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March 27, 2012

Are the warm air and bright sunshine of spring beckoning you outdoors? How do you continue quilting when all you want to do is bask outside in the fresh air? We have the perfect solution! Download our FREE Quilt Shop Locator app, pick up your friends, and hit the road for a quilting road trip. The app will ensure you don’t miss any quilt shops along your way. There is nothing better than getting reacquainted with friends after a long winter and buying new fabric. Even if you can just go for an hour, you will be rejuvenated and you deserve it. Take a picture of your road trip and send it to us with a brief description at We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Quilting!



Give a Jewel Box Quilt a Fresh Spring Look
Still searching for the perfect springtime project? Why not give a classic quilt pattern a touch of spring with this free project from Baby Lock’s Boulevard of Spring Savings?  Download this and other free spring projects today!

Baby Lock  is an official sponsor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Visit them at

April 7th Memorial Event

Freedom Quilts is hosting their annual event on April 7th to honor six fallen soldiers’ families. They usually mail their quilts to families, but once a year they have a special ceremony so families can come to the Freedom Quilts shop and receive their quilts in person.

During the event, Freedom Quilts honors families and their loved ones by inviting the Legion Riders, quilters, and others to come and help remember our fallen heroes and their families. Many families are from Iowa, but sometimes with out-of-state families travel to the quilt shop to receive a quilt in person.

Freedom Quilts is always looking for quilters, and donations so they can continue to let the families know we all care about them. Please visit the Freedom Quilts Web site for details on how you can get involved with this worthy cause.

Party with Patrick at Sea

Patrick Lose is taking his wildly successful "Party With Patrick" club to the high seas. Join Patrick and fellow quilters on a fun-filled 12-night Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas in April 2013. Six exotic ports, exclusive projects and hands-on workshops by Patrick, group activities and all the fun of a "Party With Patrick" combine to make this a vacation to remember. For more information or to register, visit or call Patrick's Quilt & Create Studio at 623-414-9464.

Quilt with the Stars

Nancy Mahoney
Watch Part 3 of our 3 Part Quilt with the Stars special featuring Nancy Mahoney. Take a tour of Nancy’s sewing room and see six of her beautiful quilts. Watch now!

Tips Galore!

Take graph paper or a small graph paper pad with you to quilt shows, guild meetings and workshops so you can easily sketch block designs.  Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter Web site for more great ideas.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Support our troops in a very special way – sit and sew in the Quilts of Valor booth at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Worcester, MA on April 12, 13 & 14, 2012! Stroll through the inspiring collection of over 30 Quilts of Valor, expertly and lovingly stitched by quilters throughout the nation. The quilts are then presented to service men and women returning from battle zones. This stunning Display Gallery full of large quilts, many featuring patriotic themes, includes ‘celebrity’ quilts from Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski, Mary Fons and Nancy Mahoney. Plan to spend a little of your Expo time and become part of this worthy cause. It’s always fun to stitch, especially knowing your work will be used to welcome and comfort those who serve.  

Spring Bonus Quilt Design

Lahaina Morning

The design and colors in this spring quilt will bring the tropics into your home. Enjoy!

New Fons & Porter Video Web site

“Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” videos are now available for you to view any time of the day or night. Watch Fons & Porter’s quilting videos including “Sew Many Quilts”, “Quilting with Fons & Porter”, and “Love of Quilting”. Start today!

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Blocks-A-Go-Go: Free Trade

This Blocks-a-Go-Go show goes really well with chocolate. It’s a star block with a nice little center twist. Mary works this one up with you in warm, rich coffee browns and blacks, and admits that you don’t always have to lay out each block before you sew it… Pass the cream and sugar.

The newest Quilty episode is being uploaded weekly at

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Sew & Tell

Once Around the Block
Submitted via email by Carol Johnson, Prince George, British Columbia

I thought you might be interested in my version of the Once Around the Block quilt from Easy Quilts Spring 2010.

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

My daughter and I started this quilt entitled Christmas at the Lake that was featured in the Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Love of Quilting about 5 years ago.

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Inspired by Blue Lagoon
Submitted via email by Sherrie Albert

I wanted to share my project with you! I watched you make this quilt on PBS, went out and bought the magazine and material, and got to work.

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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

We want to know: What Fabric Do you Choose When Quilting for Spring? Vote today on the QCA homepage.

Are you ready for MQ 6? Sandy has posted a new discussion and fabric requirements will be posted March 30th. We will officially begin in April. Read all about it. (Go to the last page of the thread to read the initial post).

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

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.

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