Kaye Wood (1936-2019) passed away suddenly this week. Many of us learned to quilt from watching this quilting icon on PBS where she had over 40 series and more than 500 programs. A 2012 Sewing Industry Hall of Fame inductee, she will be greatly missed.

Click here to learn more about Kaye from her 2012 induction into the Sewing Industry Hall of Fame.

Click here to visit Kaye's Facebook page.

#20 Susan K 2020-09-09 20:33
What a great loss to the quilting world. I watched her shows for many years. Came across some YouTube videos and didn't realize until now that she is no longer with us.
#19 Victoria S 2020-07-20 18:55
So very sad to hear of Kay's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her once and I was so in auuh of meeting one of my much admired quilting teachers. I met her at my first and only quilt guild meeting, when she said, "come and sit by me." I am Native American. Thank you Kaye for being so nice to me.
#18 sydney sandlin 2020-07-01 03:22
I stopped quilting for a while and I'm getting ready to start again and I thought i will see what kay is up too? when I read her she had passed I was so sad. I will miss you kay. thank you for all the fun!
#17 Susan S 2020-06-03 19:56
I was so very sad to hear of Kaye's passing. I have learned a great amount of knowledge from watching her. Kaye will be truly missed. :sad:
#16 Cindicrafter 2019-08-04 18:19
So very sad to hear. Thank you Kaye for teaching me how to quilt.
#15 Brenda Sherman 2019-07-28 10:06
Sorry to hear Kaye has passed. My father passed last fall and is dearly missed and Kaye will be too. Kaye was great with the pointless concept. So sorry about her passing and condolenes to all of her family. May she rest in Peace.
#14 dakotascout 2019-07-27 22:40
was fortunate enough to have several encounters with kaye over the years and am one of her certified instructors. most of the techniques I use in my quilting came from her pbs shows and books. she made me a lover of being pointless, I will miss her common sense approach and humor. my sympathy goes out to her family she will always live in the hearts of those she touched.
#13 melegchristine 2019-07-26 15:34
I have always been a person who likes to make things and wondered if I could learn to quilt. After a strange introduction to quilting techniques I learned that I can transfer what I know about sewing to quilting. ( I have hearing problems and the doctor I see is an avid quilter. She taught me several things! I told you it was strange!) I began to watch PBS and found Kaye Wood. It was her enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humor that helped me to get started. I will miss her as I know her family and friends do more than I can say. Condolences to her family and friends.
#12 jmwlasvegas 2019-07-26 14:55
Such sad news. This is a tremendous loss to the quilting community. She was such an inspiration to me when I first started quilting. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
#11 quiltingmatilda 2019-07-26 13:30
So sad to hear of the loss of this innovative quilter. I watched her on TV and took a class in Phoenix in 1988. The most important thing I learned from her was to use a “security blanket” or bridge as it is called in the sewing dictionary. This item is used when not chain piecing to save thread and keep away thread nests that form on certain brands of machines when starting stitching.
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