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Jimmy Style’s Monthly Artist Series: Nov Kayte Terry “Applique Your Way”

Despite obstacles like the SEPTA Strike, and the Phillies game, a few of us were game to check out the preview/press party of Kayte Terry’s new book “Applique Your Way” at JimmyStyle on East Passyunk on Wednesday. But the general public is invited to participate in a demonstration, and then a meet and greet tomorrow, Saturday 11/07/09 at Noon.Kayte Terry, who sees potential in everything – in scraps of fabric, old clothes, even kitchen aprons. And on Saturday the 7th, Kayte will be teaching a workshop (with a little help from her mom, Patty) and signing copies of her latest book, “Applique Your Way.”
Kayte Terry is a a crafty dynamo and the brains and brawn behind Love Forever.
As a kid, she and her mom were always making costumes, baking cookies and constructing elaborate dioramas. Kayte continues to believe in the transformative power inherent in making things. In crafting, we are rejecting the consumerist, pre-fab culture we live in and hopefully making our worlds a little bit more beautiful and fulfilling.
Melony Roy and Jamyra Perry check out the wares. Melony works for KYW radio, and has a podcast, and Jamyra is the producer for the Valerie Knight show on WOGL. Oldies but goodies.

The new Deputy Editor of Philadelphia Style Magazine, Kristin Munroe and Matthew Vlahos, Principal at Matthew Vlahos Public Relations The hysterical Lauren McCutcheon, who’s taking over for Jay Leno in the near future because she’s 100 times funnier. With her is her friend Barbara Botting, Minnie Pearl is to price tags as Barbara is to side sitting hats. Barbara’s a stylist and her work can be found
among places like Philadelphia Magazines Home PURE INSPIRATION is one of my favs.Applique refers a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures.[1] It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, such as in banner-making. A famous example of applique is the Hastings Embroidery.
GPMC Jeff Guaracino, Jimmy “Style” Contreras and legendary editor of the Philadelphia Gay news Mark Segal. He’s been a force in the gay community for the past 35 years. President Obama has his number.
I remember a few years back when pottery became all the rage and stores began popping up all over the place, I think Applique can find it’s way to a corner store near you, or perhaps if they moved one of the kiln’s over they can put a table in there? But as for now:

Kayte & hubby Adam Louie

APPLIQUE WORKSHOP
Noon – 1pm
A hands-on demo with Kayte
$22 includes a kit with materials for three woodland animal-inspired felt ornaments
Space is limited. Reserve by calling 267-239-0598 or info@shopjimmystyle.com

MEET-THE-AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING
1pm – 3pm
Let Kayte personalize your copy of “Applique Your Way.” (Available at JimmyStyle for $19.95.)
Thanks to Paradiso Restaurant for the delicious treats.