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June 26, 2012

Summer is the season for vacations and family gatherings. You may be vacationing in a totally new part of the country so we thought this would be a good time to remind you about the Quilt Shop App. You can use this amazing app, if you have a smartphone, to find quilt shops in any area of the USA.  We know this app will enhance your summer plans, especially since you will be able to continue your favorite hobby, quilting. Enjoy your summer!

Happy Quilting!



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Enter Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts Contest!

We know that quilters love scrap quilts, so we're looking for great patterns to share with our readers. If you've designed and made a scrap quilt you'd like to have considered, enter our Scrap Quilts Contest for a chance to win $500 and have your quilt published.

Free Bonus Quilt Pattern

Nine Patch Rings

Lynn Roddy Brown started with a bag of Nine Patch blocks that included traded blocks and blocks not used in another project to make this authentic scrap quilt. You can trade blocks or 2½"-wide strips for more variety. This quilt is a bonus quilt from Scrap Quilts Easy Quilts.

Quilt with the Stars

Quilt with the Stars
Our newest quilting celebrity is Sandy Gervais. Watch as Sandy Gervais uses strips to create a woven look in her Watermelon table runner. Follow along and make one yourself.  


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Recycle flexible plastic cutting boards for the bottoms of handmade bags. Cover the plastic with a layer of batting for padding and a fabric sleeve, then slip it into the bag.. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter website for more great ideas.

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100th Issue Contest

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

Get private quilting lessons from expert quilter Marianne Fons and her daughter Mary Fons! Marianne and Mary walk you through the basics of quiltmaking in this entertaining and informative video—it’s perfect for the beginning quilter.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Ever thought of landscaping in your sewing room? Let Helene Weber show you how at the Expo in Pittsburgh, PA August 2, 3 & 4. Create your Landscape Dreams with fabric confetti, thread art, shading and glitter encased in tulle. The depth of field and subtle tones make your landscape spring to life. Take directional prints in new directions in Susan Cook’s Paper Piecing with Directional Fabrics class on Thursday and Saturday. As you complete your block, you’ll discover how pointing your fabric in the right direction results in beautiful quilts.

What’s Happening on Quilty?

A Tip Top Tip from Marianne in Iowa
Marianne Fons sends in her tip to keep things from sliding while rotary cutting. You can send in your tip for quilters and be on Quilty too!

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Double Prairie Points
Choose two contrasting fabrics to make Double Prairie Points.

Sew & Tell

Three Tours
Submitted via email by Victoria Kirkpatrick from Stockton, MO

When I saw Tony Jacobson’s Three Tours pattern in the March/April 2012 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, I knew I had to make one.

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Two for the Price of One
Submitted via email by Nann Blaine Hilyard from Winthrop Harbor, IL

For my granddaughter Rachel's high school graduation quilt, I chose Kaleidoscope from the March/April, 2008 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Joseph’s Pinwheel
Submitted via email by Barbara Skladoni from Sagamore Hills, OH

I saw this quilt in the May/June 2011 issue of Love of Quilting Magazine, it reminded me of a fun summer day.

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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

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