May 2010 - Posts

Free Starring The Eagle Pattern With Any Shipped Order!


Starring the Eagle is perfect for your Memorial Day celebrations and summer picnics. Included is the Eagle applique.

The Starring The Eagle quilt pattern is here, and uses Kaye's Starmaker 6 Master Template

This week, you can get this pattern, free with any shipped order!

New Free Pattern in our Freebies Section - Patriotic Picnic!

This is an oldie, but goodie. Make your own customized and personalized placemats, cup mats and napkin holders using Kaye's free pattern. The pattern is here.

This pattern uses the View & Do Hexagon Shape, here

New In Our Shop - Spring Table Charms!


Spring Table Charms from Chickadee Hollow Designs.

You asked for table toppers, and here they are. These table charms are so quick to make and lots of fun to decorate with. Sizes can be easily adjusted and they have have so many uses. Place under your favorite candles, knick knacks, table ornaments, or pictures. They make great gifts and can be made at the last minute. Your friends will think you worked hours on them! They can be embroidered, appliqued, or just stitched or combinations of all.

Approximate sizes: 7-18".

Click here to see our newest addition!

Fractured Landscape Quilts - Giveaway Over On Kaye Wood's Blog

Fractured Landscape Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust is not so much a pattern book as it is a technique book.

Katie covers it all, from how to take a photograph and make it "quilt-able" to how to "fracture" the picture.

Katie's stunning technique, described in this book is shown with many how-to photos and inspirational quilts. Starting with a photograph, Katie explains how she draws the landscape, fractures the image, selects the fabric, then appliques and quilts the piece for successful results.

I will giveaway this book next Friday, May 28, 2010 to a random commenter. Leave us a comment over on our blog telling us about your experiences with landscape quilting.


Kaye Wood's Quilting Newsletter, Week of 5.19.10

Kaye's weekly newsletter is online and ready to read! We have the very surprising results of our survey, a new pattern just for summer and a special Memorial Day sale on our Old Glory pattern and pre-printed interfacing. There is also all of your favorites, tips and techniques, show and tell and a special section on caring for your scissors.
Read it here:

New Quilting Cruise Scheduled!

Round Bobbin Announces Next "Sew Fun Cruise"
Eastern Caribbean Sewing & Quilting Cruise Sailing June 5, 2011, on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
  • Itinerary: 7 Nights:
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • CocoCay, Bahamas
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas VI
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten BVI
Join us on the Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise as we sail on the Freedom of the Seas. We sew while we are cruising at sea, giving everyone ample time to enjoy the sights of each port of call while docked. We have sewing and quilting classes appropriate for all skill levels. We make it easy for you. Janome is sponsoring the cruise and is providing the machines for use on the ship. We provide all the equipment necessary to sew while on the cruise. All you need to do is bring yourself and be ready to have fun!
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas is one of the newest ships in their fleet. In addition to the world class food, you'll enjoy fun and exciting Las Vegas style shows, games, themed bars and lounges, full size flat screen TV's in every room, the Royal Promenade and so much more. Those who like a little adventure can enjoy the rock climbing wall, the FlowRider®, and the 9-hole miniature golf course.
You must book your cruise through Bonnie at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480. It's easy. A deposit of $250 per person holds your cabin. Bonnie can also arrange a payment plan to meet your needs. We have a limit of 100 people so book today! More information will be posted at or call 800-473-9464.
As an added bonus, everyone who registers for classes will receive a Janome sewing machine. These machines will not be used on the cruise, but will be shipped to your home after the cruise.
Prices start at $1170 per person, which includes all classes on board the ship.
Hope you join us!!

Expo Jacket Pattern by The Junk Jeans People is on sale

Check out our Deal of the Day! The Expo Jacket Pattern by The Junk Jeans People is $5.00 off! Regularly 15.00, today, only 10.00.

This jacket uses recycled jeans and features a rounded collar with full lining. The sleeves and the front are great places to show off your embroidery talents. Pattern features full color photos, tissue pattern, along with two additional views of this creative jacket.

Sizes: S-3XL

Hurry, there are only 6 available!

Kaye's Deal of the Day is Updated!

Today it is damp and chilly up here in Northern Michigan, so this is the perfect fix!

Get out those old jeans that don't fit or have a few too many rips in them and sew this project up quick. Wear this longer length, fully lined, cardigan to stay warm and cozy. It features self fabric or ribbed trim bands. Room for lots of embellishment.

