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May 8, 2012

We know quilters love to eat just about as much as they love to quilt. We had a Cinco de Mayo potluck at the office this week and it was exciting to taste all the different dishes people brought to share. Did you know we have a recipe section on the Fons & Porter Web site? We would love for you to send us your favorite quilting recipes so we can share them with all our quilting friends.  As summer approaches and our schedules change, it is always a relief to have something new to feed the family. We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Quilting!



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Quilts of Valor Documentary is Available to PBS Stations Across the Nation

"Quilts of Valor," a 73-minute documentary starring national quilters Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski and hosted by Marianne Fons, has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide. To make sure this unique and compelling program is aired on your local station, contact your PBS station via email, phone message, or personal note to let them know you want to watch "Quilts of Valor.” 

For help in finding your local station, go to Click here to watch the opening section of the show!

Quilt with the Stars

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Lori Smith. Lori is a traditional designer and quilter known for her beautiful handwork, which combines patchwork and appliqué.

Welcome to Fons & Porter’s online video. Watch episodes of Sew Many Quilts, Quilting with Fons & Porter, and Fons & Porter all in one place. Start watching today.

Tips Galore!

Pillow Case Idea

When making a child’s quilt, purchase a little more fabric or piece your scraps to make a pillowcase that matches the quilt. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter Web site 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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Blockbuster Quilt Blocks

Many quilters find that making a quilt from a variety of quilt blocks can be a lot of fun. Not only are there many variations that can be created from individual quilt blocks but with the wide variety of quilt block patterns available, there are so many options for every level of quilter. Click here to download your free ebook.
Bonus Quilt Design

Geese Around the Square

The fabrics used in Monique Dillard's quilt depict the distinctive countryside charm found in the south of France. Make this stunning design like Monique's or in a colorway of your choice.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

A revolution is afoot in North Carolina as “Quilters Take Raleigh” June 22 at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo! Leading the charge (and spurred on by luscious chocolate desserts) are quilting firebrands Tula Pink, a Rowan Fabrics designer;  Beth Hayes, McCall’s Quilting Editor-in-Chief; Quilt Dad John Adams and more – trendspotters all. The evening of food, friends and inspiration benefits the Quilt Alliance in their mission to document and preserve the art of quilting. Quilters themselves become part of the story during the debut of “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show” and the Quilt Alliance premiers its 2012 contest quilts “Home is Where the Quilt Is”.  Tickets include 1-day Expo admission and are available at or 800-699-6309.

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Quilty will be on newsstands May 15th!

Mary is ecstatic to let you know that Quilty comes to newsstands May 15th. You can preorder your copy today by clicking here. Watch the new Quilty Magazine Promo today to find out more!

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Magazine Correction

Correction in the March/April 2012 issue of Love of Quilting—The name of the quilter of Neutral Chic on page 72 should be Cindy Montgomery. Cindy, we apologize!

Sew & Tell

Reproduction Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Submitted via email by Pamela Black from Tonasket, WA

Here is a picture of the Double Wedding Quilt I created and quilted.

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Inspired by 3 Tours
Submitted via email by Laura Haselhorst from Spring Valley, MN

I adjusted the pattern from Three Tours (Love of Quilting March/April 2012) to fit in a frame for my mom's Americana room.

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Lazy Susan Pad
Submitted via email by Betty King

I used part of the Alice’s Pickle Dish featured in Love of Quilting March/April 2012 pattern to make a pad for the Lazy Susan that sits on my dining room table.

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