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July 24, 2012

Hello, in the last Fons & Porter newsletter I shared a picture of my daughter, Lené, and my mother-in-law, Lucille, holding Lené’s first quilt. I have blogged about their quilting experience and the 4-H judging results from the Madison County Fair. Click here to read all about it. I hope you are sharing your Love of Quilting with loved ones this summer!

Happy Quilting!
Mandy C. Editorial Assistant



Baby Lock Presents: The First Lady of Quilting Sweepstakes
For years she has taught people to “Quilt in a Day.” Now, dubbed the “First Lady of Quilting”, Eleanor Burns is this year’s inductee to the Quilters Hall of Fame.

Join the celebrations with Baby Lock’s First Lady of Quilting Sweepstakes! You can win a Baby Lock Symphony signed by Eleanor Burns and a new Koala Studio! Weekly prizes from AccuQuilt and Quilt in a Day are also available!

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

Fall Easy Quilts 2012 is On Sale Today!

Fall Easy Quilts magazine is available on newsstands today. Whether you are a new quilter looking for easy projects, or a more seasoned quilter looking for quilts you can complete quickly, this issue of Easy Quilts is for you. Get your copy at your favorite quilt store or order it online.

Free Bonus Quilt Pattern


Make Mary's version of Liz Porter's Milky Way quilt. Mary used prints and solids for an easy quilt with an updated, contemporary look.

Quilt with the Stars

Catch up on Quilt with the Stars episodes you may have missed. Get to know quilting stars like Sandy Gervais, Lori Smith, Nancy Mahoney, and Kelly Meuller.

Enter Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts Contest!

We want to see your original scrap quilts. 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.

Watch your favorite episodes of Sew Many Quilts, Quilting with Fons & Porter and Love of Quilting any time of the day or night.

Tips Galore!

Choosing Fabrics for Quilts
Submitted by Catherine VanOrden from Pawleys Island, SC

When my family or friends ask me to make a quilt, I ask them to select paint swatches that match their décor. I use these to help me choose fabrics that complement their home. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter website 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.

Fall Easy Quilts Contest

Enter to win prizes valued over $1,200 including a Madeira Thread Treasure Chest and a collection of fabric from Shannon Fabrics.


3 Squared Scrap Quilt
Choose favorite fabrics from your stash and get to work on this thoroughly modern scrap quilt. This class includes a downloadable pattern for 3 Squared as well as the step-by-step instructions for Row Alignment. Watch this video now at

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

Make plans now for the most extraordinary sewing, machine embroidery and quilting event in Birmingham, Alabama this year at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center on September 20, 21 & 22. Every sewing and quilting enthusiast will enjoy three days of classes, stage presentations, display galleries and shopping, shopping, shopping! Visit or call 800-699-6309 to register NOW for classes and workshops featuring renowned faculty from across the country. Get the complete 2012 calendar and all the details when you visit   

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Quilty Fan-Tastic: Do You Pre-Wash Your Fabric?
The great debate continues! Some quilters pre-wash their fabric before they start on patchwork, some don’t. Mary goes through Quilty fan comments and helps you decide which route you should take. Check it out!

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Sew Easy Video Lesson

Window Fusible Appliqué Video Lesson

Reduce bulk in fusible appliqué using this easy method.

Win a Lenni from APQS

Have you dreamed of owning an APQS longarm quilting machine? Here’s your chance! APQS is giving away a Lenni longarm quilting system valued at $10,900 to one lucky quilter. Click here to go to the APQS website to enter the contest.

We Want Your Opinion

Give us your opinion in this shorty survey for a chance to win a $100 eGift Certificate!

Sew & Tell

Alabama High School Graduation Quilt
Submitted by Elaine Harrison from Valley Head, AL

I used the pattern Interlocking Stars, which was featured on the cover of Love of Quilting Jan/Feb 2011 for my son’s high school graduation quilt.

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Weaving Fun
Submitted via email Cindy Ruder from Metamora, IL

The pattern for this wall hanging was in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting

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Bluebonnet Cowboy Baby Quilt
Submitted via email by Deborah Lafayette from Anton, CO

I made Bluebonnet Baby, featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Baby Quilts, for my grandson.

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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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