September 2012 - Posts

Kaye Wood's 6 Hour Quilt - This Week on our YouTube Channel - Updated Version Available....

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Kaye's 6 Hour Quilt- Now Updated And In A New Format!

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which
is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new
baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

And go HERE to get the DVD (on sale this week!)

And go HERE to get this updated version!

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at:

Kaye Wood, Inc., 4201 Pine Cone Tr, West Branch, MI 48661

Call 989-345-0947, 1-800-248-5293 (orders only)   or   e-mail terrye@kayewood.com


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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 9.26.12 - Phillips Fiber Arts Gems and Patterns!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Phillips Fiber Arts
  • Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale
  • It's HERE!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye Asks You....
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Quilting Events
  • Survey
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is playing in the leaves. Can you find her?....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our More Splash Than Cash Board!

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

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


Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE


Kaye's 6 Hour Quilt Book

 

Updated and in a new format!

Check it out HERE

Hi Quilters!

Up here Autumn is in Full Swing. The leaves are gorgeous, pumpkins adorn porch steps and the Big Lakes are starting to pitch their weather changing fits.

This week, we're bringing back an old favorite.

Phillips Fiber Arts presents their 5 and 10 Gems Tools and the many, many patterns that go with these tools.

Plus, LOTS of items from our Clearance Shelves....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Water Wheel Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Sea Blossom Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Star Sapphire Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Ferris Wheel Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Ten Part Star Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Colorado Star Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Sundial Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Framing Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Strip Quilting Projects Books Collection!

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 as a set for $8.00 that is only 1 dollar a piece. These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $32.00.

Please note: Shipping will be $6.00 on these


It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Candle Mat Patterns and Alphabets!

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

A Quilter Without A Country

One of our quilting cruises left from Aruba for the Southern Caribbean. Bill and I flew to Miami to join Jane and Wayne Hill for a quilting cruise.

The next day we were to fly to Aruba when I realized I had my driver's license, but had forgotten my passport, my birth certificate, etc. So I called and had my office fax me these documents.

We flew from Miami to Aruba on a charter the cruise line had arranged. Upon presenting my faxed documents to immigration in Aruba, the man looked at me and said, "These are not original documents." I said nothing, as I have learned is sometimes the best course of action, because it gives the person an opportunity to solve your problem for you.

He then said, "They seem to be on fax paper." Again I said nothing. "Where are the originals?" he asked.

"At home," I replied.

My husband was sure they would not let me on the cruise ship, but what were their choices? Make me stay in Aruba, which is my favorite island, oh darn; fly me back to Miami; or allow me to board the cruise ship and become someone else's problem.

The Immigration officer said, "You can't enter Aruba, but you can pass through to the ship. You should know that you probably won't be able to get back into the States. Only an American would travel with faxed documents." So they let us on the ship. I decided not to worry about getting back to the States until we returned from the cruise.

Twelve days later, after a great cruise, we flew back to Miami. The U.S. customs agent looked at my faxed documents. He said, "These are not the originals." I said nothing. He then said, "They seem to be on fax paper." Again I said nothing. "Where are the originals?" he asked. "At home, " I replied. (Does this sound familiar?)

He then asked what Immigration had said in Aruba. I told him they said, "Only an American would travel with faxed documents." The U.S. Immigration man said, "He's probably right." And all ended well!


DVD of the Week....

Kaye Wood's 6 Hour Quilt Technique DVD

Regular price for the DVD is $12.00,

but this week, only $5.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!


Kaye Asks....

To all you quilters.

Do you have a perfect iron for piecing your quilts?
I know what I want, but haven't found it yet.
I might have to have it made.
This is what I want: cordless, no steam, flat bottom, no auto shut-off, in-expensive.
Let me know what you want in a quilter's iron?

Email me HERE


Kaye's Techniques....

Make Sleeve For Hanging Your Quilts... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q and A With Kaye....

Q: This may sound silly but I hear the term, "fussy cut" a lot, and I don't know what it is. Can you give me a little insight?

