Monday, August 12, 2019

Introducing Grandma's newest-in-store Quilt Club, Hoppin' and Shoppin'. Led by Grandma Rachel, this club meets once per month with
six sessions available.

Aunt Sally is shopping her way across the USA! With her friend Travis, and her little dog Sampson, she's traveling from Maryland to California, hopping from quilt shop to quilt shop enjoying a hobby she loves so much. 

Participants follow her as she uncovers fascinating facts about 12 United States, collections quilt patterns, learns new tips and techniques, all while having a load of fun! Each month, club member receive the pattern and fabric to create a 15" quilt block in one of four colorways, a colorful information booklet, and more.

Quilt block kits are available in four color schemes: 19th Century Reproductions, Americana Batiks, Assorted Batiks and Blender Brights. Class participation is $10 per month per colorway. There is a $10 membership fee which helps offset the cost of class materials.

Grandma's Quilt Clubs are like no others that we know about. They are a fun way to learn about history that affects women today and discover new products. There are door prize drawings, an opportunity to be with friends, and quilt blocks to collect.

Dates of the club are:   September 5/6/7; October 3/4/5; November 7/8/9; December 5/6/7; 2020: January 2/3/4; February 6/7/8; March 5/6/7; April 2/3/4; May 7/8/9; June 4/5/6; July 9/10/11; August 6/7/8.

You can register for the class online by clicking here.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Color of Forever Quilt Challenge

The Color of Forever Quilt Challenge
Our new Quilt Challenge is here! Grandma's Attic is hosting a Quilt challenge to support Sable House, our local domestic violence shelter. Our theme for the past few years has revolved around "The Color of" concept. So far, we've hosted the Color of Happiness, Kindness, Joy, Peace,  Love, Courage, Healing, Hope, Compassion, Wonder and Dreams. This year we're hosting The Color of Forever. Doesn't that sound inspiring?

Entry packets for this year's theme include five theme fabrics, challenge rules, and an entry form. All proceeds from the sale of the packets go directly to Sable House. The maximum quilt size for quilts entered into the challenge should not exceed 180 total inches when all sides are added together; however, there is no minimum size requirement. Each quilt must incorporate all theme fabrics, although the amount used is up to you. The remainder of the fabric used can be quilter's choice.

Quilts are due in to Grandma's Attic by July 24, 2019 where they will be displayed from July 27-28, 2019. The general public will be invited to vote for their favorites. Winners will be selected by customer ballot (one vote per viewer) based on Best Interpretation of Theme and Best Use of Color. (Remember, this is the general public, not professional quilt judges, so don't be afraid to enter!) First Place prize is a $100 gift certificate to Grandma's Attic; Second Place prize is a $50 gift certificate; Third Place is a $25 gift certificate. In addition, both the Best Interpretation of Theme and Best Use of Color will receive a five yard fabric bundle.

 Quilts will also be displayed at the Polk County Fair in Rickreall, Oregon held in August, and on display at other locations as well. All quilts will be returned to their owners by the end of August, 2019. If you'd like to participate in this quilt challenge, you can purchase a packet either at the shop or on the web. We can't wait to see what you've dreamed up!