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 different quilt blocks 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.

State-Fair-Themed Potluck

Today we had a state-fair-themed potluck at the office. The Iowa State Fair is famous for having foods on a stick, so many of us brought our own versions of “on-a-stick” foods such as butter, fruit, twinkies, peanut butter and jelly, smores, trifle, and the ever popular corndog.  We also had some tasty jambalaya, homemade…

It’s fair time in Madison County!

I bet it’s fair time where you are too! A few of us here in the office were 4-H er’s or leaders and had to go check out the projects today at noon. It brought back memories of my kids working on projects and how proud they were when they were finally done and judged.…