Kaye's Going To Australia! You Can Come Too!!

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
2014 Land Tour/Cruise to Australia and New Zealand
January 17, 2014 — February 4, 2014

Quilters Get out your Bucket List.
If you always dreamed of going to Australia, this is your chance.
And you get to go with fellow quilters. It doesn’t get any better than that.

7-Day Land Tour

Land tour includes all hotels, several meals, all tours, flights within Australia.
Jan 17-19 Sydney, Australia
Jan 20 Fly to Ayers Rock
Jan 21 Fly to Cairns
Jan 22 Great Barrier Reef
Jan 23 Kuranda

11-Nite Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Voyageur of the Sea

Jan 24 Sydney Ship departs at 9:00 pm
Jan 25 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 26 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 27 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 28 Picton, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 29 Wellington, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 30 Christchurch, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 31 Dunedin, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Feb 1 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 8am - 9am
Doubtful Sound New Zealand 11:30am - 1pm
Milford Sound New Zealand 4:30pm - 6pm
Feb 2 At sea (quilting classes)
Feb 3 At sea (quilting classes)
Feb 4 Sydney Arrives at 6 am

Total Price starts at $7850 per person double occupancy.

Includes the round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, the 7-day land tour (with some meals) flights within Australia, the 11-night cruise and all quilting classes, and government fees.

NOT included are gratuities, the airfare between your city and Los Angeles, and travel insurance, which can be purchased from Panda Travel.

Quilting classes, lectures, and sharing events, led by Kaye Wood and Mary Korpal will be held while we are at sea. All sewing supplies are furnished, including sewing machines provided by Janome.

For more information about the Land Tour/Cruise, contact Carillon at Panda Travel
602-943-3383 or 800-447-2632 email Vacations@pandatravel.com

 

 

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.10.13 - Phillips Fiber Arts, Quilt Storage and Mothproofing

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Select Patterns, Books and Rulers On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • How To Protect Quilts From Moths
  • Bats In The Rug
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Word Scrambles Answers
  • 3-D Quilts
  • Lazy Girl Interfacings
  • FR** Pattern
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : I am really OVER the cold and damp. It's been raining for 3 days and it's just above freezing. Tonight through Friday we're supposed to get rain with temps below freezing. That's never a good thing. But tonight is our sewing group so a temporary reprieve will be had! As for the rain, I look at it this way, it washes the salt off the roads so I can ride my bike!


Selected Phillips Fiber Arts Patterns and Rulers are on sale this week.

And, we've added to our "hurt" items.

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Midnight Flight Pattern

This 10 degree wedge pattern has two variations that use both ten degree extensions. Make a 70" circle or a 54" square from only one fabric! It's a great way to focus on any fabric that grades from selvage to selvage.

Pattern Reg price $9.00

This week $7.00


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


Wow! Last week we sent a FR** pattern, the Bailey Island Tote to Nebraska! Congratulations, Marie, you got your order free this week.

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, 2013 one lucky customer will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Quilts Without Corners Book

Regular Price is $22.48

This week is $19.95

On Our Sale Page!

Celestial Circle Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bargello Color Wheel Pattern and Template

Regular Price is $12.48

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

New York Beauty Book

Regular Price is $14.98

This week is $12.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bronze Mosaic Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Star Sapphire Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Jewel Box Gems 5 and 10 Rulers

Regular Price is $19.98

Sale Price is $17.00

On Our Sale Page!

Sundial Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

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....

Bali Briefcase Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Bow & Go Bag Pattern and Flip Flops Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cindy's Casserole Carrier Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Dufflettes Duffle Pattern in 3 Sizes

In Our Check It Out Section

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Watch Charlotte use 25 fat quarters as accents to make this quilt spectacular.

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Pattern on sale for only 6.00 HERE


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

This Week In History....

April is.....National Pet Month
Apr 10, 1866 ASPCA is founded
Apr 11, 1814 Napoleon exiled to Elba
Apr 12, 1861 The Civil War begins
Apr 13, 1997 Tiger Woods wins first major
Apr 14, 1865 Lincoln is shot
Apr 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
Apr 16, 1943 Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Spinning Diamonds Technique by Kaye Wood.

See the video HERE


Q: Do you know of any natural way to protect my quilts from moths?

K: I have heard that the herb southernwood, is a natural way to keep moths away. Maybe your local herb store would have some.


Bats in the Rug Pattern - Brand New!

Size - 22" x 37" Use up that leftover batting! Cut it into 2 1/2" strips and layer it on fabric strips to create a really cool scatter rug!!

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


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!


Answers to the Last 2 Word Scrambles....Thanks to everyone who played!

  • asymmetrical
  • textile
  • binding
  • sateen
  • jacquard
  • percale
  • embroidery
  • fabric
  • seersucker
  • taffeta
  • needles
  • applique
  • mola
  • cotton
  • mitered
  • broadcloth
  • stippled
  • polyester
  • thread
  • counterpane

Hey, Kaye? What Are 3-D quilts?

Quilts can be considered 3-D because they are or because they appear to be.
Quilts can have the added dimension by having pieces that extend above the surface of the quilt, or the quilt can appear to be 3-D because of the way the colors are used (3-D look).

Pieces that extend above the surface of the quilt can be appliqued or pieced.

Applique pieces need to be finished by facing the piece with another fabric or by leaving the edges raw. These pieces extend (the edges are not sewn down). For instance with a flower, the center might be sewn to the quilt, but the leaves and/or flowers might be only attached at the stem. I have used this 3-D applique technique in my patterns "Stained Glass Diamonds", "Life in the Meadow", and "Tumbling Winds".

Pieced 3-D can be accomplished by folding the fabric and inserting the raw edges into the seam lines. The fold would extend above the quilt. A square folded diagonally might be used in pinwheel designs, such as my pattern, "Pinwheel Squares" and "Floral Stars".

3-D Look Quilt

Often, this look can be accomplished with the use of color and the arrangement of color. When you think you can look into a quilt, it is usually the color arrangement that does that. For instance, in my pattern "Stacking My Blocks", the dark, medium and light colored fabrics give a -D look. In "Braided Table Runners" and "A-maze-ing", it is the arrangement of dark to light shades. In "Chrysanthemum", the medium and light fabrics make each piece of Dresden Plate seem to fold.


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

HERE


Show and Tell....

I just finished this for my great grand daughter. (first girl, have one gr grandson a year old)
She will enter this world the first part of Oct.

........Eileen

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


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

Here are more answers:

Jacquelyn would use a plastic report cover.

Connie would frame them for all to enjoy.

Gloria: If i love those quilt squares I would take them to a hobby store and have them framed with the date. That way she could look at them all the time, and when it it time for them to be pass down the next person could enjoy them hanging on there wall and think of the the last person that took care of them.

Sue suggests contacting someone at a quilt museum that has the actual hands-on knowledge of how best to do this and ask for their information and guidance.

Annette: Maybe fuse a light weight muslin on the back of the blocks and transparent illusion on the top. Sew the blocks together, choose a backing and tie instead of quilting. This should stabilize it to be enjoyed for many years.

