October 2011 - Posts

Day 1 of our Holiday Sales - Everyone Can Quilt for only $15.00!

Holiday Sales.... Day 1!

Everyone Can Quilt

Regularly $22.99, but now

Through Nov 7, 2011

it's only $15.00!

144 pages

If you're a beginning quilter or a seasoned one who would like to sharpen their skills, this book is a must have for your quilting library. With 20 projects and over 100 tips and techniques to go with every skill level, you will be making everything from pillows and table toppers, to all different sizes of quilts. Plus, Kaye includes paper templates of her infamous Starmaker® rulers for you to use, though we highly recommend our acrylic version. Kaye also includes tons of witty stories and anecdotes about her life and travels throughout the quilting world. Uses Starmaker® 5, 6, and 8 (sold separately).

Click over to our SALE page to order!

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Make Your Own Sale In Our Shop!

That's right!

From now until Monday, go to our What's New page and get 25% off any regularly priced Christmas themed item.

All you have to do is make your choices and put "Christmas" in the comments section of the shopping cart.

This isn't a promo code, so you won't see the discount immediately applied but we'll take the discount in the office.

Start your shopping early! HERE               

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.25.11 - Boo!

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In This Issue....
  • Sweep Up The Leaves, The Holidays Are Upon Us!
  • What's On Sale
  • Kaye's Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show in West Branch, MI
  • Show and Tell
  • West Branch Seminar
  • What's New
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Tips
  • Apple Recipes
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Scissor Tips
  • CraftGossip
  • List Your Events!
  • This Day in History
  • QSC Expos
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is incognito this week!....Follow us!

Kaye's Schedule

  • 10.28-10.31 -- Houston, TX
  • 11.12 -- West Branch, MI

Contact Info:
Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293

http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

Questions? Email Us!

 

Hi Quilters!

The leaves have all fallen, hunting season is well underway, the houses are all decked out in their Halloween garb and the end of October looms!

Are you getting ready for the Holidays? November will be a busy month for us here. If you've been with us for at least a year, you remember that every November we have three sales every week. One on Monday, the normal newsletter on Wednesday and a short newsletter on Friday. Get ready, it's going to be fun! Also, don't forget, on the 12th of November, we are having another Kaye Wood Seminar in West Branch, MI. Sign up HERE!


What's On Sale....

Aprons and Tea Towels and Buttons, Oh My!!

Our Fall Apron/Tea Towel pattern set includes patterns for the long apron, short apron and two tea towels. What's cool about these patterns is that they only require 2 tea towels! So you can totally match your kitchen. And, they're so quick to make up that they'd be perfect for a last minute gift!

 

Our Button Packs. The Fall button pack includes all the buttons you'll need for your Fall Apron and Tea Towels Pattern.

Reg price..$14.50 Sale price... $11.00


Just 2 Tea Towels Apron and Tea Towels Pattern - Christmas Set

Our Christmas Apron/Tea Towel pattern set includes patterns for the long apron, short apron and two tea towels. Santa and his reindeer are enjoying their candy canes.

Reg price..$8 Sale price... $6.00



The Christmas Button Pack includes all the buttons you'll need for your Christmas Apron and Tea Towels Pattern. Reg price..$14.50 Sale price... $11.00


Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox Copies of the shows in VHS format....

Now on sale. They used to be $18.00 and now we have them marked at $4.00 to clear them out. Most only have one copy left.

If you can still use a VHS format tape, check your patterns and see if there are any that we still have that accompany those pattern to help you along. First come-first served, when they're gone, they're gone, and they are going fast!

Lots More On Our Sale Pages!


Be sure to join us in West Branch, MI on Nov 12, 2011 For Kaye's Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show! (click here to sign up!)

You've seen Kaye strip her quilts for 40 seasons on
PBS-TV on Kaye's Quilting Friends.
Now watch her strip in person.

Making quilts can be easier than you think with Kaye's original techniques.

