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,…

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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Memorabilia

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…

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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 www.FonsandPorter.com/QFK. Size: 45½” × 62″Blocks:…

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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…

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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.  

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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.    

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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.