Maurine: thinking of the acid in things that could ruin old quilts/squares. I wonder instead of report covers if going to the pages for a scrapbook would be safer?

Sandy says; "There is a special quilt or fabric netting that used to be available that can be gently stitched over the fragile cloth. I haven't bought any for years though. Please don't store fabric in plastic as the humidity may cause mold. Write to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC or your favorite local museum for specific advice."

Thanks everyone for your awesome suggestions!


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.3.13 - Far Flung Quilts and Aunties Two!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Far Flung Quilts and Aunties Two On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • VHS Sale
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • Reverse Applique
  • Get Away Bag
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Word Scramble
  • Lazy Girl Interfacings
  • FR** Pattern
  • Gathered Dust Ruffle
  • Washable Marker
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Well, it's still cold, but a lot of the snow is gone. The chickens have been let out of the coop and are happily scratching at the frozen ground. Where last week was snow, now there's quite a bit of dirt showing. Lots of piles of leaves for them to scratch around in and they are happy, happy, happy. The eggs these gals lay are so good (and healthy and nutritious too), way better than the store bought variety!


This week we are featuring a lot of our patterns by Far Flung Quilts. Also, a new designer in our shop, Aunties Two is on sale.

Also we've got quite a few "HURT" items that are in serious need of a good home. These are items that are fine, but the packaging is misprinted, ripped or torn.

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Saturday Shopper Tote Pattern

Big Bag - 18" x 18" x 6" Great big bag to take shopping anywhere! Features four inside and outside slash pockets for ease of access, two side pockets great for water bottles. Sturdy handles lets you fill it to the brim!

Pattern Reg price $9.00

This week $7.00


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


Wow! Last week we sent a FR** Starmaker Master Template Set AND View & Do Shapes Set to Finland!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 4, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

The Danforth Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Up A Lazy River Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Braids on Parade Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Pinwheel Squares Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Gems and Jewels Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Nova Queen Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Double Dip Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bailey Island Hobo Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

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....

Winter Warm Up Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Stop and Smell The Tulips Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Table Attire Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Soft Pockets Bag Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Rings and Things Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood and Carolyn Griffin of Far Flung Quilts demonstrating Rings and Things Technique.

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Rings and Things Pattern on sale for only 6.00 HERE


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

Miscellaneous copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox shows in VHS format.

Note - First Come First Served, No Returns! Once they're gone, they're gone!

Regular price is $18.00, On Final Clearance for $3.00 each!

On Our Sale page

HERE


This Week In History....

April is.....National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr 03, 1860- Pony Express debuts
Apr 04, 1968 - Dr. King is assassinated
Apr 05, 1614 - Pocahontas marries John Rolfe
Apr 06, 1896 - First modern Olympic Games
Apr 07, 1994 - Civil war erupts in Rwanda
Apr 08, 1974 Aaron sets new home run record
Apr 09, 1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Flying Geese Techniques from Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE


Q: I am working on a project using a reverse applique technique.

When the appliques are complete, I am finding it difficult to get all the paper off the back. Is there a real long term problem with allowing the paper to stay in there? Obviously it will not show once the batting and backing are attached to my block.

K: I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to leave the paper on. There are quite a few older quilts that I know of that still have paper in them. But if you are sewing the paper on, you might try using freezer paper and ironing it on instead.


Get Away Bag Pattern - Brand New!

Super-sized Bag 20" wide x 18" tall x 8" deep Going away for the weekend? Grab your bag and fill it with all the necessities! Also, perfectly sized to carry your sewing machine and most of your supplies to your quilting getaway.

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


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!


New Word Scramble....

1st 10 people to answer this correctly get a free epattern!If you entered last week and didn't get your pattern, try again!

1) sledene

2)uipaeqlp

3) alom

4) tnotoc

5) retiedm

6) doaolthcrb

7) pipltse

8) esyortelp

9) rtahde

10) nuctorenpea

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=wordscramble


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

HERE


Show and Tell....

Hexagon table topper from your Seasonal Wall hanging pattern.

........Lisa

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


Q: I used a washable marker and when I put my quilt in the washer, it still had marks on it....

Is it too late to try to do anything besides sew some decorative stitches on it, or should I start a new block that took hours to embroider. Hope you can help.

K: I have heard but never tried myself, that hairspray is wonderful for getting ink out. You spray it on, then rinse in cold water. Repeat as necessary. People have assured me this is a fool proof method.


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


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

Here are some of the answers:

Jacquelyn would use a plastic report cover.

Connie would frame them for all to enjoy.

Anyone else? What would you do?


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

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

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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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!

HERE

 

Wordscramble!

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

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=wordscramble

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

HERE

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


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

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

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE


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.

........Jeanne

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


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

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.20.13 - Bunnies, Lambies, Lilies and Eggs!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale Bunnies, Rabbits and Eggs and Lilies, Oh My!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • What is a Stiletto
  • This Week in History
  • Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale
  • YouTube
  • Charity Quilts
  • 3-D By The Sea
  • Fr** Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Creative Jacket Journey
  • Amish Quilt Trivia
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Yeah, it's still snowing. I got out my seed catalogs yesterday, time to go through and get some ordered. I like the heirloom, organic varieties, but some of them just aren't really "northern" hardy. Our short growing season plays havoc with the tomatoes and peppers.


Easter patterns are featured this week. Bunnies, Rabbits, Easter Eggs, Lilies and more! Wander on over to our sale pages

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Easter Row By Row Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $14.95

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, De Ann from Utah - you got your order free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Rainbow Magic Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Garden Rabbit Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

April Holiday House Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

This week is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bunny Ears Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Callie's Lily Wallhanging Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Easter Morning Row Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.95

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bunny Luv Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Peek a Boo Bunny Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

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....

Xtenders Quilting Ruler and Template Enlarger

In Our Check It Out Section

Uninvited Guests Tablerunner and Placemat Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Lamby Jammies Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Bird Watching Button Quilt Pattern and Buttons

In Our Check It Out Section

Stained Glass Iris Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood and James Raymer demonstrating the Stained Glass Iris technique.

Get the DVD HERE

Get the Stained Glass Diamonds combo HERE

Combo includes View & Do Diamond Shape, Stained Glass Diamonds Iris Pattern and discounted Technique DVD


Q: What is a stiletto?

I'm sure they aren't referring to high heels!

K: A stiletto is a sharp, pointed instrument that is used to ease and hold seams as they pass under the presser foot to keep them in place. Some people use a seam ripper although I have heard of people using a wooden meat skewer with great results. CLOVER makes a stiletto/awl that works wonderful as a stiletto, and is great as an awl to punch holes in leather and fabrics.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Music in our Schools Month
Mar 20, 1965 LBJ sends federal troops to Alabama
Mar 21, 1871 Stanley begins search for Livingstone
Mar 22, 1765 Stamp Act imposed on American colonies
Mar 23, 1839 OK enters national vernacular
Mar 24, 1989 Exxon Valdez runs aground
Mar 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City
Mar 26, 1979 Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 (minus Strip Quilting 6) as a set for $7.00 that is only 1 dollar a piece. These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $28.00.


