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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Previous Broadcasts

Flower Bed (Episode #2301)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Construction of a "circular" design, is created from the simple "building blocks" of 9-patch units and rectangles. Marianne and Mary stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern. They also show how partial seams are used to quickly construct the body of this quilt.

Rock Island Campfires (Episode #2213)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Marianne Fons was inspired by the colors she saw in the campfires near her lakeside cottage. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to string piece on a paper foundation and how to construct the blocks for Marianne's quilt. They also share a shortcut for making your quilt go together more quickly.

Sewing Machine Cover (Episode #2212)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Many quilters love small projects such as the sewing machine cover featured in this episode. National Educator Diane Aholt shares with Mary Fons piece, finish seams, and make a fun and decorative ruched trim-all with a serger.

Modern Crib Quilt (Episode #2211)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Young mothers love baby quilts made with contemporary fabrics and colors. Mary Fons and guest Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrate how to do machine applique without fusible web and how to make pieced borders with 60-degree triangles. Mary Kate will also share techniques for big stitch hand quilting.

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