K: When you fussy cut, what you are doing is centering a certain design or pattern in a shape. With any of my View & Do Shapes, they come apart and nest inside each other. That way you can see what the design will look like in different sizes of that shape, before you cut your fabric. It saves time and a lot of fabric doing it this way.

Q: Is it alright to use two pieces of fabric to back a quilt?

K: You can use any number of pieces. The whole back can be a pieced quilt if you choose it to be.

Q: Can you tell me what White Work is?

K: White Work is a quilt in which the entire design is in the quilting stitches. Usually made up in solid white fabric to display the quilter's stitching skills.

Q: What does "straight" mean when cutting fabric.

K: "Straight" means that the cut is perpendicular to the fold of the fabric.


Quilt Trivia....

More Singer Sewing Machine Trivia

In 1863 Isaac Singer was surrounded by scandal. The public learned that he had fathered 24 children by at least 5 different women. Clark, Singer's business partner, was so shocked by the revelation that he ended his partnership with Singer. Isaac Singer had too much money to be worried. He moved to England, where the scandal did not reach him. He lived there until his death in 1875. The scandal had little effect on sewing machine sales, however. Mahatma Gandhi is said to have called the Singer sewing machine "one of the few useful things ever invented." Admiral Richard Byrd found them so useful that he carted six of them all the way to the Antarctic.

At it's peak, Singer was producing 3 million sewing machines a year. In the mid-1970s, however, the number of people in America who sewed, or even repaired, their own clothes dropped sharply. The modern Singer company stopped selling sewing machines in 1986. Today it sells aerospace electronics.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


List Your Event....

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!

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


Survey....

I want to know, besides quilting and sewing, what your other top 3 interests are!

The "Survey Link" isn't really a link so much as it's an email form to mail to me, so if you click it and there's no survey form, just email me your answers.

Here are the results so far

  • Reading
  • Word Games
  • Sports
  • Knitting
  • Other Needlework
  • Cooking
  • Geneology

I'll post the results in the next newsletter! Email me here:

terrye@kayewood.com?subject=survey

This Week In History....

Sep 26, 1960 First Kennedy-Nixon debate
Sep 27, 1779 John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British
Sep 28, 1941 Ted Williams becomes last player to hit .400
Sep 29, 2005 Reporter Judith Miller released from prison
Sep 30, 1955 James Dean dies
Oct 01, 1890 Yosemite National Park established
Oct 02, 1985 Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


 

Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

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Funked Out Boho Style - This Casual Clutch Is For You!

 

Casual Clutches from the GoLightly Sewing Studio!

Stash your i-gagets and treasures behind retro flowers, buttons, over-sized bows, rows of pleats and metal hardware. Practicality has never been so chic.

The clutches feature a long, adjustable strap and inside pockets. Flexible flaps with magnetic snaps keep things tucked away but easly accessible.

2 sizes: Tiny (fits Kindle 3, Kindle touch and Kindle fire, and touch phones up to 5" x 8") Medium size can ft the iPad 2, bamboo writing tablet, 7.5" x 10"

(designed for Laminated Fabric, includes optional instructions for cotton), includes 12 pages of instruction, 1 page of tips on working with Laminated fabrics, and separate pattern pieces.

For 2 days only.... enter 11CA into the COMMENTS section of the shopping cart and get this $14.00 pattern for only $11.00!

HERE

   

It's All About The Chebi (Chee-bee)

 

Chibi Buddies

What in the world is a Chibi?

I didn't know either so I went to Google and found this:

A term used by anime/manga fans to referr to small and detailless characters. "Chibi" characters are often used to represent a form of cuteness. It can also be used to indicate small characters.

But for our purposes it's an adorable quilt design thata's easy to make and perfect for kids or teens!

