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  September 6, 2012
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Welcome Message
Spiral Lone Star by Kimmy Brunner

Spiral Lone Star is a beautiful example of Kimmy Brunner’s work. She is the two-time winner of the Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year Award.

Dear Quilters,

Does it seem that everywhere you go you find quilts in some fashion? Over the weekend I visited my sister in Rhode Island. We made the rounds to the house we were born in, the one we spent grade school in, and then headed for the contemporary Deck House our parents built when I was about ten.

Sis hardly had the nerve to drive down the long driveway to see the house, never mind to knock on the door. Afterwards she was glad I did. The owners are the ones who bought the house from our parents and they were beyond pleased to show us around, to show us how well-loved the place has been since we moved on.

As we made our way back to the foyer after the upstairs tour I noticed a log cabin quilt draped on the bannister. “Bernice, tell me about the quilt!,” I said. She lit right up, “Oh I have quilted for years.” Quilting is everywhere. Thank goodness!

Happy quilting,

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #306
Third Time’s a Charm - Kimmy Brunner

For her third appearance on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show Kimmy Brunner shows us that for precision work that mimics the perfection of computerized quilting, templates and rulers are your new best friend. Kimmy uses templates either to create intricate and precise designs or to create the bones or skeleton of the design that she will later fill in with freehand work.

Watch it here!

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode #403
Quilting and Rug Hooking in a Civil War Home

Jodie and Mark open the show from the Finishing Stitch, a shop located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, that’s been in business 31 years. They spotlight a new notion by Clover and Jodie visits with Merrily Parker of Merrily We Quilt Along for what to look for in a longarm machine.

Watch it here!


Episode #235
This is My Quilt w/special guest Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering has officially charmed the quilt world with her awesome, 21st-century-style quilts. On this episode, Mary checks in with Jacquie about her new book and views not one but TWO incredible Gering creations.

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.

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Quilters Club of America - Community Update

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