Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Week of 5.25.11 - Lilacs!

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In This Issue....
  • Kaye's Blurb
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • QSC Expos
  • Ugly Quilt Contest Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Kaye on TV
  • Copyright Concerns
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Hi Quilters!

Northern Michigan is sporting her yearly cloak of lilacs. Deep purples, light lavenders and white, and the air is fillied with their perfumes. Gorgeous. Aromatic.

What's On Sale....

$15.00 on the Everyone Can Quilt Book and $15.00 Starmakers With Purchase of the Everyone Can Quilt. Don't want the book? Get the Starmakers for $19.95 each!

Everyone Can Quilt

Strip sets are cut then placed together so the diamonds spin in a hexagon around the quilt top. This design only looks complicated when you follow the techniques that Kaye Wood has developed. Uses the Starmaker 6 (sold separately).

Size: 54" x 47"

Check out our Sale Page for more bargains, clearance items, hurt patterns coming back from the shows and lots of other one of a kind items!!

What's New In Our Store....

Handy Tabs

Use to attach purse handles, swivel clips, 'D' rings, charms or make loops to hang small quilts.

100% polyester, colorfast, wash warm and tumble try.

Comes in 10 colors

Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com!

Squares Galore from Kaye's book, Everyone Can Quilt.

Watch Kaye as she shows how to make her Squares Galore Quilt.

Book not included.

Tip: Annie Moody from Janome shows crazy quilt designs on the MC 11,000 machine.

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

Blazing Stars - What a wonderful way to do stars with the Starmaker 8 and they look like they're difficult to do, but aren't. I used an Aztec fabric and took the colors from it for the other fabrics. I had trouble with the squares and triangles, but once I got them figured out, it went really well. It's a great pattern and one that I know that I will make often. (That top edge really is straight, it's just the way it is hanging for the picture)....Margaret

A-Maze-Ing Quilt Pattern....Becki

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

Use a pipe cleaner to get lint from around the feed dogs and bobbin case. Just fold it in half around your finger (so it stays rounded rather than bending the metal directly in half) and insert the folded end into the machine to pull out those little lint devils. I find this much easier to get into tiny spots.....Elise

As a newbie quilter I have taped down a small sticky note pad on the 1/4" line so that I don't go over the sewing line. That way I get a true 1/4" seam line and I don't have to buy an extra foot....Janet

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May Ugly Quilt Contest - One Week Left....

Send me pictures of your UGLY quilts, or even just the blocks that were soooo ugly that you never finished them!

We want to see them. Winner will get your choice of a View & Do Shape or Starmaker and an assortment of patterns to accompany your choice.

Send pictures and stories HERE

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!

Kaye On TV....

We get a lot of phone calls and emails asking where to find Kaye on their TV. The simple answer is we don't know, (sorry). Here's what to do. Call your PBS, cable and satellite providers and ask them. If they don't show it, ask them to add it to their lineup. Our shows are called Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilting The Kaye Wood Way.

Did You Know - Copyright Concerns....

The subject of copyright as it applies to handmade items, is a subject dear to the heart of someone who is making a living through their creative efforts. A copyright protects an authors income, by giving them the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work, whether they have created patterns, music, art, books or any other specialized design. For work to be copyrighted, it must be significantly original. An item or a technique so common it can be considered in the public domain, cannot be copyrighted. It must be something unique and distinctive, already in existence. Facts and ideas cannot be copyrighted, but the way they are expressed can.
Copyright infringement occurs when a person copies someone else's copyrighted item, without permission. To have a copy is not to have the copyright. For example, you can photocopy a pattern to cut up or mark, so you don't ruin the original, but not to give to a friend so she doesn't have to buy one. This would result in a loss of income for the author. It doesn't matter if the pattern is no longer available or if you do not charge for the copy.
You are free to use patterns from any book or magazine that you have purchased. However, if you make an exact copy or a close adaptation of an item from a pattern or book, the designer still owns the copyright on your work, and you must ask that designer for permission to publicly display it. Many books and patterns will give permission for personal use and non-profit use only. This means you can make an exact or a close item from the pattern and keep it, display it, give it to a friend or sell it. Some will tell how many you are allowed to reproduce and sell. You cannot mass produce items from the pattern and sell them commercially.
Changing the color scheme or size does not transfer the copyright to you. You would need to change the design enough so that it is not similar to the original. However, a technique cannot be copyrighted, so you may use another persons technique, to create a unique design of your own.
It is always best to give credit where credit is due. If you create a work based on someone else's design or technique, mention that in the label or display information. What goes around, comes around and who knows, someone may be inspired by YOUR work someday.
Permission is hereby granted to freely copy and distribute this article provided credit is given to the author,
Kris Driessen and the website PhoebeMoon.com

I think that's all for this week. Have a great week. Hope you enjoyed the Lilac Pictures!

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Published Wed, May 25 2011 1:29 PM by Kaye Wood


# re: Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Week of 5.25.11 - Lilacs!

I love all the beautiful pictures of the Lilacs thank you for sharing them with us..Barbara

Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:39 AM by Barbara

# re: Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Week of 5.25.11 - Lilacs!

lol, thanks, Barbara. They are courtesy of Google Images.

Friday, May 27, 2011 11:40 AM by Kaye Wood