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July 10, 2012

How many of you have been able to share your Love of Quilting with your children, grandchildren or special family members? After being inspired by Quilty magazine, my daughter, Lené, decided to make a quilt for her 4-H project. I was able to help her get started, but because I am a new quilter, I knew she would need more expert help as we progressed. Luckily, my family is visiting extended family in New Hampshire where my mother-in-law, Lucille, is helping Lené finish her quilt. It’s amazing how quilting is timeless. It is a skill that all generations can come together to enjoy. I hope you are able to share your Love of Quilting with family and friends this summer, it is something that will bring you closer together.

Happy Quilting!
Mandy C. Editorial Assistant

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Choosing Colors
Submitted by Georgia Summit from West Lafayette, OH.

I lay my blocks on pieces of construction paper to help me decide what colors to use for borders on my quilts. Viewing it at home gives me a plan for fabric shopping. When I decide what color family works, I head for that section in the fabric store. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter Web site for more great ideas.

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Sandy Wilson from Lebanon, MO stopped by the Fons & Porter Quilt Shop this week with her family.

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Quilt for Recovery
Submitted via email by Ruth Hall from St. Peter, MN

As I was recovering from carpal tunnel surgery I saw your Patriotic Patchwork quilt in the July/Aug, 2012 issue of Love of Quilting

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Doll Quilt Divas
Submitted via email by Phyllis Steward from Castle Rock, CO

I just had to write and thank you for the adorable doll quilt pattern called Hidden Stars that you published in the Easy Quilts Spring 2011 issue. 

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