Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.30.11 - Let's Go Fly A Kite

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In This Issue....
  • Featuring the kites of Gerry!
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Teaser
  • Survey
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Attention Nevada Quilters
  • April Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Did You Know
  • Let's Go Fly A Kite
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Hi Quilters!

Go Fly A Kite!

That's right. With the fresh green grass and the warm spring breezes (I'm sure they're there somewhere...), it's kite season. This week we are very proud and honored to feature the creations of March's "Out of the Box" contest, and our winner. Gerry is our winner, and she took Kaye's tips and techniques and created the most amazing kites! Take a peek throughout this newsletter, and then, click on over to our Show and Tell page to get a larger view of her creations, and then, read on to find out how you could maybe be April's winner!

What's On Sale


Frustrated by the rising shipping costs? We are also, so we're thumbing our nose to those pesky shipping and handling fees. This week, your entire order ships free (US and Canada only).

What's New In Our Store
This is a different brand of Kaye's Books. While spring cleaning, we found a whole box of these. Now the original version has been discontinued, only available in E Version, here, but this one we have a whole box of.

Notice - This book is in GERMAN!

Go here for this interesting GERMAN version!

A Teaser....(coming soon to a station near you....)

Click on the picture to see what the BuZz is all about

Brand New This week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Twirling Stars!

Watch as Kaye demonstrates her techniques!

Stars twirl clockwise or counter-clockwise around this quilt for a dazzling effect! Easy and fun to make, this pattern features strip sets that are easily cut. Uses the Starmaker 6 Master Template (sold separately).

Kaye's Twirling Stars Pattern

If you can't get there from here, go to www.kayewoodtv.com and click on the Twirling Stars Video

The Survey Says....

There were only a few of you who were interested in seeing mens and boys patterns.

The clear majority seemed to feel that even if you spent the time, money and effort into making your guys wearables, they wouldn't wear them.

Thanks so much for your input, it helps to know what you want when we stock our shop!

And... with that in mind.... What would you like to see in our shop?

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

Kites! The winner of our March "Out of the Box" contest is Gerry, who took Kaye's techniques and turned them into Kites! See the pictures throughout this newsletter for their "Out of the Box" quilting ideas!

do you have a project you'd like showcased? Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!

Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....

Eileen says: I save the triangles cut from piecing binding, or when putting a small square on the corner of a larger square or rectangle then sewing diagonally, and any small pieces and inch or so wide. I use these as leaders and enders. It keeps my fabric from being poked down into the hole on the throat plate, AND I end up with pieces for a scrappy quilt. The triangles sewed together make a Friendship Star.

Sue says: Do not be afraid to ask questions from the internet, your local quilt shop, and other quilters on forums all have been a great help to me because I am new to quilting.

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Attention all Nevada Area Quilters: Kaye's Got a New Teacher's Certification Class Scheduled!

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Brand New Contest For April...

Our "Out of the Box" contest has been so well received that we're continuing it! Take a look at our Show and Tell pages for inspiration, or better yet... come up with your own. Take Kaye's tools, templates and techniques and create an original work of art! This is an "out of the box" event, and we've had actual boxes made out of the View & Do Hexagons and Octagons as well as the kites we are featuring this week, so don't be afraid to venture across the line of traditional quilt designs. Get creative!

The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!

Hurry! Mail me the pics and the story HERE

Contest ends 4.30.2011

List your event

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!

Did You Know??

It would be a perfect quilting world, if all of our rows were equal in length. But...we live in the real world, where rows may not be the same length and that's fine. Quilting is supposed to be fun and we all know, "ripping out" definitely is not! To help improve your skills, here are some thoughts to consider when you're having problems.
1) Were all the strips cut the same width? If not, maybe you need to practice your rotary cutting.
2) Were all the seam allowances the same? Once again, practice makes perfect when it comes to sewing.
3) Did you press your strips without steam, from the right side of the fabric?
4) If you do have to trim your strips, make sure you trim the top and bottom, equal amounts.
Checking these things can save you a lot of time and maybe a big headache too!

Let's Go Fly A Kite....

With tuppence for paper and strings,you can have your own set of wings.
With your feet on the ground, you're a bird in flight!
With your fist holding tight, to the string of your kite!

Let's go fly a kite Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

When you send it flying up there, all at once your lighter than air!
You can dance on the breeze, over 'ouses and trees!
With your fist 'olding tight, to the string your kite!

Let's go fly a kite Up to the highest height
Let'' go fly a kite And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

Written by Robert B. Sherman for the movie Mary Poppins.

I think that's all for this week. Have a great week, and Go Fly A Kite!

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!