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November 8, 2011

Greetings from Fons & Porter! Well, the shelves in our quilt shop are stocked with fall and holiday fabric, so that can only mean one thing…it’s time to get quilting! We can see by the photos you are sending to us that you are busy sewing and getting your holiday quilting projects done.  Keep up the good work!

Tips Galore!

Marking for Quilting

Here is a great tip to use when you mark quilting lines.

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What can you do with your serger?
Do you know the full capabilities of your Baby Lock serger? With accessory feet, your serger can do more than finish edges and create seams. You can add decorative piping, elastic, ruffles and other embellishments to all of your projects with the right serger accessories!
Now, for a limited time, you can add a bundle of six accessory feet to the purchase of a Baby Lock Evolution, Enlighten or Imagine. You’ll receive an elastic foot, beading foot, ruffling foot and more! Visit your Baby Lock retailer and try a new serging technique today!

Baby Lock  is an official sponsor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Visit them at

Enter the Fons & Porter Holiday Trivia Contest

We know many of you love trivia so we are excited to bring you the Fons & Porter Holiday Trivia contest.


Block of the Month Kits by Patrick Lose and Nancy Halverson

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your Block of the Month Kits. Participation is limited, so don’t delay!

Block of the Month by Patrick Lose

Each month, for 12 months, you'll receive a SURPRISE block pattern in the theme of the month by Patrick Lose and the fabric you need to complete one 12" mini quilt including backing and binding. More


Block of the Month Calendar by Nancy Halverson

Each month for 12 months you will receive fabric to make these 11" x 11" Mini Calendar quilts. More

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Tune into Quilty this Wednesday to see what Mary has to say about Reading a Pattern.

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

NEW: Sew Easy Videos!

Cutting Large Circles

Learn how to cut precise circles of any size with nothing more than a ruler and washable marker.

A Holiday Gift Idea

Holiday Greetings

These quilting cards, designed by Linda Davis, are a great way to send holiday greetings. Need a gift…you could make a few and package them in a bundle, what a great gift for friends and family! Click here to get the FREE design download.

Sew & Tell

Fanciful Chickens
Submitted by Terry Major from Old Town, FL

I look forward to receiving each issue of your magazine and usually find at least one project each time. When I saw Fanciful Chickens, featured in the March/April 2010 issue of Love of Quilting, I knew I had to make one.

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Dare to Use Denim
Submitted by Susanne Pope from Beaverton, OR

For years I have collected old jeans from my family with the intent of using them for some sort of quilt project.

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Submitted by Patricia Brewer from Lakewood, CO

This quilt was adapted from Liz's quilt, Peek-A-Boo which was featured in the September/October 2006 issue of 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

Quilters Club of America – Community Update
  • Social Membership at QCA is FREE! Become a Social Member today and enter our November Contests:
    • Spotlight on OLFA: Write a 4-line ode to OLFA for your chance to win a set of 3 “Gotta Have” OLFA cutting tools designed for quilters.
    • Show your gratitude by entering the November Member’s Survey Contest: What one thing in the quilting world are you most thankful for…and why?
  • We have two new groups at QCA: Double Wedding Ring and Parasols and Fabric; you won’t want to miss out on either of these groups.
  • Sew Easy Lessons are easy to find and at your fingertips. Check out our new Sew Easy Video page!
  • If you have a question about QCA, you may be able to find your answer on our FAQ page.
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