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Saturday, November 18, 2017

HAVE YOU EVER CHANGED DIRECTIONS?

Another Table Runner Finished!  When I saw the book The Joyful Stitcher at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I had to have it.  I love applique and although the pattern called for wool for the flowers and leaves I chose to make it all in cotton using my freezer paper method of applique.  I love how it turned out.
 I also had a little fun trying out some free motion quilting.
Above is the back of the quilt.  I never have used a solid fabric on the back.  I find a busy fabric hides my quilting skills...or lack there of.  However, it was fun to see how this looked from the back.

ATTENTION:  There has been some confusion about a couple of monthly meetings which usually take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month that day is the day before Thanksgiving and a couple groups decided to make some changes.  Here are the changes:
  • The Bees In The Attic Bee Hive will NOT meet this coming Wednesday, but will meet instead on the following Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m.  
  • The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM will not meet this month due to the holiday.  You are still to make a block this month and you can read about what blocks to make here.
Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Breakfast Stitch-In and Sale, Friday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, Nov. 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DOES THIS BRING BACK MEMORIES?

Is anyone old enough to remember these?  I do.  When Chris, owner of the Attic Window Quilt Shop showed me this beautiful beaded purse it brought back a slew of memories.  Chris said that she got it from a friend whose Mother had received it as a graduation gift in 1940.  It was purchased at Herpolsheimer's (a local Grand Rapids department store) and was handmade in Belgium. 
This is a closer look for you to see all the beads.  Those were the good old days, when we only needed a small bag to carry lipstick and a tissue.  Today I'm thankful that we have so many quilting patterns and can make the large purses or bags to carry all the stuff we have to haul around with us every day.  Stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and take a look at the bag samples and the patterns.  Or you can check out the calendar and sign up for a bag class that Lee Ann or Marilyn teach. You will be surprised at what you can do with their excellent instructions.

Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Nov. 17
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Nov. 18
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HOW ABOUT SOME EPP?

Well, this table runner is finally finished.  The dresdens are EPP.  I loved making them but I think I would have liked this one better if I had used a different background.  Live and learn.
 This is a close up of one of the blocks so you can see how I quilted it.  The pattern is from the book Distinctive Dresdens by Katja Marek, published by The Patchwork Place.  This book is awesome.  There are templates and directions for 26 EPP blocks and 6 projects.  I think I will try one of the more complicated blocks next and make a pillow.  You can get the book at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, Saturday, November 25 and again Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Farm Girls BOM, Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Nov. 17
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Nov. 18
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Patchwork Posse has a free pattern and tutorial for Elf On The Shelf dolls.
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.