Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 SCHMETZ Portfolio Designer - Kaye Wood

Kaye's Favorite Needle - Universal 70/10 and 80/12
Kaye Wood

"Most of my machine time is spent piecing quilts using cotton or poly cotton thread.  SCHMETZ is the needle that provides consistent stitch quality.  The Universal is my favorite needle type."

Kaye describes herself as a "Quilt Engineer".  She simplifies the quilt making process resulting in easier and more accurate techniques - while breaking a few "rules". 

Kaye began teaching the machine arts, especially free motion embroidery  in 1973.  Then one of her students asked how to do some of that "quilting stuff".  We know and love Kaye for teaching original techniques throughout the world in classes, lectures, books, patterns and through her PBS program now in its 40th season. 

DALCO Dimensions
Kaye Wood Stained Glass Diamond Iris

Being an original, Kaye developed her own line of quilting tools, the Starmaker(R) Master Templates and the View & Do Shapes.  If you are getting short on making a few last minute Christmas gifts, Kaye will show you how to quickly make Starmaker potholders.  These are stars without the hassle of matching points!  Check this link -  http://www.kayewoodtv.com/ - chock full of "how to" videos.  And guess what, viewing is FREE!
View and Do Shapes

Kaye loves cruises.  She's taken quilters on 25 cruises!  Sounds like great fun to me - quilting, friends & food!  In June 2011 she will be cruising with the Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise. 


Pinwheel Hearts

Kaye is also well know for her charity quilt project, The LoveQuilt Connection.  At consumer shows around the country, you will find volunteers stitching LoveQuilt projects for donation to local charities. 


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