Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 11.30.11 - Can A Candy Cane Fit In Your Purse?
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In This Issue....
- What's On Sale
- What's New In Our Shop
- Quilting Indulgences Boxes - December 2011
- Community Quilt Connection/LoveQuilt
- Show and Tell
- Everyone Can Quilt
- Alaskan Quilting Cruise
- Sign and Label Your Quilt
- Our Facebook Group
- List Your Events!
- This Day in History
- QSC Expos
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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As December bears down on us we are looking at the end of another year. Here, Kaye and the girls are so very thankful to have jobs we love and which, really, aren't jobs at all. This is an awesome place to work and Northern Michigan, despite her occasional temper tantrums is a great place to live.
What's On Sale....
We're just over the half-way point of our Holiday Sales. Thanks so much for hanging in there with us.
You can also keep track of our holiday sales HERE
Chameleon - Regular price $11.95, this week $8.00!
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".
Lots More On Our Sale Pages!
|Lazy Girl Patterns Sale
Buy any Bag-E-Bottoms and get one of the corresponding Lazy Girl Patterns Free!
Bag-E-Bottoms are 1/8" clear acrylic, with rounded corners that are sized to fit your Lazy Girl bags perfectly. To use, create a fabric sleeve and tack it to the inside bottom of your favorite Lazy Girl bag.
Then insert the Bag-E-Bottom for a nice sturdy base.
What's New In Our Store....
|Twist and Tote Pattern
Twist and Tote Bag is a multi-tasking table runner that twists into a stylish tote bag. Or think of it as a diaper bag with a built-in changing pad. Or a lunch bag that cleverly unfolds into a place mat. Or a quilt class tote that unzips into a pressing pad! Or, or, or, or.....
A detachable shoulder strap and two easy-to-sew zippers make these transformations possible. A tie closure and decorative pinwheel border keep it simple and stylish.
Plump Bottom Bag
You will love making a smaller everyday bag that can expand when more space is needed. Let's say you want to use your daytime bag to go traveling and need room for some extras such as makeup and medicines. The "Plump Bottom Bag" hides a zipper (easy-to-sew method!) that expands the walls of the bag to accommodate more than you might expect. The optional top magnetic snaps also increase the volume of the bag so you are ready for anything.
Lots more new stuff too, Check it all our on our What's new page! We totally have the cutest winter patterns on the net!
|Believe Button Quilt Pattern
These are the most adorable little quilts!
This cute quilt pattern is quick and easy using fat quarters and scraps.
Quick assembly with raw edge applique, envelope construction, pattern includes buttons.
Size: 9" x 11 1/2"
Check out some of the buttons included in these patterns:
Snow Day Button Quilt Pattern
Quick assembly with raw edge applique, envelope construction, includes buttons. For even more detail, use sparkly thread to simulate ice and frost.
Whether sledding down a hill, skating on a frozen pond or skiing through the woods, Snow Day will have you wishing for a....Snow Day!
Size: 12" x 9"
|DECEMBER Quilting Indulgences BOXES
Likely the 2nd week of December. You know the drill, keep an eye on the blog, in our newsletter and on our Facebook pages!
If you signed up for a restock notice, don't count on that, you'd be better off to watch the newsletter!
Community Quilt Connection Inc/ LoveQuilt Connection
Please quilters... This is the last day to vote!
Here's the 411 on Mary Kaeser's LoveQuilt Connection. She's been approved for the Pepsi Refresh Everything project and you can help make the dream a reality!
Community Quilt Connection, Inc. / LoveQuilt needs your help.
We have had our equipment in storage for two years. You have a chance to help us get a location. It is VERY easy and costs NOTHING!!
Okay, it does cost your time.
Go to this website and signup to vote on project ideas. You have 5 votes PER DAY until Nov 30. We need one of those votes.Then you have 4 votes for others; but DON'T vote for anyone else in the $50,000.
Here is the website http://www.refresheverything.com/helpcommunityquiltconnection
Now GO VOTE and pass the word!
And LIKE us on FaceBook
Call For Show and Tell Entries....
Send them in so we can feature your creations!
Email your pictures and the story behind them to email@example.com
Pattern from Kaye Wood Quarter Quilt Series. Follow the Squares.
I slipped on a leaf and hurt my leg, had to stay home as I wasn't able to drive or walk very far, made this quarter quilt in five days for my husband Christmas gift, sooo fast and easy.
Decided I will make four more for gifts, will change squares around to make them look different.
See all of our Show and Tell Entries!
|Alaskan Quilting Cruise June 2-9, 2012....
Hurry, Must sign up by the end of February! Can't wait!
Get ready to sail with us to Alaska, June 2-9, 2012 on the Norwegian Jewel. This breathtaking adventure will be one that most only dream about. Ports of call on this cruise will include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, BC, Canada.
Join Kaye Wood, nationally recognized teacher, TV personality and host of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, Linda McGehee, of Ghees and Veronica Cox of Bear Thread Design on this extraordinary cruise. Classes will be announced in a few weeks, but you'll want to schedule your cruise now. This cruise is one of the most popular cruises in the industry.
Go HERE for more info....
Did You Know....
You should always sign and label your quilt? If by chance it gets lost or stolen, these little things can make a big difference when it comes to retrieving your quilt! Here are a couple of tips.
Sign your quilts in a hidden place. If someone steals your quilt, they will surely try to remove your identifying label. If you sign your quilt in a hidden place, you can still ID your quilt if need be. Some places you might try is under a hanging sleeve or in the seam allowance. Permanent marker works well and should be hidden enough not to be noticed unless you need it to be. Just don't forget to write it down in your quilt journal or quilt documentation, where it was you put it.
Label your quilt. Attach your label before it is quilted so the label is also quilted into the fabric. If someone attempts to try and remove it, it will be hard without damaging the quilt.
When you do the backing of your quilt, piece it. People might be able to describe the front of your quilt to try and claim it as their own, but may not pay attention to the fact that it's pieced in the back. This will make it harder to describe unless you are the one who made it! When you take pics of your quilt, don't forget to take one of the pieced backing.
You may not ever lose or have one of your quilts stolen, but it is better to be safe than sorry. The best way to do this is to be prepared. If it does happen, all of these things will make it that much easier to track down and claim your quilt if it is found.
|Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....
I've just discovered pins with flat heads. Oh gosh, they are so great if you ever want to iron or rotary cut anything while it's still got pins in it....Sylvia
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|This Day in History....
- 1804 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was tried for political bias.
- 1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46.
- 1940 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married.
- 1966'Barbados became independent of Great Britain.
- 1974 The fossilized remains of a female human ancestor named Lucy (after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) were found in Ethiopia.
- 1993 The Brady Bill, requiring a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, is signed.
- 1995 President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland.
- 2004 Ken Jennings ended his 74-game winning spree on the game show, Jeopardy!
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Have A Great Week!
Kaye, Terrye and Kayla