Sizes: S-3X

Normally priced at $6.00, today you can get this classic Junk Jeans pattern for only 4.50. Go here:


New In Our Store - Sunflower Sky Pattern by Happy Apple Quilts

Sunflower Sky, by Karen Grof of Happy Apple Quilts. This wall Hanging, measuring 38"x38" is quick and easy to piece.

Bring summer into your home year round, or get creative and use different colors to signify different flowers, or even snowflakes. This is a very versatile patterns. IF you like floral quilts, this is one you'll be proud to hang.

Fabric requirements are:

  • Brown 1/2 yd
  • Yellow 1/2 yd
  • Dark Green 3/4 yd
  • Lt Blue 5/8 yd
  • Lt Green 3/4 yd
  • Backing 1-1/4 yd
  • Batting 45"x45"
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Giveaway, Over At Kaye Wood's Blog

Art & Inspirations. This book leads reader through Ruth B. McDowell's progression into becoming one of today's most prominent quilt artists. Full-color reproductions of her finest works, drawn from collections all over the world, illustrate this volume and offer an immensely sensitive and personal look at her work.

Visions. This catalog features all 80 quilts from the "Visions" exhibition in San Diego in 1996.


Both of these books are great inspirational material. If you like the "different" types of fabric art available, you'll love both of these books.

Leave a comment over at Kaye Wood's Blog telling us what your idea of an "art quilt" is, and next Friday, May 14, 2010, we'll draw a winner!

Kaye's Quilting Friends Newsletter, Week of 5.4.10

In This Issue....
  • On Sale, Clearance, Damaged,Deal of the Day
  • New On Our Site
  • Kaye's Schedule
  • Blog Giveaway!
  • Our Readers Show and Tell
  • Tips From Our Readers
  • Events
  • Funny Stories From Our Readers
  • The Stages of Motherhood
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way

Today, "Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is pretty in pink...Follow us!

Contact Info:

Kaye Wood, Inc

PO Box 456

West Branch, MI 48661


Hi Quilters,
In June I will be in Reno for the Quilting, Stitches & Craft Expo from June 24-26 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Check out their website
If you are in the area, stop in to see us and all of the vendors and teachers. A 3-day show like this one is the perfect place to learn new techniques and to try out new machines. Quite often merchandise is discounted so you can get some good deals. There will be booths, classes and seminars that appeal to sewing, quilting, applique, etc.
Look for us in
booth #516

On Sale This Week....

What mother wouldn't love a new purse or tote bag?
This week, buy any of our Purse Patterns along with the Bag-E-Bottoms Clear Acrylic Base to enable them to stand alone and the shipping is free (USA only, discounts will be given to international orders).

Also, many new clearance and hurt items have been listed. Check them out!

City Bag

Miranda Bag

Towne Bag

Whimsey Bag

Veronica Bag

Gracie Tote

Chelsea Tote

Newport Bag

New On The Site

Brand New!! Margo Bag Pattern from Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs

Margo's secure zip-top closure safely nestles 1 inch from the top edge of the bag. Achieve this crisp, professional finish with our innovative Dip-Down Zip-Top technique using any polyester all-purpose zipper. Features: secure zippered closure, shoulder length fabric handles, 2 handy outside plus 6 inside pockets to keep you organized. Instructions included to make Margo without a zipper. Finished size: approx. 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 4"

Kaye's Schedule....

Teacher Certification Classes....

The Gracie Bag, from Lazy Girl Designs is one of the Purse/Bag-E-Bottoms combos we have on sale this week. Click on the picture, or the link below to watch the construction of this bag.

Watch the video....

FYI: Programs are best viewed with a high speed connection.

Giveaway on our Blog....

Hurry over to our blog where we're giving away this book, Log Cabins for Everyone.

Discover the versatility of Log Cabin Quilting! Included in this exciting volume are patterns for easy quilts along with fun-to-stitch but challenging variations for the more experienced quilter. From miniature wall quilts to larger projects for the home and gift-giving, this comprehensive book has log cabin patterns for everyone who loves this classic American design.

Leave me a comment telling me about your experiences with Log Cabin Quilting! We'll draw Friday, May 7 for this free book.

Show and Tell....

Send me your Show and Tell pictures and stories (50 words or less, please)

More Show and Tell Quilts (to see the quilts enlarged, click here to go to our Show and Tell Page and click on the images.

I made this in Kaye's Spinning Diamonds Teacher Certification class....Diana

I made this jacket from the project you featured last summer from Nannette called Fractured Bargello. I made it for my mother-in-law and included fabric from which I made my wedding dress. It was a fun project, and I have two more lined up to do next. It's a great way to use up 1/2 yd impulse buys!....Louise

Be sure to visit our Show and Tell Page, then click on these quilts to see the larger view!

