Kaye's Quilting Friends Newsletter, Mar 4, 2009
Kaye Wood's Quilting Newsletter
March 4, 2009
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Hey everyone! March is here and hopefully some warmer weather is on the way! Daylight savings time is this Sunday, so don't forget to SPRING forward Saturday night and set those clocks ahead. Here is a little something I received in my e-mail that I found pretty interesting. Just try to read it and it will explain itself....to some people! lol
Cna yuo raed tihs? If yuo cna raed tihs, you hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, ti dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Check This Out!
From Debbie's Creative Moments we have Barbara's Antique pattern!
One of Debbie's "Classy Patterns", it comes with full color instructions that are extremely easy to read and easy to follow. Dig out your favorite fat quarters in the colors you love to make this beautiful quilt, although it is very suitable for scraps or yardage. Click the link for more info on this beautiful pattern.
What's On Sale
Buy any 2 Lazy Girl patterns and get a third one of equal or lesser value FREE!
Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs has it going on when it comes to bags and accessories! Joan's popular patterns are always stylish, fun and so easy to make. Special tips included with your pattern are sure to make your project a success! Plus, for the next week when you purchase 2 of these patterns, you can pick a third of equal or lesser value for FREE! Quite the deal, but it's only for the next two weeks, so order yours today! To see all of Joan's patterns, just click the link and enter Joan Hawley in the search box.
Your shopping cart invoice won't reflect the free pattern but we will adjust all prices in our office at the time of processing!
Tip!!... Joan talks about her design process on Kaye's latest podcast Go to our blog to listen:
New Monthly Sale
Strip Quilting Books #2 thru #8 for $3 apiece!
Here is a great special at the lowest price you will find all year. Starting this week and running thru the whole month of March, you can get Kaye's own Strip Quilting books, numbered 2 thru 8 for $3 apiece! These are fantastic books, filled with information and patterns you will want to have. They won't be on sale like this for a long time to come, so take advantage of this great special!
Just click the link for the books on sale and their descriptions.
We want your tips!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 love to hear about them. Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below and it will find a place in our newsletter!
1) If your cutting mat has cuts full of fabric fibers, it's time to change the blade in your rotary cutter. Mary W.
2) For clean points when paper piecing, start at the wide end of a triangle and sew toward the point. That way you don't sew over the bump of the previous seam. Carole H.
3) I always seem to have more than 1 project going at the same time. In order to keep them straight, I put each one in a different bag with a zipper top. This includes my thread, everything. When I have a long trip or have to sit at the doctors office for any length of time, I have a project ready to go and be worked on while I wait. Allison P.
Podcasts are here!
Did you know that Kaye has started podcasts? If you're not sure what they are, let me explain. Podcasts are 10-20 minute interviews with Kaye or a guest talking about the thing you love best....quilting of course! Just click the link to get to the first episode of Kaye discussing, "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way".
You can also go to itunes and search for "kaye wood".
Take a look at KayeWoodTV.com!
Have a quilting obsession? Get your fix here for FREE all day, every day! We now have 63 clips/programs available for your viewing pleasure, absolutely FREE! Also, don't forget to view one of our newest features called, "Kaye Wood Quick Tips"! Join Kaye as she shows you some of her "tricks of the trade" online right now! Just log in and check us out!
FYI...Programs are best viewed with a high speed internet connection.
If you have any questions or special requests for programs you would like to see on KayeWoodTV.com, drop an e-mail to Kathleen at the following address.
Be sure to visit KayeWoodTV.com for new and exciting tips from the Sulky design team. Innovative and always creative, you definitely won't want to miss what they have in store for you this week.
Don't forget to catch Kaye's Quilting Friends on these select Ohio stations, every Tuesday @ 2:00 PM.
WGCT TV 8***WXCB TV 42/Time Warner Ch. 3***WOCB-LP TV 48***WOCB TV 39/Time Warner Ch. 20
A "Quilting The Kaye Wood Way" Teacher Certification class will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
When-Saturday, April 18, 2009
Where-Cincinnati Mills Mall
Kaye would love to include you in this group of elite teachers, so together you can share her original techniques to make quilting easier and more enjoyable. To sign up or for additional information please call Kathleen at (989)345-3028 or e-mail her at the following address.
Show & TellHere is a beautiful quilt from one of our readers. Thanks to all of you that submit and share your quilts and stories.
Although this is not a quilt, I'd love to share. As the cooler season approaches I thought a nice dress-up sweat suit jacket would be nice, so this is the one I created. It's not difficult to do and you can play with the designs to suit yourself. Donna
If you'd like to check out even more wonderful quilts and quilted items made by our readers, go to our Show & Tell page.
If you'd like to submit your quilt to our Show & Tell page, just e-mail your picture and story, 50 words or less please, to Terrye at the following address.
You can also mail a non-returnable picture along with your story to the following address.
Kaye Wood c/o Show & Tell
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI 4861
We'd love the chance to show off your work, so send them in!
Did You Know?
I had someone write to me recently asking about something I ran long ago called, "Color Psychology". I couldn't find the original article, but did find facts relating to this subject, that are pretty close to what we ran in the past. Basically it's how people react to different colors that they view. As relating to quilting, you can appreciate how different colors automatically catch your eye, but do you think about how they can make you feel? Here's probably more than you ever wanted to know about the subject!
Red-Symbolizes love, power, fire, passion, aggression, blood, excitement and heat. This color can elevate your blood pressure and respiratory rate. It can stimulate you into making quick decisions and have high expectations. Words and objects that are in red are an immediate attention grabber, which is why red is a popular color of car that is stolen frequently. A very extreme color, red clothing can be uplifting and convey energy and power, but also may invite confrontation. Red should be used as an accent color, not as a background as it is so dominating. Red accents are favored by many bars and casinos as it causes people to lose track of time. Restaurants also favor this color in their decor because it will stimulate the appetite.
Yellow-Represents playfulness, light, cheerfulness, warmth, creativity and an easygoing attitude toward life in general. Bright lemon yellow is the most eye-fatiguing color. Light is reflected by this color, resulting in excess stimulation on the eyes, which also causes eye irritation. Yellow speeds up metabolism, enhances concentration and kick starts the brain, but is hurtful to our eyes. Paint a room yellow and you will make babies cry and grown-ups lose their tempers in it. When used in small doses, yellow will bring on sensations of warmth and brightness, as inviting as a warm sunny day. But like sunlight, you want it there to feel good, not right in your eyes. A softer tint will be much more pleasant to behold. When it comes to yellow, shade choice is important. Sunny yellow is the most visible colors of all and the number one attention getter but a dingy yellow represents decay, sickness, jealousy, duplicity and caution.
Blue-Represents sadness, depression, wisdom, loyalty, solitude and trust. Blue is the most popular color, favored by both men and women. Wear blue to a job interview to show your dedication and loyalty. The color blue is a natural appetite suppressant and can be repulsive in some instances. Lighter blue relaxes our nervous system and has a sobering effect on the mind. A great bedroom color as it causes the body to produce calming chemicals, making you feel peaceful and tranquil. Darker blues can have a different effect however, making you feel cold and depressed. When reading info written in blue text, people seem to retain more of it.
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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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