From Marianne Fons & Liz Porter - November/December 2006

Current photo of Marianne and Liz and from 1999. 2006 has been a fantastic year for Fons & Porter.We've packed more quilts, more tips, and more techniques into each issue of Love of Quilting this year than ever before. Our new line of branded products created especially for quilters has been a big hit. Many thanks for the wonderful letters of encouragement we've received from many of you during our 25th anniversary year.
Now, we're saying thanks to
you with our largest-ever issue! On pages 20-23, enjoy 25 favorite quilting tips to help you quilt better. Throughout the magazine, discover 25 fantastic gift ideas to delight you this holiday season. On pages 74-79, enjoy Art of Quilting, a retrospective quilt show of 25 quilts we've made over the past 25 years. Enjoy more beautiful quilt projects by superstars Alex Anderson, Eleanor Burns, Irma Gail Hatcher, and Debbie Mumm.
Just launched as our quilting community. We've created a sponsored Web site where quilters worldwide can communicate with one another. Ask questions, seek stitching advice, or simply get acquainted in a friendly cyberspace environment. Log onto www.QuiltersTalk.com, register, and then spend time looking around. You'll find lots of "quilty" subject areas.
We hope you and your friends are finishing you entry for our 2006 Quilting Together Contest. See page 142 for information on how you and your friends can win a cash prize or A LOT of fat quarter bundles!
Finally, our little Christmas present to you is "Crazy Quilt," a short story by Marianne Fons. Download the story at www.FonsandPorter.com/CrazyQuilt. Make a cup of tea, put your feet up, and read the tale of a very unique quilt.

Happy Quilting,
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