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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV

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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.


  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/6/2015 to 7/5/2018
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 3rd, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/13/2015 to 7/12/2018
  • Shortcuts for Free-Motion Quilting Feathers

    Free-motion quilting feathers look at home on many different kinds of patchwork but learning how to stitch them can be challenging. Mary and her guest Angela Huffman will present the anatomy of a quilting feather and a shortcut method to quilting easy feathers.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/20/2015 to 7/19/2018
  • Boughs & Berries

    A striking rendition of the classic spider web design, this red and green quilt is sure to be a family favorite. Mary and Marianne will discuss creating strip sets in conjunction with a special tool to create the unique pattern found in this quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 17th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/27/2015 to 7/26/2018
  • Quilting Traditions

    Art and quilting make great companions. Mary's guest is Jim Shore and they will address how the artist transfers their design concepts to create wonderful new fabrics. They will also discuss the history of Jim's inspiration, design and color palette.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 24th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/3/2015 to 8/2/2018
  • Hero's Tribute

    In honor of those who serve and defend, a quilt is a great way to acknowledge how much we appreciate their sacrifice. Mary and her guest Liz Porter present the creative use of eight point stars that allows for a creative design within your quilt. The Quick-Pieced Flying Geese method makes your patchwork accurate and efficient.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 1st, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/10/2015 to 8/9/2018
  • Chilly Willy

    Snowmen are always a winner and Willy is sure to be your next holiday favorite. Mary's guest Patrick Lose presents this adorable banner project. Using fusible applique and quick piecing techniques you will create a banner to celebrate the season.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/17/2015 to 8/16/2018
  • Fond Memories

    One block quilts can make a dramatic statement. Mary and her guest Liz Porter will present one of our new template sets called Whirling Pinwheels. They demonstrate cutting and piecing the various unique shapes at create this dynamic pattern.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 15th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/24/2015 to 8/23/2018
  • Cottage Home Mini-Quilt

    The charm of a cottage will entice to you want to create one of your very own. Mary and her guest Lindsay Wilkes will show you how to piece the various sections of the cottage block and give you tips for embellishment.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 22nd, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/31/2015 to 8/30/2018
  • Prussian Blue

    In the quilting world, it's all about the angles. Combine the units in Prussian Blue and a beautiful design is the result. Mary and Marianne will present the techniques used to create those perfect angles that come together in a harmonious patchwork design.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 29th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2015 to 9/6/2018
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/22/2015 to 6/21/2018
  • Free Motion Designs with Patchwork Roots

    Decisions for free motion quilting can be daunting. Mary and Angela Huffman help us find inspiration within our traditional pieced quilt top. Isolating a block, designing a quilting motif and then modifying it for a smooth quilt path-all information you don't want to miss. Embellish your next "simple" patchwork, creating a "simply" fabulous quilt.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/5/2016 to 9/4/2019
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/29/2015 to 6/28/2018
  • Quilting with An Accent: Embellishment Techniques

    Quilt tops can be seen as a canvas. Our patchwork can be enhanced and accented, becoming a new creation. Mary and her guest Jerry discuss sewing machine needles, threads and techniques for generating a secondary layer - quilting that adds dimension and interest to our patchwork.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/15/2016 to 8/14/2019
  • Red, White and Gratitude

    Appreciation can be shown in a variety of ways. A quilt is a heartfelt way to show your thanks to the service men and women who have and are serving in the armed forces. Mary and Marianne will take you through the construction of patchwork that can be used in variety of setting, to honor our American veterans.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/8/2016 to 8/7/2019
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/15/2015 to 6/14/2018
  • Shattered Dresden

    One of the most popular quilt designs of the 1920's and 30's-the Dresden Plate pattern takes on a modern flavor in this medallion-style quilt. Patrick is joined by Dodi Poulsen in this episode as they teach techniques for making the perfect Dresden block, the applique choices and design options for making this quilt.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/29/2016 to 8/28/2019
  • String Me Along

    Quilter's always have leftover fabric. Here is the perfect way to use up everything. Patrick and his quest Dodi Poulsen will teach you how to get organized and build blocks that "jump" off the design wall. By selecting a strong focus fabric your foundation pieces your blocks come to life, one strip at a time. This relaxing method, frees you from the exacting math of traditional patchwork.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/22/2016 to 8/21/2019