Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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…

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Quilts of Valor

About Quilts of Valor In each issue of Love of Quilting we’ll include a pattern that meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Here’s why we feel so strongly about this patriotic program. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with…

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Designers (A-J)

Learn more about the designers featured in Fons & Porter magazines. Click here for Designers K-Z.   Terry Albers Terry Albers began writing patterns for her students while teaching at her sister’s quilt shop. She now has a line of patterns and has authored three books with her friend Pam Puyleart of Cottage Creek Quilts.…

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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.  

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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. ***

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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  

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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 www.FonsandPorter.com/quiltmuseum. Size: 82½” × 82½” ***The free download link is below for…

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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 www.FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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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 &…