Donate Time, Talent & Quilts: Quilts for Kids & Quilts of Valor®

Donating time, money, talent and quilts is such a gift to the recipients, whoever they may be. In the case of the two organizations we’re highlighting here, they are servicemen, servicewomen and children. Very deserving people, indeed. We’re dedicated to supporting these organizations and hope that you’ll join us. Here’s how you can help. The…

Quilts of Valor – Patriotic Quilts

Click on any of the quilts below to find them in our store. Find out more about the Quilts of Valor program here.   American Valor Quilt by Nancy Mahoney 61″ × 73″ Card Tricks Quilt by John Kubiniec 55″ × 67″ Three Tours Quilt by Tony Jacobson 70″ × 78″       Stars &…

Quilts of Valor & Patriotic Holidays

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and it’s a good time to make a Quilt of Valor for a special someone. I’m making a new one for Love of Quilting’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue—watch for it! This is the perfect time to stock up on patriotic quilt kits or back issues of Love of Quilting and…

Quilts of Valor Awarded Memorial Day Weekend

Winterset, Iowa, home of Fons & Porter, the bridges of Madison County, and the birthplace of John Wayne, was a busy place during Memorial Day weekend. The main event was the ribbon cutting for the brand new John Wayne Birthplace Museum, but my favorite event was a concert played by the Iowa Military Veterans Band. This…

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…

Quilts of Valor Going Strong!

Fons & Porter recently had the privilege of teaching at The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Kansas City. In between classes, the Kansas City area Quilts of Valor presented a Q&A on how to participate and how to get groups started in your area… Kansas has several bases around the area with military personnel coming and…

The Heart of Quilts of Valor®

We are pleased to bring you a special blog post from Heather Stephenson. Heather was asked to be a rookie for the Quilts of Valor® Iowa Public Television special. She would like to share her thoughts and feelings with you in this special letter… A few months ago, I received a phone call from a…

Quilts of Valor

About Quilts of Valor In each issue of Love of Quilting we include a quilt pattern that meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation®. We feel very strongly about this patriotic program and you can see why. Take a look at the details below for a better understanding of what Quilts of Valor is all about.…

Patriotic Quilts

BLOCK Friday: Patriotic Quilts

4th of July, Veteran’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day… the list goes on! Patriotic holidays in the U.S. are plentiful and many of us like to decorate our homes in solidarity with, and in honor of, these holidays. Think American flag quilts, patriotic table runners, and the like. As quilters, we have the means…

Easy Quilts Spring 2017 Cover

Easy Quilts Spring 2017

The Easy Quilts Spring 2017 issue is filled with quilt patterns and projects for a warm and sunny Spring! This issue of Easy Quilts, like so many others, is the best source for traditional quilts and reliable instructions from the experts at Fons & Porter. Come in and take a look around! Goodbye, winter and…

Star Surround - Patriotic Quilts

Patriotic Quilts – A Salute To Our Veterans

The Quilts of Valor® Foundation (QOVF) is one of the largest groups in the nation dedicated to making patriotic quilts and presenting them in thanks to veterans and members of the armed forces. Fons & Porter has been supporting the QOVF effort for a long time now and we’re very proud of the quilts we’ve designed…

Scarlet Swirl Quilt

Fons & Porter’s Latest & Greatest Quilts

We have so many quilt patterns and so many quilt kits to choose from, where to start? That’s why I’m here! I’ll show you around so you can peruse the wonderful world of Fons & Porter quilts with ease. This is pretty exciting stuff — our newest quilts — so feel free to ooohh and aaahh from…

Americana - Table Quilt Patterns

Nancy’s Quilting Classroom: Patriotic Quilts

Are you ready to celebrate with red, white and blue quilts? Rich in history, patriotic quilt patterns are perfect for decorating your home for the 4th of July, Labor Day, or Memorial Day. Whatever your summer plans, these quilt designs will help you get into the holiday spirit! I created “Shining Star” from Love of Quilting…