If you haven't already had a chance to see our latest magazine issues, zip right over to the online extras and watch some of the slideshows of all the exciting new projects we have for you.
Then, be the first in line by shopping on line with Shop Fons & Porter.
It's a great way to not only beat the crowds, but to be the first to work with our brand new patterns and tools. And, ordering with us online lets you be the first to sample some hot off the press fabric collections.
Here are a couple great examples of new time-saving kits that come in some wonderful new fabrics: Crystal Lace from Easy Quilts Fall issue, or the Prairie Star Baskets, our cover quilt and just one of the great patterns found in our new September/October issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.
When Jodie Davis of QNNtv.com, found some surprise inspiration in a beautiful, old brick facade – her batik stash of rusts and gold tones were finally destined for the design table. Jodie's new pattern, Copper Canyon, is the perfect touch for any room needing a little Southwestern flair. This quilt starred in our Easy Quilts Fall issue and was also featured in the February episode of Quilt Out Loud! on QNNtv.com.
Why does Irene get a special *HUG* this week? Because she found a simple and low-cal way to satisfy our sweet tooth, without us having to hit the gym afterwards! Check out the Online Extras for a growing list of quilter's favorite recipes including the Very Low Calorie Cake submitted by Irene Westfield. And, be sure to catch the Featured Recipe: Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll. Sandy Leader shares a quick way to make any night a 'Thanksgiving night' – but still gets us back to the sewing machine in a flash!
Our current issue of Love of Quilting was once again literally overflowing with fantastic new projects – check out the overflow in our online Bonus Quilt section. Don't miss the free downloads for these two new designs: Coffee Buzz is a sure way to perk up any kitchen décor; and/or Harmony can add an extra special cheeriness with its lovely floral appliqué.
Our readers never let us down with their great ideas and tips, in fact, there are several new additions to our timesaving Quilters' Tips page. Read how Annette Turner donated some of her valuable hairbrush and mascara real estate to help her organize her favorite quilting supplies.
Are you ready for a challenge? How about three of them? And how about a prize package of over $10,000?! Always check your Online Extras for updates on all of the current and past Contests – It's easy to enter and fun to participate. Hurry and get your entry filled out for your chance to win, and Good Luck!
Oops! We made a mistake in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Love of Quilting on the Bookshelf page. The correct price for Summer Gatherings by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles is $28.00. Visit www.primitivegatherings.us to see this wonderful book. Our apologies to Lisa and Carole for the error.
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Sew & Tells
Ode to Eskimo Joe
submitted by Sharon Moton, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Eskimo Joe's is a popular place in Stillwater, Oklahoma - home of Oklahoma State University. Every Christmas they design a print for their "Joe's Clothes". My daughter Theresa (pictured, a graduate of OSU) purchased these sweatshirts for many years and just couldn't part with them. So, we came up with this solution to preserve them. Just in time for me to do my first retirement project in March of this year.
Read more from Sharon here!
Busy hands make big smiles
submitted by email: Michelle Hohbach
Michelle is all about getting her family involved in fun projects such as embroidering, baking or quilting.
Check out these fun photos and read more about Michelle's holiday surprises!
Mark Your Calendar - Quilting Together Event
Introducing the first ever Quilting Together event! Quilting Together is a one-of-a-kind quilting retreat brought to you by your favorite quilting magazines. You’ll enjoy three full days of classes, evening activities, quilting goodies, and fun with fellow quilting enthusiasts. Not to mention interaction with and inspiration from instructors and sponsors, and hands-on tips and techniques from quilting experts. And one of the highlights of the event; an exclusive keynote presentation from Marianne Fons of Fons & Porter!
Join us for Quilting Together in Chicago, September 29 – October 2, 2010.
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