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Digest for Friday, September 17, 1999

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Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 20:10:30 -0400
From: Joan  
Subject: welcome back

Hi Sue:
	Welcome back.  You were sure missed!!  I haven't done anything 'quilty'
all summer.  Right now I am getting ready for DD#1s wedding on the 25th.  I
am sewing my dress for it......haven't garment sewed in YEARS  and have I
forgotten a lot!!  After she moves out her room becomes my sewing
(quilting) room.  I can't wait.  Oh, to finally have it all in 1 room
instead of spread over the whole house and I will be able to leave
everything set up and just close the door.  And my new kitty will be my
	Talk to you all after the big day!!
From: Baglady
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 21:27:13 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Kaffee-Klatsch for 9/16/99

 I was wondering if someone out there knows of a place where I can get 
 fabric that has Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, motifs, etc? >>

WELCOME back on board to KAFFEE-KLATSCH..
Altho I can not help Linda with the fabric she is looking for..I wanted to 
share that in my feedsack collection there is a conversational/collectable 
sack of Egyptian hieroglyphics..Egyptians walking one behind the other across 
the sack..and they are in avacodo and black.  it always surprises my audience 
at a lecture to see a sack so sophisticated...it creates great 
interest..someone one does not relate the rural home maker with Egyptian 
THE FEEDSACK CLUB is asked quite often for donations..and I send 6" printed 
charm squares..ALWAYS A HIT!!  Jane of THE FEEDSACK CLUB

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 19:51:54 -0700
From: Betty  
Subject: quilting suggestions

Hi, all,

It was so good to get the KK digest this evening - I really enjoyed
reading about what everyone is doing.
Some questions and comments:
Betsy - the lavender & buckwheat pillows sound intriguing.  Can you be
more specific with instructions on their construction, please.  Email
me  privately if you prefer.  TIA
Connie - for displaying quilts, etc., have you considered using a
clothes drying rack?  Either the tri-fold or four-legged kind, both of
which have a number of rods for hanging stuff on.
Pam - I admire your persistence in doing the hexagon "I Spy" quilts! 
I'm making one for a small grandson, but doing it in squares and
Carol - is the triangle edge of your baby quilt like prairie points?  If
so, it might be a bit "poky" for a baby.  I machine quilt baby quilts
because they need lots of laundering, and I think machine quilting makes
them stronger.
Rene - what is the special method for "John Flynn double wedding ring"?

My local guild makes quilts for a women's transition house.  It's a
group effort, using some donated fabric.  The work goes quickly when one
only has to make one or two blocks, and members share the sandwiching
and quilting.

Recently a friend and I visited the Quilt Museum in LaConnor, WA, where
there was a display of quilts ("Tradition with a Twist") by three
Japanese quilters.  All their work was excellent, and the wall hangings
made of silk were exquisite.  Joan Colvin is having a "fibre art" show
there during the next two months - we're hoping we can get to see it,

Guild meetings start again this month.  I'm looking forward to seeing
what the quilters in North Delta have been doing over the summer.  It's
a busy time - already thinking about Christmas gifts to make.

Cheers and happy quilting, everyone!
From: "Connie  
Subject: Hooray!!
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 22:11:47 -0000


So glad to have you back!!  Our guild has made tote bags and filled with "necessities" for the battered women's home.  Fun to make and the women are very grateful for the items.

Looking forward to lots of new ideas.

Happy day

From: "Susabelle"  
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 22:13:09 +0000
Subject: Egyptian Motifs

> I was wondering if someone out there knows of a place where I can get 
> fabric that has Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, motifs, etc?

I've seen (and almost bought) some very Egyptian-looking fabrics at 
Hancocks.  You might try there if you have one nearby.

From: Carol  
Subject: misc.
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 23:37:44 -0700

What a great surprise to find this list back.  Thanks, Sue, I really missed it.

>I'd love to know how to subscribe to Quiltmaker Magazine>

Annette, the address is Quiltmaker, Box 58358, Boulder CO 80323-8358.  $19.95
for 1 year in the newest issue.  

