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November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Week! As we come together with family and friends for another Thanksgiving holiday it is easy for many of us to lose site of our many blessings. Take some time this week to look back over this year and remember the people you are thankful for and make sure you let them know. A kind word and an unsolicited thank you may just make a person’s day.

This year at Fons & Porter we are thankful for our readers and want you to know how excited we are to bring you beautiful quilts and quilting education. We have also decided to bring you a new section in the newsletter that will spotlight a non-profit organization. There are so many great organizations in the world that are making a difference every day.

The New Easy Quilts Winter 2011 is available now!

Easy Quilts Winter is filled with 15 beautiful quilts that will be sure to get your quilting creativity flowing. There are also 3 bonus quilts and 2 new Sew Easy Lessons! Click here to order your copy of Easy Quilts Winter. It is also available as a digital magazine.  If you would like to see the quilts before you purchase your magazine you can look at our Easy Quilts Winter photo album on our Facebook page.



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If the people on your list have been nice, buy them a Baby Lock product at an amazing price. Look through the Baby Lock Holiday Gift Guide and you will find appealing gifts for sewers of every kind. There are machine promotions, bundles galore, and tons of free projects that you¹ll adore!

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Tips Galore!

Cats & Quilters

Here is a great tip that your cat will love!

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

Week 3 of the Fons & Porter Holiday Trivia Contest

We have had a great response to our Holiday Trivia Contest.  Many of you knew when the title “Love of Quilting” was first used and you also knew the only living animal to grace the cover of a Fons & Porter quilting magazine.  More…

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

Non-Profit Spotlight

Quilts for BASICS

Victoria Findlay Wolfe owner of Bumblebeans, Inc. started an amazing quilt drive for BASICS, a non-profit organization in the Bronx, NYC that helps homeless families get out of shelters and back into transitional housing.  More...

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Tune into Quilty this Wednesday for Part 1 of a 2 part series; Blocks-a-Go-Go: Union Square. In this episode of Quilty…More

NEW: Sew Easy Videos!

Cutting Identical Pieces Video Lesson

When you want multiple patches to match, use this technique for cutting duplicates.

Fons & Porter Contests

Fons & Porter is running contests for our readers all the time. Don’t miss your chance to enter our current Easy Quilts Contests.

Sew & Tell

Half-Yard Challenge
Submitted by Junelle Hills from Colby, KS

The Northwest Kansas Prairie Quilt Guild members took the Half-Yard Challenge that was printed in the January/February 2006 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Midnight Sun
Submitted by Sylvia Lanphere from Ripley, NY

I knew I wanted to make the Midnight Sun wallhanging, featured in Nov/Dec Love of Quilting 2008, from the moment I saw it.

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Little Peepers
Submitted by Pat Fisher from Chrisney, IN

Since seeing Little Peepers in Fons & Porter's Baby Quilts 2008, I have been waiting for a baby for whom to make it.

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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?

The Art Quilt Group is getting up and going again! Come share your story and progress pictures or ask for help or encouragement.

An empty dental floss container serves double duty…watch the newest QCA Video Tip: Recycle a Floss Container.

The big Mystery Quilt reveal is occurring. Check out the pictures to see all the different variations of one quilt.

Be sure to “Like” the QCA Facebook page to get daily highlights from Quilters Club of America.

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