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Sunshine Serenade Kit
Fabrics by Exclusively Quilters in contrasting values create rings of color that appear to interlock.

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Permanent Marker Set
Set of three 0.5MM fine-tip permanent ink markers in black, brown and red. Markers are perfect for quilt labels, memory quilts, paper crafts and more. Ink is archival water-based pigment that will not smudge or bleed.

Regular Price: $12.99
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Fusible Appliqué with Janet Pittman

Learn the basics of paper-backed fusible web appliqué from selecting the supplies and equipment you need, through tracing and fusing the appliqué pieces, to stitching them on your background with utility or decorative stitches.

Click here to take a class from Janet Pittman!

The real attic treasures…

We love hearing heartwarming stories of how grandma's old 'hand-made blankets' were finally recognized as true attic treasures. Too often, the 'old blanket' was just a convenient  protective covering that Grandma used to keep Father Time from wearing away the polished beauty of her favorite old pine cupboard, or maybe it was used to keep the dust from settling on grandma's cherished old photos, or as packing material for precious chinaware.

Fortunately, as family members search generations later for something to remember grandma by, they have looked beyond those carefully protected treasures and recognized that the real treasure lies in that old blanket. They knew there was more of grandma in that dusty old covering than anything that it could have protected.

In the May/June 2010 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, we've shared two very different, yet similar attic treasures, and featured each with their own unique pattern. And, even though grandma often set the bar high, both the Variable Star, and the Irish Chain are do-able projects that fit nicely with today's available fabrics.


Sew & Tells

Photo quilt…
submitted by Neosha Mackey, Springfield, MO.

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Attached is a photo of my quilt titled "Fabric of the University" a play on the "Heart of the University." I created this photo quilt of the Duane G. Meyer Library at Missouri State University. It was in honor of Karen Horny on her retirement as Dean of Library Services.  That's me in the photo with one of the University photographers.  The picture was printed in four panels on our home laser printer.

I used six different colors and three different types of thread—metallic, rayon, and polyester.   There is a little stippling on the water with variegated coral metallic thread. One of the borders is grosgrain ribbon, which really added a nice texture.   

The label includes the title of the quilt, the recipient, and the occasion. I also gave credit to the MSU photographer and the fact that I used the photo by permission.


Something special…
submitted by Marvelyn Adams, Newton, IA.

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This is a quilt I made for my daughter, Jennifer, who is now 36. Jennifer was on the last plane load of babies on the Baby Airlift that came out of Viet Nam after the war. She was about 2 years old.

I saved many of her dresses that had special meaning. One is the dress she was wearing when she arrived on the airplane to us. Some of the others are: a dress she wore when she became a US Citizen, the dress she wore for her kindergarten picture, her 3rd birthday, which was the first one with us,and her first Christmas program at school. One block is from a coat that I made her. I made the block with the front of the coat and made it open up with the buttons and I put a picture of her wearing the dress inside.

My husband, John, and I would take each dress and look at its features and decide just what we wanted included in each block. It was so much fun. I won’t pretend I didn’t cry a few tears as I cut some of those dresses up. But what else would I have done with the dresses! The ladies at Cornerstone Quilts in Newton helped me pick out the fabric to finish the quilt.

More Pictures:


Scraps from the past …
submitted by Carrie Poland, Caldwell, ID.

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This is a photo of my granddaughter and me with her latest gift from Grandma. I had saved scraps of everything I made for her for ten years. Then I made her a quilt. I also had this photo printed on fabric and sewed on the back as a label with all the quilt information. I've made a quilt just like this for all my grandchildren.


What's new from Baby Lock
Baby Lock is pleased to announce the Baby Lock Longarm Quilting Getaway for Baby Lock Jewel or Crown Jewel owners. This is your
chance to spend four days mastering your Jewel or Crown Jewel longarm
quilting machine with author and quilt artist Kay Capps Cross. Each day
will be packed with basic, advanced and creative techniques along with
tips that will increase your longarm quilting knowledge and experience.
Watch your longarm skills build and transform in this four day program.
Kay Capps Cross is a renowned quilting instructor and
internationally-known quilt designer. She brings over two decades of
quilting and teaching experience. Each attendee will receive an
exclusive pattern designed by Kay..

This school will be held in the home base of Baby Lock USA, where the
East meets the West in St. Louis, Missouri. The four-day getaway will be
held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, located in the heart of
the Mississippi riverfront, across the street from Busch Stadium, blocks
from the world famous Arch and just minutes from many St. Louis
attractions. Baby Lock will provide the machine, frame along with all
the needed tools for the class. You will only be required to bring is a
pencil, sketchbook, and a few basic sewing supplies.

Click here to find out more.


Happy Quilting!
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting


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