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Summer Tote Pattern by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE

Get the Summer Tote Pattern HERE


3-D By The Sea - Brand New!

This quilt pattern is an excellent showcase for a wonderful line of fabrics, North American Wildlife designed by Jodie Bergsma for Robert Kaufman. I love the three dimensional aspects of the borders. This pattern uses innovative piecing techniques and is suitable for intermediate quilters. The instructions are fully illustrated.

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 dec 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 someones life;

Thanks Linda

my email fromzstore@northstate.net


FR** Pattern

Portholes!

From Kaye's book, Strip Quilting Projects Book 8, Landscapes and Seascapes.

HERE

The link to the Portholes Pattern is HERE


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

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

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Creative Jacket Journey DVD In Our Clearance Pages

  • Design principles for creative sewing decisions
  • TWO techniques for flattering FIT
  • Logical sequence of design and stitching steps
  • When and where to stabilize edges
  • Embellishment ideas: how-to's, which to use, which to save for future projects
  • Edge, hem and neckline finishes
  • Bias properties utilized to full potential
  • What to do when you're stuck.
  • Taking control. . .letting and HEARING the fabric "TALK" to you!
Features Londa's Talking Patterns
Creative Jacket Journey - Two DVD's in case. 4 hrs, 46 mins of instruction in designing, fitting, constructing and embellishing 2 different jackets

Amish Quilt Trivia....

The Amish did not bring quilt-making to America. They learned it from their "English" neighbors.

Quilts are the third-largest source of income for the Amish, after farming and woodworking. Most Amish women quilt during the winter months, when gardening and farming chores have subsided.

Quilts are a traditional Amish wedding gift. Most women give each child at least one quilt to take to their new home.

When a family moves to a new Amish settlement, they may have to sell their quilts or store them away if they do not conform to the unwritten rules of the new church district.

Antique Amish quilts rarely if ever contain the depictive representations of everyday life commonly found in "traditional" American quilts. Clothing manufacturer, Esprit, founded by Amish quilt collector Doug Tompkins, was the only corporation to have it's own quilt curator.

The age of a quilt can be determined by what dyes were used to color the fabric. Early Amish quilt-makers used dyes from weeds, berries, and bark.


Show and Tell....

I've been trying to make this "Quarter Quilt" (Brick Path) using one of Kaye Wood's patterns for quite a while now. I was sure that I could whip it up in a weekend and if I hadn't been interrupted a kazillion times, I might have done it. But, I put the last stitches in the binding tonight, and voila! a new Quarter Quilt for the spare room.

It even matches the comforter quite nicely! Of course, the comforter will be coming off when the nice weather finally makes it's way to us.

The last QQ I made was flowery and I used a rose-red fabric and seeing as the spare room is most often used by my son, I thought it needed something a little more manly.

I loved how this pattern went together too, there's a 'twist' in the instructions, and I thought that was the most fun part but you'll have to order the pattern to find out what the twist is! The first pic is a close-up of the fabrics and the pattern; the 2nd is a pic of it on the bed.

Check out Jannette's blog, here: http://quiltingwithjannette.blogspot.com/

........Jannette

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.13.13 - Chickadee Hollow Designs and the Frog Stitch!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale Chickadee Hollow Designs patterns
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Frog Stitch
  • This Week in History
  • YouTube
  • Curves For Cowards
  • Free Pattern
  • Bearding
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Applique on Vinyl Tutoriall
  • Sweatshirt Transformations
  • Quiz Answers
  • Why to do a Burn Test
  • Quilting Events
  • A Question For You

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : I could whine on and on about the weather, but I'm sure you've heard enough of that. So I guess I'll do it anyway! As I write this, yes, it is snowing. As I write this, yes, I am tired of it. After last week's rain all of the previous snow has turned into a skating rink. This time of year I wonder if Mother Nature will ever relinquish her assault on those of us lucky enough to live up here in God's (frozen) country!


Chickadee Hollow Designs patterns are featured this week. Lots of cool new stuff from them and on our Check It Out Pages.....

Check out our SALE PAGE

Moose Point Lodge Pattern

Pattern Reg price $8.00

This week $10.00


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, Lucy and Glenda - you got your orders free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Pine Country Table Topper and Table Charms

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Nana's Flower Garden Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Harvest Stars Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

God Bless America Banner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Autumn Roses

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Cranberry Junction Tabletopper/Wallhanging Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

An Apple A Day Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Attic Roses Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

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....

Xtenders Quilting Ruler and Template Enlarger

In Our Check It Out Section

April Holiday House Flower Shop Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cottontale Rabbit Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cabin Fever Paper Piecing Pattern (includes all the paper needed)

In Our Check It Out Section


Star Spangled Quilt Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Watch Kaye easily combine 5, 6, and 8 pointed stars into this stunning Star Spangled Quilt.

Special Deal!!!

Buy the book, Everyone Can Quilt by Kaye and get the DVD fr**!!

Get the DVD HERE

Get the book and dvd combo HERE

 

Q: What is a "frogstitch" ?

K: This is a cute term, though I must say, not much fun! A frogstitch, as in rip-it, rip-it, rip-it, is when you have to undo a seam.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Craft Month YAY!!!!!
Mar 13, 1942 U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps
Mar 14, 1879 Albert Einstein born
Mar 15, 1965 Johnson calls for equal voting rights
Mar 16, 1802 U.S. Military Academy established
Mar 17, 461 Saint Patrick dies
Mar 18, 1852 Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company
Mar 19, 2003 War in Iraq begins

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is Sewing The Eyes on your Trio by Jeri Kelly.

5 part series from planning your Trio to finishing it, all on our youtube channel!

Get all of Jeri's Trio patterns HERE


Curves For Cowards Book - Brand New!

Be the Queen of Curves! Learn four techniques for creating curves with fabric. Seven quilt projects are offered too. Bonus: The book has a photo tutorial on Binding By Machine! This is the book that is the subject of my demonstrations for The Quilt Show. It shows photo step-outs for the binding by machine too! Full color, 48 page book with a pull-out pattern insert.

Get yours HERE!


FR** Pattern

Portholes!

From Kaye's book, Strip Quilting Projects Book 8, Landscapes and Seascapes.

HERE

The link to the Portholes Pattern is HERE


Q: I have heard the term, "bearding" so many times and still do not know what it means. Can you help?

K: Bearding is bits of the batting that are showing through the top and/or bottom layer of your quilt. This can often be avoided by buying a higher thread count fabric and using dark batting for darker fabrics. This is also usually associated with using synthetic batting.


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

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

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Sweatshirt Transformations Book

This is SO not a sweatshirt!

2 Construction methods; use the whole sweatshirt intact or cut it up for yardage. Ruffles or ruching. Slashes of denim? What is your signature touch?

Includes full size patterns from sizes S-XXL

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

Congratulations Knitterlaurie! You've won last week's quiz. The answers are in red! Thanks everyone for playing....

1. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square
  • Types of cookies
  • Amish Quilt Patterns
  • Square-Dancing Formations
  • All of the above
2. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
  • Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
  • Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
  • Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
  • Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted.
3. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
  • Attic Window
  • Cathedral Window
  • Doves in the Window
4. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • Types of fabric
  • Types of needles
  • Types of scissors
5. What term does not belong?
  • Border
  • Prairie Point
  • Piping
  • Scallop
6. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns
7. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
  • Houston, TX
  • Lowell, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

Q: What is a burn test and why would you use it?

K: If you are not sure about your fabric, you can use a burn test to determine the type of fibers it is made up of. Just take a match and burn a sample of the fabric. When wool and cotton are burned, a gray smoke is emitted and an ash residue is left. Synthetic fibers will burn a black smoke and it might smell like burning plastic. Synthetic fibers will also leave a shiny black residue along the charred edges of the fabric.


Show and Tell....

I was asked to make this quilt for my daughter’s best friend. Her mom's mom had died and the fabric in this quilt was from all her "retirement home" polyester dresses. Almost all the fabrics had shades of purple or rose in it, they were butt ugly. When I finally got the dresses all cut apart and found enough pieces of fabric to make the squares, I assembled them together. There was one dress that was black & white and one that was green & white, and the rest were the purple tones. So I placed the black & white square in the centre of a nine patch and surrounded it with the purple tones. I then surrounded the blocks with a one inch border of the green and white dress fabric. By the time the quilt was put together we considered it so ugly that it was beautiful. I then backed it with a rose piece of fabric. When my daughter's girlfriend picked up the quilt, she burst into tears. Her gramma's name was Rose. She gave the quilt to her mom and it has a special place in their home, and lots of memories.
Bottom line, a very ugly quilt can hold more beauty than one could imagine.

........Maureen

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


A Question for You....

Last week we asked: How Do You Mark Your Fabrics

Here are the answers....

Chalk pencils and erasible pens were tops (pretty much a dead even)

and Soap!


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.6.13 - March Themed Patterns are on Sale Plus Another Blog Tutorial!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Sisters Common Threads and March Themed patterns
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming - This Week!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • And The Survey Says....
  • YouTube
  • Sunflower Swirl Pattern
  • Piecing Batting
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Applique on Vinyl Tutoriall
  • Big Trucks
  • TwinStar Mega Collection
  • New Quiz
  • How To Make Chenille
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • A Question For You
  • This Week In History

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : All the folks on my gardening and homesteading lists are talking about starting their seeds. And getting out into the gardens. And, and, and... <insert whine>. Not us here. Nope, the snow keeps on coming. As the weather does get a tad bit warmer, (still quite a bit below freezing), more snow comes. As the sun shines a bit higher in the sky every day, more snow comes. And as the light stays a bit longer every day, more snow comes. Sigh .....

You may have noticed that we were down from Friday until Monday. HUGE upgrades, updates and even HUGER (is that even a word?) frustration. But it's all done now.

And yes, I'm going to put a big pot of soup on the woodstove and let it simmer all day. Dinner's at 6.


Sisters Common Threads and March themed patterns are featured this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

March Holiday House Irish Pub Pattern

This whole series is so much fun!

This series is designed to create beautiful monthly hangings for yourself or as gifts. The 12 Holiday House patterns will fit onto a 12" x 14" Wire Rack Tabletop stand. Each pattern includes complete and clear instructions with diagrams and a full sized positioning sheet for assembly. Every pattern includes a printed panel of the windows and details to make the quilt appear very intricate.

Pattern Reg price $12.00

This week $10.00

 

A special Thank You to all who participated in the "Do You Read It" contest.

Now for anyone who didn't? You don't read the whole newsletter. Tell me why not. (Please keep in mind we feature sale, new and clearance items to pay the bills!)

Tell me what you want to see more of, or less of HERE


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


Last week due to our website issues, we didn't crown a free order winner, so this week, we will give away 2 free orders!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 3.6. 2013 will go into a hat and we will pick out two 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 March 6, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Dolls on the Go Garment Bag, Double Sided 12 Pocket Accessory Bag and Carrying Case for your 18" Doll!

Of course we are featuring this little darling again, already a HUGE seller!

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

March Frog Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

This week is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

Pantry Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

It's Spring Again March Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

This week is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

Caddy Pad Plus Hot Iron Carrier Pattern with Heat Resistant Fabric

Regular Price is $15.00

Sale Price is $10.00

On Our Sale Page!

Kacey Hobo Style Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Travel Hot Iron Tote and Ironing Pad Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Straddling Leprechaun Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

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....

This Week!!

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. Keep an eye on the site, they are here and we'll get them put up this week!

Cabin Fever Quilt Pattern

Paper piecing! Includes pattern and all of the paper you will need.

In Our Check It Out Section

Confetti Paper Piecing Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Jewels of Spring Wallhanging/Tabletopper Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Pinwheel Squares Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Petal Play Cardinal 3-D Applique Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Petal Play 3-D Applique!

Watch Joan as she introduces us to the world of Appli-bond with her stunning Cardinal pattern.

Get the DVD HERE

And the Survey Says....

Do you have a favorite quilting and sewing charity was our questions?

Your answers were all over the place (this is a good thing!)

  • Quilting Guild Charities were a number 1 by a long shot followed by (in order of popularities)
  • Church Charities
  • Hospice
  • Quilts of Valor
  • Make a Wish

Thanks for playing everyone!


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is Making the Trio Part 2 by Jeri Kelly.

5 part series from planning your Trio to finishing it, all on our youtube channel!

Get all of Jeri's Trio patterns HERE


Sunflower Swirl Pattern - Brand New!

Dimensions: 14.5" x 14.5"

Get yours HERE!


Q: How do you piece batting together to make a long strip? Do you zigzag it together flat or use a seam?

K: I think you should overlap and then zig zag. You could butt them together but the zig zag stitch may not catch both edges. It is best to overlap.


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

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

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Big Trucks Pattern

Here comes the big trucks!

The fire truck is rushing through the city, a semi is hauling produce from the farm, and an auto transport has just made it through the mountains. They're moving fast and working hard!

This colorful quilt is for truck fans of all ages.

The finished quilt is 42x61". All yardages are based on 40inch wide fabric.

Pattern includes detailed illustrated instructions, full-size templates and paper pieced blocks.

In Our Clearance Pages


Q: How do you trim a baby quilt with satin?

K: If you use a wide satin ribbon, fold the ribbon in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. Encase the edge of the quilt inside the folded satin and topstitch.


TwinStar Mega 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
  • Sensational Seminole.
All in all there are 7 patterns and 2 books in this collection. They are sure to sell out fast at this price, so hurry!

New Quiz....

You know the drill, send me your answers, HERE: terrye@kayewood.com

One person will win a free book or pattern.

1. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square
  • Types of cookies
  • Amish Quilt Patterns
  • Square-Dancing Formations
  • All of the above
2. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
  • Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
  • Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
  • Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
  • Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted.
3. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
  • Attic Window
  • Cathedral Window
  • Doves in the Window
4. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • Types of fabric
  • Types of needles
  • Types of scissors
5. What term does not belong?
  • Border
  • Prairie Point
  • Piping
  • Scallop
6. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns
7. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
  • Houston, TX
  • Lowell, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

Q: How do you make chenille?

