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December 27, 2011

The Staff at Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting want to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season. We look forward to bringing you inspirational quilts and an outstanding magazine in 2012. Thank you for being a part of our quilting family.

Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting!

Quilt with the Stars

Join host Mary Fons as she interviews our first “quilt with the stars” celebrity, Kelly Mueller. Kelly’s whimsical characters and popular designs delight quilters of all ages, and her projects are easy to make.  Watch as Kelly shows her works of art and shares a project with us. Step-by-step instructions can be found in the January/February 2011 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.



Happy Holidays from Baby Lock!
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What’s Happening on Quilty?

Tune into Quilty this Wednesday for the new episode, Quilt Charity Spotlight: Quilts for Kids – Illinois Chapter (Special Guest: Bob Urquhart) …more

Bonus Quilt Pattern


Toomuchery is a bonus quilt in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Love of Quilting. This innovative design by Elizabeth Allocco makes great use of preprinted squares and coordinating stripe and print fabrics. Download the instructions for this terrific quilt today.

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Sew & Tell

A World Series Finish
Submitted by Gloria Short from Fair Grove, MO

When our kitty ruined our bedspread, I was inspired to make the Irish Chain quilt featured in the May/June issue of Love of Quilting.

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Circle of Life
Submitted by Lucy Golden from Louisiana

After the death of her much loved grandmother, my daughter-in-law, Penny, brought me her Nannie's sewing notions. In a small box there were fifty 8" circles cut out of various small prints.

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A Variation of Christmas Cardinals
Submitted by Mary Kerchner from Pensacola, FL

I had been looking for a pattern I could use with my bird themed fabrics and when the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Love of Quilting came, I knew right away I could make Christmas Cardinals.

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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 or if you are looking to increase your QCA perks, become a Charter Member. Click here to discover the QCA Premium Perks and to register!

December is the month for giving so we are excited to give you two opportunities to win in the Sponsor Spotlight.

Enter the December Member’s Survey Contest: What is the best quilting gift you have ever given or received?

Do you love appliqué? Visit the Appliqué Group to see what they are working on and to get involved in this great QCA group!

Our Sew Easy Videos are now listed in one spot on the QCA website. Click here to visit the Sew Easy Video Lessons page.

The December Poll is up and running on the QCA Home Page. We want to know, “What is your favorite quilting project to give for the holidays?”

Our sponsors and friends in the Facebook community have been generous as they continue to offer weekly giveaways. Be sure to “Like” the QCA Facebook page so you will be notified when a new giveaway is posted.
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