Monthly Archives: October 2011


Halloween Visitors

          It’s a tradition in Winterset to have the children of the town dress-up and come trick-or-treating around the town square. Businesses take a break from the daily routine and greet the kids as they make their way around the square. Some businesses really get into the halloween spirit as they…


16th Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

Shadow Mountain Quilters present the 16th Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts ShowTheme – “American Traditions” Feb 24 – Noon-5, Feb 25 – 9-5, Feb 26 – 10-4 Pahrump Nugget Event Center, Pahrump, NV Demos, Bed Turning, Vendors, Raffles, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Opportunity Quilt Admission $5 Donation Contact: Joyce Higginbotham –

Weston Super Quilts

The categories for the show will be:Traditional, Novice, Children’s (either by or for children), Christmas, Basket cases, Trip around the world, Twist and turn, and Something beginning with…F. Single or group entries are welcome in any category. As usual we hope these will fire your imagination and are all open to your own interpretation. For…

21st Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

BLOOMINGTON, IN – On March 1-3, 2012, the 21st annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will present quilting workshops led by well-known teachers, display over 200 quilts submitted from all over the world, and showcase special exhibits.  Competition quilts will be displayed and are eligible for over $14,000 in prize money.  Quilts are judged in 10…


Binding Video Lesson

This quilting tutorial shows you all of the basics of quilt binding, including preparation, attaching and hand-stitching to back. Click here to download this free article on quilt binding   Watch Worry-Free Binding Every Time with Liz Porter at

Circles (Cutting Large) Quilting Video

Using this easy quilting video lesson, you will be able to learn how to cut precise quilt circles of any size. To do so, you will use little more than a ruler and a washable marker. Details of this technique: 1. Determine diameter of desired circle and cut a square slightly larger than that measurement.…

Mariyln Gabbard family quilts

Unexpected quilt event at families of Iowa’s Fallen

This weekend I had the honor of volunteering for registration of the annual meeting for the families of Iowa’s Fallen.  This event was organized by a wonderful organization called Iowa Remembers and is for families that have suffered the great loss of a service member who has passed away by being killed in action, suicide, or…

Liz and Diane

Look Who Came to our Autumn Harvest Potluck

        What a great day to have a potluck at work! The temperatures have stared to drop considerably and we were able to warm our bellies with some fantastic recipes today. We enjoyed homemade potato soup, chicken enchiladas, pizza pasta, brown bread, and bbq pulled pork.            …

Love of Quilting November/December 2011

Buy this issue Want your very own copy of this idea-packed issue? Click here now to order the November/December issue of Love of Quilting. In this Issue From Liz & Marianne: Happy Holidays! Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop This Old Quilt: Quilts with a Purpose (Part Eight) Quilt…


Princess Quilt – Wall Hanging

Gretchen Gibbons combined wool and cotton for this elegant wallhanging quilt pattern. Seed bead embellishments add sparkle and finesse. Size: 24″ × 24″ From our Quilt Shop: Get the Fons & Porter Hand Wool Appliqué  Needles Size 2 (10 Ct)! Get 20 Batik Fat Quarters! ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons &…


Moonlight Safari – Free Quilt Pattern

Janet Houts designed this dynamic free quilt pattern with a combination of two easy blocks set in rows. The African inspired border print ties them all together. Size: 66″ × 78″ Blocks: 35 (8″) blocks ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all…


Salmon Run Quilt – Wall Hanging

The prints in this free wall hanging quilt were inspired by nineteenth-century salmon runs on the Columbia River in Oregon. The beautiful hand-painted artistry of the can labels is featured in the outer border print. Size: 38½” × 38½” ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips,…



Add a little zest to your surroundings with this fresh quilted throw. Size: 56″ × 74″Blocks: 12 (9″) Pinwheel blocks12 (9″) Square-in-a-Square blocks