Something for everyone - from beginner to more advanced, Pointless or Pointed people!

Lots of ideas for your next project!

Learn to eliminate the slow-downs in quiltmaking.

Kaye also shares some of the funny things that have happened to her on the road to quilting.

A Special "Thanks" to the following shops for helping us to advertise Kaye's Seminar!

  • Caroline's Sewing Room in West Branch, MI
  • Quilt-n-Bee in Traverse City, MI
  • Front Porch Quilts in Frankenmuth, MI
  • Bittersweet Quilt Shop in Pinconning, MI

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

My grandson wanted a wallhanging for a computer teacher he had that year. The kids were always going back and forth about PC verses Mac. At the awards night he surprised her with this wallhanging/lap quilt. He had 12 pages of blog on PC verses Mac and he got it down to 9 pages. They are interesting to read. We just tied the quilt because I was running out of time. He seems to wait till last minute for something. I enjoyed doing this.....CL

See all of our Show and Tell Entries!


What's New In Our Store....

Tea Garden Quilt from Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs

This fun and funky pattern is simply elegant, with a touch of modern. Created in any color you choose, you'll feel like a designer when you're done.

Simple flower squares and green leaves create a vibrant, garden against a dramatic background. Mix and match four flower fabrics and three leaf fabrics for an organzied scrappy garden of blooms.

Tea Garden is composed of two simple blocks; all pieces are cut from strips.

Uses the Lazy Angle Ruler (sold separately).

Finished size approx. 60' x 72"


Diaper Dock Pattern from Sisters' Common Thread

Great gift for moms and grandmas!

Bag opens up easily to become an anywhere changing pad, just big enough for a short trip. Drawstring bag pattern included to keep your necessities together and handy.

Lots more new stuff too, Check it all our on our What's new page!


This Week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Life in the Meadow.

Fussy cut pentagons frame the birds in the birdhouses. Easy and fast with Kaye's newest shape, the View & Do Pentagon Shapes (sold separately)

Additionally, check out our Blog Post with closeups of the birds!

Also available,

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

When I make a quilt, I take the left over pieces and cut them into 2" or 1-1/2" squares and put them in pretty hat boxes. When I have two hat boxes filled with 2" squares, I have enough to make a twin size quilt for our local children's shelter. When I have one hat box filled with 1-1/2" squares, I have enough to make a wheel chair or lap quilt for our local Veteran's home. The people at the Veteran's home have so very little and they have done so much for our families and country. We should all as quilters seek out the closest one and get involved in any way we can. Even if you don't have time to make a quilt for one of our Veterans they will also take personal items like soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, adult diapers etc. Here in my local area each veteran has about $35.00 a month to buy all of the personal needs they may have. Well enough of my soapbox babbling. Just try to get busy for them like they did for us....Tina

Apple Recipes!

Best ever Apple Pie and I use ready made Pillsbury Crusts

  • 6 large Golden Delicious Apples (6-7 C sliced)
  • 1 3/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Flour (more if apples really watery)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Water

Mix altogether in bowl and place in pie pan prepared.

Drop small amounts of margarine or butter in spots around the pie mixture.

Add several drops of Almond extract flavoring

Cover with top crust, cut leaf design in top with air hole.

425 Degrees for 10 min and then 350 Degrees for 45 min or golden brown....Leila

Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

If not, you missed out on the opportunity to get some of our patterns at discounts only available to our FaceBook group!

Click HERE to Join for Special Coupons and Deals!

Scissor Tips....

As much as scissors cost these days, it's important to know how to care for them the right way. Plus, the better the care, the longer they'll last and the better results you'll get from them!

So here are a few tips on how to care for your scissors.

