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February 14, 2012
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Welcome

Happy Valentine’s Day from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. We know you are busy quilting for your loved ones because we are loving all the Sew & Tell pictures and letters are receiving. Keep them coming. This newsletter is packed with new resources that will enhance your quilting skills. Thank you for spending time with us.

Happy Quilting!

Love of Quilting March/April 2012 is On Sale Today!

This refreshing issue of Love of Quilting features 15 projects that will inspire you to quilt for spring. You asked for more table topper ideas and we listened. We are excited for you to see our special table topper section. If you are not a subscriber to Love of Quilting, you can begin today. Your print subscription will also come with a free digital subscription! You can also purchase a single print or digital issue.

 

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Quilt with the Stars

Nancy Mahoney

Author, teacher, fabric designer, and award-winning quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney has been making quilts for more than twenty years. She enjoys combining traditional blocks and updated techniques to create dazzling quilts. Watch Nancy’s interview with Mary Fons and view the slideshow of Nancy’s studio.

 
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Tips Galore!

Avoid the Fuzz

This tip has nothing to do with avoiding the police, and everything to do with changing your sewing machine thread.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Get an up-close and personal look at two-dozen quilts from the pages of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting when you walk the Display Gallery aisles at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. True to their tradition, these are great quilts – fun to see hanging, easy to imagine in your home, and always “make-able” by quiltmakers across the county. The display captures just why we love Fons & Porter, and depend on the magazine to inspire, motivate and keep us all stitchin’! These quilts join another “from the pages of” collection, from Quiltmaker, along with a collection from the Modern Quilt Guild in NYC. Check it all out when you visit Original Sewing & Quilt Expo this spring in Lakeland, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland and Worcester. Get the complete 2012 calendar and all the details when you visit sewingexpo.com.

New Fons & Porter Video Website

Fons & Porter has launched a new Web site for your viewing pleasure. Watch quilting videos including “Sew Many Quilts”, “Quilting with Fons & Porter”, and “Love of Quilting” any time of the day or night for less than $2 a month. Video.FonsandPorter.com can be found from the Fons & Porter homepage under the tab, “Our TV Shows.” Start viewing today!

 
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What’s Happening on Quilty?

I Got Those Happy (Presser) Feet

What is a presser foot? Is the plural “foots” or “feet”? Why do you change them for different tasks? Do you need special ones? What’s going on? Mary tries to answer all these questions and talks a little about the basic feet you need as a rookie.

The newest Quilty episodes are being uploaded weekly at www.QNNtv.com.

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Class is now in session. QuiltClassroom.com is a new Web site where you will learn to quilt, or expand your quilting skills with expert instruction. Learn a new technique or a timesaving tip from passionate expert quilters. Enjoy learning from great instructors anytime, as often as you like!

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Sew & Tell

Batik Magic Miracle
Submitted by Debbie Huber

Our grandson was going on a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Paraguay. As a gift to each of our grandchildren before they leave to serve their missions I make a quilt for them.

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Orange Twirling Triangles
Submitted by Darlyn Thomas

I wanted to share my Twirling Triangles quilt that I made from a pattern in the July/August 2010 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.

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Winter Stars
Submitted by Roberta Sommerville from Omaha, NE

This is a picture of the Winter Stars Quilt from the Nov/Dec 2004 issue of Love of Quilting that I made for my daughter for a birthday/Christmas gift.

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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 sewandtell@fonsandporter.com

 
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Quilters Club of America – Community Update

We are offering two chances to win in the February Sponsor Spotlight. Enter to win a Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit from Aurifil or one of three Quilt Kit Prizes from Hoffman Fabrics. Thank you to our sponsors!

Watch our newest Video Tip: Iron On Reminder.

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The newest QCA poll is available on the QCA homepage through the month of February.  We want to know, based on your quilting style, What Valentine’s Day Gift Would You Be?

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