Happy New Year From Kaye's Quilting Friends!
- Kaye Wood's Quilting Newsletter January 3, 2007
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As you know, we live in Northern Michigan and there wasn't one flake
of snow for Christmas this year! A lot of people in Michigan are a
bit upset because of our lack of snow and cold weather. I know for
the resorts, it's really tough considering they are usually
blanketed in that white stuff! But for your everyday girl like me,
this winter weather couldn't be better! I've only scraped my windows
once and I'm still wearing my fall jacket! Driving has been
absolutely no problem and everyone in my family made it for the
holidays, safe and sound and not snowed in at a hotel or airport.
Yes, I rather like this winter weather. Of course you know, I
probably just jinxed myself right? I'm sure I'll wake up in the
morning with snow up to my bumpers and a wind chill of 20 below! Oh
well, even if that does happen, it's been nice while it lasted!
I don't want to get into the whole resolution or in my case, no
resolution, New Year bit. I'm just going to run some words of advice
I printed last year, that holds true for this year too. I know it's
a little late, but you know, better late then never, right?
To download this newsletter, just click on the link below.
RESOLUTIONS FOR AVOIDING MISERY
Choose to love, rather than hate. ~ Choose to smile, rather than
frown. ~ Choose to build, rather than destroy. ~ Choose to
persevere, rather than quit. ~ Choose to praise, rather than gossip.
~ Choose to heal, rather than wound. ~ Choose to give, rather than
take. ~ Choose to act, rather than delay. ~ Choose to forgive,
rather than curse. ~ Choose to pray, rather than despair. Anonymous
To all of our readers and viewers, may your life as you head into
the New Year and 2007, be filled with joy, blessed with great health
and overflowing with love! To you and all of yours, have a
wonderful, safe, healthy and blessed New Year!
From your friends at Kaye's Quilting Friends.
Check It Out!
Calling all cat lovers, we have Cats et al!
-For all of you cat lovers, this "too cute" pattern from Margie
Engel, will show where your heart is! Bright colored kitties come
out to play on this 39"x26" wall quilt. This pattern comes with
full size appliqué designs, ready for tracing directly on the
fusible web and can be one or multi pieced as shown. Use organza or
plastic for the fishbowl and you're in business! This pattern is
great for beginning machine appliqué enthusiasts and can be
completed very quickly. Cats et al is available for a limited time,
so order yours today!
We're putting on sale, all of the overstock patterns from
our, "Check It Out" series! 1.99 shipping whether you buy one or all
four! (prices adjusted in the office). This is the last time these
patterns will be available to you and there are only a limited
amount of them. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served
basis. So don't stop to think about it, order them now while they
-Are you ready to Stack-n-Whack? Well, Bethany Reynolds is just the
one to show you how! What is the Stack-n-Whack method? It is an easy
way to create blocks with unique kaleidoscope designs. Rather than
finding and cutting each piece individually, a quilter can cut and
layer a number of large rectangles to make a stack. This makes a set
of identical pieces that will create the kaleidoscope effect for one
block, when the stack is cut! Sound easy? With Bethany's step-by-
step instructions, you'll be stacking-n-whacking in no time! This
book includes ideas for selecting your fabric, full supply lists,
along with complete directions and charts, to make the 12 quilt
patterns in this book. The beautiful pictures will inspire any
quilter, with patterns for all skill levels. Some of the techniques
include butterflies, fans, flowers, optical illusions and many more!
When you order this book, you can also purchase the Stack-n-Whack 45
degree Triangle Tool for half price! This tool goes hand in hand
with Bethany's Stack-n-Whackier book! Also, for this special only,
when you order the book and tool, your s/h on these two items will
be only $2.99! (US and Canada only - prices are adjusted in the
office).That's a total savings of $11 on this package! So take out
those quilting frustrations and stack-n-whack today!
Just a few of the beautiful quilts from the Stack-n-Whackier book.
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Let's Hear It For Kaye Wood!
