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October 25, 2011

Greetings from Fons & Porter! I know many of you are in denial that Thanksgiving is less than one month away, but hopefully you are working on your holiday projects. Many of us know that with the holidays comes great food.  We were fortunate last week to indulge in one of our famous office potlucks. Check out some of our potluck pictures at the Fons & Porter blog.  A special guest, Liz Porter, came to eat with us and it was great catching up with her. Many of you know that Liz has retired and loves to spend her time golfing, spoiling her grandchildren, and of course quilting! Every issue of Love of Quilting features a quilt or project from Liz. The November/December issue of Love of Quilting features Liz’s Pinwheel Strippy quilt…you won’t want to miss it.

Tips Galore!

Attaching Buttons
We know many of you love to add embellishments to your quilts. Here is a brilliant tip for attaching buttons.

Do you have an excellent tip you would like to share with other quilters? Click here to send us your tip.



Meet the Crown Jewel’s newest companions
With the right tools, creating original, beautiful quilts is simple. To give you everything you need to complete the perfect quilting suite, Baby Lock is introducing an ideal quilting trio.
The Baby Lock Crown Jewel is a user-friendly longarm machine, and the Pearl Frame is its best friend. Entirely made of steel tubing, the Pearl Frame provides maximum support for quilts of all sizes. Plus, unlike some other longarm frames, the Pearl is easy to assemble, and adjustable too!
The Pro-Stitcher software is the perfect program to complete your quilting suite. With this program, you can smoothly transition from free-motion to computerized quilting to effortlessly give your quilts a professional touch. You can also easily edit and create custom quilt patterns with the built-in Art & Stitch™ program.

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Laments from a Quilter's Husband

“So your wife is a quilter. That doesn't seem so bad, does it? It's a nice quiet hobby, conjuring up images of our sturdy pioneer mothers, keeping their families warm and creating beauty out of old shirts and printed feedbags. You think of plump grannies in rocking chairs, piecing a Log Cabin block by firelight, cat asleep at her feet. An idyllic picture, right? You're living in a dream world, buddy.


What’s Happening on Quilty?

Are you ready to learn about paper piecing? Tune into Quilty this Wednesday to watch Paper Piecing Basics: Part 1.

Quilty is a FREE show and fantastic to watch if you are a beginning quilter or just need to freshen up your quilting knowledge. Check out Quilty and many other quilting shows on

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Weaving Fun
Piece some strips, weave them, and fuse them to stabilizer to create your own fabric panel!

Sew & Tell

Practical Change is Beautiful!
Submitted by Judy Cushing from Valley Springs, CA

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and could not wait to share it with you. I found the pattern in the November/December 2003 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Fussy Cutting Moose
Submitted by Margaret Johnston

For my grandson Ryan’s graduation from high school, I began collecting flannel for his quilt with moose on it (his favorite animal).

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Team Spirit with Calicoes
Submitted by Martha Gandley from Monongahela, PA

This is a picture of a quilt our group of volunteers made for a quilt raffle. The pattern is Calicoes from May/June 2009 Love of Quilting.

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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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