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  January 11, 2012
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Welcome Message
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend by Janet Lee Santensanio

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend was made and machine quilted by Janet Lee Santensanio, partner in the Machine Quilters Exposition shows.

Dear Quilters,
Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight - fabric weight that is? Then click on over to watch this week’s episode of Quilty. Mary Fons brings her quilting enthusiasm and know-how (and show-how) to string quilts. Not only does she show you how to make them, but she gives the play-by-play on finding your perfect ¼” seam, so your string quilts and all of your patchwork will match up. So use up your leftovers so you can buy more fabric!

Here's an update on my New Year creative endeavors: I’ve progressed (in one sense of the word at least; the jury’s out on whether we’re at the keeper stage yet) from machine and hand embroidering on fabric, to felt, and now craft sheet foam. The latter seems to put the “rubber” in Rubber Duckies. I’m thinking that using non-quilting materials makes me a crafty quilter?

Happy quilting,

Quilting Celebrations
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilt Out Loud!

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 210 - January 2012
It’s All About the Tools

Week Two
Longarm quilters probably already own a set of circle templates, but what do you do with them? By using the markings on your circle templates, you can easily create striking designs. Debby uses a set of half circles from Handi Quilter to create a spiral design that can stand alone or be embellished with feather designs.

Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth
“Did you see how many designs Debby coaxed out of one circle?” Jodie asks Vicki. Vicki shows beautiful examples of finished quilting using these simple tools. She then demonstrates how the Handi Quilter right angle ruler easily creates chevron designs.

Watch here!


Make a resolution you can keep!
Having trouble keeping your New Year's Resolution? Take a suggestion from Baby Lock's list of top 12 sewing resolutions for 2012. There's sure to be at least one you can keep all year!

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

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 307 - January 2012
UFO’s Old and New

Week Two
Mark raps at Janet Lee Santensanio’s door in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire for his surprise door knock. As she is half owner of the Machine Quilters Exposition shows Mark dubs her the Queen of Machine Quilting. MQX was founded right in the living room of her timber framed home with a dedicated group of longarm quilters. Her basement studio is expansive encompassing two huge rooms. Mark and Janet Lee discuss batting, quilting decisions and more during the tour.

Premiering January 12th


Episode 152
Blocks A Go-Go: World's Fair

Join Mary as she steps you through building blocks for the World's Fair quilt.

Watch here!

Quilting Celebrations

Episode 111
Lily’s Valentine’s Day Gift

Week Two
In segment two, Kay Capps Cross joins Patrick at the Koala Sewing Studio to learn how to make the front of the pillow's quilted covering including the appliqué letters and quilting details. Patrick shows a neat trick for preparing the pillow's corners for adding purchased trim and removing bulk. To finish the segment, learn how easy it is to add a whimsical pom pom fringe to this, or any of your sewing projects.

Watch Now!

Watch Quilt Out Loud! at
Make Gorgeous Rose of Sharon Quilts with Help From Sharon Pederson and Aurifil!

Sharon Pederson of Rose of Sharon Quilts, creates excitement everywhere she goes. Sharon has built a collection of products to help quilters perfect their skills—from the dies to cut the shapes and the book of instructions to the stitching designs. Sharon has partnered with Aurifil, known as the maker of the best quality thread on the market, to create the handpicked “Midnight Roses Quilts” collection of thread.

Watch our interview with Sharon here!

Quilters Club of America - Community Update

Social Membership at QCA is FREE! Become a Social Member today or if you are looking to increase your QCA perks, become a Charter Member. Click here to discover the QCA Premium Perks and to register!

The January Sponsor Spotlight features Blue Hill Fabrics. Win 1 of 3 different prizes from Blue Hill Fabrics.

Enter the January Member’s Survey Contest: What is one quilting goal you would like to achieve in 2012?

We have a new group at QCA. Join the Paper Piecing Group and learn an early quilting technique.

Our sponsors and friends in the Facebook community have been generous as they continue to offer weekly giveaways. Be sure to “Like” the QCA Facebook page so you will be notified when a new giveaway is posted.

Useful links:
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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show
Quilt Out Loud!
Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose
Quilters Club of America


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