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December 23, 2008 • NEWSLETTER

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It was one such suggestion that led to our most recent introduction of educational videos http://www.fonsandporter.com//aspx/FonsandPorter/education/Default.aspx.

We have found that these exciting new videos are helping to build bridges between quilters who always wanted to learn certain techniques and procedures but just couldn't conveniently link up with the pros in those respective fields.

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Fat quarters, from me to you by Yvonne Hamilton, Renton, WA


I thought you might like to see a photo of my 50 Fat Quarters Quilt. For the last two Christmases, one of the gifts my husband has given me has been a box full of beautiful fat quarters. He actually picks them out all by himself at the local quilt shop. That is pretty impressive, especially since I didn't think he even knew where the shop was!

The first year I used up the fat quarters; one here, one there, until they were all gone. But, this time, I decided to keep them all together in one quilt. Of course, to find a pattern, I had to dig through my collection of Love of Quilting magazines. Your magazine is wonderful and always full of inspiration. I save them all, organized in binders (yours is the only magazine that gets this special treatment!). The pattern I chose for last year's Christmas fat quarters, was from the 2004 January/February issue called the Barbara Frietchie Star. It was the perfect pattern for this project, if only because it called for exactly 50 fat quarters. I added a neutral background fabric for the stars, but all of the rest of the top, including the binding and borders, was from the fifty fat quarters.

 

PS: Our technical team wants to let you know about an update that may affect your ability to play back video content at full-screen.  Flash released an update recently which disables the full-screen playback feature in our videos.  We’re looking into the solution now and hope to resolve the issue soon—we apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have not yet installed this non-critical update and wish to continue viewing in full screen as we resolve the issue, we kindly request you not install this update.  Thanks!


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