Kaye's Quilting Friends Newsletter, Week of June 3, 2010
Summer is all about the bar-b-que! All manner of meats, potato and macaroni salads, coleslaw, and don't forget corn on the cob and baked beans! Yum.
What are your favorite Bar-B-Que foods?
Read down to the bottom of our newsletter this week for a new feature called "Ask Kaye"....On Sale This Week....
Free, 6 Hour Quilt Book with purchase of the 6 Hour Quilt DVD!
Summer is here. Grandkids are out of school and need things to do. Charity projects abound. Beginners and experienced quilters alike need quick and easy projects and this duo fits the bill. The 6 Hour Quilt book has been used for all of the above. Charity projects, beginner projects, Girl Scout and 4-H Groups and of course, Kaye's famous LoveQuilt Connection. Get your 6 Hour Quilt Book free, this week only, with purchase of the 28 minute DVD that shows Kaye demonstrating this method step-by-step.
(shopping cart will NOT reflect your free pattern, but we will take off the cost when we process your order!)Sunflower Sky....
The flowers may be annuals, but this quilt pattern is a perennial favorite. Step by step instructions clearly explain the easy rotary cutting and machine piecing techniques. Pattern also includes hanging sleeve and binding instructions. Large, detailed illustrations with every step. Wall hanging 38" X 38"Spring Table Charms....
These table charms are so quick to make and lots of fun to decorate with. Sizes can be easily adjusted and they have so many uses. Place under your favorite candles, knick knacks, table ornaments, or pictures. They make great gifts and can be made at the last minute. Your friends will think you worked hours on them! They can be embroidered, appliquéd, or just stitched or combinations of all. Approximate sizes: 7-18".
- Reno, NV (short seminar) June 24-26 register at www.qscexpos.com
CO (short seminar) Aug 20-22, 2010
register through www.rockymountainquiltfestival.com
- It's Funny to be Famous register through www.rockymountainquiltfestival.com
- Madison, WI, Nancy Zieman, Sept 10-12, (short seminar), register through www.wiquiltexpo
- Chatauqua, NY, Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show, Sept 24-26, 2010, register at www.millcreeksew.com
- Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise, June 5-12, 2011, www.roundbobbin.com
Teacher Certification Classes....Watch as Kaye and Mary Pat Henderson of QuiltSmart show you how to create a Game Quilt. Perfect for entertaining the grandkids out on the front lawn after the Bar-B-Que is over!
FYI: Programs are best viewed with a high speed connection.
Is it a quilt or a game board? It's both and you can have twice the fun, as you quilt it and then play the games with your family when it's done. Pattern instructions include how to makes curves without curved piecing, perfect intersections, and how to take those squares to your sewing machine in one piece. Pre-printed fusible interfacing, enough for one quilt, and instructions for playing the games are also provided.
Size: 51" x 60"And the Survey Says....From the most popular answers at the top, here is what you told me about your bedrooms.
- Walls painted to match quilts, curtains or comforters
- Quilt colors inspired by wall colors or textures
- Change quilts to match the seasons
- Change quilts on a whim with no regard to wall/floor colors
- Walls/Floors neutral color to coordinate with whatever quilts/textiles
Thanks for your answers. Why did we ask? We're designing a new line of patterns and want to know your preferences.... stay tuned.....
Show and Tell....
Send me your Show and Tell pictures and stories (50 words or less, please)
I am enclosing a picture of a quilt that I made for a fund rasier for this summer's Make A Wish bike ride that will be held in July in Michigan. The bikers ride 300 miles to raise money for wishes for Michigan kids. I made this Harley Davidson quilt from t-shirts. It is 92-120 and will be raffled off some time in July.My husband and I worked together, he stood in line at JoAnn's buying the fabric and interfacing. It was quilted by a friend in Mesa. Az....Joanne
Be sure to visit our Show and Tell Page, then click on these to see the larger view!
Tips From Our Readers....
Easy thing to remember about changing needles is not the number of projects, it's after you used up the thread in two bobbins. It's time for a new needle....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
- New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Sunflower, Paducah, KY, March 19-June 15, 2010, http://www.nationalquiltmuseum.org
- Applique-tion Vacation, June 3-7, 2010, Branson, MO, http://www.visitmonow.com/An_Applique_tion_Vacation_p/ccbr001001.htm
- Quilt Questers 20th Annual Quilt Show, held at The Place, 62846 Philynda Loop, La Grande, OR, June 4-5, 2010
- Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Show, June 11-12, 2010, Brainerd, MN, Lots of quilts, vendors, Bet Turning Event, Entertainment, and more, Contact (218) 851-7139 for more information
- Quilt for a Cure Auction at 300-piece North Country Quilt Guild Show, Clayton, NY, June 11-13, http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Country-Quilting-Guild/145463590571, or 315-649-5990
- North Country Quilting Guild will have a show on June 11-13, 2010 at Clayton, NY, See our web site for more info. www.freewebs.com/ncqg
- Stars Over Abilene 16th annual regional quilt show, June 11-13, Abilene, TX, entries for quilts or quilted items are available online at http://www.abilenequiltersguild.com, or may be picked up at Alton's Sewing Machine Company, 929 Butternut St, or the Singer Sewing Center, 2304 N. 6th St.
- "Selections from the Winterthur Collection", MILWAUKEE, WI, May 22-September 6th, http://www.wtaq.com/news/articles/2010/may/17/milwaukee-art-museum-display-great-collection-earl/
Attention Delaware Quilters, We've got nothing listed for you state! Email us and Let us know what's going on in Delaware!
If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!
Funny Stories From Our Readers....
I am teaching my 9 year old granddaughter to sew. I had her chain piecing 4 patches and she was doing pretty good when she called out to me HELP. She was all hunched over the sewing machine. She had sewn her shirt onto the back of the one of the 4 patches and it had pulled her forward until she was nose to nose with the sewing machine. After I stopped laughing I got her loose and unsewed her shirt. She was upset that I had unsewed the 4 patch and she had to resew it....Tonie
You can't be the only one who's done this! Come on, fess up, tell us about your funny sewing stories!Ask Kaye....
This is a new feature we're implementing, just to try it out. Every week we'll take a question from our readers and Kaye will answer it.
This week, Ramona asks, "What is the best way to use striped material in the border of a quilt?"
Kaye says: Choosing fabric for a border.
"Sometimes the border is the most important part of the quilt. Borders are used to frame the center of the quilt, to enlarge the size of the quilt, or to add interest to the quilt.
For a bed quilt, I like the center design and a narrow border to fit on the top of the bed; the main borders are on the drop and covering the pillow. In this case the border, or borders, need to be wide enough (approximately 10" or more). If you don't want to cover the pillow area, just use borders on three sides of the quilt.
Each border should be in proportion to the pieces or blocks used in the quilt top. It is better to use several borders instead of just one, unless the one has a great design and needs to be wider to take advantage of it.
Stripes are good for borders and can be cut wide or narrow. Solid colors look best when they are narrow, unless this is where you want to show off your quilting stitches. Small prints look best in narrow borders; big prints look best in wider borders.
I like pieced borders, such as the wedge border in my pattern, "Jumping Jacks". This is a good way to use up scraps of fabric. Feel free to use fabrics not used in the main part of the quilt as long as they look like they want to play together. Check out the partially pieced border in "Rising From the Mist"; these pieces were left over from the blocks in the center of the quilt.
Change the fabric in your borders as you go around the quilt. I've done this in my quilt "Alaskan Northern Lights".
Feel free to experiment. It's your quilt and it only has to please you.
That's all for this week
Have a great week everyone from
The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!
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