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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Marianne Fons & daughter, Mary Fons, showcase their passion for quilting through in-depth demonstrations on a variety of quilting topics. Beginner or expert, viewers with a love of quilting will be inspired by their tips, designs and techniques.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #2111
Fluttering By
Marianne and Mary show how to construct a memory star block and how to use diagonal seams to make flying gees units. They will also demonstrate how to make dinnerware to match a table runner.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 8th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2112
Calypso Tote
National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Mary how to stitch long accurate seams, with different techniques, how to add dimension to your project, and how to successfully stitch on heavy or uneven fabric surfaces.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 15th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2113
Emeralds
Marianne and Mary share how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. They will also show how to construct the rolling stone block. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special ruler to cut setting pieces for a diagonal set.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 22nd @ 8:00 am

Episode #2601
Remembered Friends
As quilters, fabrics can trigger pleasant memories of times, places and friends. This quilt was constructed from a friends fabric stash. Mary and Marianne will present how to use tools to cut and piece with accuracy to create this beautiful tribute.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 29th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2602
Country Fair
Classic patchwork patterns stand the test of time. Mary's guest is Deb Tucker for this episode and the Country Fair quilt is our focus. We present the tools and techniques you can use to make this classic with simplified construction. The Carpenter's Wheel block in a scrappy version will be your next favorite.
27 minutes long
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Tue Oct 6th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2603
Pixie Wings
A quilt that dazzles the eye with curves that flow from block to block - Pixie Wings will be the next on your "I have to make it" list. Mary and her guest Amy Ellis present one our newest template sets that enables you to create wonderful curves with accuracy.
27 minutes long
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Tue Oct 13th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2604
Liz's Lemoyne Star
A wonderful scrap quilt designed using block exchange LeMoyne stars. Mary and her guest Liz Porter will show you how to use the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool to create accurate blocks for a great outcome. Liz also shares quilts created by friends with unique setting inspirations.
27 minutes long
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Tue Oct 20th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2605
Quilted Scallop Pillow
That mini quilt with loads of charm can become a decorative pillow in a few quick steps. With a few unique touches and trim you can create a one of a kind home accent. Mary and her guest Lindsay Wilkes will present quick and easy ways to stitch and embellish a pillow project.
27 minutes long
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Tue Oct 27th @ 8:00 am


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #2110
Machine Quilting Styles
Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh shares with Marianne how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. Dawn demonstrates how the style of quilting that you choose affects the overall look of your quilt. Dawn will also demonstrate how to use simple shapes to quilt your projects.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 1st @ 8:00 am

Episode #2109
Checkboxes
Marianne and Mary show how to make album cross blocks in two sizes. Marianne and Mary will demo using a special tool to trim block corners. They will also share how stepping out of your comfort zone when choosing fabrics can change the look of your quilt.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 25th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2108
Flower Power
Sewing educator Judy Hansen shares with Marianne how to use fusible web successfully. Judy will also demonstrate how to make a paper pieced crazy block and how to join blocks in a diagonal set.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 18th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2107
Chasing Chevrons
Marianne and Mary show how to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, how to join hexagon blocks with set-in seams, and they share how to create flannel patchwork successfully.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 11th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2106
Fabulous Free Motion
Sewing educator Eric Drexler shares with Mary the how to combine thread, needle, and machine settings for beautiful fabric embellishment. Eric will also demonstrate using color blending threads to enhance large scale prints. Eric will demonstrate how to micro-stipple with a home sewing machine.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 4th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2105
Links, PArt II
Marianne and Mary show how to use diagonal seams to make flying geese units, how to construct a unique corner unit for a block and had to add a square to the point of your setting block to add interest to the quilt.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 28th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2104
Links, PArt I
Marianne and Mary share how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special tool to make a Lemoyne Star Block.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 21st @ 8:00 am

Episode #2103
Periwinkles in Bloom
National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Marianne how to how to make heirloom pieces for a baby quilt using a serger. Pam shows Marianne how to construct giant fabric rick-rack with a special tool.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 14th @ 8:00 am

Episode #2102
Circles For Paige
Marianne and Mary share how to cut circles with various tools. They will demonstrate how to create perfect applique circles. They will share how to identify traditional, contemporary, and modern quilt styles.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 7th @ 8:00 am


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