Monthly Archives: April 2012

Prairie Treasures Quilt Show 2012

Date and location: Oct. 12-13, 2012 DuPage County Fair Grounds 2015 West Manchester Road Wheaton, Illinois (MAP)  psqg.org  Event description: Enjoy a 2-day celebration of quilting including: – Over 300 quilts for viewing – Judged Quilts – Special Challenge Quilt Display – Merchants’ Mall – Beautiful Raffle Quilt (Tickets available) – Raffle Baskets – Quilters’ Boutique featuring handmade gifts…

Quilt with the Stars – Lori Smith – Part 3

Your video is loading… Mary Fons interviews Lori Smith at 2012 Quilt Market in Houston. In Part 3 of their conversation, Mary visits Lori’s booth at the show. Lori talks about her favorite approach to quilt design: the combination of appliqué with piecing. And she reveals a surprising fact about her sewing machine. Our Sponsors

Quilt with the Stars – Lori Smith – Part 2

Your video is loading… Mary Fons interviews Lori Smith at 2012 Quilt Market in Houston. In Part 2 of their conversation, Lori demonstrates how she gets from the inkling of an idea to the final design of a quilt. “I’m a design-as-you-go quilter,” she says, then explains the process she uses to create her antique-quilt-inspired…

Qullt with the Stars – Lori Smith

Your video is loading… Mary Fons interviews Lori Smith at 2012 Quilt Market in Houston. In Part 1 of their conversation, Lori talks about her winding path into quilting, her sources of inspiration and why she spends 14 hours a day, seven days a week in her studio. Our Sponsors

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Spring is in the Air

My favorite flower is the lilac, and as I walked to lunch today the distinct fragrance of lilacs filled the air. In Winterset, our courthouse grounds have a lilac hedge that is in full bloom. I took the time to stand and inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…it was invigorating!   In the last Fons & Porter newsletter, I talked…

Edmond Quilt Festival 2012

Edmond Quilt Festival 2012 August 3-4, 2012 University of Central Oklahoma Hamilton Field House100 N. UniversityEdmond, Oklahoma (MAP) 9:00 – 5:00$5 admissionFree parking Judged Show!  Vendors!  Raffle Quilt!  Demos!  Door Prizes!    

It's a Small World Revealed in Fabric

Date and Location: September 13 – 15, 2012Island View Lions Club, near 9 Market St, Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada (MAP) Event description: The Kennebecasis Valley Quilting Guild, one of the largest quilting guilds in New Brunswick, will be hosting their 32nd annual, 3 day, quilt exhibition and sale. More than 200 quilts and other quilted treasures handmade…

Nimble Fingers Quilt Show 2012

Date and location:  Friday, October 19, 2012 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday, October 20, 2012 10 am – 4 pm  The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland (MAP) Description: A show featuring 150-200 quilts by members, including challenge quilts interpreting the theme “Fiesta” and “Pineapple Fiesta”, our prize-winning raffle quilt — Tickets $1 each…

"Splash of Color" Fiber Art & Quilt Show

October 5 & 6, 2012 Show Times: Fri. 10a-5:30 p, Sat. 10-5:00p Admission: 1-day ticket $6, 2-day $8 Parking: Compliments of the Guild
 Location- Cabarrus Arena and Events Center located at 5751 NC Hwy 49 North, Concord, North Carolina (MAP). Handicap accessible. This is an annual show presented by Cabarrus Quilters Guild, an all volunteer…

Quilt Expo 2012

Date and location: September 6-8, 2012Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin (MAP) Be part of the ultimate quilting adventure in Madison, one of the nation’s most popular cities and a great place to enjoy the beginnings of autumn in the Midwest. Located among beautiful lakes and parks, the city…

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A Dragonfly Takes Flight

Our occassional correspondent George Shuster wrote to share his latest amazing creation — and to request some help from all you quilt fans out there.  For those of you unfamilar with George’s “clothes label” quilts, check out this article. Here’s what George had to say about his newest: Hope all’s well. Thought you might be…

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You GUYS!!!!!!

Quilty magazine! Quilty magazine! AAGGGGGHHHH! I signed off on the final page proofy things! Today! Holy cannoli! Holy cannellini beans! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. It’ll be on sale at newsstands errywhere in May. It’s really good. It’s brand new. It’s fun. It’s chock full of quilts and tips and all kinds of goodies and friends…