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August 23, 2011
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The New Love of Quilting Is Here!

The September/October 2011 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is available online and on newsstands! There are fabulous ideas for making scrap quilts, batik projects, and stitching for the holidays.  Get your issue today!

I don’t know about you, but when we hear the word “free” we get excited. Over the past week, we have come across many opportunities for the chance to win and receive free things so we decided to share them with you this week.

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The free quilt shop finder app works great. We had some customers into the store this week that said they found us using the quilt shop app! Don’t miss the opportunity to find quilt shops when you are traveling. Use your smart phone or tablet to search for 2,500+ quilt shops (U.S. stores only currently).  Search for quilt shops by city, state, Zip, or see stores closest to your current location. Look up individual stores to see location, Web site URL, map directions and dial store phone number. Requires Internet connection for GPS mapping and distance calculations. Get It Today!

 

Free Bonus Quilt Design Downloads

Did you know there are free design downloads available for our bonus quilts featured in Love of Quilting? This week I would like to introduce Susan McDermott’s quilt, Berry Thicket.  This throw is made of easy-to-piece hourglass units with just a touch of machine appliqué. See Sew Easy: Hourglass Units for a quick and easy method for making hourglass units from squares.

Win Something!

Camp Quiltalong Contest

Fons & Porter is excited to announce the Camp Quiltalong contest where you could win of one of three prizes valuing over $1500! The price of entry is free we just need for you to "Like" AccuQuilt, Fabric.com, and Fons & Porter on Facebook. To start, click here. Good luck!

Fabric for Life Sweepstakes

Enter to win the Fabric for Life Sweepstakes, sponsored by Quilter’s Club of America! The grand-prize winner will receive a 20-year supply of fabric from Keepsake Quilting. Two lucky second place winners will receive a one-year supply of fabric from Keepsakes Quilting. Fifty third-place winners will receive a free one-year membership to Quilters Club of America, including 4 issues of Easy Quilts magazine, free patterns and access to 1,000+ videos at QNNtv.com. Click here to enter!

Tips Galore!

Katie from Kansas City, MO, suggested this tip for kids. Find lots of helpful free tips at FonsandPorter.com.

Tip from a Smart Kid
If you’re going to the quilt store with your mom, be sure to take a book to read. She’s going to be there for a while!

Would you like to submit a tip?  It’s easy! Just click here!

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New Books Available

We are proud to offer two new books for your reading and quilting pleasure. Fons & Porter The Best of Favorite Quilts and Fons & Porter The Best of Easy Quilts are available to purchase online.

Would you like to win a new book? Enter to win a copy of Best of Fons & Porter Tabletop Quilts, signed by Marianne and Liz! Entries must be received by midnight on August 31, 2011.  Good Luck!

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Sew & Tell

Dots for Tiny Tots
Submitted by Holly Disterhoft, Marengo, IA

I wanted to share my version of “Dots for Tiny Tots” from the Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Summer 2008 issue.

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Country Sunny Trio
Submitted by Vickki Bixler, Maineville, OH

I was really excited to create my own “Sunny Trio” by Patrick Lose, featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2010. I loved the colors that he chose, but I needed to adapt the color pallet to fit my country home.

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Krazy for Pineapple Picnic
Submitted by Tina Witherell, Pendleton, OK

This is a picture of Kathryn Montgomery who was honored by members of the Krazy Horse Quilters of Pendleton, Oregon for her tireless work helping with the group’s annual quilt show.

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