> I found a spray product called Quiltgard that is supposed to have UV 
protection. >
I have found this to work well.  I haven't used it long enough to know what
happens down the road but so far it's not fading and I see no damage to the

To Connie in  (where it's still summer)  Lucky you.  I'm up here in the
North where you can almost smell the snow.   For your quilt show, could you
hang your quilts on ladder rungs, those should be easy to borrow, or folding
screens.  You might contact a quilt guild to see if you could borrow some quilt
racks.  Spread them across tables, chairs, etc.  Be creative.  Wish I could

From: crazyjean 
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 23:31:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: LapGhans

So excited to see this up and running again, nothing ncer then to start
my day with fresh coffee and Koffee klutch

Now my question, does anyone have the URL website for the new program on
(PBS) called Lapghan?? I just happened to fall upon the program and
missed the URL
From: Sbf 
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 07:32:02 EDT
Subject: Egyptian fabric

Linda  asked about Egyptian motif fabric - the latest Keepsake 
(800-865-9458)  catalog has a "sphinx medley", p. 27 of their Autumn catalog. 
 Only 3 out of the 6 look Egyptian, but it's hard to tell from the photo.  
They might be what you're looking for.

Glad to have KK back.

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 07:26:24 +0600
From: Catherine 
Subject: so glad!!!!

Hi everyone--
I was thrilled to see that the KK was back!...
I didn't realize what a void I had in my heart---
I have not done much sewing at all since Jan....probably when the list
stopped...but that was when my mother died...and also I have an inflamed
scaitic nerve in my hip...trying to get that fixed.
I have two quilts I am halfway thru quilting, but need to get them out...I
have tried machine quilting...have the little foot and the free motion
foot, but I can't get them to do right...I just don't know what I am doing
wrong. the bobbin thread always seems to be too loose, and stitches skip,
the underneath thread has loops all over the place. If anybody could throw
suggestions for me to try, I would be thrilled, as I would like to get at
least one of these babies finished in this century!
Again, happy to hear from everyone.
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 08:54:17 EDT
Subject: Hearts and Hands for Kosovo

This past summer, I could hardly stand to look at the pictures of the 
refugees in Kosovo who appeared on our TV screens each nights; found myself 
crying over their plight.  So I organized an ecumenical quilt day at our 
church (Catholic, so a HUGE basement area to work in), and about 22 women 
showed up.  In the next 2 weeks, we made 55 quilts for the Kosovo refugees.  
The women were so excited about the project that we formed a group...  
"Hearts and Hands" meets each month in a different local church, and our 
mission is to make utilitarian quilts (tied, not quilted) for charity, at 
home and afar.  At our noon lunch break, we have devotions and share faith 
stories informally.  So far we've finished about 20 quilts, and have made 
many very special friendships.
From: "Dianne and Doug  
Subject: Re: Redwork
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 08:05:35 -0500

Diyanne wrote:
"I've recently become addicted to redwork..."

What is Redwork?  Always looking for something new or different.

Also, WELCOME BACK Kaffee Klatsch!  Joined another list in the interim but
it just isn't the same.  I have been busy with my new Bernina 180E.  Not
only with regular sewing projects, but I completed two baby quilts for our
two new granddaughters, two quillows for Christmas (still have two more to
make), and a queen log cabin barn raising pattern that now needs to be
sandwiched and quilted.  Also finishing up a Round Robin Block Exchange that
originally started last year with Kaffee Klatsch!
Dianne i 
Date:	Fri, 17 Sep 1999 09:20:14 -0700
From:	Carolyn  
Subject: redwork

For Diane and anyone else who's interested, here's a site that has
redwork patterns free for downloading, and check the links listed at the
site for more free patterns too. 


Eagles may soar, but field mice don't get sucked into jet engines.
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 12:09:25 -0500
From: Christine  
Subject: hi!! Glad everyone is still here!

Nice to see Kaffee-Klatsch is back!  I am not having much time for quilting right now - just started medical school half-time and still working at the
same time.  I'll be a half-time student for the first two years because I'm
expecting baby #3 on January 8th - so of course, I'm thinking about what quilt I want to make for her!! Yep, it's a girl!  We're planning to call her Emma.  I saw a design in a book awhile back that had log cabin patterns for the letters of the alphabet - and now I wish I had photocopied them or something!  I think it would be a neat idea for a baby quilt.  Does anyone know where I could get get a pattern like that?

