Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 1-3-13 - Happy New Year Everyone!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Whistlepig Creek Designs and Clearance
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Echo, Echo, Echo
  • Strip Quilting Mega Sale
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • New Quiz
  • 2014 Australian/New Zealand Quilting Cruise
  • Stash Organization
  • Show and Tell
  • Batting
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • How Can I
  • Kaye's on YouTube

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Hi Quilters!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Wow, between crazy, unpredictable holiday hours, an attack of the plague, broken ribs and throw in a funeral, I for one, am glad that this is a new year! Throw out the old and welcome in the new. FOR SURE!!

So, the standard questions apply.... What are your resolutions? Finish projects before starting another? Learn another skill? Take another class? Finally get that stash under control? Whatever it is, the only way to get it done is to start it!

Today at the cabin : It's snowing. It's Northern Michigan so get used to me saying that. Yeah, it's snowing, not a lot, just a bit, but up here it pretty much snows everyday. There's a frozen stillness in the air, and if you stop doing everything, and just "be", you can hear the magic in the air.

This week Whistlepig Creek Designs parades their patterns through our shop. A few new ones, lots of older ones.

The Big Easy Expandable Bag Pattern

Reg price $9.50

This week $7.50

Don't forget to check out our Christmas Clearance Items too. Lots of stuff on sale this week.

Check it out....
All on our SALE PAGE

Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Kay who ordered 3 of the Quilts With A Twist Patterns! Congratulations, Kay! Kay didn't order over the internet, she called in her order, so no matter how you get your order in, just do it!

So... let's do it again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, January 3, 2013 will go into a hat and we will pick out one that will get their order FR**!!

There's no criteria for this one, no minimum order, no exclusions of international orders, nothing. ALL orders placed January 3, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

And HERE

Picnic at the Farmer's Market Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Sawtooth Hue Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Pinwheel Charm Quilt and Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Do-Overs Sweatshirt Makeover Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Four Big Shots

Regular Price is $12.95

Clearance Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

To All A Good Night

Regular Price is $12.50

Clearance Price is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Chocolate Moose Pattern

Regular Price is $12.50

Clearance Price is $10.50

On Our Sale Page!

Rainy Hat, Boot Liners and Umbrella Cover Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Be sure to check out our SALE PAGE for all of our recent sale items!


New In The Shop....

Sparks Tablerunner and Placemat Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cuddle Monsters Nap/Bath Wrap Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Walker Water Bottle Sling Patter

In Our Check It Out Section

Projects To Go Craft, Knitting Sewing Tote Bag Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Flying Geese and Morwe DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00

DVD of the Week....

Watch Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs demonstrate Flying Geese designs using no math and no triangles.

Book not included.

Tip: Cleaning our machines.


Echo... Echo....Echo....Echo....

Can you tell me what echo quilting is?

Kaye says....Echo quilting is a quilt line repeated over the surface at even measures. It is often used to fill in a background area and the first line is generally parallel to the edges of a pieced or appliqued shape. Thus, the repeated lines "echo" that shape.


Strip Quilting Mega Sale

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 on this product will be $6.00!

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!


Sew Lazy Interfacings....

New and Extremely Popular!

Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Fame has designed her own line of interfacing for those of us who quilt and sew.

This stuff totally ROCKS!

7 different interfacings/stabilizers for everything you need to do.

  • Iron On Vinyl
  • Face It Soft
  • Face It Firm
  • Stiff Stuff Lite
  • Iron On Vinyl
  • Stiff Stuff Firm
  • Fusi-Bond Lite
  • Dreamy Sew In High Loft Fleece
  • Check them all out HERE

Starmakers Ablaze Book

Log Cabin Triangles are easy, just follow Kaye Wood's step-by-step quilting and piecing directions.

Tips include fabric preparation, cutting, sewing and pressing accurately, how to finish your quilts, mitered and squared borders, bindings, prairie points, tying a quilt and machine quilting.

Uses the Starmaker 6 Master Template (sold separately).


Answers and Winner from Last Week's Quiz....

(correct answers are marked in red)

Last Week's winner was Christi! Thanks for playing everyone.

1. True or False: Fabric remnants are usually under a yard long.

2. What is a bolt?

  • A very large pin used for making upholstery
  • 3 yards of fabric
  • the tube or sheet the fabric is wrapped around
  • a tool for holding your fabric down while sewing.

3. True or false: On any kind of fleece, the selvages stretch more than the other two sides. (Most of you missed this one, but to be honest, I would have gotten it wrong too!)

4. True or false: Fleece is sold all year round.

5. What is NOT a brand name of thread:

  • Sulky
  • Coats & Clark
  • Nature's Natural
  • Guterman

6. Warm and Natural is a kind of.....

  • Batting
  • Fiberfill
  • Pillow form
  • Fleece

2014 to Australia and New Zealand Quilting Cruise

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February 2014 Quilting Cruise....

Quilters, add this to your Bucket List -a Quilting Cruise.

Many quilting teachers have gotten into the cruising mode to combine quilting classes with cruising. What could be better? Visit exotic ports, shopping for fabrics, travelling with other quilters, 3+ meals a day, someone to clean up your cabin while you relax and take quilting classes while at sea.

