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Hi Everyone, 

I have no affiliation w/ the following - just passing it on for those who may be interested.

From: "Dru Sefton" 
Subject: Official Kansas City Star quilt book
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 05:37:07 PDT

Hi Sue. My name is Dru Sefton. I'm a former Kansas City Star reporter and 
author of the upcoming book on the famous Kansas City Star quilt patterns. I 
know the readers of Kaffee-Klatsch would be interested to know that the book 
is nearing publication. Perhaps you'd like to post this message to the 
group? Thanks so much. Best, Dru


From 1928 to 1961, The Kansas City Star left an indelible imprint on the 
history of American quilt-making by publishing more than 1,000 patterns for 
quilts, many submitted by farm wives and longtime rural quilters.

Now, at last, Star editors have selected a set of these internationally 
known patterns and matched them with modern redrafts and rotary cutting 
instructions. The result is a colorful, official Kansas City Star book, 
scheduled for publication in November: "ONE PIECE AT A TIME: The Kansas City 
Star Quilt Patterns."

Highlighting some of the most popular patterns in an easy-to-use format 
ideal for experts and novices alike, “One Piece At A Time” is a delightful 
blend of history and instruction. This 150-page, 9 inch by 11 inch book 
--packed with illustrations, many in color -- will be a keepsake for 

Learn about the three women who drew the original patterns.  Enjoy the 
nostalgic captions that accompanied the original patterns.  See dozens of 
full-color photos of Kansas City Star quilts, now collected by quilters 
around the world.  Read about how quilters have adapted the historic 
patterns in new and exciting ways.

This is the *only* book that details the history of "The Stars," the *only* 
book that offers modern redrafts. And it's published by The Kansas City 

Order your copy now -- for yourself or as a holiday gift -- online through 
the StarInfo Catalogue at 

Your credit card will not be charged until the book is ready to ship in 
November. Guaranteed delivery for Christmas!

Price: $19.95, plus $5 shipping/handling per book.

To order on your credit card by phone, call 800-829-0151, Ext. 4636.

Or send your order to: Quilt Book, c/o StarInfo, The Kansas City Star, 1729 
Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Make checks payable to StarInfo.

Questions? E-mail Doug Weaver at weaver@kcstar.com
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 09:31:14 -0500
From: Helen 
Subject: site

Visit my web site and find bargins.  Fabric is below retail prices.  The
Quilt Patch.


Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 11:40:14 -0700
From: w.l. 
Subject: teddy bear quilt pattern

I have just been told that I am to be a "Nana".(((smile)))).and my dd
wants me to make a teddy bear quilt for "grandbaby".Can anyone help me
find a pattern.
Many thanks,
From: CClothier 
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 10:49:21 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Round Robin

      The best advice I can give you for a round robin is to be sure you have 
 people involved who are committed.  I have done several and in one online I 
 worked on everyone's boxes and never got mine back.  They also have to be 
 committed to keeping it on time.  While we all have busy lives if we make 
the commitment we need to stick to it.  A round robin that was supposed to take 
6 months can take years!  I really liked my finished quilts best on the ones 
 where we included our own fabrics.  What someone else adds may not be to 
your taste.  I have done round robins where everyone did a block, a row, and one where you added a border.  The blocks and rows were more to my liking 
because I then had the option of how to put them together- adding sashing, etc.  
      I have one wonderful quilt that traveled the world and was worked on in 
 Africa, Australia, Canada, and coast to coast in the US.  It can be a lot of 
 fun and a great way to get to know other quilters.
From:  Vicki 
Subject: sergers
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:46:39 -0400

Sue, I'm so happy you've got KKQC back online.  It's given me so much info for quilting and has given me some new friends as well!Has anyone ever used a serger to make a quilt?  My mother-in-law gave me one and I'd like to learn how to use it.  Just don't know if it would be good to quilt with.  Thanks for all your help.  From   where the mountains are dressed in their finest on a crisp but sunny fall day.
From:  Sally  
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 10:26:31 -0500

So glad to have KK back!!!!   Keep up the good work, Sue!

I live in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  There is an annual quilt show in
Pharr, Texas.

Does anyone know when and where this show will be held?

Thanks a lot,

From: scooterc
Subject: quilt shops in Baltimore
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:46:19 -0400

Erin- I've just moved from Baltimore, about an hour away, and I still go back once a month to visit Seminole Sampler.  It's just south of the city in Catonsville.  It's got alot of stuff and alot of room, which is nice.  Most shops are small and cozy, which is nice if you're the only one there, without your kids.  I usually have all three of mine and greatly appreciate a toy basket and space.  They always have a great block of the month quilt (which starts in July, so you'll get there right in the beginning).  There's also a shop in Towson (northwest Baltimore) called Bear's Paw that I haven't been to.  You'll also be in close range for the big quilt show in Philadelphia every September.  It's about an hour and a half drive but plenty worth it.  I never miss it.  I forget exactly what they call it but it's advertised in QNM every year with a quarter page ad.  One last thing- the Maryland Historical Society has a Baltimore Album Quilt collection.  Whenever you get settled you should give them a call and find out their exhibition schedule.  Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Does anyone know how to get rid of the gunk left on acrylic rulers by the label?  I love my new ruler but can't get it clean.  Thanks!
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 15:32:43 -0400
From: Brenda  
Subject: Software

  Hi everyone,

   I also bought Quiltpro and have to much hassle trying to figure out how
to use it. I would be great if I had loads of time but I would rather be
sewing. The only thing I use it for is measure my tops with it, I go pick
the same size block I am making then add borders and sashing to it to add or
subtract to get the right size I need and it does all the figures for me.
It's alot quicker then paper for me... But still it's hard to use and I have
been around puters for several years.

I sure wish I had tried the QE first....

From:  Linda 
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:09:42 =0400
Subject: hand dyeing using tea/coffee

Greetings from the Great Brown North!

I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me how to hand dye 
fabric using tea or coffee?

From:  Susan 
Subject: feather weights
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 20:18:44 -0700

A feather weight in San Diego can run from $350 to $500.  If it is only $150 and you don't want it I DO!

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