows her block.
I took this picture at the end of class.  I believe, this is what Marianne accomplished.  Wow, she is really moving on this.

I didn't get a picture, but did you know that lunch was included with this class?  Thank you Chris for the wonderful lunch!  Chris told me that she plans to have a SSL (Sew, Socialize, Lunch) again next month.  Watch for it on the calendar.

I can't say enough about Adrienne.  What an excellent teacher, not only giving of her time and making sure each participant had the help they needed, but she was so generous with her scraps too.  Thank you so much Adrienne for doing this.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Monday, July 29
    • Stitch-In
  • Tuesday, July 30
    • Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 25, 2019

LUNCH AND LEARN AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Got Scraps?  This pile of lovely fabrics belongs to Adrienne.  If you have scraps, and what quilter doesn't, I'd like to suggest that you bring those scraps to the Attic Window Quilt Shop's Lunch and Learn session on Saturday, July 27th.  Adrienne will show you how to turn your scraps into a beautiful quilt.  This is what you need to do:

  • Call the shop to register for the class so we will know how many to plan for lunch.
  • Bring your scraps, a ruler (one that is not too long) a rotary cutter, small cutting mat, sewing supplies (Machine, scissors, pins, thread, etc.). 

Hope to see you there.  I'll be taking lots of pictures of your progress.
  
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Saturday, July 27
    • Lunch and Learn With Your Scraps
  • Monday, July 29
    • Stitch-In
  • Tuesday, July 30
    • Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

I was unable to attend the recent Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, so Cathy M. sent pictures.  Above, Janalee works on her blocks.  Wonder what she is making?
 We know what Mary is working on.  Looks like she has a big jelly roll of 30s fabrics!  You go girl!
Nancy was in attendance.  Did she get her bag made?  I hope she brings it next month to show us.
 I haven't seen Teri in a while and sorry I missed her.  Cathy said she and her friend were working on paper piecing.
Teri's friend, Chris, worked on paper piecing.  I hope they come back next month and show us what they are making.  I love paper piecing.  
Thank you Cathy for sending the pictures.  

Speaking of paper piecing, Cathy and I thought we'd start a paper piecing Bee.  Want to join?  It's a great way to use scraps, get precise lines, and have fun socializing and sharing.  We thought we'd start it on the fourth Wednesday of September.  Mark your calendar now!

Don't forget the Lunch and Learn on Saturday, July 27th.  I talked to Adrienne and she says that as well as bringing scraps, you should also bring a strip ruler.  She emphasized that the ruler should not be too long, to make it easier to manipulate.  After all, you will probably have small scraps.  She also asks that you bring a rotary cutter, small cutting mat, and sewing supplies (machine, scissors, pins, thread, etc.). Don't forget to call the shop to register so we will know how many to plan on for lunch.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Thursday, July 25
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, July 26
    • Stitch-In
  • Saturday, July 27
    • Lunch and Learn With Your Scraps
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Jacquelynne Steves has a tutorial and pattern for a Strawberry Lemonade Table Runner.  So cute!
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 21, 2019

PHOTOS AND REMINDER OF LUNCH AND LEARN

 Cathy M. recently attended a Sampler session at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and sent me some pictures. Above, is a quilt that Diane made.  The blocks were from the 2018 Sampler.  
 Pauline participated in the 2018 Sampler also and this is her quilt.  
Above is the back of Pauline's quilt.  These quilts are lovely and it is so nice to see the various settings for the blocks.  I've been unable to get to the shop lately and thank Cathy so much for sending these pictures.  

Don't forget the Lunch and Learn on Saturday, July 27th.  I talked to Adrienne and she says that as well as bringing scraps, you should also bring a strip ruler.  She emphasized that the ruler should not be too long to make it easier to manipulate.  After all, you will probably have small scraps.  She also asks that you bring a rotary cutter, small cutting mat, and sewing supplies (machine, scissors, pins, thread, etc.). Don't forget to call the shop to register so we will know how many to plan on for lunch.  


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Tuesday, July 23
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Thursday, July 25
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Friday, July 26
    • Stitch-In
  • Saturday, July 27
    • Lunch and Learn With Your Scraps
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

THE POWER OF A PICTURE

Who was it said that a picture is worth a thousand words?  In an effort to get my Mo-Jo back I went to my sewing room today and made the latest block in Pat Sloan's Out of This World BOM.  I was so thrilled with how it turned out and took this picture.  Then I realized, something was wrong.
So I went back to my sewing room and made the correction.  
This is my favorite part of the block.  I'm using my scraps and cannot remember where I bought it.  I bet it was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, but that was years ago so I'm sure they do not have it now.  However, I would recommend that you stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and see what beautiful new fabrics they have.  Such a fun place.  And you might want to look into the other activities going on there.

Don't forget the Lunch and Learn on Saturday, July 27th.  You can read more about it here.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP 
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 17
  • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, July 17
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 18
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, July 18
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, July 18
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 11, 2019

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH YOUR SCRAPS

I bet it is safe to say that you are like most quilters and have a pile of scraps similar to above. I buy my fabric at the Attic Window Quilt Shop; it's beautiful fabric and just don't have the heart to toss out those scraps.  I even have a friend who gives me her scraps and I love her for it.  save all my scraps knowing that I can use them...sometime.  Well, that sometime has come!  
Come to the Happy Scrappers Lunch and Learn on Saturday, July 27 and learn how to make a lovely quilt like above out of your scraps.  What a joy you will get using leftover fabric that you have already paid for.  I think of it as a free quilt.  If you are wondering what you would do with such a quilt, I bet a child would love it, or a charity would be thrilled to get this quilt.  And you could show your husband and friends how frugal you are, making a quilt from scraps.
Bring your scraps, sewing machine and supplies and have lunch with us (lunch provided) as you socialize and sew and learn from Adrienne (above) how to use your scraps to make a quilt.  Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop to register (so we will know how many to expect for lunch).  See you there!

DON'T FORGET the 7th Annual Jingle Bells in July Hop began 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 
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13
  • Bee, Tuesday, July 16
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 17
  • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, July 17
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
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.