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April 29, 2008 • NEWSLETTER

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Delight your little one with this quilt illustrating a favorite book. Brightly colored food and numbers help kids with words and counting.
Place your order today for Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts Summer 2008!
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As seen in Avlyn's advertisement in Easy Quilts Spring 2008. Kit includes the book "New York Beauty".
From the Tapestry Rose collection by Northcott-Monarch. Download a free pattern for this quilt from Northcott-Monarch.

As promised, the May/June issue is out now and it has caused a big ripple in the quilting community. Just when you thought your project list was complete for 2008, we’ve shown you a whole new line-up of must-do quilts. These fun new designs run the gamut of traditional to modern-day funky and flip-floppy. And you have to admit that ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ sets a whole new standard for ‘cute as a bug!’ We’ve covered some great new techniques, shared some fantastic ‘spins’ on the traditional pinwheels, and introduced you to some exciting new patterns like the stunning star quilt, Sowing Seeds.

We hope you enjoy this issue, let us know what you think – as always, our readers are our greatest inspiration!

And remember, before you start any new project, be sure to take full advantage of your newsletter member status, and visit for some great bargain shopping. In fact, we have two bargain specials arriving just in time for Mother’s Day.

The Novelty Wrist Heart Pincushion, would make a fun and practical gift for anyone. You may want to pick up a couple, they help keep your pins and needles within easy reach, and can be a real time-saver, especially for the machine quilter. Your special sale price is $3.99, this is 50% off the regular price of $7.99. Use coupon code FPNEWS at checkout.

Also on sale for a limited time will be the Quilter’s Complete Guide. This hard-cover version of the best-selling quilting book ever, has been touted as the ‘Quilter’s Bible’. The precise step-by-step photos and detailed instructions make this a great gift for the novice quilter, or the even the expert. Note: there is a limited number of remaining copies in the hard-cover version – get yours while supplies last! Regularly priced at $29.95 on sale for $20.00, but you get it at the great sale price of only $15.00! Use coupon code FPNEWS at checkout.

Don't forget we are having private online warehouse sale! This is one sale you won’t want to miss. Special prices plus a free gift with each purchase on selected merchandise.

From a reader and devoted quilter, Hanky Art submitted by Roberta Caltrider, Adair, Iowa

“My daughter gave me all of her Mother-in-Law’s hankies and asked if I could find a way to incorporate them into an heirloom quilt. I actually ended up making two separate wall hangings. The white quilt was inspired by the fun little tradition that was so popular in the 1940s and 50s. You use the left side of a man’s shirt with both the pocket and placket left intact. The handkerchiefs are then placed in the pockets, just as the waitresses wore them in those days.

The other butterfly wall hanging is made entirely of hankies, except for the inner borders, backing, and binding. I had enough of the older linen-like hankies for the background of each block. I folded the flocked, see-through hankies into butterflies and appliquéd them to the linen ones and finally quilted around the finished butterflies. I tried to match color tones of the flocked hankies with the linen ones. I wanted you to see what I have been working on this winter in the two hours I quilt or do fancy work each day. I would like to work longer, but I am a farmer’s wife, church treasurer, and grandma to two wonderful girls. I relax every afternoon, if I am at home, by doing my fancy work. So, I am really slow and it takes a long time for me to get projects done.


I love your magazine and try to watch your show every Saturday afternoon. Keep up the good work!”

Thanks, Mary, for sharing your gifts and ideas with us.

Happy Quilting!
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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