Wednesday, May 11, 2022

SPRING CLEANING SALE AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Before I tell you about this lovely quilt above, let me tell you about the Big Sale happening this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop

SALE! The Spring Cleaning Sale: at the Attic Window Quilt Shop is this Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14.  Chris said, "We have a big selection of Store Samples on sale."

Also, there is 15% off all regular priced fabrics, patterns, books, notions.  There is an Additional 15% off of Sale items (*This does not include Sale fabrics which are now just $5 to 6.99 per yard).

Now to the quilt above!  Maryanne and I were the only two people at the first mid-week, mid-month meeting of the Happy Scrappers.  And look what Maryanne is doing with her Scraps!  This is going to be a stunning quilt!

This is a close up of her quilt!

I got so enthused at watching her quilt develop, that I had to try it and made this block above.  Where I pick up a piece of fabric and regardless of size or shape, begin to sew, Maryanne showed me how to be a little more precise and more structured.  She also has a great color sense.  Thank you Maryanne for showing me your technique.

Don't forget the Happy Scrappers meets next on the last Saturday of the month!  Hope to see you there.

Remember: The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. And don't forget the Big Sale!

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, May 9, 2022

ANOTHER DAY FOR THE HAPPY SCRAPPERS

 

Hello Quilters!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  I know I did.  Marjorie, our friend from Utah, sent me her latest finish some time ago, but I couldn't get it on the blog.  Have I told you how much I hate it when they change things, and I really don't like all the changes in Windows 11. Marjorie calls this her Zombie Revenge.  Looks like it took a lot of work to make this beautiful quilt! Great Job Marjorie!

I just wanted to remind everyone that we have added a week day Happy Scrappers group and we will meet at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this Wednesday, May 11, from 10 to 4.  Everyone is welcome.  I have some new patterns to show you.  I thought you might like to use your scraps to make them. Of course, if you don't want to do that, you are free to work on what you want, and the Attic Window Quilt Shop always has lots of fabric, notions, and patterns for you to sew what ever you want.  Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, May 2, 2022

NEW FABRIC AND MAY CALENDAR AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Attic Window Quilt Shop has a couple announcements today.  First, you will want to see some of the lovely new fabrics in at the shop.  Above is Rainbow Gardens from Benartex.  Check out those beautiful butterflies.
These fabrics are from the Mystical Mermaids line, along with the Underwater Friends, Bubbles and Starfish, also from Benartex.
This is a close up of those fabrics.  

Also, the May calendar is now on the side bar or you can get it here.  You will notice that the shop will be closed on Monday, May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday.  Don't forget the Spring Sale happening this month.  And check out the new classes.

Remember: The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, May 1, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET & AN ANNOUNCEMENT

 
The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday.  It was a wonderful day, and I have so much to show you.  These women really get a lot accomplished.  Above, is a quilt top that Janey made. Now she it getting it ready to be quilted  It's quite large and she used great colors.
Janalee shows us this quilt that she made for charity.  It is so cute.
Check out this backing fabric that she used.
This is a close up of that backing.  Adorable.
Janalee also showed us this quilt that she made for charity.  So bright and cheery.
Mary was back today and working with her 30s fabrics!
Above Jill and Janalee enjoy sewing and visiting.
Vickie worked on this beautiful quilt.  I think she started it a while ago and now it is finished and ready to be quilted. 
And I have to show you this.  Chris had a surprise for us today.  She showed us how to make this big block.  I think it is 18 inches square.  What a fun surprise!  I think she's already thinking about what new to show us next month.  

LeeAnne and Adrienne were also there but I guess I was so busy chatting that I forgot to get pictures of what they were working on.   Maybe I can get pictures when we next meet, which reminds me.... 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  It has been suggested that we also hold a Happy Scrappers meeting during the week because sometimes it is difficult to attend on a weekend.  So, we have added a Happy Scrappers meeting to the calendar.   We thought this a good idea because summer is coming as well as the holidays, and we don't want anyone to miss out on the fun.  So the dates for Happy Scrappers are the second Wednesday every month and the last Saturday every monthThese are the dates for May:  Wednesday, May 11, and Saturday, May 28.  Mark your calendar now and join the fun!!

Also, The May calendar should be ready tomorrow.  Be sure and take a look as some new classes have been added, and there is a BIG SALE coming up that you won't want to miss!!

Remember: The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hope you have a great week!   Caroll

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello Quilters!  Have you been able to get any quilting done during this beautiful spring weather?  Since I live in Michigan I can do both, quilt and work in the yard because the weather changes here from one minute to the next.  One day it's 80 deg. and the next day we get snow!  You gotta love Michigan.  Above is a quilt that Cathy made and I quilted it for her.  Great quilt, Cathy.
I did make this bag for my brother's Alley game.  He's coming up from Florida soon, and I wanted to give him this fun game. So, I made a bag for it.
This is the board game.  It is made of wood and I didn't want to mail it.  I did make a pocket for the game pieces and instructions.  It is a fun game and doesn't even come close to that marble game we played as kids (I know you're thinking of it).  

DON'T FORGET!  The Happy Scrappers meet this Saturday, April 30th, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Bring your scraps and make something fun!  Hope to see you there!

Remember: The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, April 17, 2022

NEW FABRIC AND CLASSES AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 

Hello Quilters!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Now is the time to start thinking of spring and summer and Mother's Day!  And the Attic Window Quilt Shop has just the items to help you with planning what you will make next.  Above are these beautiful fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. 


And just look what else you can put with this stunning fabric!

Above is a grouping of Civil War fabrics from Marcus. 
This awesome batik is from Hoffman fabrics.

And these above are also from Hoffman.
 
Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick up some of these lovely fabrics.  

And don't forget to either pick up the April calendar or check it out on the sidebar.  There are two new classes coming this month.  On Friday, April 22, Chris will be teaching a mystery block from 1 to 3 p.m.  Call the shop to register and get a supply list.
 
And on Tuesday, April 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., I will be holding a Mystery Scrap Quilt class.  You will make four blocks and turn them into a small project or a quilt.  This is an excellent way to use your scraps. Call the shop to register and get a supply list.
  
Remember: The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, March 28, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

All week long I looked forward to sewing with my friends at the Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  However, on Saturday I was beginning to think was going to be sewing alone as it seemed that everyone was on the Shop Hop.  Jill, who works at the shop, came in and sewed with me until things got busy.  She showed me this stunning quilt (shown above) that she had just finished.  It is really awsome!  And it was so nice to talk to her as it had been a while since we had been able to do that.  

Then, finally, other Happy Scrappers began to arrive.  Above is Adrienne with an arm full of scraps.  She is really a fun quilter and she shares her scraps with us all, which is wonderful since her fabrics are so different from mine.  I love experimenting with them.

And look at these beautiful, bright squares that she is making out of those scraps.  Can't wait to see this quilt!

And Vicki joined us.  Vicki teaches at the shop and is an excellent quilter with lots of helpful ideas.  

Vicki was busy making bee bocks and flower blocks.  I can't wait to see this quilt.  Flowers are my favorite!  

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, April 30 for the next Happy Scrappers meeting.  All are welcome to join us.  Some have expressed an interest on a meeting of the Happy Scrappers during the week.  If  a midweek session would work better for you please let me or Chris know and we will add that to the calendar.

Don't forget to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and see all the new books, fabrics and notions.  

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, March 21, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS & SHOP HOP REMINDER!

Hello Quilters!  What have you been working on?  I've been practicing my free motion quilting and as you can see, I still need lots of practice  I think it's actually true what they say about getting far away from the quilt and you don't see flaws in your quilting.

And there are spots that don't look too bad.  I chalked in this design with a stencil and just followed the lines.
And there are a couple places that don't look too bad.


But, oh, my, look at the dark fabric.  The quilting really shows up and it is bad.  I know I need lots and lots more practice and any words of wisdom would be appreciated.  How can I get a handle on this?  I don't seem to be in control of my machine, and my mind, well, I need control of that too.  I am used to using pantographs and then knew what to do when.  Unfortunately, I don't have that option now and really need to plan my quilting and be more aware of what I'm doing.  Oh, my!!!

Enough said about that. I really wanted to remind everyone that Happy Scrappers meets this Saturday, March 26, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Hope to see you there!

And don't forget that the Quilt Tracks Shop Hop is still going on.  This is the last weekend March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

A FINISH AND SHOP HOP NEWS

Look what I finished!  A growth chart for my great grandson.  There are advantages to cleaning your sewing room because I found this panel when I was cleaning.  I don't remember buying it or where I got it, but was eager to finish it for Liam.  Can't wait to show him.  

And now for the important announcement!!  Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out the great fabrics and notions.  While there, don't  forget to sign up for the Shop Hop (information below).  

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

 

Friday, March 11, 2022

SHOP HOP STARTS NEXT WEEK!!!!


Before I tell you about the Shop Hop, I have to show you my latest finish.  This is what I was working on during our last Happy Scrappers meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It is made entirely from scraps.  A special thank you to Cathy Mueller who gives me her scraps.  And a special thank you to Adrienne Wilson who brought a big tote full of her scraps to share with us at our last Happy Scrappers meeting.  I couldn't resist and had to dig through that pile too.  So much fun!!!

And now for the important announcement!!  Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out the great fabrics.  While there, don't  forget to sign up for the Shop Hop (information below).  

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, March 6, 2022

HOPPY EASTER FREE PATTERN

 

Hello Quilters.  It seems a lot of people have been asking for this pattern and for some reason the "anyone with a link" isn't working.  I hope this link will get you to it.  If not, please send me a message and I will forward it to you.  Here is the link.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-k5cNRjSZTRZ0JxNjZZU2VTamEyN2JfcEVQVFQwZw/view?usp=sharing&resourcekey=0-a_Aa2-UURWq7wJzQN9u2fg

Good luck and Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

NEW FABRIC AND SHOP HOP INFO


Hello Quilters!  Today I want to show you new fabrics just in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is an adorable panel from Henry Glass & Co.  It is called S'More Fun Outdoors!  
These fabrics go with the S'More Fun Outdoors line.
The above fabrics, by Henry Glass & Co. are named Bee You!
And the above fabrics by Henry Glass & Co., are Houndstooth Basics and are great coordinating fabrics with all of the above.

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out these great fabrics.  While there, don't  forget to sign up for the Shop Hop (information below).  

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, February 27, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday, and it was so much fun to see everyone and what they are doing.  Above, Marti shows us this bag that she is working on.  The pattern is from Whistlepig Creek Productions.  She said she was making it for a friend.  And the red hot pad on the left is a gift from a friend.  Friends are wonderful!


I think I showed this last month when is was just a flimsy.  Now it is all quilted!  What a lovely quilt that Vicki D. made.

Vicki D. also made this quilt.  I showed you her work in progress last month.  Now she has it all finished and ready to be quilted!  Good job!

Janalee was busy working on this quilt for charity.  She has it all pinned and she plans to quilt it herself.  It is so bright and cheery. 

And after being stuck in New Zeeland due to the Pandemic, Adrianne was finally back in the US and able to join us.  This is the fun quilt she's been working on.  This block is called a Squirdle, a mix of both a circle and a square.  Red Pepper Quilts designed it.  What a fun quilt, and I bet she's getting lots of practice on sewing curves!  So nice to see you Adrienne!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

HAPPY SCRAPPERS TO MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


 Hello quilters, today I just want to remind you that the Happy Scrappers meet this coming Saturday, Feb. 26th, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is my first finish of the year, made of all scraps.  I think this will make a nice lap quilt or wheelchair quilt for charity.  Hope this inspires you to come to the Attic Window Quilt Shop and join the Happy Scrappers

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

Hugs, Caroll

Saturday, February 19, 2022

NEW FABRIC AND HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello from the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I stopped in at the shop today and had to show you the new fabrics that just came in.  Above are the New Hue Basics by Kanvas.


And these are Flower House Basics by Robert Kaufman. 

And these are Bubleberries Collection from Lewis and Irene Fabric Co. 

I saw so many cute and interesting things as I walked around the shop.  Above is this adorable basket  and table mat that the ladies made during the Christmas Through The Year class.  These ladies are getting a head start on next year's gifts.


There are new books in too, as well as the newest magazines.  I'm still trying to decide!

And this handy gadget is a must have.  I wanted to show you how it works but the pictures were blurry.  Guess you'll have to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to see how it works and purchase one (I know this is a must have on my list!)

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
  • Quilt Tracks Shop Hop.  Join us for 6 days of shopping and savings.  Participating shops:  Quilted Memories Inc., Montague; Attic Window Quilt Shop, Comstock Park; and New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo.  Dates:  March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26.  Time:  Thursday and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday 10-4.  Receive a Free "Prairie Tracks" pattern after visiting all three shops.  20% off Fabric, Patterns, Books, & Notions.  Regular priced merchandise only.  Door Prize Drawing at each shop - a value of $50.  Passport is $6.

  • DON'T FORGET that Happy Scrappers meets this Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  All are welcome.  
HAPPY QUILTING,
Caroll






 

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Quilts For Wheels

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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

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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.
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