Calling all Local Area Residents (LARs).  If you like anything at all about quilting, you are going to love the Heart of Winter Bus Tour.  This trip on Saturday, February 11th is for YOU.    There are many reasons to participate in this tour, the above snowman being just one of them.   You will get a Free pattern, each of a different season, when you visit each shop on the tour.  The above Snowman is the FREE pattern from the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Let me tell you about the trip: 

Participants should arrive at the Attic Window Quilt Shop between 7:30 and 7:55 a.m. on Saturday.  Why not come early?  Chris said she will  have warm coffee and goodies for you if you haven’t had time for breakfast.  The bus leaves the shop at 8:00 a.m. sharp.

First stop is Portland where you will visit the Around the Block Quilt Shop.  This shop provides a rich selection of colorful fabric, books and patterns to inspire your creativity.  You will have an hour and a half to shop and enjoy looking at all the beautiful samples in the shop.

Next, the bus will take you to Quilts Plus in Kalamazoo where you will get an hour and a half to shop. You will find many quilts on display plus thousands of bolts of 100% cotton fabric, quilting books, patterns and supplies.   After shopping you will enjoy a nice lunch provided by the shop (included in price of tour).

From there you will take the bus to Montague, MI where you will visit Quilted Memories.  You will spend an hour and a half at this shop which has a wide selection of quality fabrics and supplies.  By the way, the shop’s mission statement is “Helping you create tomorrow’s treasures.”  Sounds like my kind of place!

Make sure you don’t spend all your money at the previous shops because, last but not least, the bus will take you back to the Attic Window to spend three hours shopping (Chris is just kidding).  However, we will get plenty of time to shop the featured reproduction fabrics of all kinds, from Civil War prints to 1930’s fabrics, plus the wonderful selection of bright fabrics.  New books, patterns, supplies and fabrics arrive at the shop on a daily basis.  There is always something new to see, like their new dolls which have been featured on a couple blog posts. 

You won’t want to miss this fun tour and take advantage of the free patterns, special discounts, and loads of fun with like minded friends.  Call the shop today and register.  Reserve your spot now.  Space is limited.
Remember last Monday I blogged about a block that Wayne Kollinger had on his blog and mentioned that I had a little problem with it.  Wayne has so graciously written specific details for making those triangles that gave me a problem.  Thank you Wayne.  I’m going to make some more of these blocks. 
SewHappy Me is having a quilt along.  Get over there now to get part 1 directions and templates as they will only be up for one week.

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

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