The whimsical animal characters are sure to make this a hit with the youngsters in your life. A special note for families with teenage or pre-teen girls: if you’ve ever heard the words “manga” or “animé” (Japanese-style cartoons), show them this pattern and wait for the reaction! Chibi Buddies is the latest creation in 16-year old Katie’s Sew Manga series of designs. This design is 36" x 48", perfect, right? Very easily pieced, and you can dip into your scrap pile for the applique. Here are the yardages:
  • Fabric A: 1/2 yd
  • Fabric B: 5/8 yd
  • Fabric C: 1/4 yd
  • Fabric D - 1/2 yd
  • Fabric E - 1/3 yd
  • Scraps for appliques
  • 1/2 yd for binding
  • 1.5 yd for backing
  • 1 yd fusible web
  • Thread for Applique
From Amelie Scott Designs, you can order this pattern here http://www.kayewood.com/item/Chibi_Buddies_Pattern/1855 And, order in the next two days and put 6CHI in the COMMENTS area of the shopping cart and you can get this pattern for only $6.00!

   

Do You Recognize This Oldie but Goodie?

 

Don't forget Kaye's Starmaker 6 Master Template to create this quilt!

That's Right!

It's Kaye's Stardust Quilt!

Now in Electronic Format!

Original strip piecing techniques for

Log Cabin Diamonds using the Starmaker 6 Master Template.

Get yours now (and if you're reading this in the next 2 days, put 4STAR in the comments section of the shopping cart (not the promo code) and get it for half price!

http://www.kayewood.com/item/Stardust_Quilt_E_Pattern/2089

   

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 9.18.12 - Frost On The Pumpkin This Morning!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -McKenna Ryan!
  • TwinStar Collection Blowout
  • It's HERE!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye Asks You....
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Quilt Appraiser Guidelines
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Quilting Events
  • Survey
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is playing in the leaves. Can you find her?....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our More Splash Than Cash Board!

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

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




Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE


Kaye's 6 Hour Quilt Book

 

Updated and in a new format!

Check it out HERE

Hi Quilters!

So, Frost, eh?

Yup, white crunchy grass, leaves on the ground, the ferns in the woods are dead or dying and the caterpillars are noticeably fuzzy.

This week we are featuring McKenna Ryan's gorgeous patterns. We haven't gotten her entire line in yet, just some of the fall and winter items, but very nice patterns!

Plus, LOTS of items from our Clearance Shelves....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Chrissy Down Under Complete Set of 9 Patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Heaven And Nature Sing Complete Set of 6 Patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Beary Christmoose Complete Set of 3 patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Journey To The Light Complete Set of 8 patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Gingerbread Lane Complete Set of 8 Patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Out To Lunch Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Home Sweet Home Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

TwinStar Collection!

Kaye's TwinStar Jacket Pattern is the star of this show, but wait, you also get Vests To Dye For, Terrific Triangles, Serger Patchwork Projects, Sunny Skies, Patchwork Pyramids, Starring The Eagle, Savage Star and Sensational Seminole.

All in all there are 7 patterns and 2 books and 1 DVD in this collection. They are sure to sell out fast at this price, so hurry!

Please note: Shipping will be $6.00 on these


It's Here....

Rings That Bind is Book and Template Set is HERE!!

Only 27.98 for the book and template.

Add on the technique DVD for only $5.00 more!

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Wow. So Many New Products For Fall (and - GASP!! - Winter)

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

Quilt Show

After flying in to teach at a national show, I was told to call the hotel to get a shuttle from the airport.

This was a very small airport, and I was the only passenger left waiting. Soon a police car approached with lights blinking and sirens sounding.The policeman got out of the car and asked, "Are you Kaye Wood?"

"Who wants to know?"

"If you are Kaye Wood, I'm here to give you a ride to the hotel."

"Then I'm Kaye Wood. I've never sat in the front seat of a police car before."

"How many times have you been in the back of the car?"

We started driving without the lights and sirens. I commented on this, and he asked if I wanted them on. So we drove to the hotel with the full works.Then he proceeded to carry my bags into the hotel saying, "I work as a driver and bellman during the quilt week."


DVD of the Week....

Joan Hawley's Lazy Girl Tips and Techniques DVD

Regular price for the DVD is $24.95,

but this week, only $10.00!

Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!


Kaye Asks....

To all you quilters.

