Art of Quilting: 25 Quilts - November/December 2006

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25 Quilts By Marianne Fons & Liz Porter
 
Basket and Bows
1. Basket and Bows, 75" x 92".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, 1993.
Hand quilted by Helen Martens.
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Ocean Waves
2. Ocean Waves, 80" x 100".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, 1984.
Hand quilted by Helen Martens.
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Americana Sampler
3. Americana Sampler, 70" x 94".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, 1992.
We designed Americana Sampler to be a teaching quilt in our landmark book, Quilter's Complete Guide. We were smart enough to make two, one vertical and one horizontal, so we'd each have a version of this special quilt to keep forver.
Hand quilted by Evalee Waltz.
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Liz's Super Star
4. Liz's Super Star, 76" x 92".
Designed and made by and Liz Porter, 1993.
Machine quilted by Fern Stewart.
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Corn and Beans
5. Corn and Beans, 62" x 86".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons, 1994.
Machine quilted by Fern Stewart.
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String Star
6. String Star, 52" x 52".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and friends, 1994.
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Back in Time Stars
7. Back in Time Stars, 84" x 100".
Designed and made by Liz Porter, Marianne Fons, and students, 1995.
Utility quilted by Connie Tilman.
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Seams Sew Fun Sampler
8. Seams Sew Fun Sampler, 75" x 93".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1998.
Machine quilted by Kelly Ashton.
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Country Barns
9. Country Barns, 42½" x 52½".
Designed and made by Liz Porter.
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French Country Strippy
10. French Country Strippy, 76½" x 99¾".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1998.
Machine quilted by Fern Stewart.
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Oak Leaf
11. Oak Leaf, 82" x 100".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1998.
Machine quilted by Lynn Witzenburg.
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Christmas Joy Sampler
12. Christmas Joy Sampler, 81" x 95".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1999.
Christmas Joy ran in the magazine throughout 1999 as a series quilt. It was so popular, we recently republished this quilt in booklet form.
Machine quilted by Marilyn Badger.
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Savannah Medallion Sampler
13. Savannah Medallion Sampler, 92" x 92".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1999.
Hand quilted by Iowa Amish women.
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Kitty Corner
14. Kitty Corner, 81" x 102".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1999.
Machine quilted by Fern Stewart.
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Prosperity Wheel
15. Prosperity Wheel, 89½" x 109 3/8".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons, 2000.
Hand quilted by Ada Troyer, Verna Troyer, Katie Troyer, and Mary Yoder.
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Black Feathered Star
16. Black Feathered Star, 68¾" x 101".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 2000.
Machine quilted by Jean Nolte.
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White Feathered Star
17. White Feathered Star, 68¾" x 101".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 2000.
Machine quilted by Kelly Ashton.
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Stars & Stripes Sampler
18. Stars and Stripes Sampler, 80" x 98".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 2000.
We did an entire 13-part TV series on the blocks in Stars & Stripes Sampler.
Machine quilted by Jean Nolte.
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Christmas Cactus
19. Christmas Cactus, 80" x 100".
Designed and made by Liz Porter, 2001.
Christmas Cactus is Liz's update of the classic nineteenth-century red and green appliqué quilt. She used fusible web and a tiny zigzap stitch.
Machine quilted by Jean Nolte.
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Field of Poppies
20. Field of Poppies, 85½" x 97½".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 2002.
Field of Poppies was inspired by a Rub McKim pattern.
Machine quilted by Kelly Ashton.
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Prarie Stars
21. Prarie Stars, 91" x 100".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Shon McMain, 2003.
Machine quilted by Jean Nolte.
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Grandmother's Flower Pots
22. Grandmother's Flower Pots, 81" x 104".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons, 2005.
Machine quilted by Dawn Cavanaugh.
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Pine Burr
23. Pine Burr, 65½" x 83".
Designed and made by Liz Porter, 2005.
Machine quilted by Dawn Cavanaugh.
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Texas Log Cabin
24. Texas Log Cabin, 66¾" x 93¾".
Designed and made by Marianne Fons, 2006.
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Our Home Sweet Home
25. Our Home Sweet Home, 82" x 100".
Designed and made by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons, 1998.
Machine quilted by Lynn Witzenburg.
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These quilts are all so beautiful. Where can I obtain a pattern if I would like to make one?

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