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September 2008 Carol Doak Newsletter

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Olfa Rotary Point Cutter
- I still do have a supply of this wonderful tool that I use exclusively when I need to remove a piece of fabric from the foundation. It is so easy to just touch the threads to lift the piece way. Olfa has discontinued the production of this item, so my supply is limited.

Rotary Point Cutter Refill Blades- I do have a good supply of the refill blades for the cutter and they are currently a "surprise sale item" so you might want to stock up.

Easy Reversible Vests - Revised Edition -I am anxiously awaiting the supply of my new book. I have received my advance copy and I am so thrilled with the finished book!! All of the vests in this book are new vests and there are lots of wonderful opportunities to use the easy foundation piecing methods to create vests you will enjoy making and love wearing. Just as soon as the books arrive, I will add them to my web store.

Book of the Month

The book of the month for September is Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars. I chose this book because it is a great way to start paper foundation piecing because the foundations are so quick and easy and because it offers more creative options than any other book I have written!!!

For instance, I am often asked if I have a Storm at Sea pattern. I have not published that pattern, however, the foundations in this book will let you print the foundations you need in the size and shape needed to create the foundations for this wonderful quilt pattern. If you print out the units as follows: Unit 21, four 3" x 6" and Unit 24, one 6" x 6" and four 3" x 3", you have created the foundations to make the Storm at Sea block in a 12" size. This book has both block and quilt designs and comes with the Foundation Factory program to print your foundations easily from both a MAC and PC computer. Take advantage of the reduced price this month to add this versatile book to your library.

Don't forget to stop by often, as surprise sale items change frequently.

Carol Doak`s Corner

I've really enjoyed writing for my new blog. It is great to be able share the images from my travels and the latest news and happenings. Stop by often and read all about it. One of my recent blogs shares lots of fun and pictures from my New England cruise.

We even made the newspaper in Sydney, Nova Scotia when a group of us invaded a local fabric store to stock up on fabrics. Several local Sydney quilters were there to greet us and share their love of quilts by preparing a wonderful quilt display in the store. It was a great day and a great cruise!

The Carol Doak Yahoo Group

The group has grown to more than 4000 members!!!! Of course members know that when a milestone membership number is reached, I upload a new design for everyone. The block at the left is our 4000 Member Celebration Block made by Kelsey Jones. Not only did she make a spectacular block, she was the first to post a picture of her completed block.

The Block of the Month that was begun last September, has now concluded and members are beginning to post images of their completed tops featuring the blocks that they made. It is so inspiring to see the quilts as they are posted. Some members made smaller blocks to include with their larger blocks and are using very creative quilt settings.
Now I am putting on my creative thinking cap to come up with a new year long project. If you would like to join in the fun, please click on the link above.

Quilt Gallery

I've added some pictures of some of the vests in the new book. Stop by and view some of the new eye candy.

Student Show and Tell

I've added some pictures of some inspiring quilts include some Blue Ribbon Winners like this darling little Country Baskets Miniature (pattern available in web store) made by Gayle Newman of Eureka, Montana.

On the Road Again

I'll be heading to Maine, Massachusetts, and Idaho to teach and lecture this month. I hope to see some of you along the way.

All the best,

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