Has this ever happened to you? A late night phone call from a man with an Australian accent asking if you would like to cruise the Caribbean with him. This happened to me in 1989. Of course, I said “what did you say?”. Was this one of those phone calls I had been warned about? So, being curious, I said “tell me more”, thinking I should just hang up on this obscene phone call. He turned out to be a travel agent who wanted to put together a quilting cruise with me as the featured teacher. I had no idea how this worked, assuming it was legitimate. Never having been on a cruise, I called my friend, Jane, from Florida who had been on several cruises; she agreed to join me and also teach some on-board classes.

Since all of our work is done on a sewing machine, we would need sewing machines. How do we go about doing that? We got our first taste of dealing with customs, because sewing machines are made outside the US; and we were taking these machines out of the country and then bringing them back. Problem solved—the Viking sewing machine company, which was the major sponsor for my PBS-TV show, Strip Quilting, came to our rescue; they furnished the machines and also sent one of their educators on the cruise. Little by little, everything fell into place.

In 1990, our first quilting cruise left port with fourteen of us, including three teachers and husbands.

We have grown over the years until now we average about 85-120 quilters on each cruise, many of whom have returned several times. And the rest is history. I have become addicted to cruising as well as being already addicted to quilting. What a great life! And to think, I almost hung up on what I thought might be an obscene phone call, but instead was a life-changing event.

What cruise stories I could tell -about machines blowing up, losing machines in customs, "George" (who came along on our cruise in a box), about shopping in the water, buying molas in the San Blas Islands of Panama. Many of these stories have become part of my quilting lectures and are also included in my book, Everyone Can Quilt.

In February of 2013, we will return to the Western Caribbean for my 14th quilting cruise; this time on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.

A big celebration is being planning with my 15th quilting cruise in February of 2014 with a combination 22-day land tour and quilting cruise to Australia and New Zealand.

Click HERE for more details!



Kaye's Ideas on Stash Organization....

  1. I'm finally trying to organize my fabrics, what a job! Do you have any suggestions?

    I sort my fabric by color schemes. All my reds together, same with blues, you get the idea. I, like everyone else, have to put them in different places to accommodate all the fabric I have. My solution is to put it in wire baskets, clear plastic drawers, and regular drawers with the color posted on the drawer front. That way when I need, say a pink, I just go to that bin or drawer, and there are all the pinks I have in my stash. Oh yes, and roll your fabric. It takes less space and less digging time.

    There you have it! Now you've got no excuse to get your stash organized! lol


Show and Tell....

Here is a picture of a quilt I made with the Jumping Jacks pattern. I have yet to finish the sample I started in class.

This quilt is going to a sister-in-law who has just found out that her cancer has returned.

Thanks for the quick pattern and ease of instructions.

.......Sharon

Send is your creations. Include a picture or two and a short story about your quilt/tablerunner or wallhanging (or other) and we'll put it on our Show and Tell Page!

Send to terrye@kayewood.com


Batting.....

I often wondered just what women in earlier centuries used for batting.

They used pretty much anything they could get their hands on. Unless you were a women of means, you couldn't just run out and buy something, so they made due with the things around them. This ranged from old blankets to newspapers to feathers and even leaves. Sure makes us appreciate our century!

I have a bad habit of starting more projects before finishing others I have already begun. Any ideas on how to be more disciplined?

Why would you want to be? People who force themselves to do that, in my opinion, are taking all the fun and adventure out of quilting! Everyone tends to get bored at one time or another with a project. I think it's better to put it aside and let it rest. When you do go back to it, it will be fresh again and you'll probably have many more fantastic ideas for your quilt. If you do insist on being that diligent, maybe you should think about smaller projects that you can get done faster. Another way is to join a group or guild. It's a great way to meet new friends and get new ideas. You'll be surprised how much you can get done while chatting away with a friend.


List Your Event....

Knitting event benefits Afghan soldiers, families

As part of the Silicon Valley Reads 2013 theme "Invisible Wounds of War," the Los Altos Library has scheduled a "Knit/Crochet-in" 3-5 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants will make items for active-duty soldiers, wounded veterans and Afghan families.

Organizers plan to donate the items to the nonprofit Warmth for Warriors (warmthforwarriors.com), Soldiers' Angels (soldiersangels.org) and Afghans for Afghans (www.afghansforafghans.org).

Participants are encouraged to check the groups' websites for guidelines and select projects. Bring your own pattern, needles and yarn.

Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community will provide refreshments.

For more information, call 948-7683.

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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....

January is.... National Celebration of Life Month
Jan 02, 1980 U.S.-Russia detente ends
Jan 03, 1990 Noriega surrenders to U.S.
Jan 04, 1999 The euro debuts
Jan 05, 1933 Golden Gate Bridge is born
Jan 06, 1838 Morse demonstrates telegraph
Jan 07, 1789First U.S. presidential election
Jan 08, 1877 Crazy Horse fights last battle

How Can I....

How can I enlarge a quilt without taking away from the current design?

Kaye says: I would add one or two plain borders, one light and one dark. This will actually frame your design rather than detract from it.


Kaye's on YouTube....

140 (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

Published Thu, Jan 3 2013 8:52 AM by Kaye Wood