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Thursday, May 25, 2017

NEW BLOCK FOR COOKBOOK BOM


 Well, you can tell I've been out of the loop lately.  This is the block the Quilt Block Cookbook BOM group was to make this month and not the one I previously announced.  I discovered my mistake when the group met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This is recipe 22 Sugarplum.


Above, the group holds up their block so I can take pictures.  Aren't they pretty!
Cathy shows us the block everyone will be making this month.  This block is recipe 25 Mayberry.

TIP:  Cathy had a nice tip for making these drunkard's path squares.  She suggested we first fold and crease the center of each of the two curve pieces of the drunkard's path square.  Then put the two pieces together, making sure the ends match.  Take a few stay stitches at each end of the curve.  Then make sure the center creases match and pin.  Now sew the curve, easing in the fabric as you sew.  This will make a perfect curve!
Thanks Cathy!!!

PRE-MEMORIAL DAY SALE!
  • A Pre-Memorial Day SALE will begin Saturday, May 27 and continue through June 3.  You will receive 20% off everything in store except consignment items.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • The shop will be closed Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
  • New Shop Hours beginning June 1 through August 31 -  Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Machine Applique and Stitch-In, Saturday, May 27
  • Closed, Monday, May 29
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, May 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sew Can Do has a tutorial for a Lavender Garden Neck Roll.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BEES IN THE ATTIC MEET

Jill B. was the Queen Bee when the Bees In The Attic met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  This was the final meeting for this year's group.
 Jill got busy right away placing our blocks to show us how the quilt is going to look.  Because this quilt will demand more blocks than the 11 of us made, Jill made a strip of the blocks to help us visualize how it will look.  Jill is going to use the Quilt As You Go method for making this quilt.
 This gives you a better view of the lay out.  We were asked to use the white fabric that Jill gave us and to add dark blue fabric where called for in the squares.
This is going to be a beauquilt with all the different blue in it.
Jill had a little surprise for us.  She said she made this quilt top years ago and was giving it to anyone who wanted it.  Peggy was the lucky person who took the quilt top home with her.  Thanks Jill!

Our group is starting another Bee, which will begin next month.  We are still looking for one more person to join us.  If you are interested in joining the group please call the shop to sign up or send me an email.  We have chosen two new books that we will be working from this year.  I'm looking forward to another fun year with the Bees In The Attic bee.

PRE-MEMORIAL DAY SALE!
  • A Pre-Memorial Day SALE will begin Saturday, May 27 and continue through June 3.  You will receive 20% off everything in store except consignment items.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • The shop will be closed Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
  • New Shop Hours beginning June 1 through August 31 -  Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, May 25
  • Machine Applique and Stitch-In, Saturday, May 27
  • Closed, Monday, May 29
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, May 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • 42 Quilts has a Modern Monday Redux.  I followed along when she first started Modern Monday and you can see the quilt I made here.  Check it out.  It was really a lot of fun.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, May 22, 2017

APRIL COOKBOOK BOM

Cathy had sent me pictures of last month's Quilt Block Cook Book BOM.  Above the ladies show their blocks.
 A couple more show their blocks.
And some here too.  I love this block.  It is forgiving and easy to make.  I bet an entire quit made of this one block would be beautiful!  Maybe I'll have to try it.
This is the block everyone was supposed to make for this month's meeting which is Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. A special thank you to Cathy for making this sample block.  It was my turn to make the sample but, alas, I was could not get to my sewing machine.  Wonder what block we are to make for next month.  Stay tuned to learn more.

DON'T FORGET:
  • Bees In The Attic meets at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m
  • The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM meets Monday evening at the AW and also Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.  
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Modalissa has a Moda Bake Shop Tutorial for flowers in the park.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SPECIAL THANK YOU

 I'm back!!!  A very special thank you to all who sent your thoughts, cards, and prayers.  I can't tell you how much it meant to me and how it helped me heal during this difficult time.  I wish I could show you all of the beautiful cards, but that would be impossible.  I do what to show you a couple of the hand made cards that I received.   Judi A. made the one above with her fancy sewing machine. So lovely.
And Jeanne B. made this beautiful card.  I admire her talent!

Again, a special thanks to all my quilting friends.  Cathy has been sending me pictures of what has been going on at the Attic Window and I will start tomorrow showing them to you.  I'm slowly getting my mojo back and may even get down to my sewing room soon!

In the meantime, don't forget:
  • Bees In The Attic meets at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m
  • The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM meets Monday evening at the AW and also Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.  I'm so anxious to see everyone.  Also, you won't want to miss this group meeting as there is a special prize in store for you.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • I hope I haven't shown this before.  I can't wait to try it.  A Few Scraps has a tutorial and template for a Magic Triangle Block.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GIRL SCOUT TROUPE EARNS BADGE

 Yvonne B. recently sent pictures of the fun time her grand daughter's Girl Scout troupe had at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The girls learned to applique this adorable owl.  Rosa and LeeAnne helped Yvonne teach the girls.  She said, "The girls learned a lot."

Above the girls show off their work.  Yvonne said, "We had show-n-tell first, showing them the different ways to applique.  For this project they used felt.  The girls learned how to sew on buttons, glue their pieces to the background, and how to attach their owl by using large stitches.  They all did a great job!"
 Rosa helped the girls with their applique.
 LeeAnne helped too.
More work on their project.
 After completing their project they had a fun time playing bingo.
And they had pizza.  By completing their project, each girl will earn a Sewing Badge to sew on her vest.

