Kaye's Quilting Friends Newsletter, Nov 21, 2006
Kaye Wood's Quilting Newsletter
Well, Thanksgiving week is upon us and some of you may wonder why we even celebrate this holiday. To give thanks of course! But do you know how it became an official holiday? Here is some Thanksgiving history facts for you! Have a great week and a wonderful holiday to you and your families. Bless you all!
We all know about the Pilgrims and the Indians and the first Thanksgiving. But who made it official and the holiday it is today? Well, several people wanted to have an official day, including George Washington, who proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789. Not all people were for the holiday though including President Thomas Jefferson. Finally, in 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Every President since Lincoln proclaimed the Thanksgiving holiday each year, because it falls on a different day every year. The only time it was different was in the years 1939, 40 and 41 when Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed it the third Thursday in November to lengthen the holiday shopping season. In 1941, Congress declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday and stated it was to be the fourth Thursday in November.
FYI-For the upcoming holiday, the office will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week so our employees can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We will be open again on Monday, November 28th. You may still order or leave messages on our secure voice mail or via e-mail.
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Early Bird Sales!
There are a lot of people taking advantage of our early bird specials for November. Don't miss the boat, check them out, because there is definitely some great buys going on. Plus every Friday, a subscriber will be drawn at random, to win either a $25 gift certificate, a Sulky Thread Pack valued at $99, a Starmaker Master Template Set or a View & Do Shape Set by Kaye Wood, valued at $80 apiece!
Free View & Do Shape Set Winner!
Drawn at random, let's give a big congratulations to, (drum roll) C Kay W. of WA! She is the third winner of our weekly drawing, during our early bird specials. A View & Do Shape Set valued at $80, will be shipped to her this week! Make sure you check next week for another lucky winner, it could be you!
There will be no sale on Friday, November 24th. due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Last week for this sale!
This beautiful Seasonal Welcome Sign pattern by Elaine Waldschmitt!
Greet guests in high fashion with this folk-art welcome sign, that features detachable options for each season. Easy to make, with fusible web applique and embellished with glitter, paints, or embroidery, this welcome sign is sure to brighten any home. Normally this pattern retails for $8, but for the next two weeks you can get it at the sale price of $6 plus s/h. Makes a wonderful gift to make for family and friends!
This fantastic monthly special is running down!
For the whole month of November, if you place an order of $75 or more, your s/h will be absolutely free! This is just for the month, so take advantage of it now!
Free shipping to the US only.
Alright people, we're getting low on our, "Show & Tell" pictures and "Share With Us" tips! You all really seem to like these two things in the newsletter, but if we don't get more feedback, we might have to discontinue them! So send in those tips, everyone has a tip! Send in those photos! We know you all have pictures of your quilts to share, so get them in!
Show & Tell
Here are some more beautiful quilts for you to check out, that have been submitted by our readers! I absolutely love this part of the newsletter! One thing you can count on, is the story behind the quilts, is always as unique as the quilt itself! Thank you ladies for submitting and sharing your quilts with us, I know everyone enjoys them as much as I do!
This is a lap quilt that I quickly put together for the daughter of a friend who has Cystic Fibrosis and was in for yet another lengthy hospital stay on IV antibiotics. The rag edges give her something to "worry" when she needs a distraction from the needles and other unwelcome intrusions. It's done in her favorite colors for fall. I didn't have room to spread it out neatly (I have too many projects going on at once), so I know it looks very lumpy in this picture! Actually, it turned out rather well. Cindy
If you'd like to check out more wonderful quilts submitted by our readers, click the link.
If you'd like to submit your quilt to our Show & Tell page, you can mail a non-returnable picture, along with the story about your quilt, to the address below. 50 words or less please. Your other option is to e-mail your picture and story to Terrye, at the e-mail address below. We'd love the chance to show off your work, so send them in!
Kaye Wood, C/O Show & Tell
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI 48661
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Did You Know?
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A lifetime's not too long to live as friends and a quilt is not too small to sew them in!
A quilt is something you make to keep someone you love ... WARM!
A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.
A creative mess is better than tidy idleness.
A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels.
A yard a day keeps the blues away.
A fat quarter is not a body part
Attention: Quilters in the Prescott, Arizona area!
Kaye has added a new date to her event calendar and she's coming to your town! You won't want to miss the fun and excitement, as Kaye shows you how to "strip" the Kaye Wood way! Always informative, always entertaining, Kaye will have you in stitches with her lecture/demo! The date for the event is February 16, 2007 at the Elks Opera House in Prescott, Arizona! Space is limited, so get your group together and plan for a fun day with Kaye!
Call 1-800-248-5293 for additional information and prices!
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Well gang, I guess that's all for this week! Let us know if you need anything or if we can help you out in any way! From all of us at Kaye Wood Inc., keep smiling, keep loving and above all .......keep quilting!
Take Care, Joyce Horn
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