1. Keep your scissors in a cool, dry, safe place.
2. Regularly wipe the blades with a light coating of sewing machine oil, to prevent rust or corrosion. Don't forget a drop where the blades come together by the screw. After oiling, cut on some scrap fabric to remove any excess oil.
3. Your scissors can be washed with soap and water, but you have to dry them thoroughly and oil them too.
4. After each use, wipe off the blades to prevent build up on the blades and screw area.
5. Handle your scissors with care. When you drop them, it can knock them out of alignment, break the tips and nick the edges.
6. Respect your scissors and their uses, they are not for metal, plastic, etc. Keep the ones you use to cut your fabric in a certain spot, and use them for only this purpose.


One of our favorite sites for quilting ideas is CraftGossip! Check them out, they have all kinds of crafting sections.

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


This Day in History....
  • 1400 Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
  • 1415 The Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the Hundred Years War took place.
  • 1760 King George III of Britain was crowned.
  • 1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade took place at Balaklava during the Crimean War.
  • 1962 John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.
  • 1983 The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.

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January in Oklahoma!

Have A Great Week!

Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

Stop by and meet us at the Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show in West Branch, on November 12, 2011!

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Even More Magnetic Copper Bracelets!

Choose from four styles of our Unisex Copper Bracelets. All have magnets.

From left to right, Nile, Designer, Tee-Pee, and Desert.

Click to biggify!

And go HERE to order!

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Sadness :-(

This is a sad week for the gals at Kaye's Quilting Friends.

You see, every day here is bring your dog to work day. We all love dogs and the dogs love to play together.

But, yesterday, Kaye's beloved Siberian Husky "Dawson" had to be put down. He'd been sick for a long time and we just ran out of options to try to help him. We will all miss him.

If you've ever heard a husky "talk" you'll understand how quiet it is here now. Sadness :-(

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Whew! Finally Done...

We've finally finished the inventory on all of our remaining VHS tapes. These are from the Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox shows. There are literally THOUSANDS (ok hundreds) of VHS tapes, some of which have only one left. First Come First Served, and I think it's time for a FaceBook coupon, no? How about this. Order 1 VHS, order 10, or order them all and put "VHS" in the Comments Section of the shopping cart and you can have them for only 2$ each! Go here, and HURRY! http://www.kayewood.com/item/Kaye_s_Quilting_Friends_and_Quilter_s_Toolbox_in_VHS_Format/1030

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Wa Week of 10.13.11 - Which Do You Prefer?

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • Quilting Indulgences Boxes
  • West Branch, MI
  • Show and Tell
  • What's New
  • We're Just Wondering
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Tips
  • Apple Recipes
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Famous Quotes
  • CraftGossip
  • List Your Events!
  • This Day in History
  • QSC Expos
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is incognito this week!....Follow us!

Kaye's Schedule

  • 10.28-10.31 -- Houston, TX
  • 11.12 -- West Branch, MI

Contact Info:
Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293

http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

Questions? Email Us!

 

Hi Quilters!

Are you getting ready for the Holidays? If you've been with us for at least a year, you remember that every November we have three sales every week. One on Monday, the normal newsletter on Wednesday and a short newsletter on Friday. But, this year we're going to do it a bit differently. We're asking for your suggestions for our sales! Look over our site and decide what you'd like to see on sale. Then EMAIL us with your suggestions!


What's On Sale....

Funky and Fabulous Deluxe Organizers Pattern!

Pattern includes an art supplies bag with a wide strap and exterior buckle option. A computer bag, a travel satchel with scalloped flap option and an essentials bag. Fully customizeable interior and exterior options.

Totally fun way to show off your stuff!

Reg price..$10.95 Sale price... $8.00


Chameleon Bag Pattern!

A purse with many looks!! Make the Basic Bag. Inside of the bag has coffee card slots, pockets and a zippered pocket. The outside is beautifully pleated - pretty enough to be used alone - - - BUT - - - add a jacket and give it a new look - change it with your mood or the seasons. Make many jackets to accessorize your wardrobe.

Includes the pattern for the "basic" inner bag and two exterior "jackets".

