Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cosmetic Pouch Using Faux Piecing & Couching

As the holidays approach, we’re surely on the lookout for creative and thoughtful gifts for the people we hold most dear. This DIY cosmetic pouch is a gift any special girl in your life will absolutely love! Use faux piecing and couching to embellish and create a cute zippered pouch. Tara Rex and Nicki LaFoille…

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Winter Friends Stick Together Quilt – Wall Hanging

On cold winter days, nothing is more heartwarming than friendship. Celebrate it with this oh-so-cute winter wallhanging. Finished Size: 10½” × 11½” 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 FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

The QUILT PARADE

Date and location: June 19-21, 2014 Thurs: Noon-8 pm, Friday: 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday:10 am – 5 pmCalvary Baptist Church, 785 1st Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho (MAP) Description: Snake River Valley Quilt Guild (SRVQG) presents The QUILT PARADE featuring more than 300 quilts. Expect hourly door prizes, demonstrations, workshops and fun for the…

Quilting By The Gulf XV

Date and location: March 8 from 9-5 pm and March 9, 2014, 9-4 pmVenice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Avenue, Venice, Fla. (MAP) Description: The Venice Area Quilters Guild’s 15th biennial quilt show features over 200 beautiful quilts of all styles, a giant boutique with handmade gift items, a gorgeous raffle quilt, daily silent auctions…

Dallas Quilt Celebration 2014

Date and location: March 7-9, 2014Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, Tex. (MAP) Description: Quilt show with over 400 quilts on display. Over $14,000 in prize money Appraisals. 150 Vendors. Lectures. Demonstrations. Special Exhibits. Mini Quilt Auction. Quilt tours. www.quiltersguildofdallas.org.  

Black Canyon Quilt Show 2014

Date and location: July 11-13, 2014, 9-5 Friday and Saturday; 10-4 SundayMontrose, Colo.  Description: The 19th annual Black Canyon Quilt Show is hosting award winning quilt artist David Taylor on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in advance, or at the door. Tickets include admission to the…

Our Stories in Quilts 2014

Date and location: February 1 – February 15, 2014The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, Calif. (MAP) Description: In celebration of Black History Month, Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) will host its 3rd annual Quilt Exhibit “Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives.” The exhibit will highlight African-American…

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Going to Class – Free Pattern

Schools of colorful fish swim in rows on this strippy kids’ quilt. Finished Size: 48″ × 60″ Rating: Intemediate ***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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Quick & Easy Holiday Cards

The holiday season is upon us and nothing shows loved ones how much we appreciate them like personalized Christmas cards. Learn how to create five unique cards using coordinated product from American Crafts. These cards come together quickly as you learn shortcuts from Susan Opel. In this class, you will learn: How to accurately cut your…

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Star-Crossed

Create this fabulous faux braid with simple blocks. This quilt truly is easier to make than it looks. Finished Size: 68″ × 88½” Finished Blocks: 11 (11¼”) blocks Rating: Challenging ***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…

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Hurry Home

Inspired by a beautiful large-scale print, Wendy Sheppard designed this pieced quilt, choosing fabrics for blocks from the colors in the border. Finished Size: 52″ × 52″ Finished Blocks: 40 (7½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Wendy Sheppard, visit our Designers page. Hurry Home Quilt Digital Pattern

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Gumdrops

You’ll love working with the brightly colored fabrics in this quilt. The finished result is a surefire pick-me-up for winter’s dreariest days. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 50″ × 58″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Nancy Mahoney, visit our Designers page. Gundrops Quilt Digital Pattern  

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Gathered Memories

Kim Diehl is a specialist at combining traditional patchwork with appliqué. Use Kim’s techniques shown in Sew Easy: Invisible Machine Appliqué to make this beautiful quilt. Finished Size: 60″ × 60″Finished Blocks: 9 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Kim Diehl, visit our Designers page. Gathered Memories Quilt Digital Pattern  

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Quick & Easy Baby Quilts

Try our quick and easy methods to make Triangle-Squares and Hourglass Units without cutting triangles. Use Fons & Porter’s Triangle Square and Hourglass Template set. Finished Size: 37″ × 43″ Finished Blocks: 30 (6″) Triangle-Squares or Hourglass Units Rating: Easy Quick & Easy Baby Quilts Digital Pattern