-Kudos to you Kaye Wood! Kaye has just completed her 40th television
series as hostess of Kaye's Quilting Friends! That's a remarkable
520 fun and inspiring programs, Kaye has brought to all of us in the
past 20 years! Being one of the longest running quilting shows in
the US, Kaye prides herself on teaching quick and easy tips and
techniques, that you can value for a lifetime! From beginner to
expert, you will always find a useful tip on Kaye's Quilting
Friends! Kaye's all new series will be available beginning February
11th, 2007 on PBS stations throughout America! Check with your PBS
station now to see if they air Kaye's Quilting Friends!
It's Here...It's Here...It's Here!!!
Be the first on your block to enjoy the all new Kayewoodtv.com!
We are so proud and excited to be able to bring this to our readers
and viewers! Read on to find out more about Kayewoodtv.com!
We would like to invite you to sit back and enjoy the all new
KayeWoodTV.com website. Here you will find exceptional TV programs
offering you a wide variety of quilting and sewing projects for
every skill level.
Just click the link and watch these streaming shows right from your
Programs are viewed best with a high speed connection.
Happy New Year from Kaye Wood and Kayewoodtv.com!
Share With Us!
Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you that you'd
like to share? We are always open to new things and would like to
hear about them. Just e-mail it to me at the address below and it
could find a place in our newsletter!
1) About scissors on planes: The TSA has relaxed the requirement for
no scissors. Scissors under 4" with rounded tips are permitted.
Gingher's Pocket Scissors fit the category. I was on a flight home
from Georgia, when a flight attendant said he'd have to take my
scissors. I quoted the TSA ruling and he walked away. Nor did
anyone else come ask for my scissors. I think the flight attendants
may be the last to hear of any changes, because this one has been
out for a year. You can go to the TSA website and download carryon
information. Merry Christmas to all! Cecelia M., Edna, TX
2) I have a hard time threading needles, especially the ones already
in my machines. So when I have to, I put a tiny drop of Fray Check
on my index finger. I pull about the last 1/4 inch of thread I'm
using, through the Fray Check, while squeezing the thread between my
thumb and index finger. It makes threading the needle a breeze.
3) Now that my holiday projects are done and gone, I start a journal
for the new year. I try to take an inventory of everything I have
and list it in my journal. A little daunting I know, but that way
I'm sure of what I have and how much of it. I list projects I still
might be working on, projects I need to start and the supplies I
need for it. Now I can refer to my inventory list to see if I have
everything or have to purchase anything. As I use a certain item, I
deduct it from my inventory, so it is always current. Yes, it takes
a lot of work, but it is sooo worth it in the long run, and I'm
never in the middle of a project and running out of something. It's
a great way to keep track of my projects too! Joyce L., Westland, MI
In a quilters best dream, all of our rows would be equal in length.
But, we live in the real world. Rows may not be the same length and
that's alright. Quilting is supposed to be fun and ripping out
definitely is not! If you have to trim your strips, make sure you
trim the top and bottom equal amounts. To help improve your skills,
here are some check points to consider when you're having problems.
1. Were the strips all cut the same width and cut accurately?
2. Were the seam allowances all the same?
3. Did you press without steam, from the right side of the fabric?
Checking these things can save you a lot of time and one big
Show & Tell
Here are more beautiful quilts for you to check out, from our
readers! Thanks to all of you that submit and share your quilts and
stories with us! I know everyone enjoys them as much as I do!
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
Kaye Wood, c/o Show & Tell
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI 48661
These are some of the scheduled events for 2007. We will add more
events and links as they become available.
Attention: Quilters in the Prescott, Arizona area!
Alright people, now is the time to start making plans to attend this
fantastic seminar with Kaye Wood! Buddy up, share rides, whatever it
takes, because you won't want to miss out on this fun day with Kaye!
Tickets are selling fast, so make that call and reserve your seat,
while there are still seats to get!
Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show by Kaye Wood
Elks Opera House-Prescott, AZ
February 16, 2007
For ticket prices and additional information call: 1-800-248-5293
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!
Sewing Expo-Puyallup, WA
March 1-4, 07
April 25-29, 07
Come Cruise the Mediterranean with Kaye in 2007!
Join Kaye Wood and Sew Many Places, for a great Mediterranean
Check out Kaye's entire schedule by clicking the link.
Kaye Wood Inc. Catalog
Our catalog is available online at anytime, 24/7! Convenient for you
whenever you want to check things out!
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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
Take Care, Joyce Horn
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