Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 12.14.11 - Stocking Stuffers, Candy Canes, Buttons and More!

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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
  • Podcasts
  • Show and Tell
  • Blog Giveaway
  • Our New YouTube Channel!
  • Alaskan Quilting Cruise
  • Photographing Your Quilts
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • CraftGossip
  • List Your Events!
  • This Day in History
  • QSC Expos
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Hi Quilters!

Have you seen our new Video Channel on YouTube?

Check us out HERE!

What's On Sale....

One More week of our Holiday Sales! Thanks for hanging in there with us! You've gotten some great bargains, and there's lots more to come!

You can also keep track of our holiday sales HERE

Lots More On Our Sale Pages!

Notepad Stocking Stuffers!

Start shopping HERE

Buy any Wooden Bear Pattern or Patternlet and get a notepad for only $1.00!

These are way cute! We have a choice of 2. One is a Straddling Moose, and the other a Straddling Snowboy.

You can note your choice in the comments section of the shopping cart, or we can choose for you!

Notepads measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Start shopping HERE


Buy either of our Fall or Christmas Button Sets and get the corresponding Apron/Tea Towels pattern 50% off!

Check out our Blog Post outlining these super cute patterns!

These patterns are so versatile. You can decorate your whole kitchen!

With just 2 tea towels you can make either the half apron or full apron, plus it includes the applique templates to make matching towels! Now, get them 1/2 price with purchase of the Buttons Sets to make them one-of-a-kind!

Totally cute!

Lots More On Our Sale Pages!

What's New In Our Store....

Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer Pattern

Enjoy a wonderful baked potato and keep tortillas warm at the table.

Enchanted Emerald Charms

Finished size is 23" x 23"

Includes pattern and 13 patterns printed on freezer paper for blocks.

With Linda's high-tech process, you can create a priceless treasure in a weekend or less - Charm square friendly!

Enchanted Emerald Aisle Table Runner

Finished size is 42" x 14"

Includes pattern and 3 patterns printed on freezer paper for blocks.

With Linda's high-tech process, you can create a priceless treasure in a weekend or less.

Lots more new stuff too, Check it all our on our What's new page! Got some super-cute new patterns in for Spring!

DECEMBER Quilting Indulgences BOXES....It's Coming...... (Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011, 10AM and 2PM!)

Community Quilt Connection Inc/ LoveQuilt Connection

Our LoveQuilt Coordinator has signed up for the Pepsi Refresh project again. Let's help make her dream a reality, ok?

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.

Show students that community service with sewing makes a difference.

Here is the website http://www.refresheverything.com/helpstudentsquilt

Now GO VOTE and pass the word!

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If you're new to our site, you might not know that we have our own Podcasts!

In the second episode, Kaye talks about all of those gorgeous hexagons!

Check it out 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

I see that I placed the rick rack a little off, but pumpkins are not perfect anyway....Pat

See all of our Show and Tell Entries!


Blog Giveaway....

Because I didn't get the link right last week, we're exending this another week! Keep an eye on our blog!

Sadly, as of the first of the year, we've decided to discontinue our KayeWoodTv site, however, we will be uploading all of these videos to YouTube, so you can still watch them!

Check out our New channel on YouTube!!

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....

Photographing Your Quilts....

Alright, you've just spent weeks, maybe months making your quilt and now it's finally done! Time to take some pictures of your finished product! Whether it be for insurance purposes, an appraising, your quilt journal, whatever, a nice picture of your work is always a good thing to have. But if you're like the majority of us, you're not necessarily a photographer. Never fear, you can still take awesome pics of your beautiful handiwork. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that great picture!

1) Make sure your quilt is straight. Stand right in front of it and try to focus your camera on the center of your quilt. Different angles are sometimes done, but if you don't know what you're doing, your quilt can come out looking distorted and crooked.
2) Use a backdrop. If you have a solid colored wall or a solid drop cloth, use that to shoot your quilt on. Your quilt has plenty of detail and you want those details to stand out, not to mention your colors and patterns. Backgrounds that are busy tend to take the focus away from your quilt instead of enhancing it. So when possible, use a solid backdrop to get at least one pic of just your entire quilt.
3) Try different shots. After you get your backdrop shot, then you can be creative. Drape your quilt on the bed, the back of a sofa or chair. Take a pic of yourself with your quilt, it'd make a great photo-op!
4) Since you probably don't have professional lighting just laying around ready to be used for your pics, consider taking some outside! Outside lighting is usually the best for bringing out colors and distinctions. Be careful not to take it in direct sunlight, which can be a little too harsh, or heavy overcast days, when it's hard for the sun to shine. A slightly overcast day or an open area that tends to be shady, would be perfect for taking your quilt pics! Drape them on a clothesline or over a railing for a wonderful "outdoorsy" look!
5) If at all possible, use a digital camera. Most digitals have the capability to "zoom in" so you can get some great detail shots. Also, you can preview your pics instantly to avoid mistakes and make any necessary changes. You can also take many pics with a digital camera and just delete the ones you don't really care for. Then when you go to print them out, if they still aren't quite the way you expected, most developing places have different options to enhance your pics to get the best image possible!
6) Don't forget to take pics of the back of your quilt, and any other distinguishing features you have done to it. If by chance it becomes lost or stolen, the more details and pics you have of your quilt, the easier it will be to identify and hopefully get it back to its rightful owner...YOU!

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

I am a brand new quilter as well. The best thing I've learned so far is that it's better to over pin something than under pin it! It's really annoying pulling out three feet of stitching because you didn't pin well enough. Don't ask me how I know.....Cassandra

Send in your favorite tips HERE

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Click HERE to Join for Special Coupons and Deals!

Starting in January we'll be ramping up the coupons and deals even more!

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!

This Day in History....
    1799 George Washington died at age 67.

    1819 Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.

    1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating an expedition led by Robert F. Scott.

    1939 The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations.

    1967 DNA synthesized for the first time.

    1981 Israel formally annexed the Golan Heights.

    1985 Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

    1989 Nobel Peace laureate Andrei D. Sakharov died in Moscow at age 68.

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Have A Great Week!

Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, Dec 14 2011 12:29 PM by Kaye Wood