Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.30.12 - Sandy Pitches A Fit and The Big Lakes Respond!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale - Joan Shay of Petal Play Quilts!
  • 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
  • Quilt Tips
  • 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 (and hearing) gale force winds, likely compliments of Hurricane Sandy. Although we are pretty far inland (Northern Michigan), once in awhile we get leftovers from the coast. The Big Lakes are pitching a fit too, lots of wave action, and beach combing when all of this is done should prove interesting. Rain mixed with snow and sleet is also called for, and I can hear little bouts of thunder (either that or the roof is under serious attack!)

If you are in the path of Sandy, please be safe!

This week we are featuring Joan Shay from Petal Play Quilts. Lots of clearance items too.... (and if this is Tuesday, you get the benefit of last week's sales too!)

All on our SALE PAGE

What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Blue Morph Butterfly Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

3 Quilters Celebrate the Four Seasons Book

On Our Sale Page!

Bald Headed Eagle Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Hummingbird and Beach Roses Pattern and Templates

On Our Sale Page!

Petal Play Holiday Collection

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Sunflower Pattern and Templates

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Wisteria Pattern and Templates

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Cardinal Pattern, Templates and DVD

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.....

New In The Shop....

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.

Hotel Rates

Late one night, in the middle of a blizzard and a whiteout, a friend and I finally found a hotel. Since I'm the savvy traveller, I asked the desk clerk, "What's the cheapest rate?"

"One hour," he replied.

"What is the cheapest rate for all night?"

He said "You want to stay the whole night?" while looking us over carefully.

Something sounded pretty strange to me. He said, "Do you really mean you just want a room for the night?"

"That's right."

He said, "Well I do have one room on the second floor."

We each had a large suitcase instead of an overnight case because we had not planned to stop. So I asked if there was an elevator. He said, "The stairs are over there."

"How do you accommodate handicapped people?" I inquired.

"Lady, we don't get handicapped people here."

"Do you have a bellman to help us carry the luggage up the steps?"

He said, "Most people don't bring luggage here."

Believe me, if the wind was not howling and the snow was not coming down in a blizzard, we would have left.

"We'll take the room and we'll carry our own luggage."

He said, "Good idea; but lock the door and put a chair under the knob, and don't come out of the room regardless of what you hear."

So we did!

DVDs of the Week....

Joan Shay of Petal Play's Cardinal (left) and Straw Wreath (right)

Regular price for these DVDs are $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.

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....

Here is another quilt I made for 2008 MOMS4MARINES annual picnic, this one went over so good. We sold a lot of tickets and were able to raise money to send Christmas packages for our troops in Iraq. It's a very good cause and the families that come are growing every year. It is an open picnic for any family that has a family member in the Marines, already in boot camp or going to boot camp, or deployed. It's a fun day for them all. We always have a great time.....Donna

Q and A With Kaye....

Q: I am a beginning quilter and would like to know a really structured way to do patchwork piecing. Can you help?

K: There is no rhyme or reason to crazy quilts. Any straight edged pieces will work, just remember to press the seams toward the new piece after each addition. Trim the seam allowances after adding each piece.

Q: Can I use 40 wt. rayon thread to machine quilt with?

K: You sure can and it will work great!

Q: I'm thinking of buying a new sewing machine, one that will also do embroidery. Which would you recommend?

A: My favorite is the Janome Memory Craft 12000. My reasons are too many to list here, but click on the link and it will take you to the Janome web site where you can access all of the information on the 12000. You will find it very complete and informative and you can decide for yourself.


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

Janome 12000

Quilt Tips....

Q: Is it critical on the 6 Hour Quilt that the batting (thin) has to stretch lengthwise? Also, does it all have to stretch in the same direction? I have a lot of scraps I've been saving up and want to use.

K: The stretch of the batting goes across the 6" width. If the stretch goes lengthwise, it can get stretched out and sag since the distance between the quilting gets longer with each strip. If there is no difference in the stretch, it doesn't matter.

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


Answers To Last Week's Quiz and Our Winner....

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? EGYPT

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? WHOLE CLOTH QUILT

3. In Colonial America, pieced or patchwork quilting was used as a way to use up scraps of fabric. True or False? 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. 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? 45,000

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. True or False? FALSE

Thanks all for playing! This week's winner is..........LIZ! Congratulations, I've sent you an email, get back to me asap to claim your prize!

Next UP....

1. There are many different quilting traditions in many countries around the world. One of my favorites is the Japanese style of quilting called Sashiko. Which of these statements best describes Sashiko quilting?

  • Intricately embroidered images of nature highlighted by gold-threaded quilting
  • Pieced designs of fans and bamboo using richly colored silks
  • Black silk with textured portrayals of traditional Japanese life
  • Dark blue cotton with abstract designs in heavy white stitching

2. Which opulent style of quilting became popular after a display at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876?

  • Damask Quilting
  • Philadelphia quilting
  • Morning Star Quilting
  • Crazy Quilting

3. Amish quilts are famous and older Amish quilts reach high prices at antique auctions. They are striking in their use of bold colors and plain fabrics. Why did the Amish not use patterned fabrics in their quilts?

  • Patterned fabrics were not available at the time when the Amish retreated from the rest of society
  • Patterned fabrics were thought to be less aesthetically pleasing
  • Patterned fabrics had images of objects that only God could make. This was seen as idolatry
  • Patterned fabrics were viewed as being too worldly.

4. Quilted material was used as protective armor during the Crusades. True or False?

Send me your entries here: mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=quiz30

Each correct answer gets one entry, answer them all correctly and get 4 entries! Hurry, one week only, next week we'll announce the winner as well as give you the answers.

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This Week In History....

Oct 30, 1938 Welles scares nation
Oct 31, 1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses
Nov 01, 1512 Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public
Nov 02, 1947 Spruce Goose flies
Nov 03, 1964 D.C. residents cast first presidential votes
Nov 04, 1956 Soviets put brutal end to Hungarian revolution
Nov 05, 1994 George Foreman becomes oldest heavyweight champ

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!)....

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Have a great week, everyone,

Please stay safe this week!

Terrye and Kayla

Published Tue, Oct 30 2012 10:48 AM by Kaye Wood