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October 23, 2012


The shelves in our quilt shop are stocked with fall and holiday fabric, so that can only mean one thing…it is time to get quilting! Many of you have taken your sewing machine out of summer hibernation and are searching for the perfect quilt to start for winter quilting. The November/December issue of Love of Quilting is a great place to start. Take a look at our current issue and order your magazine today!

Happy Quilting!



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Ho Ho Ho Block of the Month

Stitch scenes of the holiday season with this new Block of the Month designed by Laurie Tigner Designs and featuring RJR fabrics. During this thirteen-month program you will receive Laurie Tigner Designs patterns, fabrics, and button pack needed to complete the quilt top, including borders and binding. Click here to order.

Fons & Porterís Virtual Warehouse Sale!

Check out the fantastic online deals at Fons & Porter’s Virtual Warehouse Sale.

Fons & Porterís 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 Quilt Pattern

Balance Art

Create harmonious balance when blocks of artfully selected fabrics are set in kaleidoscope fashion. Click here to download your free quilt pattern. For your convenience, Balance Art is featured in November/December Love of Quilting. Get your magazine today!

Quilting Videos Marked Down to $4.99

Several of the informative quilting videos at have been reduced in price. Click here to start browsing for how-to quilting videos at a discounted price and learn from the experts.

Tips Galore!

Coffee Cup Bows
Submitted by Mona Pape from Dyersville, IA

At a recent retreat, we had several quilters present, all drinking coffee and tea. To mark our cups, I suggested we each tie a small piece of fabric from the project we were working on to the handle of our cup. This kept them from getting mixed up. It was a hit! Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter web site 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

Shar Jorgenson shares a lifetime of quiltmaking exploration and experience at the Expo at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Minneapolis, MN November 8, 9 & 10. In the lecture series Pieced to Perfection: Skill Building for Quiltmakers, Shar shows how to turn Scraps to Treasures and shares detailed cutting tips to create Cleopatra’s Fan. The stunning trunk show of variations of Cleopatra will inspire you to create your own variation. Then switch gears into Shar’s fast cutting and sewing techniques to make seamless arcs for The Ultimate Double Wedding Ring Quilt and join lively discussions of other popular quilt designs.

Great Gift Idea: Peppermint Pals

Peppermint Pals, by Kelly Meuller, is featured in November/December Love of Quilting. Purchase the Peppermint Pals quilt kit today at and make this festive holiday quilt.

Whatís Happening on Quilty?

Nutrition for Quilters with Special Guest Mary D’Anza

Find yourself snacking poorly when you’re on a quilt marathon? Issues with chocolate? Special guest Mary D’Anza, a licensed nutritionist, leads Mary through some healthy choices for all of us as we sew, sew, sew. Check it out!

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Video Sew Easy Lesson

Cutting Straight Quilt Strips Video Lesson

In this video you will learn how to cut quilt strips from fabric yardage. While many quilters use the natural "fold" in their purchased quilt fabrics, this video will show you how to cut quilt pieces in a different manner for more accurate pieces.

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Sew & Tell

Inspiring Information
Submitted by Beth Fluegge from Ringle, WI

I learned that my sister's new grandchild will be a boy the same day the July/August 2012 issue of Love of Quilting arrived.

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Hangin’ with Mom
Submitted via email by Karen Morrison from Champaign, IL

My mom and I completed my first quilt together 15 years ago (when I was about 10).

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Submitted via email by Beverly Ann from Henderson, NV

When I saw Serendipity in Easy Quilts Fall 2009, I knew it was the pattern I was looking for.

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