Wednesday, March 31, 2021

HAPPY SCRAPPERS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today for the first time in over a year.  I can't begin to tell you how great it was to see and talk to fellow quilters.  Above, Janalee shows us the charity quilt that she worked on today.  I bet someone is going to be thrilled when they see this stunning quilt with all those bright colors!

This is a closeup of her beautiful quilt. 


Look at this cute little thread pad that Marti had on her featherweight sewing machine.  How clever!
And what are the odds of this?  We all carried our Mondo bags today!

I don't think much sewing got done as we were so eager to talk and find out what has been happening to each other during this past year.  We were thrilled when LeeAnne stopped by with her latest BOM.  It is adorable.   I really have to get busy and get caught up on these blocks.  I'm still working on January!  Yikes!

It was a wonderful day!  So much fun.  The three of us decided that meeting on Saturday is best, so we will be meeting on the last Saturday of each month.  That means we will meet again on Saturday, April 24.  I hope to see you there!

The new calendar should be out tomorrow, so watch for that as you don't want to miss all the fun things that Chris has in store for us.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.
Hugs, Caroll

Friday, March 26, 2021

ARE YOU READY TO SEE BEAUTIFUL?

New fabrics are in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This stunning collection is called Marbled and is from Hoffman Fabrics.  Be sure and stop in and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics.  While there, ask Chris about her new Cat panel.  I can't wait to see it.  I love cats!  And don't forget the new books and the new foundation papers in various sizes.  So much to see!  

Also, the Happy Scrappers will meet this coming Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Everyone is welcome to come sew with us.  I hear Chris has some new ideas for us too.

Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Caroll

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

NEW ARRIVALS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


Check out the new arrivals in at the Attic Window Quilt ShopBertie's Year looks like a fun book for wool lovers.  Of course, you can also make those lovely designs in cottons if you prefer.  Sewing Masks, Scrub Caps, etc.  is sure to be a popular item.  And who doesn't like to sew for your home? Sew Home in the Kitchen will give you a multitude of ideas for brightening up your kitchen.

And look at all these various size foundation papers that have arrived.  What will you make with these?  So many choices!  

Don't forget to call the store and reserve the class room for a stitch in! It's free this month! 

IMPORTANT!  I hear that Chris just did a little spring cleaning, so more fabrics were added to the sale area!  You'll want to check that out!

Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Caroll

Saturday, March 20, 2021

WHAT’S YOUR REASON TO SMILE?


 For a long time during this Pandemic, I was glued to the TV, watching all the violence and hate and anger splayed across the tube.  I was sad and fearful, and I don’t think a day went by when I didn’t cry and wonder what was happening to my world.

Then, my daughter said something very wise:  Stop watching TV.  And I did.  It didn’t happen overnight, but gradually I did think I was feeling better, but still, I had that nagging worry digging in the back of my mind.

Then my wise daughter said something else.  Stop thinking those negative thoughts.  Over time and with her daily reminders, I found I can control my thoughts.  When I found myself thinking fearful and negative thoughts, I shoved those negative ones aside and instead would count my blessings and think about how beautiful the weather is today, or how nice my neighbors are.  And you know what?  I found my world changing.  Maybe there is something to the saying:  You create your own world.

Today, as I go to the grocery, the library, the fast food place, I smile because I know I will meet nice, pleasant people.  In fact, I believe the world is a nicer place than before. People are really making the effort, and I want to too.

That’s why I’m going to the Attic Window Quilt Shop to be with likeminded people, people who are nice and giving and work to make this world a better place.  I’m looking forward to Wednesday, March 31 when the Happy Scrappers meet at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I’m looking forward to sharing ideas, to making a quilt that I will give to charity, to being with nice caring people who smile and want to help.  I hope you will come too.  Check the calendar for the various groups meeting at the Attic Window Quilt shop. They will help you to see a brighter world. Help you to be a better, more positive person. Give you a reason to smile again!

Hugs,

Caroll

Thursday, March 18, 2021

A SMILE FROM THE PAST SENDS A PICTURE


Check out this adorable tissue holder that Rosa Host made and sent a picture for me to share with you. You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.   I hope you remember Rosa.

