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March 13, 2012
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Welcome

Did you know that March is National Quilting Month? Fons & Porter is giving you the chance to win a Hoffman California Fabrics Spearmint Bali Handprints fat-quarter bundle every Thursday during the month of March. Enter our contest today!  March 17th is officially National Quilting Day, please take a picture of your finished projects and send us an email so we can see and share your talents. Emails can be sent to sewandtell@fonsandporter.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Quilting!

Easy Quilts Summer 2012 is on sale today!

You are in for a real treat with Easy Quilts Summer 2012. The stash busting quilts featured in this issue will help you use your stash so you have a reason to buy more fabric. I know we all need an excuse to buy more fabric, right? New Sew Easy lessons include, Row Alignment, Faux Piecing, and Cutting 60° Diamonds and Pyramids. Pick up your copy at your local quilt shop, online, or digitally.

 

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The Heart of Quilts of Valor

We would like to introduce you to Heather Stephenson. Heather was asked to be a rookie for Quilts of Valor. The most amazing part of her story is that she is also a military wife. Read about Heather’s personal experience as she explains her heart touching Quilts of Valor journey.

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Quilt with the Stars

Nancy Mahoney

Tune into Quilt with the Stars! Each issue of Love of Quilting will feature a quilting celebrity, her sewing space, and a trunk show of her work. Our quilting celebrity for the March/April 2012 issue is Nancy Mahoney. Watch Nancy’s interview with Mary Fons and view the slideshow of Nancy’s studio.

Tips Galore!

Lazy Susan to the Rescue

Janet C. sent in a great tip. She writes, use a Lazy Suzan with a cutting mat on it to cut small pieces. It turns easily so you won’t have to. Thanks Janet! Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter website for more great ideas.

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

 
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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Enter your quilt in the contest at Georgia Quilt Show! This year Georgia Quilt Show will present more than $9,500 in awards, and you could be one of the winners. Best of Show will take home $5000 AND be featured on the cover of Quilters Newsletter in 2013! Deadline for entries is September 4, 2012 –  so there is plenty of time to finish your quilt for entry. Georgia Quilt Show is presented by Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA on October 18, 19 & 20, 2012, and will have more than 400 fantastic quilts on display in a range of collections, from specially curated art quilts, traditional quilts, small quilts, large quilts…and the centerpiece of the show is the Contest Quilts. Last year’s Best of Show, chosen from a field of nearly 100 quilts juried into the show, was Wilhelmina Vandervoorde’s Tree of Life (pictured here).  Click here for a complete list of 2011 winners, and start to prepare your quilt for entry. Check out all the details at georgiaquiltshow.com.  

Spring Bonus Quilt Design

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This Love of Quilting Bonus Quilt will look beautiful on your spring table. Make it today!

 
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New Fons & Porter Video Website

Watch Fons & Porter’s quilting videos including “Sew Many Quilts”, “Quilting with Fons & Porter”, and “Love of Quilting” at any time of the day or night. Start viewing today!

What’s Happening on Quilty?

A Tip Top Tip…from Matt in Chicago!

Quilters are smart. They find better ways to do all kinds of things. Quilty’s “Tip Top” shows feature viewer tips and video from the field. Check out this week’s tip — then film yours and send it to us!

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

QuiltClassroom.com

Welcome to QuiltClassroom.com

Class is now in session. Join your fellow classmates in at QuiltClassroom.com and learn new techniques and timesaving tips from passionate expert quilters. Enjoy learning from great instructors anytime, as often as you like!

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Sew & Tell

Pick-Up Sticks
Submitted via email by Pat Warder from Greer, SC

When I saw Bev Getschel's pattern Pick-Up Sticks in the September/October 2011 issue of Fons & Porter I knew it was the perfect project for the charm squares I had collected.

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Scrappy Double Nine Patch
Submitted via email by Louise Swikert from Roseburg, OR

When I saw Liz Porter's Double Nine Patch in the July/August 2011 issue, it looked like the perfect pattern to use up some of my littlest scraps.

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Project Pin Cushion
Submitted via email by Karen Mills from Nixa, MO

I love to embroider and had been wanting to work with wool for a long time, so the Basket Pincushion project in the January/February 2012 issue of Love of Quilting seemed like the perfect project for me...and it was!!

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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

Win quilting essentials in the March Sponsor Spotlight. Win a Sew Steady Deluxe 18x24 Drawer Table with kit and holes to sew perfect circles from Sew Steady. Win 10 of Sulky’s newest 42 colors of 30 wt. Blendables, the Fun with Sulky Blendables book, and a Universal Slimline Box from Sulky. Sew Steady and Sulky are also giving you an incentive to “Like” them on Facebook.

Enter the March Member’s Survey Contest: What is the most rewarding quilt you have ever made?

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