Reg price..$11.95 Sale price... $9.00


Lots More On Our Sale Pages!


Quilting Indulgences Boxes....

Our Quilting Indulgences Boxes October theme will be Halloween.

This box, will go on sale October 14th (tomorrow!)

First offering will be at 10AM EST.

Second offering will be at 2PM EST.

You can either go to our home page and enter "indulgence" into the search box (top right) or wait for the link that I'll send! If there are no results, it's either not up yet, or has been sold out for that time.


West Branch, MI One Day Seminar - Rescheduled....

Attention all of you hunting widows...be sure to join us in gorgeous West Branch, MI, Nov 12, 2011 just a few days before rifle season opens for our one-day lecture/demo/trunk show and seminar.

Sign up HERE!

If you've ever seen Kaye do one of her seminars you know how much fun they are. And, she's back with new patterns, new stories and just as much fun as ever. But hurry....Seats are limited!


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


What's New In Our Store....

Perfect Those Dry Hands, Cuticles and Nails That The Changing Seasons Bring

Willow Bay Naturals Hand & Body Lotion was specially formulated for dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin. It is made with all natural vegetable oils and a paraben free preservative.

The lotion is still handmade in small batches and, as with all of their products, is never tested on animals. The unscented lotion is great for those with very sensitive skin, eczema or psoriasis. Even our scented lotions are so gentle, many people who could never use a scented lotion before are able to use them.

Comes in a 4oz bottle


Lotion Massage Candle - The Perfect Gift To Yourself!

What is a Lotion Candle? Also called a Massage Candle, our Lotion Candles are multi-purpose. Four uses all in one candle - scented candle, warm massage oil, cuticle dip, or moisturizing lotion. Our Lotion Candles are made with pure cosmetic grade soy wax blended with skin loving oils and butters and are scented with high quality, body safe, phthalate free fragrance oil or essential oils.

Comes in an 8 oz tin.

I'm currently burning the Sinus Relief Candle, and I just love it!


We're Just Wondering....

What is more important to you?

1. Reduced Shipping Prices

2. Reduced Product Prices

Let us know, please.... and as a thank you, if you answer this question on the comments section of our shopping cart, we'll take 20% off any regularly priced merchandise you ordered!


This Week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Seasonal Wall Hanging!

A 6 pointed star with several interchangeable fussy-cut centers, quickly changes with the seasons. Start with a hexagon, which is fussy-cut from fabric or an embroidery design. Add triangles and Log Cabin borders to accent the center. Great for any season, holiday or event you'd like to make special!

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

I am not a quilter, by definition. I only quilt occasionally, probably do sewing more often. Usually I will save up all my scraps, large or small, and recently I just realized that I might never have chance to use up my fabric strips. So, I decided to sew them up one afternoon, and convert them into a basket liner. Turned out pretty good.....Alina

When pressing seams open, spray a little spray starch on the seam before pressing and it lays down and stays in place....FMJ
Apple Recipes!

Failproof Pie Crust Recipe

5 cups flour, 1 pound of lard. 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of 7-up. Absolutely the best...Maureen

Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

If not, you missed out on the opportunity to get some of our patterns at discounts only available to our FaceBook group!

Click HERE to Join for Special Coupons and Deals!

Famous Quotes
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Dream as if you'll live forever...live as if you'll die today." James Dean
"Dreams are the touchstones of our character." Henry David Thoreau
"Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true." T.E. Lawrence
"May your dreams defy the laws of gravity." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


One of our favorite sites for quilting ideas is CraftGossip! Check them out, they have all kinds of crafting sections.

 

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


This Day in History....

1775 The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.

1792 The cornerstone of the White House was laid.

1843 The Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded.

1903 Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.

1943 Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.

1974 Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.

1981 Egypt's vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat's assassination.


Sign up for our e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!

October in Nebraska!

Have A Great Week!

Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

Stop by and meet us at the Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show in West Branch, on November 12, 2011!

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