Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - New Contest plus, Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt Patterns, Fabric and Other Fun Stuff!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt Patterns, Fabric, Ribbons and Purse Handles and Findings.
  • New and Updated 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye's Techniques - Free Pattern
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Show and Tell
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Seam Allowances
  • Quilting Quiz
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin we are seeing rain and a chance of thunderstorms. I LOVE thunderstorms, and made sure at an early age that my kids didn't grow up to be afraid of them. We used to sit out under the porch overhang and listen to the thunder and watch the light show. Now, granted, we were never in any danger. To this day a good thunderboomer is one of my favorite natural phenomena!

This week we are featuring Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt patterns as well as her purse accessories, handles and findings and her fabric too! Lots of clearance items too....

All on our SALE PAGE

What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Graffiti Collage Panel, available in turquoise and lavender.

On Our Sale Page!

Natural Graffiti Fabric in pink, lavender and turquoise.

On Our Sale Page!

Purse Hanger with Charms

On Our Sale Page!

The Bon Vivant Purse Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Flight Pattern Fabric in turquoise, citrus and fuscia

On Our Sale Page!

Fine and Link Chains in several color and size options

On Our Sale Page!

4 Interchangeable Bag Patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Out and About Tote Bag Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

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....

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.

Are You Really A Quilter?

In a crowded elevator, everyone got out except this elderly gentleman and me. He had a quilt badge on, so I knew he was part of the group.

"Do you really enjoy coming to quilt shows, or do you just get dragged along?"

He said, with a gleam in his eye, "Where else can I be in a room filled with women and lift up their skirts, look inside their jackets and vests, and they thank me for admiring their sewing?"

The Elevators Only Go Up!

At the Hyatt Regency in Houston, we gather every year for the International Quilt Festival. There are two banks of elevators facing each other. Many of us quilters were waiting on the ground floor for the elevators. When the elevator doors opened, a quilter next to me said, "Don't get in that elevator!" So I didn't.

"Why didn't we get in the elevator?" I wondered aloud.

"On this side the elevators don't go up," she replied

.I had to really think about this. "Where do these elevators go?" I asked."

They only go down."

Are you as confused as I was? After all, we were on the ground floor. My next question seemed obvious, "How do we get to our rooms?"

"The elevators on the other side go up," was her quick reply. So when one of them opened, we got in and went up. I am still totally confused by this. Did she think the elevators go up, across and then down?

Kaye on Whether or Not To Wash Your Fabric

I buy only high quality quilting fabric and NO I do not wash my fabrics.

Fabrics used to shrink and the color would run. That no longer happens with good fabric.But many quilters do wash their fabrics.So, the decision is yours. Either way, you will have lots of people who agree with you.

DVD of the Week....

The Classic Miniaudiere Technique DVD

Regular price for this DVDs is $12.00

but this week, only $5.00!


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....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Fr** Pattern on our site

Breast Cancer Pillow



Quilting Cruises....

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


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!

Show and Tell....

Marine Quilts gives quilts to the next of kin of our fallen soldiers to remind them that we feel for their sacrifice.

You can go to their website to see examples and to get instructions for donating blocks....Astrid

Q and A With Kaye....

Q: I thought pre wound bobbins were not for bed quilts as the thread was not strong enough. I was also told not to use lingerie thread for the same reason. What do you think?

A: I think it's a safe bet if you just use cotton or cotton-poly blend threads. These always work best for me and it doesn't matter how it's wound.

Q: Can you tell me where I can get two sided, hand press-able stabilizer to do landscape scenes? I have tried all over and can't seem to find any.

A: I would suggest you use Lite Steam a Seam 2. It would hold temporarily by hand pressing but to make a lasting hold, you would have to iron it. Click on the link to go there.


Q: I am searching for instructions on how to stipple. Can you help?

A: When you stipple, you cover the surface with close quilting stitches to give a dimpled effect. I am going to direct you to an expert on stipple. Just click the provided link and it will take you to the Sulky instruction page on how to stipple. Good luck.


Kaye has more tips and techniques on her tips page, http://www.kayewood.com/tips.html

Quilt Tips....

Seam Allowances for Hand and Machine Piecing.

It doesn't matter if you hand or machine piece. The question is whether you use templates or strip piecing. If you use templates, the template is usually the finished size and you need to add seam allowances. Hand piecers usually mark the finished size, which is the seam line. They then eyeball the 1/4" since the finished size is already marked. If you strip piece, don't worry about the seam allowance. It will eventually come off all sides of the piece.

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


Wanna Win a Book?

Answer the following questions and email them to me here: terrye@kayewood.com?subject=quilt_quiz

For every correct answer you will get one entry (please only one submission per person). Monday morning we will draw the winner and announce it next week's newsletter. Oh, and we might draw more than one, depends on how many correct entries we get!

We'll post the answers next week too!

1. Quilting is a tradition that has been around for a long time, and has been popular all over the world. Which country is the oldest known quilt from?

2. Most quilting styles are "pieced" (made up of pieces of different fabrics), but in some traditional quilts, only one piece of fabric is used, and the pattern is made with the texture of the quilting stitches. What is the term for a quilt made of only one piece of fabric?

3. In Colonial America, pieced or patchwork quilting was used as a way to use up scraps of fabric. True or False?

4. There are many traditional pieced quilt designs. The repeated motif is called a "block", and they are pieced together until the size needed for the bedcover has been reached. Which of the listed quilt blocks has a design that makes it look like the "odd one out"? Nine Patch, Flying Geese, Bear's Paw, Cathedral Window

5. Piecing together a quilt as a memorial for departed loved ones has a long history. In 1987 a group of activists formed the NAMES Project Foundation and began gathering quilt panels stitched together by people who had lost loved ones to AIDS. the AIDS Memorial Quilt continues to grow, and new panels are received every week. To the nearest 1000, how many 3' x 6' panels were in the quilt in January of 2003?

6. Differently patterned quilts were used as symbols to indicate safety or danger on the Underground Railroad Route to the North to freedom for African American slaves.

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!

This Week In History....

Oct 23, 2002 Hostage crisis in Moscow theater
Oct 24, 1901 First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
Oct 25, 1881 Pablo Picasso born
Oct 26, 1881 Shootout at the OK Corral
Oct 27, 1904 New York City subway opens
Oct 28, 1965 Gateway Arch completed
Oct 29, 1998 John Glenn returns to space

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....

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!

As the rain turns to snow... stay warm!

Enjoy the season....

Terrye and Kayla

Published Tue, Oct 23 2012 1:20 PM by Kaye Wood