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  August 8, 2012
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Welcome Message

Applique artist Frieda Anderson giving her oral history for the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show project for the Quilt Alliance.

Dear Quilters,

Hello from Omaha! I’m at a meeting of the Quilt Alliance, held at the offices of Accuquilt. Oh my, is the place impressive! Not only do they have a quilt gallery, but they have a Dream Studio and the employees are required to sew for two hours a week. Imagine being paid to sew!

Just last month the Quilt Alliance launched a new project called “Go Tell It at The Quilt Show.” These 5-minute oral histories feature a quilter or anyone touched by a quilt who recounts their experience for posterity. Watch a video of the first batch of these taped by the crew from Quilters Newsletter Community. Watch Frieda Anderson and Tula Pink talk about their quilts.

Happy quilting,

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilt Out Loud!
The Quilters Community

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Quilt (and Way More) Like a Pro
Leslie Main

In this episode of Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show, shop owner Leslie Main shows us the ins and outs of the HQ Pro-Stitcher, the most advanced computerized quilting software available for the home longarm quilter. With the touch of a few buttons she makes a placemat from piecing to quilting to attaching the binding right on the longarm with the machine magically stitching away on its own with perfect precision. Wow! Technology brings the art of quilting to the 21st century.

Watch it here!


Baby Lock Presents: The First Lady of Quilting Sweepstakes
Do you want to quilt on the same machine and studio as Eleanor Burns? Enter Baby Lock’s First Lady of Quilting Sweepstakes and you may win just that! The grand prize winner will receive a Baby Lock Symphony signed by Eleanor Burns and a new Koala Studio! Plus, enter every week for a chance at prizes from AccuQuilt and Quilt in a Day!

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

Quilt Out Loud!

Visit a Quilt Study Group

Mark and Jodie travel to Pennsylvania and open the show among the quilt displays at the York County Historic Trust. Mark shows off a baby quilt he made and then we travel back to Spring International Quilt Market for Jodie’s meet-up with well-loved designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts who shows Jodie a clever technique to give “extra glow” to a traditional Shooting Star block.

Watch it here!

The Quilters Community

People and Their Quilt Stories

At the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina, Quilters Newsletter listened to people “go tell it at the quilt show.” As part of an ongoing project of the Quilt Alliance, “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show” allows quilters and quilt lovers to tell the stories behind quilts they made or had a part in making, quilts they acquired or historic quilts. Listen to their captivating stories.

Watch here! 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!

Quick Wedge Template Class - EASY!!
Make this easy quilt using the wedge template.  Tony and Cindy show you how to make Rosie’s Charm, a very special quilt made for Tony’s mother-in-law.  Instructions for this class include optional color ways and size charts for making this special quilt in all sizes from crib to queen.  Included in this class is an additional quilt pattern, Split Rail Fence.  Tony Jacobson designed this totally modern quilt using his endless stash of batiks. Use your favorite batiks and the versatile Fons & Porter Large Wedge Template to make your own version of this traditionally inspired Split Rail Fence pattern.  

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Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook

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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

Win a Go! Baby Fabric Cutter, Go! Fun Flower Die, and 6x6 Cutting Mat from AccuQuilt.

Win a Beautiful Quilt Kit from Maywood Studio.

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