I did get two quilts finished this summer - one for a nephew to bring to college in black, gray and red; and a primary-colors Attic Window quilt using
Noah's Ark fabric for a friend who adopted a son.  As far as projects for ME go, they are still "in-progress"!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts!!  Chris 
From: JWByrd 
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 13:35:36 EDT
Subject: Big Stitch

Hello to all glad to see this again.  I am using the Big Stitch to quilt a 
flannel quilt and it is going well.  I am using black pearl cotton and 
embroidery needles no. 5.  I find it hard at first to increase the size and 
space of stitches but after a little while it goes very well. Barbara 
From: AEMRivera
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 13:05:32 EDT
Subject: KK

Sue, I know I speak for everyone when I say...WELCOME BACK!!!  I was so 
excited to see this in my box.  Its like being reunited with a good friend 
you've lost touch with.  Thanks for bringing KK back.
I must confess, I've been doing more quilt thinking than actual quilting.  
Other than a couple of block swaps to keep my sanity, there hasn't been much 
activity out of my sewing ,machine.  I got real energetic one day anad sat up 
til 2 am to make a new dress for church .....I tried it on and well, 20 
pounds less and I can wear it!  I remember now why I quit sewing clothes!  
Thanks again, Sue, for your love of quilts and quilters.
From: "Carol 
Subject: Welcome Back
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 12:56:24 -0700

I'm glad you had a rest and KK is back.
I have just moved into a new house but did make some PP valances for two
windows. They were pine trees with a scrap border. The pine trees were
scrappy also.

For the person who wanted an idea for displaying some quilts; here is one
I've seen that is easy and attractive. A brass coat rack was used. Over the
hooks were hung a few quilt hoops. The quilts were then looped through the
hoops and spread out like a fan.

I've made it through Dennis and Floyd. The sun is glorious and I am heading
for the beach.
From: "Sue 
Subject: Swaps
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 10:43:45 -0700

Just wanted to say hello to everyone after a great summer.
I have just joined a great batik & black churndash swap.  If you have any
questions e-mail  
It is so hard to cut into these beautiful fabrics.
Have a great quilty weekend
From: "Stan 
Subject: Canadian
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 12:22:32 PDT

Hello from Canada...this is one GREAT  page...I love to quilt,and at present 
I'm working at getting some Canadians involved in a Round Robin...I belong 
to 2 other groups thro' the net,,,and it's just wonderful...Love hearing how 
everyone is doing...my husband has recently been confined to a wheel chair, 
so I'm working very hard at developing a life for me...and as usual my 
church and quilting won!!! Love to hear from you...Barbara 
From: soundblt
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 13:43:34 -0700
Subject: Re: Kaffee-Klatsch for 9/16/99

Good Morning Kaffee-Katsch!  Wow!!  What a very big surprise!!  I like a few others did think that I had unsubscribed!  LOL  Oh well, goes to show you where
my brain is.  :o) Sue, thanks for starting up again!  How are you?  Hugs to you
I am not online much these days.  I have started working 3/4 time for my
dh and I have just started Bible Ministry School.  (me? school?  oh boy!)  lol  I have a baby quilt that is in the binding stages and have finally decided on a
pattern for my bed quilt... But being a chicken at heart I will do a baby quilt
1st.  I am in no hurry, being a slow quilter.  But it is just nice to have a project going on if even only in my head.  I thought I might have to give it up for the next two years, but I see I will sandwich in a minute or two here and there. Super to see what you are all up to!
God bless you all!
From: Jayne 
Subject: Sunlight
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 21:26:22 +0100

I'm a new member, but had been told lovely things about this list by friends, 
so I am very glad to be here.  There are only two Gammill Classic quilting 
machines in England - and I have one of them!  "Gandalf" was delivered one week 
ago so I am on a very steep learning curve 

Shannon asked about Quiltguard.   I haven't used it, but on her website, Caryl 
Bryer Fallert makes a mention of it, and says she sprays wall hangings with 
this product before hanging them at clients' sites.    If it works for CBF 
From: "Sally W
Subject: Wheat bags
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:53:53 +0100

Hi everyone, glad to see you back.

Just a quick comment about the wheat bags.  If the flowers are attached with
a hot glue gun, won't they come unstuck when the bag is heated up ???

Sally W 
From: "Vicki 
Subject: Angel Crib Quilt
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 08:42:58 -0400

I hope someone can help me with this.  My daughter is having her first baby after trying for many years.  She is decorating the nursery in an angel motif.  I've looked and looked for an angel quilt to make for the crib, but have come up empty.  I am a bulldog about finding things, but have not been able to on this.  If someone can tell me where to find this pattern I'd be very grateful.  Thanks much.                                Vicki

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