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  June 27, 2012
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Welcome Message

Angela Walters designed this fun and easy to make picnic quilt. The free quilt pattern for the Cabbages and Roses Picnic Quilt is featured on the Moda Bake Shop.

Dear Quilters,

This weekend I was in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo. Fun! I ran into a few viewers and when I had a chance asked whether they watch the shows in the short or the long form. Meaning, do they watch the individual segments or the show in its entirety?

It turns out that the answer appears to be “both.” And for exactly that reason: time availability.

We offer them this way so that you have an option, depending upon the time you have available. Often, it’s easier to commit to ten or fifteen minutes of viewing than a half hour or nearly an hour for some of our shows.

I truly got a kick out of one woman’s husband who said she watches on the big screen through Google TV – in bed!

However you watch, we’re glad you do!

Happy quilting,

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

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 215
Modern Quilting for Modern Quilts
Angela Walters

With their large, often irregular designs and vast amounts of negative space, modern quilts present a new challenge to quilters. At the forefront of the modern quilt movement, Angela Walters shows us what the challenges are in quilting modern quilts and how to choose quilting patterns to complement their unique designs. She learned to quilt the traditional way, helping her bridge the gap when she moved into the world of modern quilting.

Angela shows examples from her book to illustrate what elements make up a modern quilt: solid fabrics, large designs, lots of negative space. Knowing where to go next as we quilt is imperative, and Angela shows us how at the longarm machine.

Stitching irregularly shaped pieced blocks can be tricky as the quilting design must increase or decrease in size to fit the irregular space. Again Angela leads us through using the geometric shapes that are the norm in modern quilting, adding texture and flow across the quilt. Watch this episode to learn how to bring your quilting into the modern era.

Watch it here!


9 Baby Lock Machines For Every Sewer and Any Budget
Planning a lot of sewing this summer? Make this year’s summer projects a breeze with these nine Baby Lock machines, all under $999! Whether you are looking for an easy to use sewing and embroidery machine or a serger that will give you beautifully finished edges, Baby Lock has a machine that will fit your budget.

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

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 312
Collecting Quilts: Quilts Tell a Story

The show opens in Litchfield, Connecticut. Jodie displays the results of a product called Retro Clean that is used to brighten old linens. Mark shows Patterns Gone Digital which is a new up-to-date way to shop for quilt patterns. Then the duo tests needle threaders. Mark travels to Washington Depot for his door knock with Sue Reich, a quilt researcher, collector, and author. Sue has written the “go to” book on quilts made in the WWII era. Next, Sue shares a very personal story with Jodie. They are a Gold Star family, the designation for families who have lost someone in war. Sue shows a quilt presented to her by the Home of the Brave program. Then it’s on to the monthly book reviews and show of quilts from the books.

Watch it here!


Episode #225
So, Do You Sell Your Quilts?
A Conversation With Special Guest Marianne Fons

It's a question a serial quilter will get asked time and again: "Do you sell your quilts?" Today on Quilty, Mary and her mom, Marianne Fons, talk about the answer to that question as well as the rough economics of a quilt.

Watch here!

Quilting Celebrations

Episode 204
Mother Daughter Duo

Jessica Gamez returns to Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose again this month, and this time she brings her mother, DeLoa Jones, along to share some of her longarm quilting expertise. DeLoa has been in the longarm quilting business for 13 years and, whether you’re a longarm quilter or not, you’ll get some great quilting inspiration in this episode.

Watch Now!

Quilt With the Stars: Sandy Gervais

Our latest star is the very popular Moda designer Sandy Gervais. Watch this three-part series to learn all about her, find out where she gets her inspiration, learn to make one of her projects, and see samples of her work in a show and tell.

Watch Quilt with the Stars Teaching people to quilt is our passion. is a place where you learn to quilt, or expand your skills with expert instruction. Learn a new technique or a timesaving tip from passionate expert quilters such as Liz Porter!

Watch designer Pat Sloan as she shares machine appliqué tips and techniques that will have you stitching like a pro! Class includes a downloadable pattern for her Life is Short wallhanging, using fusible web and machine stitching. Pat also suggests other favorite quotes that you might like to stitch.

Watch Quilt Out Loud! at
Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook

Download Your Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook from Fons & Porter Today!

For quilters, using beautiful batik fabrics can make any quilt pattern pop right off of the quilt. Stunning batik fabrics like multicolors or even semisolids are perfect for numerous different quilting patterns – from Civil War quilt patterns to floral quilts.

This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting includes the information needed to create the four different batik fabric quilts, including:

  • The "Blue Lagoon" batik quilting pattern, featuring easy-to-make quilt diamonds and pyramids.
  • The "Piña Colada" batik quilting pattern, featuring big blocks and tropical colors.
  • The "Spinning Rails" batik quilting pattern, highlighting a variation of the traditional rail fence pattern quilt.
  • The "Painted Desert" batik quilting pattern, combining accurate cutting and piecing to produce a stunning miniature quilt.

Click here to get started!

Quilters Club of America - Community Update

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