Thursday, January 30, 2020

TUESDAY BEE AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 I stopped at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today to see what the ladies at the Tuesday Bee were doing.  Let me tell you, they have been busy.  Above Kathy Bauman shows us her latest finish.  It is all wool and the pattern is from Primitive Gatherings.  Beautiful!
 Jerry was busy working on these blocks.  She said she had never done a Crazy Quilt before and is liking it.
 This is a close-up of one of the blocks.  Such beautiful work!
 This is another look at one of Jerry's blocks.  I can't get over all the work and thought put into these blocks.
 Barb was working on this block.  She showed how the writing came on wash-away fabric that you place on your fabric and stitch over it, then washed it away.  
 Dee was also working on the above using the same technique.  She is sewing her designs onto Tea towels.  So cute.
Kathy Boomgaard showed us her Disappearing Nine Patch quilt.  It is a wheel chair quilt for charity.  Lovely.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Sampler, Saturday, Feb. 1
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

HOW MANY YARDS DO YOU WANT?

There is new fabric in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The beautiful blues above are Make A Wish from Northcott.
These are called Mackinac Island by Moda.
All About The Bees are from Henry Glass.
Best Of Days is by Henry Glass.
Also from Moda are Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs.
And these Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs are by Laurel Burch.

There is more but I'll show them later.  But don't wait.  Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get some of these new fabrics now!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Sampler, Saturday, Feb. 1
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2020 SAMPLER TO BEGIN AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

There was some show-n-tell going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today.  Above, Chris shows us a couple of sampler quilts, one from last year and one from the year before that.
Both this quilt and the one above are by Sue S.  They are stunning!

You can participate in this year's sampler, and when you do, you have three color ways to choose from. 
 This blocks shows you the bright fabrics.
 This block shows you the civil war fabrics.
And this block is not yet completed, but you can see the 30s fabrics that will be used.  When you call to register you need to let them know which color choice you want.

You will be making 14 blocks this year.  Sampler starts in February.  Again you have a choice.  Sampler meets:

  • First Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
  • Second Monday, at 6 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Third Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

Please call the shop to register (so they know how many kits to have ready).  The cost is $5 per month.  You will be learning different techniques and how to use different tools.  
This is the book you will be working from.  Be sure to call the shop to reserve your space/kit.  February is just around the corner!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Sampler, Saturday, Feb. 1
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Ivory Spring has a tutorial and pattern for a gingerbread quilt. Why wait until Christmas.  Start it now! 
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, January 27, 2020

PAPER PIECERS HAVE A FUN DAY

The Paper Piecing Bee met recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is the beautiful quilt that Marilyn is working on.  The pattern is Grandmother's Jumping Jacks. What a wonderful way to use those leftover fabrics.  It's beautiful too!
Sue was working on this intricate piece.  The pattern is Technicolor Snowflake.  Sue is so organized.  She had all those little pieces cut to size and clipped together so all she had to do was sit and sew.  

Charity was working on a pretty pattern but I forgot to get the name of the book and pattern.  I'll try to get it next month. I saw the pattern and it is stunning.
Miriam is working on this pattern.  Apparently I didn't get the name of this stunning pattern either.  It is going to be beautiful.
Cathy showed us her latest finish.  The pattern is Diamond Divide.  So pretty.
Carol P. showed us her latest finish.  It is so pretty.  She said she made it for a friend.  Lucky friend!
This is what I accomplished that day.  I'm using up my scraps.  Not sure how I will make a quilt out of them just yet.  We'll see how many I make and if I add sashing or star points.   Janalee was there too working on a new project which she decided not a good place to start.  She said maybe she would make blocks like mine.  The tablet full of this preprinted pattern is for sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Bee, Tuesday, Jan. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Moda has a tutorial for a Going Dutch quilt.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, January 26, 2020

FUN TIME AT MAKE IT TAKE IT CLASS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

A great time was had by all this past week when attending the Make It Take It class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Pat is busy sewing on her project.
Louann shows us her finished project.  I love the decorative stitching that she added.
And this is my project.  I'm not through yet.  I want to add the decorative snowflake like Louann did.  My Janome will do that.  This project is not as easy as it looks.  You must be sure your measurements are correct and there are Y seams.  But I love the final product.  I'm looking forward to making it in different fabrics.  Maybe now is the time to start thinking about next Christmas and avoid that last minute rush!

Chris is an excellent teacher and not only did she give us additional fabric to make two more table toppers when we got home, but she gave us tips and techniques for putting these pieces together precisely.  Watch for the next Make It Take It class coming up at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Jan. 27
  • Beginning Quilting, Monday, Jan. 27
  • Bee, Tuesday, Jan. 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •   Quiltville has a tutorial for a Crooked Court House Steps.  Great way to use those scraps.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, January 24, 2020

VISIT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP!

