Monthly Archives: October 2012

Victorian Christmas Viewers Choice Quilt Show 2012

Date and location: December 1,7,8,14,15,and 16, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.The Carriage House, 23 W. Maple Street Lombard, IL 60148 (MAP) Description: The Lombard Historical Society will be hosting the show in our new exhibit space. With a donation of $2.00, visitors can vote for their favorite quilt. The winning quilter will receive…

Vermont Quilt Festival 2013

Date and location: June 28-30, 2013 Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, Vermont (MAP) Description: Come to New England’s Oldest and Largest Quilt Event! Enjoy a visual feast of color and design in hundreds of quilts in several exhibits. Showcased this year are Life’s Work: A retrospective of the quilts of Jo Diggs; Lobby Lights:…

The Garden of Eden Quilt Show 2013

Date and location: Saturday, February 2, 2013 10:00am to 5:00pmPraise Church Event Center, 1600 Willow Ave. Clovis, California (MAP) Description: The Heritage Quilters Guild presents our 2013 show, “The Garden of Eden.” We will display 100+ quilts made primarily by African American Quilters residing in Central California. This is a biannual show. We will have free demonstrations,…


Free Preview Issue

As a quilter, we know you love handmade items. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to our new sister publication, Love of Crochet.  This brand-new magazine includes patterns for garments, gifts, accessories and home décor—over 25 in each issue! And you’re invited to get a Free Preview Issue packed with the best crochet inspiration around!…

Fusible Appliqué Lettering Quilting Video

For a personal touch, stitch a name or monogram on bedding, garments, or home décor items. Choose a pretty font on your computer and follow the instructions below. Download free instructions for this project. Check out our free video lesson on fusible lettering. 


Elaina’s Quilt – Free Quilted Pillow Sham Pattern

  Create a one-of-a-kind personalized quilt and matching pillow sham for a special young person. Personalize it using a lettering font and your home computer.   Size: 59″ × 81″ Rating: Easy ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely…


Little ZZ

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Hourglass Runner

Designer Karen Witt combines golden tans and black to make elegant hourglass blocks—only three are needed for an autumn-inspired table runner. Size: 18″ × 46½”Blocks: 3 (10″) blocks Rating: Easy Hourglass Runner Digital Pattern Learn more about the designer.



Commemorate special memories by using a befitting theme fabric in your quilt. Here, designer Christine Stainbrook uses a selection of fishing-print fabrics to remember a boat trip along the lakeshore. Size: 58″ × 72″Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy Memorabilia Digital Pattern Bonus: Download free size charts for crib and queen sizes, plus patterns and…


Zoo Friends

Make this cheerful quilt for a little one that’s special to you. Flannel makes it a cuddly soft wrap for naptime. Bonus for you: it’s easy to piece using strip sets. Note: This pattern meets the guidelines established by the Quilts for Kids organization. To learn more about QFK, go to Size: 45½” × 62″Blocks:…


Dream Weaver

  Clever positioning of colors and quilt blocks creates a tranquil “woven” pattern. We give you instructions to make this easy quilt in four alternate sizes!   Size: 60″ × 72″Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy Dream Weaver Digital Pattern Download a free size chart (crib, twin and queen) for this quilt. Learn more about…


Florentine Tiles

Nancy Mahoney took two traditional block patterns, Joseph’s Coat and Orange Peel, and made them in contemporary prints from her latest fabric collection. Size: 67″ × 76″Blocks: 42 (9″) blocks Rating: Easy Florentine Tiles Digital Pattern Learn more about the designer.  


Pieced Poinsettias

Bright blooms grace this joyful quilt, made up in energetic holiday prints. Make one to give and one to keep! Size: 41½” × 53″Blocks: 12 (9½”) blocks Rating: Easy Pieced Poinsettias Digital Pattern Learn about the designer.    


Barnaby’s Bands

The stripy bands in this modern quilt underscore the fiesta-colored rectangular groupings. Tony’s cat, Barnaby, “helped” with the construction of this quilt and could often be found napping on it! Size: 62″ × 79½” Rating: Easy Barnaby’s Bands Digital Pattern Learn more about the designer.