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.

#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.
#10 Susi 2019-07-26 13:04
I lived near to Kay and was in her quilting group for awhile. She was funny and no nonsense in our meetings. She was always willing to help out a less experienced quilter and I will miss her.
#9 Ramona C 2019-07-26 11:57
So sad to hear this. She was such a inspiration to me as a beginning quilter years ago. Prayers for her family.
#8 Kathy Hartwel 2019-07-26 11:18
I guess I would call myself a point person. I learned a lot from her. I will miss her. Condolences to her family and friends around the world.
#7 Carol S. 2019-07-26 10:27
Kaye gave me permission to be "pointless", and to make Y-seams in a way that made sense to me. I found her a wonderful inspiration. Now she will be teaching all the angels to quilt, and Heaven will be even more glorious when I get there.
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