Getting ready for the big day! Saturday, January 25th, is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!  Be sure and drop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and take advantage of the sales!  Shops around the country are celebrating this special day.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop has just finished inventory and will have 25% off flannels and end of bolt fabrics.  Also you will get 15% off of regular priced fabrics, patterns, books, and notions.  You can also take an additional 50% off the already marked down sale items!  What a deal!
     I hope you love your Local Quilt Shop as much as I love the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It is a place to shop, have fun, sew, learn, and socialize. Come with family. Come with friends.  Come alone.  Just be sure to stop by and take advantage of all the sales and check out the new fabric in at the shop.  Hope to see you there!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day, Saturday, Jan. 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Sewn Up has a tutorial for a notebook cover. 
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

VISIT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Mark your calendar now!  Saturday, January 25, is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day.  Quilt shops around the country are hosting this special day for you, the customer.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop has just finished inventory and will have 25% off flannels and end of bolt fabrics.  Also you will get 15% off of regular priced fabrics, patterns, books and notions.  You can also take an additional 50% off the already marked down sale items!
     Where would we be without our local quilt shop?  You have a fun place to go shop, sew, and socialize.  You, the customer, make all this possible.  So take advantage of this special day and head to the Attic Window Quilt Shop and take advantage of these special sales, and check out all the New Fabrics too!

By the way, above is Marilyn, showing us her newest finish.  She said this is a three-yard quilt, but instead she used 2 charm packs.  Very pretty!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Make It Take It Table Topper, Friday, Jan. 24
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day, Saturday, Jan. 25
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

PAPER PIECING BEE AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Not much to look at.  As you can see I've been getting things ready to attend the Paper Piecing Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  It is a fun time to get together and sew and socialize.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Paper Piecing Bee, Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Make It Take It Table Topper, Friday, Jan. 24
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Jan. 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, January 16, 2020

NEW PANEL IN AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Isn't this adorable!  I fell in love with it when I saw it at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  For a closer view, click on picture.  The Panel is by Northcott Fabrics.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 & 18
  • Make It Take It Table Toopper, Monday, Jan. 20.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  Quilt Fabrication has dozens of free heart pattern projects that you can make in time for Valentine's Day.  Check it out!
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Saturday, January 11, 2020

NEW CLASSES AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello Happy Quilters.  I'm praying that we all have power this weekend and that you stay safe.  I just wanted to let you know about an upcoming Mark It Take It class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I love table toppers.  Kits will be provided and you can make more of this pattern as it is perfect in any fabric.  You have your choice of classes.  There are two different times you can attend on Monday, January 20th, 10-12 and 6-8.  Or you can attend on Friday, January 24th, from 2-3 pm.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  Be sure to call the shop to register so there are enough kits available!

  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Jan. 11
  • Beginning Quilting, Monday, Jan. 13
  • Bee, Tuesday, Jan. 14
  • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, Jan. 15
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 & 18
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Campbell Soup Diary has a tutorial and pattern for a Mini Mini Sunburst.  Might be too mini for me but I'm going to try it.  Looks like a great way to use scraps. 
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, January 9, 2020

HAPPY SCRAPPERS STARTING THE YEAR OFF RIGHT!

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday and we had such a good time.  A couple of new people came this week.  Above is Cathy who was working on a Trip Around The World. 
And this is Pat. She was working on machine applique.
  I hope these women come back when we meet again on the second Wednesday of every month.
Adrienne was full of ideas to share with us.  Above she holds this little item that she made in five minutes.
This is her opened project.  She said she uses it as a needle keeper but mostly for collecting those little strands of threads that collect as she sews when she is traveling.  What a great idea!
Adrienne also showed us what she does with leftover batting.  Any left over batting she cuts into squares of various sizes, keeping similar sizes stacked together in one pile.
Then she uses her scraps of various widths to quilt as you go across the batting squares.
Then she sews the squares together.
And makes a quilt like this.  I love it and the fact you are using your scraps of batting and fabric. Nothing goes to waste!  
This is a closer look at her blocks. Adrienne said this is a charity quilt. 
Above, Chris (left) shows Carol P. how to do something on the crib sheet she was making for a new grandchild!  Congratulations Carol!
Mary kept busy all day sewing her 30's fabrics into a quilt for charity.  I wonder how many charity quilts she makes a year.  She is always busy sewing and gets so much done!
Cathy M. made the above paper pieced pineapple blocks.  Pretty!
And I spent the day talking and catching up with everyone about their holidays.  It was so nice to be together with fellow quilters again.  When I wasn't socializing I worked on these.  It is a charity quilt I'm making. It was a fantastic day and I'm looking forward to next month.  All are welcome to join us!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
  • The annual Bus Tour is Saturday, Feb. 8.  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  
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, Doll Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  If you want to know more about how to make those string squares like Adrienne's, check out Free Motion By The River.  She has a cute tutorial today.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, January 5, 2020

TIME FOR THINGS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL!

Hello Quilters!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
I'm ashamed to say that I have not been in my sewing room since December 24.  Things were very hectic with company and visiting and then cleaning up and putting all the Christmas stuff away.  
I hope you got to visit the Attic Window Quilt Shop and take part in their fantastic sale!  I don't have anything to show you today but I did want to tell you what's coming up at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

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  
  • Monday, Jan. 6, Charity Quilts
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7, Bee
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, Happy Scrappers
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, Doll Bee
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.