Marianne Fons and Liz Porter are joined by a handful of special guests in the 2900 series of Love of Quilting. Each episode will walk you through specific quilting techniques with different tips and tricks to use in order to master it.
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Discover the episodes included in this video series:
Episode 2901: From Sea to Shining Sea
Marianne Fons joins host Angela Huffman to look at From Sea to Shining Sea quilt pattern. The clever quilt block, which creates a wave-like pattern, was adapted from an antique quilt and is easy for quilters of all levels to make. This simple, fat-quarter friendly project makes an ideal Quilt of Valor for a sailor.
Episode 2902: Home State Home
Whether you’re rooting for Tennessee, or you’re a California dreamer, this fresh fun quilt project lets you celebrate your state pride quilt. Lindsay Conner joins host Sara Gallegos to teach a method that allows you to work with any regional shape, and the scrappy, appliqué patches create a “country” effect. This fun, gift-y project is a great way to use up your scraps. But it’s even better in your favorite team’s colors!
Episode 2903: APQS – Choosing Threads for Quilting
Learn how choosing threads for quiltings can have a huge impact on what your final quilt looks like! Join Angela Huffman and her guest Karen McTavish at the longarm machine to learn how threads–their weight, color, and sheen—interact in your quilting design. Build confidence as a quilter in both free motion and stitch-in-the-ditch longarm quilting, and pick up all kinds of useful tips from two renowned quilting experts!
Episode 2904: Cactus Blooms
Emily Bailey’s fresh, bright, fat-quarter friendly quilt, Cactus Blooms, is a Fons & Porter staff favorite. Inspired by a little vintage quilt, the design is a wonderful pattern for exploring color placement, and using sashing to create a “floating” effect. Emily and host Sara Gallegos team up to teach some fabulous patchwork techniques.
Episode 2905: West Point
The two quilt blocks in Nancy Mahoney’s West Point play wonderfully together to create a timeless pattern. The placement of the blocks creates a directional, almost medallion-like design. The patriotic color scheme makes this perfect for a Quilt of Valor, too!
Episode 2906: Kitchen Windows
Cathedral Windows is a unique, classic pattern, but demanding enough that most people hesitate to try it. With Kitchen Windows, Lindsay Conner and host Sara Gallegos teach machine-piecing techniques that make this so much easier for today’s quilter. Designed around handy pre-cut 10-inch squares, this small project can be adapted for a pillow, and is a wonderful way to try out the classic quilt design.
Episode 2907: Red Between The Lines, Part 1
A magnificent quilt in the tradition of red-and-white quilts, Marianne Fons’ Red Between the Lines was featured in the debut exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum. There is so much to learn from this spectacular medallion quilt that we broke it up into two shows. In this first episode, Marianne Fons and host Angela Huffman explore planning a medallion-style quilt, and techniques for creating the pieced border.
Episode 2908: Red Between The Lines, Part 2
In this second episode showcasing Marianne Fons’ Red Between the Lines (click here for part 1), Marianne and host Angela Huffman teach you the techniques needed for working with a multiple borders and the blocks in this heirloom-level quilt featured in the debut exhibit of the Iowa Quilt Museum.
Episode 2909: Rainbow Mosaic
An unusual take on charm quilts, this design by Nancy Mahoney combines multiple charm shapes in a medallion-style quilt that uses batiks. Using templates to make things easier, Nancy and host Sara Gallegos walk you through different methods for dealing with these unusual shapes. Hexagons, diamonds, triangles—with the right tools and techniques, you can master them all!
Episode 2910: Farmer’s Wife Table Runner
The Farmer’s Wife quilts by Laurie Aaron Hird have become instant classics. The Fons & Porter staff was inspired to pick one quilt block from each iconic quilt, and incorporate them into a smaller project. Host Sara Gallegos and Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist Colleen Tauke showcase how small quilt blocks can be mixed-and-matched. This table runner will let you take a small taste of the rich tradition of sampler quilts.
Episode 2911: Cross Road to Grandma’s House
Inspired by memories of traveling to her grandmother’s house on Waddington Road, Barb Eikmeier designed this quilt combining two blocks—album cross and snowball—using an on-point layout. Barb and host Sara Gallegos will teach how to construct the quilt, and even share a few tips for working with plaid fabrics. The nostalgic, but bright colors make this a wonderful quilt for remembering the good times.
Episode 2912: A Formal Affair
Who knew the home-y log cabin block could have such a dramatic side? Toby Lischko’s variation on the log cabin design plays with color, value and placement, resulting in an elegant, riveting quilt. The simple construction gives Toby and host Sara Gallegos ample opportunity to teach the basic, good quilting practices that quilters are all too likely to rush past. Let this sophisticated-looking quilt bring you back to your roots.
Episode 2913: Twilight In The Garden
TailorMade By Design’s Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton join us again with Twilight in The Garden, a striking quilt that will have you eagerly branching out into new design territory. Playing with pieced borders, new ways to use old tools, and even metallic prints, this quilt is a garden of inspiration.
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