K: You can do this in five easy steps.

  • Stack 6 pieces of fabric right sides up with the largest piece on the bottom.
  • Pin the fabric pieces together. With a ruler and a washable fabric marker, draw a diagonal line in the center
  • from corner to corner. Continue drawing diagonal lines 3/4" of an inch apart until you have marked the entire
  • square.
  • With a sewing machine, stitch along all of the marked diagonal lines.
  • Using a rotary cutter, cut the center of each row. (Do NOT cut the bottom piece)
  • Once all of the rows have been cut, machine wash and dry the fabric piece.

Show and Tell....

This quilt is a Madagascar print with green sashing and velvet cornerstones. It has freemotion topstitching. It was made for my great niece Suribrielle. She was born last September 2010........Jacqueline

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!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events


A Question for You....

What do you use to mark your fabric? Click the link to respond and thanks for participating. Results will be in next weeks letter.

Send me an email HERE


This Week In History....

March is.... National Craft Month YAY!!!!!
Mar 06, 1899 Bayer patents aspirin
Mar 07, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
Mar 08, 1917 February Revolution begins
Mar 09, 1959 Barbie makes her debut
Mar 10, 1959 Rebellion in Tibet
Mar 11, 1997 Paul McCartney knighted
Mar 12, 1933 FDR gives first fireside chat

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.27.13 - Sisters Common Threads, A Survey and More Clearance Items!

Can't Read This In Your Email? Click HERE for the Real Deal!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Sisters Common Threads
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming - This Week!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Survey
  • YouTube
  • Bunny Ears Pattern
  • T-Shirt Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • His Highness
  • New Quiz
  • Cutting Boards
  • Show and Tell
  • Dresden Plate
  • Quilting Events
  • Comments About Batting
  • This Week In History
  • Do You Read it?

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : More snow. Are you getting tired of hearing that yet? I love the snow, but around the end of Feb, middle of March, I'm ready for spring. Ready to put my hands in the dirt and plant stuff, and yes, ready to ride my motorcycle! But with 2 foot of snow on the ground, and more falling as I type this, it might be awhile.....


Sisters Common Threads is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Cord Chaos Charger and Cord Organizer Pattern

Pattern Reg price $9.00

This week $7.00


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


Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Kathleen from Florida who ordered a Lazy and Lovin' It Book and Ruler. Congratulations, Joni!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 2.27, 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 Feb 27, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Dolls on the Go Garment Bag, Double Sided 12 Pocket Accessory Bag and Carrying Case for your 18" Doll!

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

What a Bag Expandable Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Pantry Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Braid Me Up Scotty Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Caddy Pad Plus Hot Iron Carrier Pattern with Heat Resistant Fabric

Regular Price is $15.00

Sale Price is $10.00

On Our Sale Page!

Cozy Toes Slipper Pattern with non-skid sole

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Chameleon Bag Interchangeable Cover Pattern

Regular Price is $11.95

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Set of 3 Mini Chalkboards

Regular Price is $4.00

Sale Price is $3.00

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....

This Week!!

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. Keep an eye on the site, they are here and we'll get them put up this week!

Brand new - Holiday House Monthly patterns featuring a new design each month. This one, March features an Irish Pub. Each pattern includes the windows to make it easier.

In Our Check It Out Section

Cool Breeze Sailboat Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Sunflower Swirl Big Sur Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cottontale Rabbit Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


View & Do Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

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.

Get the DVD HERE

Survey!

Do you have a favorite quilting and sewing charity?

If so, what is it? Let us know, at terrye@kayewood.com and thanks for participating.

Results will be in next week's newsletter.

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Stained Glass Iris Quilt.

This quilt can be made from embroidered blocks or from printed fabric blocks.

The beautiful 3 dimensional embroidered and appliqued flowers, are fussy-cut (centered) inside diamond shapes. Light and dark borders are added to the diamonds to give an added depth to the design. Size: 23" x 38"

Get the pattern HERE


Bunny Ears Pattern - Brand New!

Dimensions: 11" x 21"

Get yours HERE!


T-Shirt Quilts

I was wondering if you have a pattern for making a quilt out of t-shirts? My friends son passed away and he had lots of tie-dyed t-shirts. We thought it would be nice to make them into a quilt. We have seen it done, but don't know where to start. Thank you in advance of any help or patterns. Ginny a faithful reader.

Iron on interfacing is the way I'd do it. Use it on the back part of the shirt you wish to use. Then you can cut it into squares, circles, wedges or whatever shapes you need for the particular design you're using.


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

His Highness Pattern

Bring nature right into your home with this a stunning and artistic wall hanging by McKenna Ryan! Inspired and created in her Island Nest studio in Washington's Puget Sound, this wall hanging features McKenna's specialty fabrics and batiks by Hoffman. With simple iron on applique, this wall hanging will go together in a snap. Perfect for gifts, too!

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

Our answers to last week's quiz are in red.

Our winner last week was cpup. Congratulations, I've sent you an email.

1.Where might one find the language of flowers?
  • Baltimore Album Quilts
  • Crazy Quilts
  • Applique Quilts
  • All of the Above

2. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

  • The Crazy Quilt
  • The first electric iron
  • Rotary Cutters

3. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?

  • They are the names of square dance movements
  • They are the titles of Victorian Children's stories
  • They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
  • They were popular applique patterns during the late 1800's

4. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?

  • Crayola crayon colors
  • Watercolor paint colors
  • Rainbow Brite's friends
  • Fabric colors

5.What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?

  • Children's toys/games
  • Patterns of Asian origin
  • One-patch patchwork patterns

6. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine

  • Seminole patchwork
  • Prairie Points
  • Miniature quilts

Keep Your Cutting Board From Warping

If space is limited and you do not want to always bend over and get the board out from under the bed, make your own portfolio, for storing and carrying her broad to classes.

Go to your friendly appliance store and get a box that will fit the board. Cut two sides, or cut a size that can include the fold of the box. Cover it with a thin fleece or flannel....place the mat inside and use some extra stripes that you may have had from an earlier project. This way you can stand it up behind a cabinet, bed head board, or in the closet until the next time you need it. I have done this for years and it's cheap and efficient, so that I have more money for other items.

Show and Tell....

Kites made from quilting patterns.......Cliff and Geri

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


Dresden Plate

I have a desire to make a Dresden Plate quilt using 14 petals, but can not find a pattern. Is it possible to create a pattern or should I scrap this idea? Beverly

K: It is possible, but we don't have a template to do that. Here is a formula that you may be able to create one with. 360 (degrees) divided by 14 (number of petals) would be the formula to find the angle. Good luck!


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


Comment about Batting....

I don't have a question, but a comment on what people used for batting. I have a quilt that has sugar sacks for batting and I know one person who, in this day and age, collected milkweed to stuff a pillow with.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Nutrition Month
Feb 27, 1827 New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras
Feb 28, 1953 Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA
Mar 01, 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapped
Mar 02, 1904 Dr. Seuss born
Mar 03, 1887 Helen Keller meets her miracle worker
Mar 04, 1933 FDR inaugurated
Mar 05, 1963 Hula-Hoop patented

Do You Read It?

