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  August 29, 2012
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Welcome Message
Reaching Out by Edyta Sitar

Reaching Out is a beautiful applique pattern designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Watch Edyta this month on Quilt Out Loud!

Dear Quilters,

Did you know that you can win free books by friending on Facebook and watching for the posts we put up for giveaways? Yes it’s true!

We started amassing a lot of books from the Quilt Out Loud! book reviews, which publishers send me for the show. It’s great to find boxes of newly published books on my doorstep and pour over them with Mark, but my book shelves soon got to overflowing. So, I decided Facebook is a great way to share the fun. Click on over and win one!

Happy quilting,

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

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #305 - Quilt (and Way More) Like a Pro
Leslie Main

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. Plus she demonstrates several methods of applique so you can choose your favorite. Wow! Technology brings the art of quilting to the 21st century.

Watch it here!

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode #402
Visit a Quilt Study Group

Mark and Jodie travel to Pennsylvania to the York County Heritage Trust. Mark’s “doorknock” is with a QSI group: Quilt Study Investigation. This group of quilt sleuths meets monthly to examine historic quilts, date them, and collect the stories of the quilts and their makers. Jodie visits with the always-delightful Edyta Sitar who shows us a folding technique to make a block that would be a challenge easy.

Watch it here!


Episode #234
5 Tips for Safe Rotary Cutting w/Special Guest Matt McShan

Most quilters today use a rotary cutter to get perfectly cut pieces – and there's a right way and a wrong way to use this serious tool. Learn 5 great tips for rotary cutting safety with Mary and Matt!

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

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

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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