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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BEE IS A BUZZING AT THE ATTIC WINDOW

The Bees In The Attic bee hive met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It was the first day of a new Bee.  Members of the previous bee brought their quilts for show-n-tell.  Above, Shirley shows us her quilt.  As I recall, Shirley gave each member of the hive the red fabrics and some of the white/cream fabrics.  She told us to add the blues and whites to complete our blocks.  It is amazing how all the blocks came together to make this stunning quilt.
Above, Peggy shows us her finished quilt.  She gave us the Kaffe Fassett fabrics and told us to add the whites and creams from our stash.  What a beautiful quilt!
Above, Charity shows us her flimsy.  She had asked us to use the fabric in the kits she distributed to make the Coins In The Fountain block from the book Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry.  What a lovely quilt.  I can't wait to see how she quilts it.
I don't think Cathy was too happy with me taking pictures when she was trying to talk.  However, she graciously volunteered to be the first Queen in this new Bee, so I had to take her picture.  Today she distributed kits for us to make the Flutter Pattern from the Fat Quarter Book (page 48-51).  This is an easy block.  Just don't forget to make your angles so they kiss!

NEWS!  I'm sure you all have heard of Christmas In July.  Well, the Attic Window Quilt Shop is going to be different.  The shop is having Halloween In July!  How different is that!  You won't say Boo to this....Stop in anytime during the month of July and receive a free Halloween pattern for a table topper!  While there, be sure to check out the specials on Halloween fabrics, patterns, etc.

ALSO:  On Friday and Saturday, July 7 & 8, the shop is having it's once a year Batik SALE!!!!  Chris has been busy cleaning out fabrics and there with be 20-40% off on Batiks only.

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 901 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI. Admission is $6.
  • The 2017 Annual Quilted Memories Quilt Show will be held July 28-30.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. Admission is FREE.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 29
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 1
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 3
  • CLOSED, Tuesday, July 4
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, July 5
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 6
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 8
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Ivory Spring has a link to a free Hope quilt pattern.  (scroll down)
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, June 26, 2017

A FUN UFO DAY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

When I saw the Scrap Bin Geese Block Tutorial I sent it to Adrienne.  She called me right away and said, "Let's try this.  Meet me at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Monday.  I have lots of low volume fabric and you can bring your brights and we'll have fun."  I checked the shop calendar and noticed it was UFO day so I figured why not.  We had a great time making these blocks and plan to make more when we get together for Happy Scrappers.  If you'd like to join in, Quilter's Diary has an excellent here.

Nancy was there today working on these beautiful Rose of Sharon blocks.
And Pauline was there making this lovely table runner and place mats.  I can't wait to see these finished.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, June 27
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, June 28
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, June 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 29
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A READER'S QUILT

Hello everyone!  The picture of the beautiful quilt above was sent to me by Marjorie. You may remember she is the reader who asked the recent question about sewing room organization.    Here is what she says:  "The photo is the quilt I just finished.  The photo doesn't show the colors as bright as they really are.

I bought a couple of new storage boxes and have been working on organizing.  I think one of the ways to help me remember where things are is to always return them to the same place I got them.

We had an exciting week, we had a fire start across the freeway from our house.  Lots of fire people, helicopters and air tankers dropping retardant .  They got the big blaze out the same day, just little hot spots left.  It was nothing  like the Brian Head fire that is about 30,000 acres burned  and still growing.  It has been brutal heat and was 114 degrees in St George,  but only 109 degrees here on the back porch!  Hope the heat wave breaks soon.

Stay cool in Michigan.
Happy sewing
Marjorie"

Yikes!  109 degrees!  I can't imagine that and just hearing it makes me thankful I live in Michigan.

A special thank you to Marjorie for sharing with us.  It is always nice to see and hear from fellow quilters.

Don't forget the new summer hours at the Attic Window Quilt Shop  are Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO, Monday, June 26
  • Bee, Tuesday, June 27
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, June 28
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, June 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 29
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Debby Kratovil has a free Old Glory Star pattern for you just in time for the fourth!  You will have to scroll down the page to find the link.
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.