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September 13, 2011

Now that summer is coming to an end, it is fun to look back to see what quilting projects we accomplished this year. Many of us have learned new quilting techniques because we made quilts for summer weddings, baby showers, or graduation gifts. Now that fall is approaching, are you ready to tackle a new quilting project? Are you ready to challenge yourself and bump-up your quilting expertise from beginner to advanced or maybe even expert?  Of course you are, and we will be with you every step of the way. Happy quilting!

What's Happening on Quilty?

Are you new to quilting and not sure what longarming is all about?  You are not alone! Mary Fons has an informative new 2-part episode on Quilty called WTQ is Longarming? Watch now for FREE at!

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics

A first-of-its-kind nine-part documentary series will be available to PBS stations this fall. To learn more click here.  

Quilter's Toolbox

Quilter’s Toolbox Web site Application
We would like to introduce you to a new way to choose and buy fabric. Thousands of Bolts, an online retailer, has launched a cool new application on their website called “Quilter’s Toolbox”. To get started click here.

Tips Galore!

A New Perspective
To get the perspective of distance on a quilt plan, view it through a door peephole insert from the hardware store. This inexpensive gadget can help you “read” how fabrics will look from a distance.

We would love to hear your tips! Just click here!



Customize your quilts with the Ellisimo Gold's OnScreen Designer
The first time you set eyes on the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold you’ll know it was built to quilt. With a generous 50 square inches to the right of the needle, and numerous revolutionary features, this machine is sure to enhance your quilting experience. Try the OnScreen Designer feature to add a personal touch to every quilt. Draw your designs on the SketchPad Digital Tablet and watch as they are instantly digitized into embroidery stitches. Whether you like to draw your own embroidery designs and quilt motifs, sign your quilts, or simply want to capture a loved one’s art, with the Ellisimo Gold you can do it. The Ellisimo Gold is packed with revolutionary features and great for quilters looking to get the most out of their sewing and embroidery machine.

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Featured Bonus Quilt

Jewels of the Garden
This bonus quilt is to make Jewels of the Garden as seen in the September/October issue of Love of Quilting. Gail Kessler’s quilt is a reproduction of a late nineteenth century quilt from the collection of the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Are you up for the challenge?


Would you like to watch quilting television 24/7?
You have to check out the website! Over 1,000 of your favorite quilting programs in one place with new episodes uploaded weekly. Videos are compatible on your computer, tablet device, and mobile phone.  Click here to get started!

Fons & Porter's Warehouse Sale

If you are planning to be in Des Moines, Iowa for the AQS Quilt Expo on September 28th-October 1st, make sure to stop by the Fons & Porter warehouse sale.  Fons & Porter is partnering with Landauer to bring you a massive warehouse book and fabric sale. It is located just 5 minutes from downtown Des Moines, IA at 3100 101 St., Suite A, Urbandale, IA 50322. Hours are from 9-5. Bus groups welcome.

To see if there is an AQS quilt show in your area, click here.

Sew & Tell

175th Celebration
Submitted by Bonnie Wachter, Mt. Pulaski, IL

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Pulaski, IL, the Mt. Pulaski Women in Business organization decided to raffle a quilt with the proceeds to support the scholarships we give to local students.

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The Crooked River Ranch Sage Quilters
Submitted by Anita Johnson, Crooked River, OR

The Crooked River Ranch Sage Quilters chose Slanted Stars featured, in the May/June 2005 edition of Love of Quilting, for our "group sew" project.

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Big Boy Quilt
Submitted by Carilyn Afaganis, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Canada

The inspiration for my son's "big boy" quilt came from your September/October 2007 issue.

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If you’ve made a project from Love of Quilting magazine or one of our books, we’d love to see it and hear your story. Please note that due to the large volume of photos we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt. Send a color photo and brief description of your project to

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