It looks like a fun time was had by all.  I wish I could have been there.  Thanks Yvonne for sending the photos.  What a great thing to do for these girls.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, April 18
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.
  • Sampler, Wednesday, April 19
  • El's Attic, Wednesday, April 19
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m.
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 20
  • Stitch-in, Friday, April 21, 10-6
  • Stitch-in, Saturday, April 21, 10-5
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating

Sunday, April 9, 2017

OLD FRIENDS RETURN!

She's back!  It was like old home week when the Happy Scrappers recently met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Several people had returned after a long absence.  We have been missing Rosa for several months and were so glad to see her smiling face again.  Above, Rosa shows us a baby blanket that she is working on.  She made one like it before and decided to make another.  Isn't it adorable.
We were also happy to see Adrienne and her happy smile again after missing her this past winter while she visited warm New Zealand.  More on her project later.
Lee Anne worked on a new project using this beautiful fabric.  The fabric and pattern are from Timeless Treasurers Tonga Treats Strippy Pinwheels kit.
 Cathy shows us the table runner that she recently finished.
 This is a closeup of the beautiful fabric.
Cathy was recently Queen Bee at the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive.  She told us the block she wanted us to make, gave us the blue print fabrics, and we got to work.  Last month we give her the blocks and Cathy got busy and put them together (adding a few more blocks of her own) and quilted the quilt.  It is beautiful!  I'm so impressed with Cathy and how she actually gets her quilts finished!
 Back to Adrienne.  Above she shows us this tri-fold zipper bag that she made during our session that day.  I think it was a bit of a struggle.
Above Adrienne hugs teacher Diana who helped her through all her difficulty while making the bag.

It was a fun day and so good to see everyone again.  Hope you will come join us this Wednesday, April 12 when we meet again at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, 6 p.m., Monday, April 10
  • Sampler & Bee, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 11
  • Happy Scrappers, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 12
  • Doll Bee, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13
  • UFO Night, 3 p.m., Friday, April 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IS THIS YOUR FIRST KISS?

 
Vicky (left) and Robin (right) attended the evening group of the Quilt Block Cookbook BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This block's name is First Kiss.  It looks like their blocks turned out perfect! They must be old pros at First Kiss. (wink, wink)
Marjorie, who lives in Utah and follows along with us, sent a picture of her block.  Love those fabrics.

Everyone should like the block we have chosen for next month. It is recipe 32 of the Quilt Block Cookbook.  Even when the block turns out larger than the 12.5" it is supposed to be you can cut it down without losing any points.  Enjoy!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  •  You might want to make this now or put it away for winter.  Pieced Brain has a tutorial for a snowman ornament.  It is so cute!
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, March 27, 2017

DID YOU MISS THE TEA PARTY?

Did you miss the Tea Party recently held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  Last Wednesday, while at the shop, Chris was kind enough to show us the trunk show that she held during the Tea Party.
Above, Chris shows us a table runner.
And here is another table runner.
 How about this adorable pot holder. Marilyn made this.
 And these Citrus pot holders.  Vickie S. made these.
 What little girl wouldn't love this purse.
Cathy made this pillow.
 Lee Anne made this bag.
This pattern was in two sizes.  The larger one would be great for holding sewing supplies.  The smaller one makes a perfect wallet.
I made this quick and easy table runner.
All the above items came from this book above: Simple, Fun  Quickly Done.  It includes 18 projects.
Marilyn made this fantastic wall hanging/table topper.
The pattern can be found in this book.

Marilyn also made these two Tea Pot quilts.  The first one is all embroidery.  I intended to get close up of the blocks but forgot.  They were stunning quilts.

A special thanks to Chris for taking the time to show us these fun projects.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  •  Sewn Up has a video tutorial for making a tablet stand.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating

Sunday, March 26, 2017

HAVE YOU TRIED MACHINE APPLIQUE?

A new Machine Applique Scrappers group met Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Lee Anne shows us the two blocks that she worked on.
Eva, Lee Anne's granddaughter, joined in the fun.


The women brought blocks that they had made earlier.  By earlier, I mean earlier last year or several years ago.  I believe the above blocks were part of a BOM at the AW a few years ago.
Above, is Yvonne's block that she was working on.
You can better see the applique block above.  This is Lee Anne's block all finished.  How adorable.
Nancy was working on machine appliqueing her Rose of Sharon blocks that she made several years ago during a class at the AW.



Chris had a number of blocks to show the group and she was there to help if needed.  If you don't have an applique project to work on, kits for some of the above blocks are still available for purchase.  Don't you love that fifties block with the poodle skirt?  How about that sixties block with the bell bottoms?

If you missed this first session, you can attend the Thursday evening session on March 30th. Just call the shop to register.

Also, plan ahead.  Another Machine Applique Scrappers meeting will be held in April on the last Saturday of the month.  Mark your calendar now!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
  • Search for the Stars Quilters Road Trip, April 27 through May 6.  Twelve shops participating.  Stop in at the shop to purchase your passport.
HAPPENINGS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Day, Monday, March 27
  • Cookbook BOM evening group, Monday, March 27
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, March 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, March 30
  • Machine Applique Scrappers (evening group),l Thursday, March 30
  • 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.