Kaye's Quilting Friends Newsletter, Week of 4.28.10
I just returned from Paducah, also known as Quilt City USA. For those of you who have not yet made the trip to the AQS Show, you should put it on your wish list.
The whole town of Paducah becomes a study in quilts. There are venues all over town from the main AQS Exhibits at the convention center to the Rotary Club. Quilts are hanging all over town-in restaurants and many other shops. A must-visit is the Quilt Museum on the banks of the river. Classes are offered in many places. I taught a sit-and-sew Teacher Certification class for the Spinning Diamonds, a lecture on Fussy-cut shapes in quilts and the All Star Review, where I gave tips on matching seamlines without pinning.
A must-do for me is a trip to Pattie's Restaurant, where they feature the 2" thick pork chop. We made our reservations in February to get into the restaurant during Quilt Week. This is my plan: order the 2" pork chop, baked potato and spinach salad. They also feature home made bread in a flower pot with strawberry butter. Since their deserts are to die for, I order the coconut cake. Then I save half of everything to take back to the hotel-that's my lunch for the next day. It works for me.
This year, some of the vendors and quilts were housed in the "marshmallow", which is an air supported gigantic tent. This was needed because the vendors could not be in the Executive Inn next door, because it will soon be torn down.
And of course, most people got out to the park to visit my friend,
Eleanor Burns. She put on free programs several times a day and had great prices on fabrics. El also has a full time shop in Paducah, so you can visit it all during the year.
Get out your wish list and maybe you can join us next year in Paducah.
On Sale This Week....Circles Made Simple Ebook is only 5.00 this week, with the purchase of the View & Do Circle Shapes! $27.00 regular price,this week, $22.00
This book is in electronic format. These fun quilts and wallhangings begin with layered circles on top of a square. And, they are all easy enough for a beginner-everything matches and lines up perfectly when you follow Kaye's step-by-step directions.Kaye's hard plastic View and Do Circle Shape (included) is suitable for rotary cutting will make circles in 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.
New On The Site, Seasonal Skinnie Floral Quilt
Celebrate whatever season it is with this truly unique wall hanging. Its 3-dimensional "flowers" can also serve as snowflakes. Pick your favorite season, colors, and start creating. Batik fabrics work great with this pattern.
This pattern is compatible with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter (AccuQuilt is not required to make this pattern). Designed by Barb Sackel of Rose Cottage Quilting. Skill level: Beginner
Teacher Certification Classes....
Show and Tell....
Send me your Show and Tell pictures and stories (50 words or less, please)
Terri is a certified teacher. She teaches Kaye's Stacking My Blocks pattern....Terri
This is a photo of my finished Blazing Star. I really enjoyed the class and learned some new techniques. Thank you for all your time and effort you put into your classes....Cindy
Be sure to visit our Show and Tell Page, then click on these quilts to see the larger view!EVERYTHING must go here at the Carriage House Quilt Shop!
From April 28th through March 5th at midnight EST. use Promotional Code: SALE40 upon checkout to get 40% OFF your ENTIRE order! http://www.carriagehousequiltshop.com
You will find yardage, fat quarters, charm packs, patterns, books, kits and more. All fabrics are 100% high quality cotton. Shop early for best selections as quantities are limited.
To be notified about future sales, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list: https://www.carriagehousequiltshop.com/signup.php Happy Shopping!
Tips From Our Readers....
I use the eyebrow razor to rip out seams (even 1.0 tiny seams). It does not cut you so it's safe around children. Practice using it, it is soooooo simple to use. The end can be used to turn corners and I even use it to press creases that are used for measuring and placement....Betty Rose
I've never had a problem with my spool slit because I always mark my spool slit with a magic marker. That way you know which way to put your spool on the spindle. Then you can always put the thread back in the slit when you have finished with that color of thread....Marie
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! terrye@...?subject=sharewithus
- Quilts That Warm Our Hearts, Grand Island, NY, April 30-May 1, 2010 14072, loony2nys@...
- Pioneer Quilters Guild, Hominy OK, April 30 & May 1, 2010, towens71@..., 918-619-7080
- The Chatham Kent Quilters Guild will be holding their Quilt Show on May 7&8 2010 at St. Paul's Congregational Church on Park Ave Chatham Ont. For further information contact jlcatton@...
- Annual Tulip Time Festival Quilt Show, Pella IA, Sponsored by the Pella Area Quilt Guild, May 5-8, 2010, 641-628-3944
- Adams County Historical Society Quilt Luncheon and Program, Gettysburg, PA, May 8, 2010 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Refectory, Seminary Avenue. For information, call 334-4723, Ext. 201, or visit http://www.achs-pa.org
- Quilt Craft and Sewing Expo, Delmar, CA May 20-22, http://www.quiltcraftsew.com/festival-dates.html
- Lansing Area Patchers-For the Love of Quilting Quilt Show, May 22-23, 2010, The Summit, 9410 Davis Highway, Dimondale, MI, Vendors, 200+quilts, Live Demos, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Traveling Show, Food Available, Questions? Contact mlitz211@... or threemcginns@...
- New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Sunflower, Paducah, KY, March 19-June 15, 2010, http://www.nationalquiltmuseum.org
- Imagine Hope, Paducah, KY, April 9-May 25, 2010, http://www.nationalquiltmuseum.org
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Funny Stories From Our Readers....
My sewing blooper: I have been making boxers for my 26 year old grandson since he was 15. This last pair turned out to be for a left handed person. (The opening in the fly was on the left side instead of the right!) He is left handed and I sent them to him anyway. He got a laugh out of it....Barbara
Here's another funny story from Kaye's Everyone Can Quilt Book:
Chicken in a Bowl
What would you think that was? I thought it would be like chicken pot pie, so I ordered it. Wrong! The waitress asked, "Are you sure that's what you want? It's a chicken in a bowl." And that is what it was. A whole chicken sitting in a bowl of clear broth. If I had had the same waiter as last week's story, he would have said nothing, and just brought me something else to eat.
You can't be the only one who's done this! Come on, fess up, tell us about your funny sewing stories!
Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
We don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
If you don't want to forget something, stick it in your underwear drawer.
No matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
The people you care about most in life, are taken from you too soon.
Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
You shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, it could change your life forever.
Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
Many things can be powered by the mind, the key is self-control.
That's all for this week
Have a great week everyone from
The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!