Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ground Cover Public Art Project 2013

Date and location: December 6-7, 2013Phoenix, Arizona Description: You can become a part of the group that will make 300 blankets for homeless individuals! Knitted, crocheted, woven or quilted; when put together, these individual blankets create a 116 ft. X 50 ft. “ground cover” that yields a colossal image of lush desert blooms. Each blanket…

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2014

Date and location: June 25 – 28, 2014Shipshewana, Indiana (MAP) Description: The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is a 4-day event with many activities throughout the county including: lectures by nationally recognized quilters Mary Fons and Ami Simms; educational schoolhouse; quilting workshops and lectures; a shop hop; and a quilt and vendor show. Enrollment begins on March…

Bellwether Dry Goods Open House & Quilt Sale 2013

Date and location: December 6-8, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Bellwether Dry Goods, 137 Bayard Road, Lothian, Maryland (MAP) Description: Over 140 one-of-a-kind hand quilted quilts on display and for sale. In addition, a private collection of antique quilts will be offered for sale. Homemade cookies & hot cider will be offered. Admission is free. For more…

Official Rules and Regulations for Quilting LIVE! Participation

Official Rules 1. Eligibility Quilters Club of America Quilting LIVE! contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are eighteen years of age or older or have permission to enter from a legal guardian. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other…

How to Enter

How to enter to Win a pair of tickets to a luncheon with Marianne Fons & Liz Porter or Win a ticket to Disney’s Frozen Quilt workshop: Mention Quilting LIVE! on your own blog or website and link to the Quilting LIVE! webpage. Once your blog is up with the Quilting LIVE! link, come back…

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Friday Funday Comment Challenge!

It’s Friday—yay! Do you have a quilting project you’re hoping to work on this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments! We’d like to hit 600 comments by 5:00 pm CST today. Once that goal is reached, one lucky winner will be chosen at random for a giveaway. (We have faith that you can…

Timeless Treasures Quilt Show 2014

Date and location: March 7 & 8, 2014, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, Florida (MAP) Description: Presented by the Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club. (http://www.seasidepiecemakers.com/)

Tiadaghton Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2013

Date and location: Friday October 18, 2013, 6pm – 9pm; Sat. Oct 19, 10am-6pm; Sun. Oct 20: 10am – 4 pmPenn College Field House, 1 College Ave, Williamsport, Penn. (MAP) Description: The Tiadaghton quilt guild presents its biennial quilt show. The public is invited to attend Friday evening special rate of $3. The 3 day…

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New Issue, New Projects, and a New Contest!

With the release of the September/ October 2013 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting only one day away, we wanted to give you a sneak peek and highlight one of the featured quilters, Amanda Murphy! Amanda wears many hats, including author, quilter, and designer, and her trademark look is based on nature. Look for…

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Pinwheel Chain

This quilt pattern featured in Scrap Quilts Fall 2013 is a throw size quilt pattern perfect for those who save even their tiniest fabric scraps! Make the throw-size quilt, featured here, or opt for a queen- or king-size option. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 64″ × 76″ Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Pinwheel…

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Simple Joys

This quilt pattern featured in Scrap Quilts Fall 2013 features churn dash quilt blocks made with bright quilt fabrics. Designer Kimberly Jolly loves to mix bright contemporary fabrics with traditional quilt block designs. She did just that to create Simple Joys. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Finished Size: 66″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 20 (14″)…

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White Chocolate

This quilt pattern featured in Scrap Quilts Fall 2013 is a bed size quilt pattern featuring flying geese quilt blocks. Designer Nancy Mahoney used a large collection of brown prints for her inventive scrap quilt. Two different blocks, both using Flying Geese Units, blend together beautifully. Finished Size: 91″ × 91″Finished Blocks: 25 (16″) blocks Rating:…

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Scrappy Shine

This quilt pattern featured in Scrap Quilts Fall 2013 features precut fabric made into stars, strips, and squares. If you like to use pre-cuts in your quilts you’re bound to have lots of leftovers. Here’s a great little quilt that perfectly accomodates all those straggly bits! Finished Size: 43½” × 50″ Rating: Intermediate Scrappy Shine Digital Pattern…

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Held Up at the Border

This quilt pattern featured in Scrap Quilts Fall 2013 is a throw size quilt pattern featuring log cabin quilt blocks. Subtle shifts in color values are high enough in contrast to show the individual logs yet low enough so that no one log jumps out at you. The center “chimney” pulls in both the taupe and burgundy…