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September 25, 2012


Is it just us, or are quilt shows popping up all around us? We have been adding many quilt shows to our Quilt Show section of the Fons & Porter web site this month. Many of the shows we have posted go into 2013, so check out our list and see if there are any quilt shows you can plan to attend. It’s always amazing to see all of the quilting talent at hometown and national shows. Thank you for sending us your quilting pictures and for sharing your love of quilting with us!

Happy Quilting!



Meet the Newest Member of the Baby Lock Royal Longarm Family
Are you considering your first longarm purchase? Baby Lock’s new longarm machine, the 16-inch Tiara, is perfect for beginner longarmers or quilters with less space in their sewing rooms. This compact, sit-down machine comes with its own table so you’ll be ready to quilt right away.

Watch the video to see the Tiara in action, then visit your Local Authorized Retailer to try it out for yourself! 

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

Scrap Quilts is On Sale Today!

The editors at Fons & Porter are thrilled to bring you Scrap Quilts. Scrap Quilts is available as a print or digital magazine. Check out the quilt projects in Scrap Quilts today!

Join us for Fons & Porter’s Warehouse Sale!

Fons & Porter’s Warehouse Sale will be held October 3rd – 6th. Click here for more details!

Watch “Love of Quilting” Anytime

Many of you have let us know that you are not able to watch “Love of Quilting” due to changes with your local television programming. Now you can watch your favorite episodes of “Love of Quilting” anytime of the day or night at

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is now available on iPad®!

Print version fans of Love of Quilting can now get an iPad® edition by downloading the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting app at the iTunes App Store.  Click here to download the app.

Free Antique Quilt Pattern


This quilt is part of the collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. It's a perfect scrappy quilt, and what a way to make a dent in your stash! Using a single light solid for the sashing helps to keep the design from being too busy. Click here to download your free quilt pattern.

Liz Porter’s Flying Geese Quilting Class
Liz Porter demonstrates three tried and true methods for creating Flying Geese quilt blocks for your next quilting project. Take this class today.

Enjoy this class along with many other professional quilting classes at

Tips Galore!

Safety Pin Storage
Submitted by Sheryl McCall from Prineville, OR

I store my curved safety pins on long stitch holders that knitters use. I leave the pins open, and slip them onto the stitch holders. The holders are hung above my sewing table, ready to use. 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.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

The jury is in! Over 100 spectacular quilts from across the world were accepted into the 2012 Georgia Quilt Show October 18, 19 & 20 at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. The judges will certainly be challenged with this field of amazing quilts that are vying for large cash prizes. Come to Georgia Quilt Show and select your favorite!

What’s Happening on Quilty?

On Point: Setting Diagonal Blocks w/ Special Guest Marianne Fons

This is the first of two shows on setting diagonal blocks into your quilt top. Quilty’s favorite guest, Marianna Fons, helps explain why we set “on point” and how to do it. You’ll be surprised how easy it is…and you’ll likely get addicted to setting your quilts diagonally after you watch this episode. Check it out!

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Sew Easy Video Lesson

60-Degree Triangles and Diamonds

Use the Fons & Porter 60-degree Diamonds Ruler and 60-degree Pyramids Ruler to make easy work of cutting pieces.

Sew & Tell

Tumbling Blocks
Submitted by Jane L. Krueger from Hamburg, NJ

I want to thank you for showing us how simple a tumbling blocks pattern can be.

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Kitchen Garden Time Quilt
Submitted via email by Marty from Portland, TN

After many years of subscribing to your magazine and the Easy Quilts magazine, I have made several of your patterns.

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Funky Chick Quilt
Submitted via email by Elaine McCracken from Richmond, VA

As a beginner quilter I fell in love with the Funky Chick pattern featured in July/Aug 2012 issue of Love of Quilting.

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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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