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June 12, 2012

It has been thrilling to meet so many of our quilting friends during the June 1-14th Iowa Shop Hop. If you have not had the opportunity to visit Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Quilt Shop, there is still time, we are open extended hours during the summer months. Take a look at our blog to see if our summer hours match up with your summer vacation. We would love to see you!

Happy Quilting!



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July/August Issue of Love of Quilting

We are pleased to announce that the July/August issue of Love of Quilting is on newsstands today. Four new Sew Easy lessons will increase your confidence as you choose your favorite quilts. Order your print or digital magazine today. As always, Love of Quilting subscribers receive a free digital issue as well as their print magazine.

Free Bonus Quilt Pattern

Garden Time Wallhanging

Make this wallhanging with a collection of fabrics featuring butterflies and bees. This is a featured bonus quilt from the July/August 2012 issue of Love of Quilting.

Quilt with the Stars

Our newest quilting celebrity is Sandy Gervais. Watch Sandy Gervais and Mary Fons as they discuss Sandy’s quilting career and what inspires her.


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Tips Galore!

To align the quilt top, batting, and backing for basting, fold each in half and mark the center fold with pins. As you layer your quilt, match the center pins to align the layers. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter Web site for more great ideas.

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100th Issue Contest

Help Us Celebrate our 100th Issue

Enter to win 100 Fat Quarters from RJR Fabrics, a $100 gift certificate to, or a Quilty magazine.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Calling all quilters! It’s time to enter your quilt in the contest at Georgia Quilt Show. When you take your place among those vying for more than $9,500 in awards, the winner could be you! Best of Show will take home $5000 AND appear in Quilters Newsletter in 2013! The deadline for entries is September 4, 2012 –so you have time to finish your quilt for entry. The contest quilts will be the centerpiece of Georgia Quilt Show, presented by Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA on October 18, 19 & 20, 2012. More than 400 fantastic quilts will be on display in a range of collections including specially curated art quilts, collections from your favorite quilting magazines, traditional quilts, contemporary quilts and the 2012 Auction Quilts from the Quilt Alliance. 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 enter your quilt this year. Check out all the details at

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Feel the Burn: Quilter Stretches with Lanay Samuelson
Hey, does your back hurt? Neck and shoulders tense? Quilters sit at sewing machines for hours sometimes and you need to stretch that business out. Nurse Practitioner Samuelson shows us how to feel the (good) burn and relax between patchwork units qith quilter stretches. (This episode is extra awesome.)

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New Video Sew Easy Lesson

Apple Core Piecing

Learn apple core piecing in this new Sew Easy Lesson.

Learn how to create flying geese from expert quilter, Liz Porter, at

Sew & Tell

Stars of the Past
Submitted via email by Margaret Ore from East Helena, MT

I loved the Stars of the Past block in the July/August 2011 issue of Love of Quilting, and made a queen-size scrap quilt.

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Paisley Galaxy
Submitted via email by Bobbie Miller

Here is a picture of the quilt I made using the Homespun Galaxy pattern from the November/December 2006 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Triangle Stash Quilt
Submitted via email by Joan Bates from Sierra Vista, AZ

I saw the Nothing But Triangles pattern in the July/August 2010 issue of Love of Quilting and really wanted to make it, but I didn’t start it because of the number of projects I had in progress.

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Quilters Club of America – Community Update

June Member Survey Contest: What is your favorite quilt block?

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