Do you have a perfect iron for piecing your quilts?
I know what I want, but haven't found it yet.
I might have to have it made.
This is what I want: cordless, no steam, flat bottom, no auto shut-off, in-expensive.
Let me know what you want in a quilter's iron?

Email me HERE


Kaye's Techniques....

From Strips To Stars... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q and A With Kaye....

Q: What is the "rule of thumb" on the amount of shrinkage on a quilt?

K: The shrinkage in a quilt will depend on the batting. A very thin batting will shrink very little, while heavier ones tend to have more shrinkage. You should always follow the directions for your batting and fabric to see if it should be pre-washed. That avoids any surprises later on.

Q: What is the general requirements on how much fabric to purchase for a quilt?

K: For the quilt top a twin size will generally take 6 yds., a full size 8 yds., a queen 10 yds. while a king would be 12 yds. These are estimations based on the quilts I've made.

Q: When you want to make a crazy quilt from clothing, where should you start?

K: Start in the center of a square. Add an odd sized piece and another sewing right sides down. Keep adding pieces till it's the size you want. Any size or color fabric can be used,

Q: What is the best thing to use for getting spray adhesive off a cutting board?

K: I normally use rubbing alcohol.

Q: Which do you prefer to use for applique', a gluestick or fusible web?

K: I prefer to use the Lite Steam A Seam II.

Q: What is the best way to preserve your patterns?

K: I have found the best way is to adhere them to clear contact paper. That way they should be protected no matter what you come across.


Have You Ever Though About....

Being a quilt appraiser? Check out the guidelines from AQS HERE

Quilt Trivia....

Singer Sewing Machine

Isaac Merrit Singer ran away from his Owego, NY home in 1825, when he was only 12 years old. He joined a band of traveling players and remained an actor until he was 24 when he decided to "get a real job." He worked at a machine shop, but continued as an actor part time. In 1850 Singer headed to Boston with a device he had created to carve wood-block type. It never caught on, but, while he was in Boston, Singer became interested in another device - the sewing machine. Such machines were rare, and those that did exist were large and unreliable. He borrowed $40.00 from a friend and started working on his own version of the machine.

In 1851 Singer received a patent for the device. It attracted the attention not only of tailors, but also of Elias Howe, often credited as the inventor of the sewing machine. Howe had patented his machine in 1846. He sued Singer, but they soon settled. Under their agreement, Singer and Howe pooled their patents and each received five dollars from every sewing machine sold. Singer was not sentimental about his machine. "I don't care a damn for the invention. The dimes are what I'm after," he once said. Singer's business partner, a man named Edward Clark was responsible for another invention - the installment payment plan. This payment option made sewing machines affordable for the first time in many homes.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


List Your Event....

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!

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


Survey....

I want to know, besides quilting and sewing, what your other top 3 interests are!

I’ll post the results in the next newsletter! Email me here:

 terrye@kayewood.com?subject=survey

This Week In History....

Sep 19, 1957 Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion
Sep 20, 1973 King triumphs in Battle of Sexes
Sep 21, 1780 Benedict Arnold commits treason
Sep 22, 1862 Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation
Sep 23, 1875 Billy the Kid arrested for first time
Sep 24, 1789 The First Supreme Court
Sep 25, 1957 Central High School integrated

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


 

Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way with the View & Do Shapes

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way with the View & Do Shapes.

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way! This 30 minute View & Do DVD highlights the techniques Kaye uses while fussy cutting with her View & Do Shapes. If you love working with Kaye's View & Do Shapes, you have to have this DVD.

And go HERE to get the DVD (on sale this week!)

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at: Kaye Wood, Inc., 4201 Pine Cone Tr, West Branch, MI 48661 Call 989-345-0947, 1-800-248-5293 (orders only) or e-mail terrye@kayewood.com    

 

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 9.11.12 - Rings That Bind Is HERE!!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Kaye Wood!
  • VHS Blowout
  • It's HERE!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is happy to see the hot weather go away....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our More Splash Than Cash Board!

