Friday, April 18, 2014

Stories of Old Oregon Quilt
    What was it like to move to and live in Old Oregon during the days before Oregon became a state in 1859? In this unique Block of the Month Club, you will sew blocks that the Pioneers themselves might have made as you discover the  the exhilirating adventures and tall tales that were part of the western expansion of the Great Migration to the Oregon Territory.

     Included in the Club is a monthly newsletter written by Grandma Rachel. She will tell you fascinating stories about Jimmy Chitwood and the Bear, Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spaulding, the Sager Orphans and more. This newsletter is packed with information about the early pioneers, the migration, life in Old Oregon, and more.

In addition to the newsletter, you will receive the fabric an patterns you need to create two 9" quilt blocks. Other handouts are also included. This is a 13 month club, with a finishing kit sent in the 13th month. Size of the completed quilt is approximately 64" x 85". You'll have fun sewing while you learn about the Oregon Trail and the early Pioneers. Click here for more information and to join this exciting new club.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fusion Illusion Fabric

Fusion Illusion Fabrics by Blank Textiles
Here's a cheery group of fabrics that speak of Spring and new beginnings. With its swirls of color, this nice group of fabric blenders can add depth and dimension to just about any quilting or sewing project.

Fusion Illusion, by Blank Textiles is a beautiful blender group by Blank Textiles. Grandma's Attic now has this fabric group available in many different colors of the rainbow, from red and orange to violet and indigo on the other side of the color spectrum. To order them, click here.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Worldwide Quilting Day

Grandma's Attic is participating in Worldwide Quilting Day, Saturday, March 15, 2014. To celebrate the day, we are kicking off 30 days of "Wrapping the World in Stars." By participating, you could win a $100 shopping spree to our quilt shop by making 12″ star blocks for charity. Make a 12" star block; then take a photo of each unique star block, upload it to with a an original caption. Enter as many times as you like. Then take your 12″ star blocks to Grandma's Attic quilt shop where they will be donated to a favorite charity. Now doesn't that sound like fun?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shooting Stars Block of the Month Club

Shooting Stars Block of the Month Club
Isn't this a gorgeous quilt? We think you'll be "over the moon" with our Shooting Stars Block of the Month program. Each block features beautiful fabrics by Laurel Burch of butterflies, dragonflies, and birds in the bright rainbow colors she is so famous for designing. Easy to complete, each month during the program members receive the fabric and pattern needed to create a star block using those fabrics and a deep black background. A Finishing Kit is then sent in the 10th month. The finished quilt top measures approximately 50" x 50". This club is both beautiful and economical, and you will love the way this looks when done!

Friday, February 07, 2014

It's Snowing!

We live in the middle of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Everyone knows it rains a lot here in the Valley; however, lately it's been snowing and snowing and snowing.

This is a picture of our barn. With six inches of snow in the barnyard to begin with, it is snowing again. Pretty soon, we will have even more snow and it will be a little more difficult for Grandpa Stephen to get back and forth to check on his chickens. He's had to break the ice off of their water and make sure they have plenty of food and are cozy under their heat lamp. He'll also check on the barn cats while he's out and about.

Even though we're only 3-1/2 miles from town, our little Farm is higher in elevation. That means it can be raining in town and snowing here in the foothills of the Coast Range. I can call work and say "I'm snowed in," and they will think I'm making it up because it's only raining where they are.

But today it is snowing both in town and at the house and they will believe me when I say I'm staying home. We'll put a big pot of chili on the stove, and hope for sunnier days soon!

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Souper" Bowl Sale at Grandma's Attic

"Souper" Bowl Sunday Sale!

Grandma's Attic is hosting a "Souper" Bowl Sale at our shop this weekend,  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 31 to February 2, 2014. Our fabric will be marked down and there will be an additional discount for those who bring in cans of soup or food for the local food bank.

This will be our 20th year hosting a "Souper" Bowl sale. What we do is invite our in-store customers to bring in cans of soup for the local food bank in exchange for a discount on fabric purchases. Believe me, our customers have generously donated food for the local food bank even in the tough times. It is always so reassuring to me to know that quilters are good people who care about others!

My own grandmother was a professional cook for many years. The very thought that someone might go hungry was very distressing to her. If there was something she could do to feed a hungry person, you can bet she would. My son, Kyle, says that his own memories of his great-grandmother mostly revolve around food: her big white apron, eating the plums off of her prized plum-tree, or her asking him to try yet another piece of pie after one of her big Thanksgiving dinner feasts.

With hunger still a big problem in today's world, we are glad to be able to help out in our community. Our customers help us meet this tremendous challenge with their terrific generosity.

That's my daughter, Leah, in the photo above, posing with just a few of the cans of food we're donating to the food bank.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Rhyme Time Redwork Embroidery Club

Rhyme Time Redwork Embroidery Quilt
Rhyme Time Redwork Embroidery Quilt is simply adorable and we think you will enjoy creating it for a little one in your life! This 1930s-era nursery rhyme quilt features 12 adorable 8" embroidered blocks filled with delightful nursery rhymes. From Banbury Cross, to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, to Polly Put the Kettle On and Curly Locks, each month, the nursery rhyme verse and its history are included in the pattern so you can remember it from your own childhood as you stitch away.

Each month during this 12 month club, you'll receive the pattern, nursery rhymes, muslin, and floss to make one embroidered quilt block block. Two colors available: Turkey Red or Indigo Blue. When completed, the finished quilt is approximately 30" x 40". To order, click here.