Monthly Archives: November 2011


International Quilt Study Center & Museum

The mission of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum is to inspire an understanding of the cultural and artistic significance of quilts by collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and promoting discovery of quilts and quiltmaking traditions from many cultures, countries, and times. Visitor Information The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is located on the East Campus…


Quilts of Valor

About Quilts of Valor In each issue of Love of Quilting we include a quilt pattern that meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. We feel very strongly about this patriotic program and you can see why. Take a look at the details below for a better understanding of what Quilts of Valor is all about.…


Project: Pincushions

This is a web extra for images and detailed instructions about the decorative stitches used on the pincushions. The full pincushion patterns can be found in Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Love of Quilting. Sizes: 3½” to 6″ Bonus: Download free instructions for the decorative stitches used in these projects.  


Toomuchery – Free Quilt Pattern

This innovative free quilt design by Elizabeth Allocco makes great use of preprinted squares and coordinating stripe and print quilt fabrics.   ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***


Pansy Patch

Use our Sew Easy Lesson to learn how to make the shallow scallops in the blocks and borders of this quilt. Size: 50″ × 66″Blocks: 12 (10″) blocks  


Philadelphia Pavement – Free Quilt Pattern

This postage-stamp style quilt is also sometimes called Trip Around the World. It was made by an unknown quilter in Pennsylvania in the early 1900s. To see this and other great antique quilts, visit the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska or go to Size: 82½” × 82½” ***The free download link is below for…


The Grouchy Ladybug

Children around the world delight in Eric Carle’s book, The Grouchy Ladybug. Youngsters will love to snuggle under this quilt while learning about the ladybug who learns manners. Size: 65½” × 79½”Blocks: 6 (12″) blocks For more information about Gail Kessler, go to


Caroline’s Chain – Free Pillow Sham Pattern

This download is for the assembly instructions and the diagram to make the matching pillow shams for Caroline’s Chain quilt pattern. The Caroline’s Chain Quilt pattern can be found as a digital pattern or in the Love of Quilting January/February 2012 issue. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons &…


Quilt with the Stars: Feeling Frosty

  If you love winter, this adorable snowman triptych by Kelly Mueller is sure brighten your day. Embellish panels with stitching and buttons, and display them on a special stand. Size: 3 (6¼” × 11¼”) panels Click here to download free patterns for this project. For more information about Kelly Mueller, go to


Flying Dutchman Quilt

Use the Fons & Porter Flying Geese ruler to cut both triangles in the Flying Geese Unit from the same width strips. Sew Easy instructions available here will guide you through the process with step-by-step photos. Download the free Sew Easy instructions for creating Flying Geese units. Finished Size: 82″ × 95″  |  Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) Dutchman’s…



“I made this quilt after a block swap with a few friends. We used reproductions fabrics for our quilts because they’re our favorites, and limited our color scheme to red, blue, black, and gray for the dark fabrics and shirting prints for the light fabrics.The use of many different prints makes it look like a vintage quilt.” -Liz Size: 83″…

Fidalgo Island Quilters Quilt Walk

Fidalgo Island QuiltersQuilt WalkApril 1-30, 2012Hundreds of quilts displayed in 35 downtown Anacortes businesses. Maps available at participating merchants andAnacortes Visitor Center.

Fidalgo Island Quilters Biennial Quilt Show

Fidalgo Island QuiltersBiennial Quilt Show “My Stars!”April 6 & 7, 2012Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pmAnacortes Middle SchoolAnacortes, WashingtonAdmission is $5, under 12 free. 300+ traditional and contemporary quilts,wearable art. Two featured artists, demonstrations, tea room, merchant mall, boutique.Style Show Saturday Only 1:00pm.Quilt appraiser available by appointment,fee charged, see website for