Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Week of 8.31.11 . Are You Canning Tomatoes or Quilting?

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In This Issue....
  • Quilting and Tomatoes
  • What's On Sale
  • Quilting Indulgences Boxes
  • Funny Stories and Signs Needed!
  • The 411 On Madison
  • Show and Tell
  • Alert, Alert, Alert
  • What's New
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Did You Know....
  • Tips
  • August Is....
  • Our Facebook Group
  • List Your Events!
  • This Day in History
  • QSC Expos
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  • 9.7-9.11 - Madison, WI
  • 9.21-9.26 -- Novi, MI
  • 10.8 -- West Branch, MI
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Hi Quilters!
Do you get the urge to start more quilting projects in this weather? By this weather I mean the cool nights (ah, finally, some sleeping weather!) and the cooler days. Oh yes, the sun is warm but there's a defnite chill in the breeze.

Definitely time to spend more time with the quilting (and get the tomatoes canned, and processed, and, and, and.... lol)

The pictures are courtesy of Google Images. This is what some of the lakes up here are starting to look like!


What's On Sale....

FREE DVD of Cheryl Phillips Attic Window Technique with purchase of the Attic Window Pattern and Tool Set!

Regularly $31.95, this week, $19.95!


Don't forget all of the other items on our sale pages, clearance items, discontinued merchandise, and other discounted patterns.....

September Quilting Indulgences Boxes! - End of Next Week - Just Sayin'....

Funny Stories and Signs Needed.

A billboard sign along a highway in Missouri, which was all black, and the writing in white. It said, DON'T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE, and was signed GOD.

Send us pictures of your funny signs!

The 411 on Nancy Zieman's Show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI

Sept 8-10, 2011

Kaye will be doing two 1 hour lectures every day at 1pm and 4pm on Quilting for the Pointed and Pointless People.

Quilt Expo Quilt Contest

Kaye's booths are #724 and 725

More info on this fun show can be found here:


Call For Show and Tell Entries....

Send them in so we can feature your creations!

Email your pictures and the story behind them to terrye@kayewood.com

Alert Alert Alert....

A special sale on all of our remaining VHS copies of Kaye's Quiltng Friends and Quilter's Toolbox Shows. Now we don't have these cataloged yet, but we do have at least one copy of most of the shows. Be sure to read the entire description so we know what you want. These are selling fast, and I'll finish cataloging them today. In the meantime, just let us know, in the comments section of the shopping cart, which shows you want, and if we have them, you'll get them for $5.00!


What's New In Our Store....

We've added quite a few new items this week.


Gumdrop is composed of one simple block.

All pieces are cut from strips.

Finished size approx 60" x 72"

Uses the Lazy Angle Ruler (not included)

Scenic View!

Does your camera take scenic or panoramic views? Take advantage of this pattern and make your own Scenic View.

This pattern is an excellent showcase for wonderful scenic fabrics. This pattern uses innovative piecing techniques and is suitable for intermediate quilters.

Quick to make and way easier than it looks!

The pattern includes a lap size 56"x 71" and a table runner 26"x 50".

This Week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Hexagon Cut and Sew

Just two cuts for perfect Hexaons - any size!

Sewing tips for perfect inside points every time.

Using the Starmaker 6 Master Template.

Comes in printed and electronic versions!

Easy Hexagon Designs

Did You Know?
Here are some basic terms that relate to fabric, that you might find helpful.
Fabric Grain-This term refers to the way threads are arranged in a piece of fabric. The way you cut your fabric in relation to the grain, can make all the difference in the accuracy and ease of assembly to your blocks.

Warp Threads-These are the long threads that continually run the length of your fabric, as it comes off the bolt. Otherwise known as the fabric's lengthwise grain.
Weft Threads-These are the threads that was woven back and forth, perpendicular to the warp threads, along the entire length of the bolt. Otherwise known as the crosswise grain.
Straight Grain-The lengthwise threads of the fabric are regarded as the straight-of-grain.
Selvages-These are the bound, finished edges, that run along the outer edge of the fabric.
Fabric Bias-The thread line that is at a forty-five degree angle, to the lengthwise and crosswise grain of the fabric, as it is on the bolt.

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

Don't be afraid to try a new technique, if you find you really don't care for it you can always make a mug rug or pot holder from the block...Connie

I have had a problem when inserting a needle into my machine, it has a tendency to turn. I sew a lot of lap quilts for the kids at Shriners. I sew late at night the best time. However, the light is not the best.This has been very frustrating. It suddenly occurred to me to insert the needle threader into the eye. This can be held straight in the right direction and needle inserted. No more problem...Marian

August is . . . . National Catfish Month, National Golf Month, National Eye Exam Month, National Water Quality Month, Romance Awareness Month, Peach Month, and Foot Health Month

Catfsh month? Really??

Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

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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!

This Day in History....
  • 1887 Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born.

    1888 Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London.

    1962 Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain.

    1980 Poland's Solidarity labor movement had its beginnings when an agreement ending a 17-day strike was signed in Gdansk.

    1994 Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states.

    1997 Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.

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Have A Great Week!

Published Wed, Aug 31 2011 2:11 PM by Kaye Wood