Tips From Our Readers....

I have a tip for anyone who needs a template and wants to use clear plastic. I came across this idea when I was looking for a piece of plastic I wanted to cut out as a template for making baby bibs. I make several for craft fairs and embroider on them, so I like the clear plastic so I can make sure the design is centered when I am about to cut out the pattern after I embroidered the design on the cloth. Since the size of the bib I make is larger than the normal 8.5" x 11" that you can find in the fabric stores, I decided to look for those clear, flexible cutting mats you can buy in most discount stores. It's perfect and does the trick - and is less expensive than what the fabric stores sell their templates for....Rita

We want your tips....

Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter!

Last Call for Quilts!

June 1, 2010 is the submission deadline for "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" a traveling quilt exhibit sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Maximum size for quilts is only 9 inches by 12 inches and they must have an Alzheimer's theme.

Details are here:

(Don't forget to include additional days for shipping and registration of your quilt.)

Quilting Events in May...

Has your guild or quilting group scheduled a show? Let us know the where's, when's and how's and we'll put you on our Quilting Events Page.

  • The Chatham Kent Quilters Guild will be holding their Quilt Show on May 7&8 2010 at St. Paul's Congregational Church on Park Ave Chatham Ont. For further information contact
  • Annual Tulip Time Festival Quilt Show, Pella IA, Sponsored by the Pella Area Quilt Guild, May 5-8, 2010, 641-628-3944
  • Adams County Historical Society Quilt Luncheon and Program, Gettysburg, PA, May 8, 2010 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Refectory, Seminary Avenue. For information, call 334-4723, Ext. 201, or visit
  • Quilt Craft and Sewing Expo, Delmar, CA May 20-22,
  • Lansing Area Patchers-For the Love of Quilting Quilt Show, May 22-23, 2010, The Summit, 9410 Davis Highway, Dimondale, MI, Vendors, 200+quilts, Live Demos, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Traveling Show, Food Available, Questions? Contact or
  • New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Sunflower, Paducah, KY, March 19-June 15, 2010,
  • Imagine Hope, Paducah, KY, April 9-May 25, 2010,

Don't be left out? Be sure to send us the info and we'll get you included!

Attention Arkansas, New Mexico, New Jersey and North Carolina... We don't have anything listed for your state. Let us know what's going on!
If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!

Funny Stories From Our Readers....

I've sewn for a few years and everyone has done this once in awhile I know. Well I am making a quilt with alot of smaller pieces and I decided to chain sew the many small pieces. I am doing so well and sewing right along and I am so proud of myself for I am getting quite a bit done. I am almost done with the trillion pieces and low and behold, my bubble has burst! I look behind my sewing machine at my pile of fabrics and it is a big pile of nothing sewn together. I ran out of bobbin thread on the second section I sewed. I was so mad I left it right there and did not come back to it till a week later. So much for getting the quilt finished in a timely manner. A lesson learned!....Irene

You can't be the only one who's done this! Come on, fess up, tell us about your funny sewing stories!

The Stages of Motherhood...

4 Years Of Age - My Mommy can do anything;
8 Years Of Age - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot
12 Years Of Age - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 Years Of Age - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either
16 Years Of Age - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned
18 Years Of Age - That old woman? She's way out of date
25 Years Of Age - Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 Years Of Age - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion
45 Years Of Age -Wonder what Mom would have thought about it
65 Years Of Age -Wish, I could talk it over with Mom

That's all for this week

Have a great week everyone from

The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Floral Quilts Are In - Use Nature As Your Inspiration!

Use large florals, stripes and solids to create these gorgeous wall hangings and table runners. It's lilac season, why not celebrate with blues, whites and purples! Sunflowers and Daisies are right around the corner calling for bright yellows, oranges and browns. All too soon summer will be over, get this pattern while you can!

Big Blossom Trio - A trio of big-block projects. Big Blossom Baby (48"x54" baby or wall quilt), Big-Blossom Boudoir (72"x90" bed quilt) and Big-Blossom Buffet (18"x52" runner). What compares to the beauty of a lovely mid-summer hydrangea bush? Or a huge cluster of cabbage roses? With big beautiful blossoms and large luscious leaves, these are some of nature's finest work. The Big Blossom Trio uses very large-scale floral fabric. Corners are added tot he big-blossom blocks to add emphasis to the diagonal design lines.

$9.00 in our store, here: