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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GRAB SOME OF THESE FLANNELS

Have you seen these luscious flannels in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  They are from Windham Fabrics. Stop in and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics and make something warm and cuddly.  

What did you do today?  I worked on a Valentine project.  Speaking of Valentine's, Barb at Bejeweled Quilts is having a week long show of her "heart" quilts and is giving you a chance to win one of her patterns.  This Link will take you to day one.  Be sure to click through the other days to see her beautiful quilts.  Also, be sure to stop by and leave a comment on her blog.  This might be your lucky day.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Doll Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Beginning Quilting, 6-8 p.m.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, January 15, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED FREEHAND CURVED PIECING?

I didn't get much done on Saturday when attending the Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  However, while there I saw a 2015 edition of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  In it there was an article where Jean Wells teaches a new technique, freehand curved piecing.  CT Publishing had sent me a video tutorial last year and I fell in love with what Jean did.  However, I never had time to try it out.  So Saturday I started this block and finished it today.  I will make three more and make them into a pillow as shown in the magazine.  This was especially exciting because I swore I would not buy new fabric until I used up some of my stash.  I quickly gathered up my stash of solids and used them for this block.  Now I will be all ready for the new solid fabrics that will soon be on the floor at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I got a glimpse of them and they are to die for!!

If you would like to see Jean's video, go to You Tube and google her name.  She has several videos on this technique.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16
    • Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17
    • Sampler, 9:30 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 10 a.m.
    • Embroidery Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Trip Around the World Quilt, 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Doll Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Beginning Quilting, 6-8 p.m.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Jacquelynne Steves has a tutorial for a Valentine's Day Mini Quilt.  So cute and still time to make it.
  • Check out Mary Lou's post for today.  My wonky hearts and cat is on her blog.  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, January 14, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED FOLDED FABRIC?


When I attended Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday, I saw a number of women were working on folded fabric blocks.  Above are Rosa's blocks.
Then I saw Yvonne's blocks.  Aren't quilters the best!  I know those who come into the Attic Window Quilt Shop are willing and eager to share their knowledge.  So I called Cathy right away and told her about the folded fabric blocks because I know that is what she's been wanting to do.
So Cathy joined us too.  Above she and Diana try to figure out how to make a folded fabric block.
While Cathy, Diana, Rosa and Yvonne spent time on their folded fabric blocks, Nancy worked on making this lovely block.  It is a BOM this year at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
And Vickie D. made this bag that will hold all her various electronic cords.  I had her turn down the top so you could see that she is using snap tape across the opening.  I didn't know they had such a thing.  She told us that some snap tape has the snaps positioned about an inch and a half apart.  She looked around at the various stores until she found this one where the snaps are only an inch apart.  What a great idea!  I'm going to try that on my next bag.  She said she is surging the sides and bottom and then binding them with the same pink that is on the top.  Love that fabric!
Customer Anette Baron (left) stopped by to see what we were doing.  Above, Rosa is trying to help Cathy make that folded fabric block.
We thought Anette might be able to help as she does origami and showed us one that she does.
Finally, Cathy shows us her finished block.  Pretty!  While things were fresh in her mind she made four more after she got home that evening.

While all this was going on I was showing Marti how to do Freezer Paper Applique.  Only when I got home did I realize I never did take pictures of her project.  She is doing a challenge block and it is going to be adorable.  I hope to show the finished project soon.  And hope she wins the challenge!

Peggy stopped by during the day to pick up her Bee blocks since she didn't get them because our session was cancelled due to the weather.  ATTENTION:  Peggy asks that those Bee members who have not turned in their finished blocks for her please bring them to the shop and leave them at the front desk.  I think one person has dropped out so if that person does not intend to make the block please return Peggy's fabric to the shop.

Our dear friend Lee Anne could not be with us this week due to a physical challenge.  We wish her well and hope we will see her lovely smile back on the blog soon.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16
    • Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17
    • Sampler, 9:30 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 10 a.m.
    • Embroidery Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Trip Around the World Quilt, 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Doll Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Beginning Quilting, 6-8 p.m.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

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.