Spring Fever? Go ahead and Catch it!
Since we often seek inspiration from the simple beauty that surrounds our daily lives, it’s only natural that our creative side especially looks forward to spring. Be it your own garden or a field of wildflowers, the colorful blooms around you can inspire just the right color palette for a new quilting venture. And, we’re going to try to keep that ‘Spring Fever’ alive throughout some of our upcoming issues by inviting you to visit some of our favorite garden inspirations – but, we’ll be taking nature one step further than just pretty florals - we’ll have you brushing elbows with lady bugs, butterflies and even a sassy, little polka-dotted bunny. So, hopefully before the snow flies again, you will have had a chance to immortalize that favorite blooming rose, or maybe even have captured an entire bouquet of memories.
And remember, before you start any new project; make sure you take time to visit www.shopfonsandporter.com. By taking advantage of your newsletter subscriber status, you’ll have first notice of great bargain opportunities covering a wide variety of kits, notions, books, etc., and make sure you keep your eye out for those fun gift ideas, too!
The ‘25 Fat Quarter Blow Out’ sale is still going on and gaining in popularity - nothing makes a better gift than a colorful stack of fat quarters all wrapped up in a pretty bow! For a limited time still, we will send you our choice of 25 fat quarters for the low price of $39.00 (sorry, no returns at this special price).
The Fons & Porter Crystal Glass Head Pins (1 7/8”, clear glass, 180 count) are priced at a super low sale price of $9.99 (regular price $19.99). 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. These kits are moving fast, and once they're gone, they're gone!
And, when you’re done shopping, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the many other on-line features at FonsandPorter.com. For example, did you know that at our ‘Events’ section you can find and post information about contests, shows and presentations all across the country (and world!)? Some might even be happening right in your home town! For example, Pennsylvania residents recently had a chance to enjoy a presentation that you wouldn’t want to have missed: Why We Quilt - A new lecture and slideshow by Marianne Fons - (May 13-14). Marianne will also be presenting soon, July 11 - 13 in Colorado—check out the site for more details.
By the way, if you have an upcoming show or event you'd like to see listed at our events page, it's easy to submit your information, Just click here and fill out the online form!
Home ‘tweet’ Home submitted by Eilene M, Wildomar, CA
“When I received your Jan/Feb 2007 magazine, and it showed how to make a Quillow, I was inspired. I just had to make one. The only thing was to come up with a design. When Mother’s Day was approaching, I got my inspiration to make a Quillow for my Mother-in-law whose favorite things are birds and birdhouses. Here is a picture of the Quillow/Quilt blanket I came up with. When the Quillow is all folded up into the pillow, you can see different it has different hand-stitched designs on both sides. Every time I receive your magazine new ideas come to me to make. I always look forward to receiving them."
I love ‘Love of Quilting’! Submitted by Kathy E, Manorville, New York
“I love your magazine! When I read the Sept/Oct 2005 issue, I had to make ‘The Words of Wisdom’ Teachers quilt for my sister, Suzanne. Suzanne began her second career as a fifth grade teacher at age 45 while raising two sons. When I gave the quilt to her for Christmas in 2005, she cried. The picture is of me and my sister (she is on the right) after we had entered the quilt in the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild Show in June 2007.
An aphorism is placed throughout this quilt as part of the pattern:
"The children you teach are messages to a future that you will never see.”
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
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A great gift that quilters love is a gift subscription to Love of Quilting magazine. Did you know that when you give a gift subscription, you are actually giving three different gifts?
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This fun-filled booklet contains 10 SUPER quick-and-easy gift ideas you can stitch in no time. The experts at Keepsake Quilting™ teamed up with Marianne Fons and Liz Porter to bring you some of their favorite patterns for quilts, bags, and table toppers, all perfect gifts for any occasion. Each project contains color photos, diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through assembly. We'll give you tips and easy techniques to help you achieve success. Best of all—this booklet is FREE with your subscription!
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