"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #166 -May 2019
  SO...you've probably noticed that our newsletter is late this month, (over a week to be exact). First off- I don't like being out of town when a newsletter drops and we were on a much needed vacation last week during its normal timeslot. BUT-- the most important reason the newsletter is late is because the delay made for a convenient time for us to release our new pattern, the Bangle Buddie !
So if you're thinking that TODAY is release day you're RIGHT, and there's a nifty discount offer to go along with it too, but in your haste to place your order, please don't forget to check out the rest of the newsletter because there's a lot of fun stuff there too!
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May 2019 "Eye Candy"
The bags you see below are among those that customers have shared recently on either our FaceBook business page, our Instagram feed, our Group page on FaceBook, or by way of. So thanks to EVERYONE! They were ALL great & here's a few of my favorites!
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And Shannon Maciejewski said she’s been carrying a Wrapsody ever since it was a brand new pattern and WOW! That’s like since 2014! I guess that makes it her “bag of choice”!
Elaine Forbes said she made this “southwest-flavored” Sling Along for her granddaughter! Lucky girl!
So Debbie Stubbs said she learned a whole lot in the process of making this Sling Along and gives bigtime props to all the good folks in our FaceBook group page for all the encouragement they provided.
Jane Cruz really enjoyed making her Sling Along saying that the directions were easy-to-follow. She did a fantastic job and I love how our polkadot zippers finish off the look she created!
And here’s a fun thing! Lynn Kahn learned how to make glass beads and actually made the ones you can see on the right side of this Boho Baguette!

And how about this? Patti Foley made this Sling Along for her son to carry as a diaper bag when his baby girl is born later this year!

Linda Michael says she loves this pattern and made this Sling Along for herself for a sister trip she has planned over spring break to Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter World. She added lots of extra pockets/card slots – including, of course, a wand pocket!
Joan McBain said she truly enjoyed making this Baggalista. She used her ice-dyed fabrics for the front & the back of this beauty! Judy added that this bag will be perfect to take on her trip to S. Africa!
Joan McBain considers herself a bigtime organizer so of course she fell in love with the Porta-PocketsPLUS purse insert pattern and can’t wait to put them to use. The only sad thing is that no one will see these cuties when they’re hard at work INSIDE Joan’s bag!
And last but not least, here’s Celia Anne Oliver‘s latest Bellagio Bag. She said that this one’s going to be awfully hard to let go since this color combination is a personal favorite for her!
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Quote of the Month-
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Trending on our Website this Month-
Just in case you missed any of our posts this past month, you can easily catch up with the rest us because they're ALL listed below!
And now... Check out the "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
4/23/2014- What Must I do to be a Pattern Tester?
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
The nest US Ping Pong Olympic champion!
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Check out this video to see a COOL way to fold your fabric stash!
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Julian Assange kept a lot of secrets pent up with him in that cramped corner room at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. But as his seven-year tenure there ended ignominiously recently, one final mystery captured the attention of the international community.
What will happen to Embassy Cat?
{Click HERE to read more}
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Always wanted to experience the World’s Fair of Quilts but for whatever reason just couldn’t?
Now you can make your fantasy a reality with the
Quilt Festival DREAMS COME TRUE Contest! HOW? By telling us in 300 words or less why it’s your DREAM to attend International Quilt Festival in Houston!
If you win, you and a friend will help us celebrate Festival’s 45th anniversary—our Sapphire Celebration—this fall. Just click HERE to get the details!
As Funny As Real Life-
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NEW! at StudioKat Designs- the Bangle Buddie
So... by way of this newsletter, we are formally announcing to the world that our new pattern for Fall 2017, the Bangle Buddie is officially & finally released!
The Bangle Buddie is great for everyday or for travel with two completely separate inner storage compartments! It can be worn as a shoulder bag of course, but it can also be carried by the grab n' go handle. PLUS- by simply adding a second shoulder strap and an O-ring, this bag can be worn as a backpack which I know many of you enjoy! For more details and to see more pictures just click HERE to read one of our latests posts about it! 
And now that the pattern is ready to release, we're of course offering our loyal Newsletter readers a couple of nifty discount options!
So here ya go!!! Use code -- BUDDIE2019
-- to get $2.99 off the normal retail price of either the Bangle Buddie pattern, OR the Bangle Buddie "Pattern + Build-a-Notions Kit"!
But don't delay!--
this is a time-sensitive offer and this coupon's only available for a limited time (thru 11:59pm EDT on 5/25/19. (That's Saturday night at midnight, US EST).  
So please don't delay!
For MANY more details, LOTS more information, and oodles more pictures, and most of all to order YOUR copy of the Bangle Buddie, click HERE!.
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
International Fall Quilt Market 2019- Oct 26-28, 2019 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Festival 2019- Oct 31- Nov 3, 2019- Houston, TX  
 Road to California 2020 - Jan 23-26, 2020  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2020 - Feb 27- Mar 1, 2020 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2020 - April 25-28, 2020, Paducah KY
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