Tag: Quilts of Valor

Parade Rest Quilt

Parade Rest Quilt

Marianne Fons chose a classic Pinwheel Star block for her latest Quilt of Valor®. Our Sew Easy Lesson walks you through cutting half-square and quarter-square triangles. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 79½” Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons…

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Star Surround - Patriotic Quilts

Patriotic Quilts – A Salute To Our Veterans

The Quilts of Valor® Foundation (QOVF) is one of the largest groups in the nation dedicated to making patriotic quilts and presenting them in thanks to veterans and members of the armed forces. Fons & Porter has been supporting the QOVF effort for a long time now and we’re very proud of the quilts we’ve designed…

Quilts of Valor & Patriotic Holidays

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and it’s a good time to make a Quilt of Valor for a special someone. I’m making a new one for Love of Quilting’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue—watch for it! This is the perfect time to stock up on patriotic quilt kits or back issues of Love of Quilting and…

Quilts of Valor Awarded Memorial Day Weekend

Winterset, Iowa, home of Fons & Porter, the bridges of Madison County, and the birthplace of John Wayne, was a busy place during Memorial Day weekend. The main event was the ribbon cutting for the brand new John Wayne Birthplace Museum, but my favorite event was a concert played by the Iowa Military Veterans Band. This…

National Craft Month Dedication – Elaine

“I am proud to submit my version of a starburst quilt, made by me for the family of a U.S. soldier lost in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2007.  In this rendition of the starburst, the large center star represents Matthew. The medium-sized stars represent his surviving parents, grandparents and siblings, and the smallest stars…

Celebrate The Quilts of Valor Foundation

As many of you are aware, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is dedicated to touching armed forces members and veterans with the healing power of quilts. This volunteer-based initiative is a personal mission to much of the quilting community, including the staff at Fons & Porter. To celebrate QOVF, Fons & Porter is participating in…

Patriotic Quilts is on Sale Now

The pages of Patriotic Quilts are filled with quick and easy patriotic quilts and quilt projects. Several of our patterns meet the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation, so this is your opportunity to make a quilt for a veteran. Browse through the quilts in Patriotic Quilts and tell us which one is…

America The Beautiful Quilt

This lovely Quilt of Valor® features the old favorite Snowball block set off by a cute upper and lower border of appliqued stars. Our instructions help you through constructing those dancing stars. About This Quilt Finished Size: 55½” x 85½” Finished Blocks: 48 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Florence May Recommended Tools: Paper-backed fusible…

Quilts of Valor Going Strong!

Fons & Porter recently had the privilege of teaching at The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Kansas City. In between classes, the Kansas City area Quilts of Valor presented a Q&A on how to participate and how to get groups started in your area… Kansas has several bases around the area with military personnel coming and…

Covered Bridge Quilt Show

Well it is official…I attended my first quilt show ever! A person has to start somewhere, right? I went to the Covered Bridge Quilt Show in Winterset during the Covered Bridge Festival and it was terrific. The highlight of my quilt show experience was meeting Rod Beem. Rod is a Vietnam Veteran and a Purple…

Weekend of Valor Roadtrip

Marianne and Catherine Roberts visted the store before they set out to Huntley, Illinois for the Weekend of Valor, presented by Gazebo Quilters’ Guild.  The dates for the weekend are August 19th and 20th. Catherine is the founder of Quilts of Valor, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to, “cover ALL those service…

Don’t you just want to go sew something?

A friend brought her quilt in the shop to show us her 4th  of July quilt top.  It’s made from some of the patriotic and Quilts of Valor fabric we have in the shop. As we were admiring her quilt,  we were talking about how the weather just makes us want to smile and sew! Do…