I had to go back to 2012 to find a picture of Rosa.  She used to be a regular at Happy Scrappers, but then had other duties that kept her from attending. I know everyone misses her and it was so nice to hear from her after all this time!

Speaking of Happy Scrappers, a meeting of the Happy Scrappers is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It has been over a year since we have been together, and I'm really looking forward to sewing and gabbing with fellow quilters.  Hope you can make it!

Don't forget to check the March Calendar on the sidebar for all the new and fun classes happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, March 7, 2021

LOOK WHAT MARTI HAS BEEN UP TO!


 Happy Monday!  I wanted to show you the pictures Marti sent me. I haven't seen Marti in a year, since our last Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She said she made this bag and embroidered the pony with her sewing machine.  It is so cute.
And speaking of cute, look at this cute hedgehog that Marti embroidered  on this bag.  She is really getting some things done.  I hope she will bring them to our Happy Scrappers meeting at the end of the month. (It will be the first we have met  in a year and I can't wait!)  I know everyone would like to get a closer look at Marti's bags.

 New Sampler is starting this month.  The pattern is A Very Coriander Christmas by Corey Yoder.  The price is $15 a month.  The blocks are 18" finished.  There are three color ways this year (Christmas, Batiks, Blues/Winter).  The monthly price does not include the book or the finishing kit.  The book, which will be available at first pick up, does however feature a bonus quilt.  

*Special bonus:  when attending a session each month, you will receive a free pattern for a block that can be done in several sizes and will be a great way to use your leftover fabrics.

*Dates are:  

  • First Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Second Monday, 6 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Third Wednesday,, 10 a.m.
Don't forget to check the March Calendar on the sidebar for all the new and fun classes happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Caroll

Friday, March 5, 2021

Corrected. Mistake on Sampler Times

 

How would you like this cute little Shamrock?  You can make it with the free paper pieced pattern you get just by stopping in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop any time this month.  You won't want to miss all the new things Chris has in store for you! 

1. This month is National Quilting Month.  Be sure to check out the Attic Window Quilt Shop's coupon in the Country Register.

2. Who doesn't like FREE?  Come into the store any time this month and enjoy a free day of stitching.

3. Monday March MadnessEnd of Bold Sale.  Purchase fabric and take it to the end of the bold and receive a 20% discount (does not include sale fabrics).

4.  Fat Tuesday:  Buy 5 fat quarters and receive the 6th one for FREE!

5.  New Sampler is starting this month.  The pattern is A Very Coriander Christmas by Corey Yoder.  The price is $15 a month.  The blocks are 18" finished.  There are three color ways this year (Christmas, Batiks, Blues/Winter).  The monthly price does not include the book or the finishing kit.  The book, which will be available at first pick up, does however feature a bonus quilt.  

*Special bonus:  when attending a session each month, you will receive a free pattern for a block that can be done in several sizes and will be a great way to use your leftover fabrics.

*Dates are:  

  • First Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Second Monday, 6 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Third Wednesday,, 10 a.m.
Don't forget to check the March Calendar on the sidebar for all the new and fun classes happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Caroll

Thursday, March 4, 2021

ARE YOU READY?

 

Are you ready?  I know I am.  I'm ready for the new Sampler that starts this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can choose which color way you want to make the 18" blocks.  The quilt will be 72" x 93".

                            

Above are the three different color ways being offered.  (The black border fabric is just for display.)  The book and finishing kit are not included in the $15 monthly fee.  Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop for meeting times and/or pickup times and any further details.

Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Caroll

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

ANOTHER APPLIQUE BLOCK FINISHED!

 

Hello Quilters.  I had to show you my latest applique block.  It is part of the Bliss pattern.  You can see two of my other blocks here and here. It is a fun project as I prefer to sit in my family room and do hand sewing when we have beautiful sunny weather like we are having in Michigan this week. What have you been doing?  I see Julie who runs the Doll Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, has been busy finishing up some of her dolls. Take a look at her blog post on the sidebar.

Hope every one is well and can stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and see all the new fabrics and notions that have arrived.  

Stop by soon!

Hugs, Caroll

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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.