Colorful - enthusiastic - dynamic - that's how others describe Kaye. She began quilt-making and fabric collecting in the early 1980s, influenced by a family of needle-workers. Today, Kaye travels the world conducting lectures and workshops. She heads her own publishing company, Kaye England Publications. She has appeared numerous times on HGTV's Simply Quilts and has developed seven fabric lines for Bernartex. Recently she produced a feature-length instructional DVD to help others learn her special techniques. She has a special interest in quilting as history. Kaye was born and raised on a farm in Glasgow, Kentucky. She has two children and six grandchildren.
Sat., 3/25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn Kaye's trademark "Smart Piecing" techniques to set two sizes of blocks in a fun setting. Great tips and Kaye's wonderful sense of humor and her insight into sewing make for a great workshop. Includes all patterns. All skill levels.
Fri., 3/24, 2 - 5 p.m
Pay homage to the tragedy of 1912 when the Titanic sank and over 1500 people lost their lives. The ballroom floor design is formed with a quilt block pieced using quick techniques. Beginner-advanced. Fri., 3/24, 2 - 5 p.m
the "45 Special"
Sun., 3/26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
45 patterns with many setting designs. Explore different ways to combine blocks and techniques to improve piecing skills. Primary focus is on designing with scraps. Builds confidence in beginners, provides fun for more advanced piecers. Recommended: cut strips to share; most quilters' stashes represent their favorite colors and limit the scrap study. Confident beginner to advanced.
Voices of the Past:
Sat. eve., 3/25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Kaye shares many of the quilts in her books, Voices of the Past (vols. 1-2), as well as how she gathered information. Entertaining and enlightening but light-hearted, she focuses on the women in the book and the many issues women face today.