Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Summer Solstice and Tote Bags!
In This Issue....
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
- On Sale - Purse Patterns, Bag Patterns and Tote Patterns
- VHS Blowout
- What's New in The Shop
- Tips and Humor from Kaye
- Quilting Cruises
- Quilting Events
- Fun Facts For Today
- Free Purse Pattern
- Kaye's on YouTube
- Show and Tell
- June Is
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It's Tote Bag Week!
Every tote pattern, bag pattern and purse pattern, along with the technique DVDs are on sale, and there are TONS of them!
Summer is all about the tote bags, and those afternoon lunches demand a classy clutch. Well, don't forget your shopping and school adventures. And everyone needs a cell phone bag, and an e-reader case. From HUGE tote and messenger bags to the tiniest of purse organizers, we have them and they're on sale! (if it's not marked, we missed it, just shoot us an email and let us know....)
Oh, and before I forget, from now on until the end of time (we hope) anytime you buy a pattern, the accompanying DVD ($12.00 and under) is only $5.00!
What's On Sale....
Totes, Purses, Bags, Clutches, Purse Kits, Backpacks, anything you need to carry everything you need to carry. If we have it, it's on sale!
All that and MORE on our Sale Page!
Miscellaneous copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox shows in VHS format.
Note - First Come First Served, and please let us know, in the comments section of the shopping cart, which episode or project you're looking for.
No Returns! Once they're gone, they're gone!
Tips and Humor From Kaye....
From one of Kaye's Quilting Cruises to the San Blas Islands
The Cuna Indians of the San Blas Islands have some interesting traditions.
Each family lives on it's own island. The shopping island, which is only used when the cruisers come to visit, had two things that were really interesting to me: an airport and a blue hut on the dock.
The island is very small and only very small airplanes can land at the airport. The control tower is a bamboo tower. If the plane misses the really short runway, it will be in the water.
The blue hut on the dock is the outhouse. It has a hole that empties right itno the water. I asked about pollution, but they assured me that they swam on the other side of the island and the currents ran away from the island.
(How can you NOT want to go on one of these cruises???)
We are going to have a wackiest cruise outfit contest for the cruise.
Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise, February 16 - 23, 2013, Western Caribbean on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.
Wear your wackiest cruise outfit and you could win $250
Wacky Cruise Clothes Day will be held during the cruise only for our group. One person from our group will win $250 for the wackiest cruise clothes. Second place will win $100, third place will win $75. Get ready, register today for the cruise and start working on your wacky cruise outfit.
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Join us on our next quilting cruise, Feb 16-23, 2013 in the Caribbean.
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San Blas Islands - Really, these cruises are awesome!
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Fun Facts For Today, June 20, 2012....
On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state in the Union. The land that formed the new state formerly constituted part of Virginia. The two areas had diverged culturally from their first years of European settlement, as small farmers generally settled the western portion of the state, including the counties that later formed West Virginia, while the eastern portion was dominated by a powerful minority class of wealthy slaveholders. There were proposals for the trans-Allegheny west to separate from Virginia as early as 1769. When Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, the residents of a number of contiguous western counties, where there were few slaves, decided to remain in the Union. Congress accepted these counties as the state of West Virginia on condition that its slaves be freed. "Montani semper liberi," "mountaineers always freemen," became the new state's motto.
But tomorrow..... is the Summer Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere)!
See, we're not just "fluff". You learn stuff too!
Free Purse Pattern From One Of Our Favorite Designers -
Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs....
This is the Sew Sweet Sachel
This wonderful little satchel is a quick and easy project you'll enjoy making. Choose a few
different fabrics that work well together and pair them with this wonderful line of purse and bag
accessories from Clover Needlecrafts, Inc. for a beautiful project.
Cut all of the pieces listed below and follow the directions and
Kaye's on YouTube....
We have quite a few purse, bag and tote videos up on YouTube.
Check them all out, including..
Search for "purse", "bag" or "tote" to see all of our youtube videos.
Are you having problems with a particular video? Let us know what you are experiencing and the name of the video so I can check it out!
Show 'N Tell....
This is my updated version of Kaye's Chrysanthemum/Dresden Plate quilt.
I much prefer the bright neon colors. The other blocks will be blue shades like the background and a bright green. I can't wait to finish it!
I'm using Kaye's Starmaker 5 - Very Easy!....Kayla
The technique is available on a DVD too, HERE.
Submit your creations to us. We'll put them on our Show 'N Tell page and in the newsletter! Be sure to send a picture as well as the story behind your quilt, wallhanging, tablerunner, or....
send them to email@example.com?subject="show-n-tell"
June is Summer Solstice Month....
Summer Solstice Fun Facts
Pagans called the Midsummer moon the "Honey Moon" for the mead made from fermented honey that was part of wedding ceremonies performed at the Summer Solstice.
Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them, Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was a plant called 'chase-devil', which is known today as St. John's Wort and still used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.
Get out and enjoy the sun, and if you happen to be in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the fact that this is your shortest day of the year, and it only gets better from here!
Have a great week, everyone!
Terrye and Kayla