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Sunday, May 3, 2015

WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?

Want to know a secret?  I have some class pictures to show you today and a big secret to tell you about!  First, the pictures.  Above Tammy, Deb. and Nancy show off their Glam Shell Bags that they made recently during a class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. You really should think about taking a class with Diana.  She can teach you how to make a bag that rivals name brands you would pay a fortune for on the market.
These are the inside of the bags.  They have lots of pockets and zippers.  The thing that intrigued me is that Diana scouted around and found special hardware for connecting the strap to the bag.   This hardware is sturdy and gives you a secure feeling.  Diana’s next bag class is May 11.  Call the shop to register and get your supply list.

And now for the big secret ANNOUNCEMENT!  Chris revealed this past weekend that the Attic Window Quilt Shop is MOVING!  Don’t worry.  You will not have to go any further to attend classes or get supplies as the new place is close by and the move won’t take place until August.  Ask for details the next time you are in the shop.

ATTENTION:  Recently, I have been posting that The Charity Quilt group that meets on the first Monday of the month at the shop is asking for donations.  I understand that you have answered the call, donating items for these worthy projects.  Now the Charity Group is again requesting help.  They would appreciate it if you would clear your calendar on the first Monday each month and come and help them use these donations and sew quilts for Charity.  We can use your talent!

DON’T FORGET
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, May 4
  • UFO Night, Friday, May 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, May 9.
  • Glam Shell Bag, Monday, May 11.
  • Threads of Friendship Quilt Show, May 8 & 9, Muskegon, MI
ON ANOTHER NOTE
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WARNING! FABRICS HAVE POWER

If you have read this blog before, you probably know that these are not my colors.  However, I must say when I saw Jill unwrapping these bolts of fabric the other day when I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I did a double take.  These fabrics must have some kind of secret power, I uttered to myself.  I found them stunning!  The line is Treenware and Berries by Marcus Fabrics.
Above are the 10" square packets that coordinate with the Treenware and Berries fabrics. 
Jill also showed me these new fabrics that just arrived.  The line is Prairie Gathering by Marcus Fabrics.  The 10" square bundles are also available in this line.  Better get into the shop quick to grab some of these luscious fabrics before they are gone, which will probably happen in no time because these fabrics have power!

NOTE:  Yesterday Mary Burton asked if the Fresh Picked Posies BOM is still available.  Yes it is.  You can pick up the pattern at the shop.  You choose your own fabrics.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month and anyone is welcome to join us.  I am available to help with applique, demonstrate my freezer paper technique, and choose fabrics.  If you don't need help, feel free to work at your own speed.  Anyway I see it, applique is a fun thing to do and I hope you will join us.

ATTENTION:  The Charity Quilt group will be meeting this Monday at the shop.  They are asking for donations.  If you have UFO blocks, 100% cotton fabric that you know you will never use (you know how our tastes change), incomplete projects (like a quilt top half done), batting, etc., please bring them to the Shop.  This wonderful group of quilters will use them to make much-needed quilts for charity. 

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Glam Shell Bag, Friday, May 1 and another on Monday, May 11.
  • Sampler, Saturday, May 2.
  • What Knots, Wednesday, May 3.
  • UFO Night, Friday, May 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, May 9.
  • Tulip Time Quilt Show, May 2-9, Holland, MI
  • Threads of Friendship Quilt Show, May 8 & 9, Muskegon, MI
ON ANOTHER NOTE
♥ Caroll, Sharing, Caring and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ARE YOU A NORTHWOODS KIND OF GAL?

The Appliqué Bee met Tuesday afternoon at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I don’t have a lot to share, mainly because I got busy talking to all the wonderful quilters who lingered after the Tuesday Morning Bee, and a couple women who had quilts to share scooted out before I got a picture.  However, I did get a picture of what Jane B. is working on.  Above is one of her embroidery blocks.  The name of the pattern is Among the Pines.  It is the second pattern in the Northwoods Memories series.
These are the blocks she has completed so far.  She does beautiful work!
I finished another block for the Fresh Picked Posies BOM.  I placed them all on the board so you can see them together.  I think I’m the only one doing this BOM, but I’m loving it.

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, April 30.
  • Glam Shell Bag, Friday, May 1 and another on Monday, May 11.
  • Sampler, Saturday, May 2.
  • Tulip Time Quilt Show, May 2-9, Holland, MI
  • Threads of Friendship Quilt Show, May 8 & 9, Muskegon, MI
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and 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.