Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.27.13 - Say Happy Easter With Cute Button Quilts

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • The Cutest Button Quilts Ever Are On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • What is Broderie Perse
  • DVD of the Week
  • Word Scramble
  • Did You Know
  • This Week in History
  • YouTube
  • Charm Quilts
  • God Bless America-Uncle Sam Pattern
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Worthy Talking Sweatshirt Pattern
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? Here goes..... It. Is. Not. Snowing! lol.. The sun is out, temps for today are expected in the high 30s, and I do believe we have entered Michigan's 5th season - The Mud Season! But we'll take it, it's that much closer to getting my hands in the dirt and planting stuff!

Mouse Blankets is our featured designer this week. They design the cutest button quilts from outdoor themed, to holiday themed. Farm and ranch, dogs and cats, hanging laundry and golfing.. even an outhouse! And the best part... the buttons are included in the Mouse Blankets quilt patterns.

Also on sale for the whole month of April are all of our April themed patterns, including the April Holiday House Flower Shop featured to the right!

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

April Holiday House Pattern

April's Holiday House features a Flower Shop

Pattern Reg price $14.00

This week $11.00

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

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

Congratulations, Lisa from Maine - you got your order free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 81, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!

What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Country Harvest Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Spring Window Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bird Watching Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

"Fore" Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Farmer's Market Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

A Picnic Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.95

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

April Flowers Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

Sale Price is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

April Bunny Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

Sale Price is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

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

New In The Shop....

Sweet Heart Quilt Kit

In Our Check It Out Section

Wildflowers and Windmills Table Topper Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Inner Glow Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Maisies Daisies Tablerunner, Placemat and Pillow Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Q: What is Broderie Perse?

K: Broderie Perse is a French term that translates as Persian Embroidery. This is an applique technique method where larger images are cut from a printed fabric and appliqued onto a new background fabric. This was especially popular in Europe when expensive prints came from SE Asia and India. By cutting them up and appliqueing them, it made them go further.

Twirling Stars Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood demonstrating her Twirling Stars Technique and Starmaker 6 Master Template

Get the DVD HERE

Get the Twirling Stars Pattern for only $4.00 HERE

BEST DEAL - buy Kaye's Starmaker 6 Master Template and get the pattern and dvd for only $4.00 more!




Unscramble these terms and the first 10 people to get them all right will get a free epattern!

1) tamselmycria

2) eixtlte

3) ginnbdi

4) naseet

5) jcqadaru

6) aelrpec

7) mrieyebodr

8) rbaicf

9) sescerkure

10) afttfea


Did you Know?

March was named for the Roman God "Mars"

This Week In History....

March is.... National Music in our Schools Month
April is.....National Poetry Month
Mar 27, 1998 - FDA approves Viagra
Mar 28, 1979 - Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island
Mar 29, 1973 - U.S. withdraws from Vietnam
Mar 30, 1981 - President Reagan shot
Mar 31, 1889 - Eiffel Tower opens
Apr 01, 1700 - April Fools tradition popularized
Apr 02, 2005 - Pope John Paul II Dies

Kaye's on YouTube....

140 (ish) shows. Check them all out... HERE

Shown here is the Seam Matching Techniques.

See the video HERE

Pinwheel Charms Quilt and Tote Bag Pattern


Q: What is a Charm Quilt?

K: A Charm Quilt is usually a pieced, one-patch made from many different fabrics, with no two fabrics alike. Traditionally, swaps and trades were made with friends to gather many fabrics.

God Bless America-Uncle Sam - Brand New!

An easy method for creating Stained glass designs using fused reverse applique'. No bias lead lines needed!
Measures 30" X 43"

Get yours HERE!

Charity Quilts

I belong to a newly formed quilt guild and we have taken on the project of making quilts for chemo patients at a local cancer center I am in the search for orphan blocks that we could turn into beautiful quilts for these chemo patients they see about 1000 patients a year and we took 40 quilts the first round in December and they are all gone and we are trying to get quilts to them about every other month but we need other peoples help with this the response that we have gotten from the nurses doctors and patients are just overwhelming any help would be appreciated. If you send me your email i will put you in a group to see the pictures as the quilts are finished and see what a difference this has made in someone's life;

Thanks Linda

my email fromzstore@northstate.net


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

Check out Joan's Free Pattern featuring Fusible Applique On Vinyl

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog


Quilt Trivia....

Quilted bedcovers offically became "art" in 1971, when the groundbreaking exhibition "Abstract Design in American Quilts" opened at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art. New York Times critic, Hilton Kramer, wrote at the time: "...the anonymous quilt-makers of the American provinces created a remarkable succession of visual masterpieces that anticipated many of the forms that were later prized for their originality and courage."

The Shakers - widely recognized as master furniture makers, gardeners, and architects also quilted. "Shaker women wove more frequently, but they did quilt," says Sharon Koomler, curator of collections at Hancock Shaker Village, in Pittsfield, Mass.

Show and Tell....

This is the wonkiest quilt I have ever tried to make and caused me much stress. When I started I planned to make a trains, trucks, and buses type quilt for this small boy who said his favorite color was yellow. By the time I bought the fabrics and got started he had decided his favorite color was red and that he liked to fix things and enjoyed tools. So I bought a Mr. Fixit quilt kit and planned to add extra borders to that. By the time I was well started on that, the favorite color was still the same, but now he planned to be a "hunter of bear and a hunter of deer" when he grew up. So I just kept changing blocks around and adding things every time I heard something new until I got to an appropriate quilt size. So this quilt has carpentry tools, adult animals, baby animals, barns, plane, tractor, gardens, heavy equipment, and all kinds of colors. Never ever would I have tried to put these colors or fabric designs together by choice.

But, the family and the child like it I guess.


Send in 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

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!

Quilt Preservation....

Q: I am the fourth generation to inherit all the beautiful very fragile quilt squares in my family. They are crazy quilt fashion, backed by muslin but are too fragile to even think of putting together. Someone once told me you can make a fabric book of each one by a process museums use but I don't know where to look for the information. Some of these date back to the 1800's with satin squares depicting the event and date. Hopefully I can preserve them for the next generation but am now in my seventies and decided I had better get with the program and find out how to do it. Would appreciate any help you may be able to provide!

Please let us know how you would answer this question!

Email me at terrye@kayewood.com

Have a great week, everyone, and

Hoppy Easter!

Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, Mar 27 2013 12:06 PM by Kaye Wood