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  October 17, 2012
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Welcome Message
Peacock Rug by Marion Sachs

This block is from Eva Larkin’s book Easy and Fun Free Motion Quilting-Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas published by That Patchwork Place. Eva shows how to turn stippling and simple lines into fabulous quilting designs.

Dear Quilters,

I know, I know, a lot of people don’t think they want to waste time on Facebook. Honestly, I would never have ventured there were it not for business purposes. Who cares about games and pictures of pets and grand children?

Well, think again. This morning I checked my feed and it was in large part a quilt show. Yes! Check out the blog on to see just some of what I saw this morning. And be sure to “like”’s page to keep up to date on new videos.

Speaking of quilt trunk shows, be sure to watch Quilt With the Stars on to see Edyta Sitar’s gorgeous appliqué quilts. You’ll enjoy them and her too! Watch the other two videos in Edyta’s series too. You’ll see why she has such a huge fan club!

Happy quilting,

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

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #307
It’s All About the Thread
Heather Purcell

Jodie couldn’t wait to try Superior’s metallic thread at the Handi Quilter longarm machine. Sure enough, unlike others she has tried: no frays, no breaks! Heather Purcell suggests investing in thread cards made with the actual thread for choosing thread colors. Then she discusses the difference between 40 weight and 50 weight threads. Her company is all about education and invites viewers to Superior University, a monthly free class you can sign up for online.

Watch it here!

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode #404
Similar and Different

Marion Sachs shows Mark some of her fabulous hooked rugs. Marion demonstrates how easy it is to hook using her favorite $6 tool and shows how she dyes wool strips for maximum shading. And, oh yes, just like quilters if you are a rug hooker you will have a stash.

Then, Jodie and Mark review Easy and Fun Free Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas by Eva A. Larkin and show two lovely quilts from the book.

Watch it here!


Episode #241
Nutrition for Quilters w/Special Guest Mary D’Anza

Find yourself snacking poorly when you’re on a quilt marathon? Issues with chocolate? Special guest Mary D’Anza, a licensed nutritionist, leads Mary through some healthy choices for all of us as we sew, sew, sew.

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.  

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 10 yards of fabric from Quilting Treasures.

Win 1 of 3 Quilting Prize Packages from Landauer.

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