Alright, here's a little something, something, to see who is actually paying attention and reading all of the newsletter. If you respond by clicking the provided link, you will receive 1 e-pattern for free. This pattern will be Terrye's choice, but will be sent to your e-mail from her. Just click the link and send your e-mail address.

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=I_read_it!


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.20.13 - Making A Legacy and Thread Painting!

Can't Read This In Your Email? Click HERE for the Real Deal!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Making A Legacy!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Thread Painting With Nancy Prince
  • YouTube
  • January Holiday House Ski Lodge Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Stocking Up
  • VHS Blowout
  • New Quiz
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is enjoying the snow.....Follow us!



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HERE


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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : More snow. More cold. Yadda yadda. But it's all good. If I could get rid of the latest plague to infest my bones I'd be out playing in it, for sure!


Making a Legacy is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Windmills Around The World Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $8.50

This week $6.00

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


Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Joni from New Mexico who ordered a Starmaker Master Template Set. Congratulations, Joni!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 2.20, 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 Feb 20, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Jewels of Spring

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Arcadia Lane Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Stars Over Climbing Hill Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Broad Street Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Casserole Kimono Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Sunday Dinner Tablerunner and Placemats Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Road To Bali Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Sale Price is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer/Warmer Pattern

Regular Price is $6.00

Sale Price is $4.00

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

March Holiday House Irish Pub Wallhanging Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

An Apple A Day Miniature Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Big Sur Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Up A Lazy River Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Springtime Hearts Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Springtime is here all year round with this wonderful pattern, so put those florals to good use! Fussy cut your floral hearts and then frame them with the larger, solid colored hearts. Appliqué the hearts to a background block and there you have it! This pattern comes with full instructions that include two different tips for appliqué and complete binding directions for mitered corners. Uses Kaye's View & Do™ Heart Shape (sold separately).

Uses the View & Do Heart (sold separately).

Get the DVD HERE

Get the accompanying pattern HERE

Thread Painting!

By Nancy Prince at http://www.nancyprince.com/Thread_Painting.html

So what is thread painting all about?

Thread painting, or free-motion machine embroidery, is a unique way of embellishing your quilts by "painting" the images on your quilt top, clothing or anywhere your imagination takes you. The quilt top is your canvas and the thread is your paint. In thread painting, because the feed dogs are dropped, you are guiding the hoop and thus maintain control. You are only limited by your imagination as to what images you can paint on fabric.

Thread painting might look difficult, but it is actually very simple. No advanced skills are necessary and the best part is that no special machine is required. I call it my anyone-can-do-it approach. Set your machine to a straight or zigzag stitch, drop the feed dogs and you are in business. I use two methods to thread paint my designs. The first is the tulle sandwich method which consists of two layers of tulle sandwiched between two layers of water soluble stabilizer film. The second is the direct method which consists of 1) bottom layer - two layers of stabilizer backing 2) middle layer -the fabric or quilt top and 3) top layer - a layer of water soluble stabilizer film on the top. In both methods, the design is traced on the top layer of water soluble stabilizer film and acts as a guide to thread paint the design. Many of the students I have worked with take a look at my award-winning quilts and say, "Oh no, Nancy. I couldn’t possibly do that." I always say, "Listen, I can't draw. I can't paint. But I can do this, and you can too!" Thread painting using my technique really is easy. Just take thread painting one step at a time and everything falls into place.
Thread Painting Techniques The tools for successful thread painting are a sewing machine equipped with a straight and zigzag stitch, the ability to drop or manipulate the feed dogs and a willingness to learn something new. Use a 40 weight rayon or polyester thread for best results. The process is surprisingly simple if taken a step at a time. A simple point to remember when thread painting - thread paint the design the way it grows in nature and you will have a successful project. Click HERE to view a mini workshop - hopefully enough to whet your appetite so you will give thread painting a try.

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Sassy Bag.

If you are shopping, traveling or just prefer not to carry a big, bulky purse, the Sassy Bag is for you. Big enough to carry the essentials, small enough to lie firmly next to your body, it's the perfect bag for the woman on the go. This bag has 2 inner pockets and one pocket on the back. Use some funky fabric and make a bunch for all the girls you know; quick and stylish too, the perfect gift for anyone.

Size: 8" x 9".

Get the pattern HERE


January Holiday House Ski Lodge - Brand New!

January from the Holiday House Pattern Collection features a snow covered ski lodge.
12" X 14-1/2" wall quilt or use on an Ackfeld table top quilt hanger.
Pattern uses applique and traditional piecing techniques, complete, clear instructions, diagram and full size positioning sheet Includes fabric panel with windows and detail. Fun to embellish with trims and decorative buttons.

Get yours HERE!


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

Stocking Up Pattern

One pattern in theGingerbread Lane Set Wallhanging. 10" x 29 1/4"

In Our Clearance Pages


VHS Copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox..

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.

HURRY! Once they're gone, they're gone!

HERE


New Quiz....

By now you know the rules. Send me your entries at terrye@kayewood.com

Everyone that gets ALL of these right will be entered to win a free product.

1.Where might one find the language of flowers?
  • Baltimore Album Quilts
  • Crazy Quilts
  • Applique Quilts
  • All of the Above

2. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

  • The Crazy Quilt
  • The first electric iron
  • Rotary Cutters

3. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?

  • They are the names of square dance movements
  • They are the titles of Victorian Children's stories
  • They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
  • They were popular applique patterns during the late 1800's

4. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?

  • Crayola crayon colors
  • Watercolor paint colors
  • Rainbow Brite's friends
  • Fabric colors

5.What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?

  • Children's toys/games
  • Patterns of Asian origin
  • One-patch patchwork patterns

6. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine

  • Seminole patchwork
  • Prairie Points
  • Miniature quilts

Show and Tell....

A-maze-ing Quilt Pattern.......Becki

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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 20, 1985 Ireland allows sale of contraceptives
Feb 21, 1965 Malcolm X assassinated
Feb 22, 1980 U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice
Feb 23, 1945 U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima
Feb 24, 1836 Alamo defenders call for help
Feb 25, 1964 Clay knocks out Liston
Feb 26, 1919 Two national parks preserved, 10 years apart

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Pond Lilies on our Youtube Channel!

Pond Lilies Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (2.13.13 - 2.20.13) - $5.00

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Pond Lilies

Many different scrap fabrics were used in this quilt made from circles. Mix and match colors as three circles are layered on each background square creating the unique rippled 3-D look. Kaye Wood has created a technique for this design which eliminates curved piecing, so it is now easy enough for beginners. Uses the View & Do Circle™ (sold separately).

See the technique HERE

The Pattern is HERE

The DVD is HERE

Kaye's View & Do Circle Shape is HERE


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


It's National Gumdrop Day! And We've Got The Perfect Non-Fat, No Calorie Option!

 

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Today is National Gumdrop Day!

And who doesn't love gumdrops....

Check out the Gumdrop Quilt Pattern by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs!

Gumdrop

is vibrant against a white background uses only one block to compose the entire design. Gumdrop is composed of one simple block!

