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  September 12, 2012
In This Issue:
Welcome Message
by Barbara J. Jones

This charming applique quilt is from Barbara J. Jones’ book, A Batch of Quilt Soup, published by That Patchwork Place.

Dear Quilters,

Quiz time! We’re in the third season of Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show. Several guests have been invited back to do a second show, and more will. But one guest has been on the show three times. Who?

The answer is… Kimmy Brunner! And for good reason. Kimmy is a remarkable longarm quilter and one of the best teachers in the world of longarm quilting. And you can watch her right here on Check out all of her appearances:

Our premier episode 2010!

September 2011

And this month’s episode, which you can read more about below.

To get to know Kimmy better, read my interview with her for the Quilt Alliance’s Quilters Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) project.

Happy quilting,

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

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

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

Kimmy Brunner shows how to use those curvy little rulers with chalked guidelines to produce outstanding designs. She uses an 8 line stencil from Pam Clarke that makes the process of marking guidelines effortless. Accuracy is everything when stitching with templates. Kimmy stitches out samples to show just how fast and easy it is.

Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth
Vicki always has great tips to share. In this segment she shows a variety of marking tools and the finer 50-60 weight threads Kimmy uses when stabilizing her designs. Here’s another tip: a piece of batting works well to cleanup marking chalk.

Watch it here!


New Projects and Special Offers Available
There’s no such thing as too many projects! If you’re looking for inspiration, new free Baby Lock projects are now available. Whether you love to sew, quilt, embroider or serge, you’ll find a project you’ll love. Plus, now for a limited time, many special product offers are available. Visit your Local Authorized Baby Lock Retailer today for special bundles and financing opportunities!

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

Quilt Out Loud!

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

Mark’s surprise doorknock star this month is Ellie Bennett, a prolific rug hooker and quilter. She lives in a lovingly restored 1850’s Civil War era house in Littlestown, Pennsylvania which is decorated in period style with the beautiful rugs and quilts she makes.

Watch it here!


Episode #236
Figuring a Block’s Diagonal Measurement w/special guest Marianne Fons

A little math, a little background, and a lot of great tips for figuring out the diagonal measurement of a quilt block. One day soon, you'll need to know – and Quilty is here to help! (Thanks, Ma!)

Watch here!

Watch Quilt Out Loud! at 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.  

Warehouse Sale

Wednesday October 3rd through Saturday October 6. Sale is located at Landauer's Warehouse — just 20 minutes from downtown Des Moines.

3100 101 Street, Suite A
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

All fabric $6 a yard from top quality brands like Moda, Benartex, Fabri-Quilt, Timeless Treasures, Avlyn, Maywood Studios, Nortcott and more! Plus books at insanely low prices!

Email any questions to

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 Sensor Velocity V200 from Reliable.


Win 1 of 3 Fabric Bundles from Northcott.

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