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January 24, 2012

All I can say is brrrrrrrrr…January is here with a cold vengeance. Luckily for us, quilting is the perfect activity that is sure to keep us warm.

We are busy here at Love of Quilting thinking warm thoughts as we layout our spring and summer issues. It’s difficult to take outdoor shots for summer in the dead of winter, but we are successfully doing what it takes to bring you the best quilting magazine. If you aren’t a friend of ours on Facebook, be sure to “Like” our page, we will be posting some more behind-the-scenes pictures from our photo shoots soon.

Thank you for spending some time with us…until next time,

Happy Quilting!

Tips Galore!

Catch Those Colors

This tip will help catch the colors of a quilt as you wash it.

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Have you considered adding embroidery to your repertoire? With the Baby Lock Enterprise, your creativity will soar. This 10-needle embroidery machine works at 1,000 stitches per minute, and is perfect for adding gorgeous embellishments to any project.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events

Test Drive a Longarm Quilting Machine

Tempted to upsize to a longarm machine? You can ‘test drive’ in our beginner classes at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo events in both Atlanta and Chicago this March. Pam Clarke (she’s quilted more than 7,000 quilts so far!) and Regina Carter (prize winner at Georgia Quilt show) share expertise March 8, 9 & 10 in Atlanta, while Mary Nordeng brings her years of experience to Chicago March 22, 23 & 24, where she joins Nelly Vileikis and the infamous Dusty Farrell in extraordinary hands-on workshops.

What’s Happening on Quilty?

What needle does your sewing machine need? How often should you change it? Wait…you’re supposed to change the needle? Learn a little something about needles on this episode of Quilty.

The newest Quilty episodes are being uploaded weekly at

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Bonus Quilt Pattern

Philadelphia Pavement

This postage-stamp style quilt is also sometimes called Trip Around the World. It was made by an unknown quilter in Pennsylvania in the early 1900s.

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Fons & Porter on Facebook

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Sew & Tell

What a Challenge!
Submitted by Jeanette Carlson from Oscoda, MI

What a challenge you offered me in the Sept/Oct 2008 of Love of Quilting. I was looking for one and there it was in all its glory.

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Falling for Celtic Cobblestone
Submitted by Linda Johnson from Webster City, IA

I loved your Celtic Cobblestones quilt featured in the Jul/Aug 2010 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Folk Art, Fancy Stars, and Basketballs
Submitted by Mary Ann Keller from Tiffin, OH

This is a picture of my grandson, Chris Keller, and me holding the quilt I made for him on his 15th birthday. It is based on the quilt, Folk Art Fancy Stars by Bonnie Sullivan, which appeared in the March/April 2005 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

Was your New Year’s Resolution quilting related? If so, you are in the right place. Become a Social Member of the largest quilting community on the Internet and maximize your quilting experience. If you would like additional quilting perks, you can become a Charter Member. Welcome to the Quilters Club of America Community!

The January Sponsor Spotlight features Blue Hill Fabrics. Win 1 of 3 different prizes from Blue Hill Fabrics.

The Crazy Quilt Group just started a new project and it is not too late for you to join them. Find out what “Once Upon a Time” is all about.

Enter the January Member’s Survey Contest: What is one quilting goal you would like to achieve in 2012?

What do you use to baste your quilt? Our newest video tip shows how you can use straight pins for basting your quilt sandwich.

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