Fons & Porter Blog

From the expert quilting staff at Fons & Porter, we welcome you to our quilting blog filled with rich content, perfect for quilters of every level – whether you just picked up the bug or have been quilting for years.

Here, you’ll find quilting techniques, tips and tricks from quilting experts aimed at helping you improve your skills one step at a time. You’ll also find information about quilt styles and blocks, like our popular Block Friday series where we profile a different quilt block each week and give you suggestions on using them in your quilts. We also talk about some of the important questions in quilting like how to bind your quilt and whether or not you should prewash your quilt fabrics, along with some surprises.

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Fons & Porter Staff Pets and Quilts

Happy Valentine’s Week from Fons & Porter. We know many quilters are also pet lovers. During this Valentine’s week we will highlight some of the members of the Fons & Porter staff and show how their pets help them make quilts.   Today we would like to introduce you to Tony Jacobson and his 3…

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Meet Scrabble

Marianne was in the shop today, taping a helpful tip for an upcoming Quilty episode. We know that if Marianne is in the building, then so is Scrabble. Scrabble is Marianne’s dog and she always greets us with warm hugs and swift tricks. She will be joining the cast in an episode of Fons &…

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Wearing Red for Heart Health

You may have noticed the color red floating through your hallways at work today. It isn’t just because February is the month of love, it is because today is a day to bring awareness to women’s heart health.       According to medical statistics, heart disease is the number one killer of women. More…

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Baked Potato Bag Class

Sometimes the Fons & Porter employees and their family members get together to make small projects. It is great to get together with the people we work with and learn all about their creative talents. We had so much fun making our baked potato bags.   Cindy H. taught us how to make these great…

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Trivia Contest Winners Revealed

Thanks to all who played our trivia contest with us over the Holidays! We would like to announce the winners of the past 2 trivia contests. Week 8 Trivia Answer: Liz’s first Christmas Quilt was Sugar Loaf Christmas Tree a.k.a. Sugar Plum Christmas Quilt. Congratulations to Charlotte Henley who won the Best of Fons &…

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Love of Quilting Christmas Potluck

          Today was our Love of Quilting Christmas Potluck. We had a lot of fun taking time to celebrate the holiday together. Our advertising manager was able to come into town to celebrate with us. It was great having Cristy here with us this year.         Instead of…

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Fons & Porter Holiday Trivia Contest – Week 6

    Thank you to all who are entering our Holiday Trivia Contest. We hope you are having as much fun as we are! Week 5 Answer: Marianne’s favorite Christmas gift was seeing her mom’s happiness as she hugged the Corn and Beans scrap quilt Marianne gave to her as a gift. Congratulations to Dorothy…

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Fons & Porter Holiday Trivia Contest – Week 5

Wow, thanks to all who are entering and enjoying our Holiday Trivia Contest. Let’s get right to our winners and our new trivia question. Week 3 Answer: Liz and Marianne both majored in English. Congratulations to Kim Mabry who won 4″ Thread Snipping Scissors and an Omnigrid 9.5″ x 9.5″ ruler. Week 4 Answer: Liz…

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Fons & Porter’s Thanksgiving Potluck

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at Fons & Porter without a potluck. You know how much quilters love to eat! Today our staff went above and beyond and brought in some great food.         We even had a special guest for lunch. Marianne Fons came by to celebrate the holiday with us. I…

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Look Who Came to our Autumn Harvest Potluck

        What a great day to have a potluck at work! The temperatures have stared to drop considerably and we were able to warm our bellies with some fantastic recipes today. We enjoyed homemade potato soup, chicken enchiladas, pizza pasta, brown bread, and bbq pulled pork.            …