All pieces are cut from strips. Finished size approx 60" x 72"

Uses the Lazy Angle Ruler (not included)

Get yours HERE!

Copyright 2013, Kaye Wood, Inc http://www.kayewood.com

   

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.13.13 - Quiltwoman.com!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Quiltwoman.com!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Q and A
  • YouTube
  • Weekend Tablerunners Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Q and A
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Gathered Dust Ruffle
  • Answers To Last Week's Quiz
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Yes! We got our snow. Just love it!

And now, we have enough warm and wet to make the joints uncomfortable. But, it's still cold enough to keep the woodstove going! YAY

Last year we featured a man (Simon Beck) who walks all day in the snow to create gorgeous quilt designs. Those pictures are featured within this newsletter. Hope you enjoy them!


Quiltwoman.com is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Salt and Pepper Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $9.50

This week $7.50

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


Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Shelly from The Yukon who ordered several of our Sale and Clearance Patterns. Congratulations, Shelly!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, Feb 14, 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 Feb 14, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Bali Jewels

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Little Race Cars Bedrunner and Pillow Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Knot Handle Reversible Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Ring Around The Rosies Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Junk to Jems Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

The Manager Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Starshine Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

Sale Price is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Scrap Ls Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

Sale Price is $7.50

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

Holiday Treasures Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Basket Banter Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Log Cabin Cutouts Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Out Back Button Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Pond Lilies Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Pond Lilies, using Kaye's View & Do Circles Template

Many different scrap fabrics were used in this quilt made from circles.

Mix and match colors as three circles are layered on each background square creating the unique rippled 3-D look.

Kaye Wood has created a technique for this design which eliminates curved piecing, so it is now easy enough for beginners.

Uses the View & Do Circle (sold separately).

Get the DVD HERE

Get the accompanying pattern HERE


Q: I'm making a quilt for my daughter-in-law. She's not very fabric/quilt literate, so I'm looking for instructions for quilt care, to give to her at the same time when I present her quilt. Me thinks, she would be more interested if they came from someone who is considered a professional in the field. Where can I find instructions to print off to include with the gift?? Thanks for any help you can give me.

A: I found a wonderful web site for you to get this info. Click the link and go to "our loft". Scroll down and they have a caring for your quilt section to click on. It has all the information you need.

http://www.comfycountrycreations.com/


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Bargello Color Wheel.

Sew simple strip sets, cut wedges, and sew a circle. You get TWO circles with the same strip set! It's so much fun to experiment with color!

The wedge tool makes 27" circles. You also have the option of sewing the two circles together for a unique figure eight hanging.

The many design and layout options plus an acrylic wedge makes the a real bargain. Pattern and 15 degree wedge tool.

Get the pattern and tool HERE


Weekend Tablerunners - Brand New!

The busy quilter's best friend: a weekend project! If you are looking for a fun, scrappy project to do in a weekend, you found it. Whip one up and have it on your table in no time!

Get yours HERE!


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!


Q: I was wondering how when you measure for your borders, you can get them to be exactly the correct length. I am making the top and bottom borders after the side ones. The top and bottom borders have squares at the corners. They have come out either too long or too short. Do I put the last square on after I sew the border strip on?

A: Complete instructions for doing this are in Kaye's book, Everyone Can Quilt. The border strips have to be measured the exact length or width of the quilt, at the center. Cut the side border strips the exact length of the quilt. Fold the border strips in half and mark the half with a pin. Then fold the strip in half again and pin at these quarter points. The quilt needs to be fitted to the border, by matching the center and quarter points of the border strip to the center and quarter points of the quilt. Sew with the border strip on top; the quilt underneath. Cut the top and bottom border strips the exact width of the quilt. Sew the corner squares to each end of these border strips. Fold and pin these border strips. Match the center, quarter and the seam lines of the border strips to the quilt. Sew with border strips on top.


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

Gathered Dust Ruffle Pattern

The focal point of any bedroom is the bed. The gathered ruffle is attached to a large piece of fabric called the deck.

Easy to make.

Step-by-step and professionally illustrated instructions for customized bed skirt for twin, double, queen and king size beds.

Refer to the calculation in the pattern to determine exact fabric requirements.

Suitable fabrics include quilting-weight cotton, light-weight decorator fabric and other light to medium-weight woven fabrics.

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

8 entries got all of the answers right, and we've picked Candy for our winner. I've sent you an email.

The correct answers are in red below. Thanks for playing everyone!

1. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • types of fabric
  • types of needles
  • types of scissors

2. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch

  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns

3. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?

  • Houson, TX
  • Lowel, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

4. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline

  • Quiltmaking patterns
  • Applique patterns in popular use from the 1840's - 1860's
  • Stitches found on crazy quilts

5. Foundation Blocks are found in which group of patterns?

  • Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
  • Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
  • School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

6. What form of quilting originates from Laos?

  • Molas
  • Pa nDau
  • Trapunto
  • Sashiko
  • Palampores

7. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?

  • Elias Howe
  • Isaac Singer
  • Richard Sears

8. Which term does not belong?

  • Garden Maze
  • Lattice
  • Binding
  • Sashing

9. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's

  • Drunkard's Path
  • Grandmother's Flower Garden
  • Double Wedding Ring
  • Dresden Plate

10. What is the International Quilt Association known for?

  • Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
  • Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
  • Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
  • All of the above

Show and Tell....

A-maze-ing Quilt Pattern.......Becki

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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 13, 1633 - Galileo in Rome for Inquisition
Feb 14, 278 - St. Valentine beheaded
Feb 15, 1898 - The Maine explodes
Feb 16, 1923 - Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut
Feb 17, 1904 - Madame Butterfly premieres
Feb 18, 1885 - Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Feb 19, 1847 - Donner Party rescued

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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Kaye and Diane Weber Demonstrate the Love Letters Envelope Quilt On Our YouTube Channel....

Love Letters Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (2.6.13 - 2.13.13) - $5.00

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Love Letters

This unique and lovely envelope quilt is the perfect way to convey how you feel.

Whether it be treats, fond memorabilia or your own personal messages, fill the envelopes with your favorites!

See the technique HERE

Fat quarter friendly, Love Letters can be made in 3 different sizes, all included in this pattern with full instructions and supply lists. Use your imagination and choose a fabric to make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless!

Size: 48" x 48"-13 pockets

Size: 35" x 35"-5 pockets

Table Runner size: 14" x 48"-3 pockets

The Pattern is HERE

The DVD is HERE


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


Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.6.13 - Valentine's Day is Almost Here!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - February Means Valentine's Day!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • History of Log Cabin Quilts Part 3
  • YouTube
  • Dolls on the Go Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Perfect Bindings
  • New Quiz
  • Strip Quilting Mega Sale
  • 2014 Australian/New Zealand Quilting Cruise
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin : We're in for a huge snowstorm they say. 8-12 inches is what they say. No one could be happier, I say! Love. It.


Since it's February, we are celebrating Valentine's Day! YAY!!!

