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  October 31, 2012
In This Issue:
Welcome Message
Peacock Rug by Marion Sachs

Mark Lipinski and Jodie Davis on Quilt Out Loud! at Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire.

Dear Quilters,

October is a looooong month this year. Which is great since so many of us – including me – love October. Nice weather, the beginning of thinking about family and friends for the holidays, and quilting!

So, since our new November shows don’t start until next week, I thought I’d dig into our quilt video library here at and point out some shows that are either holiday themed or are great ideas for gift making. They are described below. Have fun sewing up great holidays!

Happy quilting,

P.S. If you don’t have time to sew for the holidays, DVD’s make great gifts for quilters.
Quilt Out Loud!
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting

Quilt With the Stars

Making Snowman Quilts with Kelly Mueller
Episode 101, Part 2 | Kelly Mueller

Watch Kelly Mueller as she shows how to make a snowman quilt by assembling the pieces for Feelin’ Frosty, a three-piece mini quilt set. Mary demonstrates machine blanket stitching and Kelly shows how to embellish her quilts with hand embroidery stitches.

Watch it here!


Free Projects to Prep for Halloween
It’s already time to start on Halloween projects, and Baby Lock wants to help! Sign up for the Baby Lock enewsletter and receive a free Halloween project ebook, filled with fun home-dec suggestions, a cute apron, a pet costume and more. If you already receive emails from Baby Lock, simply log in to download your free ebook.

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

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Creating a Cardinal Block with Paper Piecing
1300 Series | Episode 1306

Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates fun, easy paper piecing by making a pieced cardinal quilt block. Paper piecing is the way to go for precise piecing of even tiny pieces, so learn how as Jodie shows Liz the tricks that make it easy!

Watch it here!

Quilt Out Loud

Christmas at Keepsake Quilting
Episode 306, Full Episode | December 2011

Jodie and Mark are at Keepsake Quilting, America’s favorite quilt shop located in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, to tape their Christmas show. The shop is huge and boasts over 13,000 bolts of fabric and best of all, Christmas is up all year. Deb Comeau, the retail manager, gives Mark the five cent tour showing all the fabrics, kits, notions, books plus gifts for sale.

Customers were invited to bring their Christmas quilts to Keepsake Quilting to share with Quilt Out Loud viewers. And, they also show their finds from Keepsake’s vast inventory. Kathy from Virginia shows her Christmas quilts. Alison Bolt shows her paper pieced quilt based on a photograph of a sunset. Pat Thorton shows her purchases, Linda Pearl, Susie Riley and Kris Douglas show off their quilts.

Keepsake Quilting customer Nancy Cote shows gets some pointers from Mark and Jodie for finishing up the baseball quilt she is making for her son. Lisa Courtemanche displays her vintage Liberty of London vintage fabrics and asks what fabrics can be added to make a quilt. Then it’s time for Mark and Jodie’s monthly book review and quilt show of projects featured in the books.

Watch now!

Customer Service Emails

Have you noticed emails from “FogBugz”? It is our new email system and is helping us help you quicker! We are still receiving all your emails in our customer service department here in Iowa and are very excited about the system in how it allows us to respond to emails more efficiently. Don’t be alarmed if you see “FogBugz”…it’s still us!

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.

Useful links:
Browse Programs
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show
Quilt Out Loud!
Quilters Club of America


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