About Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting

Abbigail - Floral Quilts
Abbigail by Krisanne Watkins

Fons & Porter has been enjoying the art of quiltmaking for over 20 years. After auditioning various titles with our loyal readers, Love of Quilting hit newsstands in 1999 and in 2003, was picked up by PBS as the TV show that you know and love today. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of sharing other valued magazines with you, including Quilting Quickly, Easy QuiltsScrap Quilts, Quilting Celebrations, and Quilting Traditions.

Each of our magazines features contributors who are knowledgeable in the art of quilting and are revered in the quilting community. In addition to our valued contributors, we bring you expert advice from our magazine editors, TV show producers, and Carrie Sisk, the editor of the Fons & Porter website.

As always, our goal is for you to enjoy making quilts as much as we do and our hope is to inspire you in your everyday quiltmaking.


Being a member of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting offers you quilting tips, insight, and tutorials, as well as free quilt patterns, diagrams, motifs and size charts (and membership is FREE and EASY!).

Browse through our free quilt patterns.
Easy Quilt Patterns BlogFrom appliqué quilt patterns to wall hanging quilt patterns, there’s something for everyone. Beginning quilters and seasoned quilters alike will find just what they’re looking for when considering their next project.

Watch one of our free quilting video tutorials.
Our free quilting videos are there to help you with challenging techniques and specific quilt patterns. Videos are a great way to learn – you get to watch an expert quilter from the Fons & Porter staff demonstrate how to make quick-pieced Flying Geese units, do reverse appliqué, bind a quilt in a variety of ways, and piece those pesky curves. Our video tutorials include the right amount of information in just a few minutes to instruct and inspire you. And, you’ll want to make sure that you take a look at the Love of Quilting series information. Get details on specific episodes and a direct line to projects and extra goodies.

Enjoy our blogs.
This is where the action is! Get expert tips using notions, quilting your quilt, and choosing the right fabric for your projects. Learn about particular quilt blocks that are tried and true, but we bet you’ll learn something new about them! Find out more about the expert staff that supports Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, founding editors of Love of Quilting. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more available to you! Our blogs are there to help you become more accurate and efficient in your quiltmaking endeavors. Take a look!
Easiest Quilts Ever eBook

Download a free quilting eBook.
We have over 20 free eBooks, full of patterns for all sorts of quilting and sewing projects. If you’re interested in batik quilt patterns, civil war quilt patterns, easy quilts, fat quarter friendly quilts, Log Cabin quilt patterns, or almost any other type of quilt you can think of, we have a free eBook for you. Plus, they’re free! That’s pretty exciting.

Check out the patterns in our magazines.
All of Fons & Porter’s magazines feature detailed photos and instructions for each project. Quilting is a visual exercise, so we take care to include layout diagrams of each project in each issue of each magazine. There are also size options available with many of our projects!

Whether this is your first project or your hundredth, we welcome you to Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Take a look at what we have to offer you, and Happy Quilting!