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

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


Chelsea from Pink Fig is one of the leading children's sewing pattern designers in the industry today! If you aren't familiar with her designs now is your chance! Her designs are fresh and unique. Her patterns are great for beginners as well as more experienced sewers. Her patterns and fabric can be found in shops nationwide and internationally! Follow her blog, facebook page, and join her newsletter to stay up to date on what's new, and for coupons and specials! Take 20% off your entire purchase in her shop from now until Sunday September 16. Use Code: PFSEP20 at checkout.


Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

Hi Quilters!

What?? Last week we are playing in the water, and this week there are red and yellows in the trees and leaves on the ground! How does this happen???

This week, again, our featured designer is.....Kaye Wood!!

Kaye's View & Do Shapes, DVD and Shape Set is all on sale!

Plus, LOTS of items from our Clearance Shelves....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

View & Do Hexagons Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Shapes Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Hearts Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Circless Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Octagons Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Pentagons Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Diamonds Shapes

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Techniques DVD

On Our Sale Page!

VHS Blowout!

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.

Please note: Shipping will be $5.00 on these


It's Here....

Rings That Bind is Book and Template Set is on it's way!!

We got notice this morning that they have been shipped to us so you know what that means....

Oh Yeah! If you pre-ordered, you should see it next week!

And.... the price has been reduced. So if you pre-ordered it at the 32.95 price, you'll be surprised to see that you will only be charged 27.98!

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Wow. So Many New Products For Fall....

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

What Did She Say....

Did you ever teach a class to non-English-speaking students? How did I know they didn't speak English?

They didn't laugh at my jokes. What other reason could there be?

In Germany, I taught a Starmaker class to Japanese students. They understood the concepts and techniques and did very well in class, but they just didn't get the jokes.

Helen Can Do It....

During a consumer show, the vendor in the next booth was doing a demonstration. A gentleman watched for quite awhile then asked, "Do you really need to know anything to be able to do this?"

Unsure of how to answer, she said, "Not really, it is pretty easy."

"Good. I'll be back in a minute." He hurried down the aisle, yelling, "Helen, I found something you can do."


DVD of the Week....

Joan Hawley's Lazy Girl Tips and Techniques DVD

Regular price for the DVD is $24.95,

but this week, only $12.50!

Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!


Kaye's Techniques....

From Strips To Stars... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q....If you tie a quilt using the sewing machine, would it be best to do that before doing the binding to make sure it lays nice and flat without any puckers....Louise

K....Machine tying your quilt can be done before or after the binding. Because you only sew each of the ties in place, the fabric layers won't move so there won't be any puckers.

Q: I am trying to learn free motion quilting. My upper thread keeps breaking no matter what needle or thread I use. What can you suggest?

K: The one thing that comes to mind is that maybe you are jerking the fabric while the needle is down in the quilt still. To avoid this, remember to always run your machine very fast and move your fabric very slow and steady.

Q: When counting the number of quilting stitches in an inch, do you count both front and back?

K: Both sides are counted. The easiest way to do this is to count one side and then just multiply by 2.


Quilt Trivia....

The origins of the traditional "Log Cabin" design can be traced back to British origins. It was most likely brought to America by Scottish and Irish emigrants.

"Shaking the Cat" meant that a cat was placed on a quilt and usually four girls would grasp the edges and shake the quilt. When the cat jumped off, the girl closest to the cat would marry next!

Quilters believe that if you sleep under a new quilt, your dreams will come true!

Quilters believe that if a thread broke while quilting, it would bring bad luck!

During the 18th century, very few quilts were entirely pieced. If there was no applique in the center of the quilt, it was added to the border.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


List Your Event....

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!

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 Week In History....

Sep 11, 2001 Attack on America
Sep 12, 1940 Lascaux cave paintings discovered
Sep 13, 1814 Key pens Star-Spangled Banner
Sep 14, 1901 McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds
Sep 15, 1978 Ali defeats Spinks to win world heavyweight championship
Sep 16, 1932 Gandhi begins fast in protest of caste separation
Sep 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


 

Have a great week, everyone!

Please take a moment to remember those who lost their lives on this awful day 11 years ago today.

Terrye and Kayla

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