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Marianne and Liz are reuniting in the Iowa Public Television studio for a special Fons & Porter's LIVE Reunion!! They retired from co-hosting Love of Quilting nearly a decade ago. They’ll share some new project ideas and quilting tips, and also report on their current life endeavors. Tune in to this live two-hour event on Saturday, 3/10 at 3pm CST on Facebook (event page below), YouTube, or at

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In honor of St. Patrick's Day and National Quilting Day!

We're celebrating St. Patricks Day with Irish Chain quilts and quilts using green fabrics. Are these on your quilting bucket list? Check them out!

Longarm quilting tips from some of our own!

In celebration of National Quilting Day, I gathered up three staff members who personally own a longarm quilting machine to see what we might learn from their experiences. The lesson that rang out…

Happy Friday! Here's a lovely free quilt pattern from our friends at McCall's Quilting.

We’re entering into the final stretch of the school year, which means that graduations for many young people are fast approaching. Whether headed to a dorm next fall or into their own apartment, a twin-bed quilt is a fantastic gift to help a young person celebrate reaching a new milestone.

Inspired by a set of orphan blocks purchased at a quilt festival, Marianne Fons created this simple, yet delightful quilt pattern perfect for a quick baby quilt. FIND YOURS HERE:

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Fun with appliqué! Get an heirloom look using today’s methods: construct set-in quilt blocks specific to corners and edges, approach appliqué-based blocks using tried-and-true techniques, and take raw-edge appliqué to the next level.
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Did you miss Marianne and Liz's reunion? Don't fret! It's all right here on Iowa Public Television's page. Woohoo!

Iowa Public Television shared their live video to the event: Fons & Porter's LIVE Reunion.

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After nearly 10 years, Marianne Fons and Liz Porter reunite to share new project ideas and quilting tips.

If you've ever wondered, "Why do I need to paper-piece this?" Mary has your answer. Paper piecing is so great for so many projects and it might just become your new favorite quiltmaking method. In part 2 of this video, Mary gives you a great tip on how to make a simple light box. Find Pt. 2 here:

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FREE Gumdrops quilt pattern using Simone Bradford’s On Your Mark collection! Make your mark with these modern prints based on Simone’s hand drawings of crosshatching, clamshells, ink splot and text prints. The bright modern palette mixes well with low-volume coordinates.
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What kind of thread should I use? That's a BIG question quilters have about quilting. Here are some answers from quilting guru, Catherine Redford.

I know I’m not alone in my desire to work with the best supplies I can afford. Each time I meet a quilter I admire, I like to ask after their favorite tools and materials. I love asking quilters,…

Harvest Sun, by Liz Porter, is a spectacular king-size quilt that uses lots of reproduction prints. Spectacular! You can FIND IT HERE:

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Full of light and bright projects, this issue sets its gaze on warmer weather and sunny skies. Peruse the projects and watch the Sew Easy lessons to learn more about quilting techniques used regularly in quilts.

What do you get when you combine swirling rainbows, modern grid work, welcoming fruit, and curvaceous beauties? It’s this issue of Quilty, of course!

Quilt sizes vary depending on the quilt design, designer, and publication. But, you can always rely on standard mattress and batting sizes to hold steadfast. Refer to this handy cheat sheet as needed!

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What questions do you want Marianne and Liz to answer during the reunion? Type them in the comments section of Iowa Public Television's Facebook Live event stream and IPTV will pass them along to Marianne and Liz! Today at 3 PM CST! DETAILS HERE:

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We’ve been hard at work to give you a better peek inside the March/April issue of Love of Quilting! We’re excited to share a condensed version of the magazine that highlights a handful of great projects from the magazine. Alongside this new feature you’ll find the latest letter from the editor and lists of all the issue’s projects and Sew Easy Lessons!

Winter can seem so long, and it often overstays its welcome, well into March. Then comes a day–so quietly it practically sneaks up on you—when the emerald green of new growth pushes up from the…

Are you and your quilt in this blog? Here are some of our favorite quilts from readers like you!

While it’s common for people to send us photos of quilts they made from patterns that were originally published years beforehand, we see also see a number of quilts made from patterns that were just…

What a wonderful celebration of greens! The blowing pinwheels with the playful greens have all the joy of a spring wind flowing across fresh meadows. GET IT HERE:

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