Check out our SALE PAGE

February Dog Pattern and Button Pack

Pattern Reg price $5.99

This week $3.99

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


Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Lori from Oregon who ordered several of our Winter Clearance Patterns. Congratulations, Lori!

So... let's do it again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, Feb 7, 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 Feb 7, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Love Button Quilt Pattern (includes buttons)

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $12.00

On Our Sale Page!

The Old And The New Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

He Loves Me Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Love Letters Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

(DVD available for $5.00)

On Our Sale Page!

Springtime Hearts Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $4.00

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Heart Shape

Regular Price is $19.95

Clearance Price is $12.50

On Our Sale Page!

Put Your Heart Into It Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $5.00

On Our Sale Page!

I Love You This Much Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Clearance Price is $6.50

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

Dolls on the Go Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Picnic Button Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

What A Bag Expandable Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Super Nova Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Love Letters Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00

DVD of the Week....

This unique and lovely envelope quilt is the perfect way to convey how you feel. Whether it be treats, fond memorabilia or your own personal messages, fill the envelopes with your favorites! Fat quarter friendly, Love Letters can be made in 3 different sizes, all included in this pattern with full instructions and supply lists. Use your imagination and choose a fabric to make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless!

 

Size: 48" x 48"-13 pockets

Size: 35" x 35"-5 pockets

Table Runner size: 14" x 48"-3 pockets

Get the accompanying pattern HERE


History of Log Cabin Quilts Part 3....

By Jane Hall, Quilt Teacher, Author

The French were also caught up in the Egyptian craze. In Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, #293, Darcy Pattison cites "Description de l'Egypte" which is a document published by French scholars who went to Egypt with Napoleon in the early part of the 19th Century. It contains pictures and drawings of mummies and the Log Cabin design. She discusses the Mummy theory in some detail, from both the British and French viewpoints.

Janet Rae, in Edinburgh, raises another possibility for the source of the design: land cultivation as commonly practiced from the Middle ages onward in Europe and the British Isles. Farmers lived within the confines of the village walls, going out each day to work their fields. To be equitable, every tenant was given a portion of both wet and dry fields, known as "run-rigs". Early maps of run-rig farming shows fields laid out in patterning very close to Log Cabin designs. Janet has just published an excellent book about Log Cabin quilts, tracing several of these theories, including a possible relationship to early Greek and Roman geometric designs as the origin of the pattern.

In the British Isles, the pattern is often called "Canadian Logwork" and there are many Log Cabin quilts found in Canada. Which direction the pattern traveled across the sea is unknown. The Log Cabin designs found throughout Great Britain are very similar to the ones we are familiar with here in the United States, some cotton, many scrappy, some silks and velvets from the late 19th Century, some even color coordinated with fabric obviously chosen specifically for the project.

On the Isle of Man, they claim the pattern, call it "The Roof Pattern", and piece it with folded strips, sewn by hand onto a fabric foundation. As well as designs made with scraps, red and white Log Cabin quilts set in a traditional zig-zag are commonly found here, some said to be dated earlier than 1850. The Isle is fairly isolated and rural, without easy access to modern tools and equipment. Lacking scissors and rulers in the past, quilters tore fabric into strips and used the length of their fingers, thumbs and size of hand-spans as measurements for the parts of the block. This meant the blocks sewn by one quilter wouldn't necessarily match those of another quilter. Joan Thrussell, of the Isle of Man, made samples of Log Cabin blocks for our book, Foundation Quilts.

The Log Cabin is a totally fascinating pattern, in all of its variations. From what we have been able to discover, it probably has been executed in fabric for less than 200 years. Maybe eventually we will discover more of its origins, both pattern and quilts. It may turn out to be synchronicity, with the same idea occurring to different people at roughly the same time, in completely unrelated areas. It may simply be that this is an obvious way of patterning rectangular shapes. There are many examples of what we consider quilt patterns today (Flying Geese and Square-in-a-Square for example) which have been found centuries ago in Asia and the Middle East on tiles and carvings and textiles. We know for a certainty that the Log Cabin's appeal has lasted for several centuries and certainly continues unabated today.

Read the entire article here: http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_pattern_history/logcabin.htm


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Jumping Jacks Quilt.

These kaleidoscope style blocks are made from 4 squared wedge fans.

Remember doing Jumping Jacks when you were younger? Our newest pattern will remind you of that game. Jumping Jacks is easy to make; just strip cut wedges with the Starmaker 5 Master Template, sew the wedges together, then square the blocks. A circle finished with piping completes each block. The blocks are totally Pointless, but there are some easy seamline matchings when joining the blocks together.

Get the Jumping Jacks Pattern HERE


Dolls On The Go - Brand New!

What 18" doll enthusiast wouldn't want one of these sets. Pattern includes garment bag, double-sided, 12-pocket accessory bag and 20 1/2" X 12" X 8" case to carry it all. Every grandma will want to make one of these.

Get yours HERE!


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

Perfect Bindings Binding Card

We just call it our Binding Card. It's not your grandma's binding anymore. Double-Fold French Binding - Skinny, Wide and Any Size In Between

You've measured, calculated, cut, remeasured and tried to get the most perfect scant-quarter inch seam possible so your quilt top is just perfect; points all sharp, blocks matching up perfectly, sashing and setting stones exactly where they should be and borders nice and flat. You've steamed it, starched it, squared it and in general threatened it into being awesome!


New Quiz....

Send me your answers here: terrye@kayewood.com

This week we're going to do it a little differently. If you get ALL of the answers right, you will have a chance to win. Some of you might have to google, but you can do it!

1. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • types of fabric
  • types of needles
  • types of scissors

2. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch

  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns

3. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?

  • Houson, TX
  • Lowel, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

4. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline

  • Quiltmaking patterns
  • Applique patterns in popular use from the 1840's - 1860's
  • Stitches found on crazy quilts

5. Foundation Blocks are found in which group of patterns?

  • Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
  • Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
  • School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

6. What form of quilting originates from Laos?

  • Molas
  • Pa nDau
  • Trapunto
  • Sashiko
  • Palampores

7. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?

  • Elias Howe
  • Isaac Singer
  • Richard Sears

8. Which term does not belong?

  • Garden Maze
  • Lattice
  • Binding
  • Sashing

9. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's

  • Drunkard's Path
  • Grandmother's Flower Garden
  • Double Wedding Ring
  • Dresden Plate

10. What is the International Quilt Association known for?

  • Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
  • Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
  • Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
  • All of the above

Strip Quilting Projects Books 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!

 

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!


Show and Tell....

Blazing Stars - What a wonderful way to do stars with the Starmaker 8 and they look like they're difficult to do, but aren't. I used an Aztec fabric and took the colors from it for the other fabrics. I had trouble with the squares and triangles, but once I got them figured out, it went really well. It's a great pattern and one that I know that I will make often. (That top edge really is straight, it's just the way it is hanging for the picture).

.......Margaret

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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 06, 1952 Elizabeth becomes queen
Feb 07, 1964 Beatles arrive in New York
Feb 08, 1943 Americans secure Guadalcanal
Feb 09, 1971 Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 10, 1996 Kasparov loses chess game to computer
Feb 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela released from prison
Feb 12, 2002 Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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