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    What's going on with Kick *** Quilts?

    Hi everyone,

    Just curious as to what's happening over at KAQ. Can't seem to access the website and messages to Black Bishop haven't been responded to.

    Did I miss a major announcement?

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    Good question. BB dropped off and went MIA sometime this summer.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I got an e-mail from him a month or 2 back, saying he was not doing any production right now, but he would let me know when he fired back up.

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    You can't even kick your won a$$ over there, did he shut the whole thing down?

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    I spoke to Bishop about 3 weeks ago when he mailed me a tarp. He's still around and lurking, but I don't think he's done any quilt production for a few months now.

    The KAQ website does still seem to be accessible for me. I think that it's still hosted by the previous owner, rather than Bishop, though.
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    Thank you all for the responses.

    That link works for me. Wonder why it didn't for more than a week. If Keith can't do it that's fine. I have been back and forth on whether I should tackle one myself or just get him to make me one. I guess I'll have to take a deep breath and give it a shot.

    Thanks again for your assistance.

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    I think Patrick hosts the KAQ site himself, and sometimes it is down 'cause he's working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exploriment View Post
    Thank you all for the responses.

    That link works for me. Wonder why it didn't for more than a week. If Keith can't do it that's fine. I have been back and forth on whether I should tackle one myself or just get him to make me one. I guess I'll have to take a deep breath and give it a shot.

    Thanks again for your assistance.

    Thomas
    I think it is a really doable project. If not how about a down one?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Well just like I've been waffling about whether to make one or whether to have someone make it for me, I've been debating with myself whether to make it a synthetic or down UQ.

    I've been coming down on the side of down (heehee). It's lighter and more compressible, and I already have a bunch of it. The fear I'd always had about it having no insulative value when wet is to my mind a bit of a red herring. I don't see much chance of it getting wet as long as sensible precautions are taken.

    Now the question is, can the KAQ design be readily adapted to a down fill rather than a synthetic fill? Is there anything different I'd have to do in order to fill it with down?

    I've done a lot of sewing, but more pouches and the like out of Cordura. Never anything large like this.

    Now maybe someone would be kind enough to answer another question for me. I have 30 yards of 1.9 oz Marpat and 20 yards of 1.1 oz Marpat. I want to tackle a catenary tarp, a quilt and an underquilt. Would it be doable to use 1.9 for the part of the underquilt that faces out? I realize it'll add some more weight, but I like the idea of it offering some more protection from the wind and possibly even from damp. Not to mention that I have a lot more of the 1.9 oz.

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    I've been trying to get onto the site for a couple of days now, but it just keeps timing out. Maybe Patrick is having some server problems.

    I'm pretty sure I've got a PDF version of the instructions on my computer at home Exploriment. If you want me to email it to you tomorrow I'd be happy to do so.
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