Monthly Archives: April 2014

GirlsBestFriend_web_250.jpg

A Girl’s Best Friend Quilt

This twin-sized quilt features bright, pieced diamonds in prints and solids. The combination of prints and solids gives this quilt dimension. For more efficient and easier cutting and piecing, use the 60° Pyramid Ruler and the Diamond Ruler offered below. To learn more about these rulers, watch these free quilting video tutorials: Sew Easy: Cutting 60°…

Uptown Blanco 4th Annual Quilt Show

Date and location: October 10-11, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. dailyUptown Blanco, 317 Main St., Blanco, Texas (MAP) Description: Our quilt show celebrates the art and artistry of quilting yesterday and today. The show will feature a display of quilts by Betty Alderman along with the 2014 Hoffman Challenge. We are interested in displaying your Heirlooms…

Celebrate The Quilts of Valor Foundation

As many of you are aware, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is dedicated to touching armed forces members and veterans with the healing power of quilts. This volunteer-based initiative is a personal mission to much of the quilting community, including the staff at Fons & Porter. To celebrate QOVF, Fons & Porter is participating in…

Sharing Our Stitches Quilt Show 2014

Date and location: October 10-11, 2014, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. dailyEnumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, Washington (MAP) Description: Our NEW Venue, the Enumclaw Expo Center, will feature more quilts and more vendors! Admission is a $5 donation. Our Featured Quilter will be Judy Eades. We will have on-going demos, a Bed Turning of…

2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Date and loccation: October 3 – 5, 2014. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. 703 S Second St, La Conner, Wash. (MAP) Description: Juried and judged show of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art in Maple Hall and the…

Sew & Tell Guidelines

We love seeing your work and what quilt patterns you have made. Pictures are worth a thousand words, or in this case, a thousand stitches! We want to make sure photos submitted for our Sew & Tell feature present your hard work in the best light possible. Here are 5 suggestions to make your quilt pictures perfect:…

Cabin Fever Quilt Show 2014

Date and location: April 26, 2014, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Community Christian Church, 1064 N. Business Rt. 5, Camdenton, Missouri (MAP) Description: Quilts, wall hangings, wearables and home decor. Special display of past member quilts, display of new techniques, and Quilts of Valor project. Antique quilts for sale, boutique items. $1 fat quarters. Quilting magazines and books,…

Celebrate Quilting Quilt Show 2014

Date and location: Sept. 18 and 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sept. 20 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Springfield Expo Center, 635 E St Louis St., Springfield, Missouri (MAP) Description: The Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s 2014 quilt show “Celebrate Quilting” will feature more than 400 quilts. Elsie M. Campbell will be the judge and give two lectures Thursday…

LoQ M-J 14

Love of Quilting May/June 2014

The Love of Quilting May/June 2014 issue brings you the best in quilting! There’s something for everyone in this issue including quilts from our Love of Quilting TV show. We’re really proud of these quilts, so make sure to check them out! Summer quilts are a great way to brighten up any room they’re displayed in. This issue…

Brand New Sew Easy Lessons!

Jean Nolte, editor at Fons & Porter, and Colleen Tauke, our talented sewing specialist, have been hard at work creating new Sew Easy lessons! How do you find  Sew Easy videos? Suscribe to our YouTube channel Go to video.fonsandporter.com 9 reasons why you should watch Sew Easy lessons: They are free! Brush up on your…

Kingman Quilt Guild 2014 Quilt Show

Date and location: October 3-4, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Beale Celebrations Bldg, 201 N. Fourth St., Kingman, Ariz. (MAP) Description: Arizona: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water is this year’s theme. Features include 150+ quilts/items on display. We will have a Vendors’ Mall, Opportunity Quilt, Guild Boutique, Challenge Quilt display, Quilts of Valor display, Silent Auction and a…

ZoesPlayDay_250.jpg

Zoe's Play Day

Double the monkeys, double the fun! Baby monkeys provide both sweetness and giggles in this quilt perfect for today’s nurseries. Finished Size: 38″ × 54″Finished Blocks: 24 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Zoe’s Play Day Quilt Kit Zoe’s Play Day Digital Pattern Zoe’s Play Day Pattern Bonus: View a free video tutorial for this project.  

AmericanaStars_250.jpg

Americana Stars

These stars are made using a technique developed by Liz Porter. It’s a bit tricky, so pay close attention. Two contrasting squares make a pair of blocks that are the exact opposites of each other. Finished Size: 27″ squareFinished Blocks: 8 (9″) blocks Rating: Challenging Americana Stars Quilt Kit Americana Stars Digital Pattern Americana Stars…

9PatchGarden_250.jpg

Nine Patch Garden

Use all your softly-colored 2½”-wide strips and one neutral print to make this lovely twin-size quilt. Finished Size: 71″ × 88″ Finished Blocks: 20 (14″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Nine Patch Garden Digital Pattern Nine Patch Garden Pattern Bonus: View a free video tutorial for this project.