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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Sat, Oct 21st, 2017 at 6:30 AM 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.


  • Dressed-Up Patchwork: Piecing with Alternative Fabrics

    Creating an original quilt, sometimes takes in a different direction. As quilters we work with cotton fabrics a majority of the time. Have you been curious about all the other fabrics available, denim, velvet, taffeta, and knits just to name a few. Can they be used in quilts? If so, what type of quilts and how do we approach them successfully. Patrick is joined by Jerry Granata an award winning quilter who teaches us the methods for working with alternative fabrics.

    Next Airing: Sat, Oct 21st, 2017 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:45
    Usage rights: 6/27/2016 to 6/26/2019
  • Anna's Starflake

    Striking designs are created through a variety of methods. In this episode Patrick and Nancy McNally will examine the fun of working with batiks, the steps taken in paper foundation piecing and the way to create a secondary design with sashing choices. Techniques and tips for quilters at all levels of experience.

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/4/2016 to 7/3/2019
  • Freshly Pieced Vegetables

    Quilters love to find ways to surround themselves with art. The kitchen, being a place we spend a large portion of our time, is the perfect place to show off a "little" pieced project. Mary and Kelly Bowser will teach you techniques for paper foundation piecing that can be used for fanciful, garden-inspired kitchen accessories.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/11/2016 to 7/10/2019
  • Picnic In Provence

    Classics are always eye catching and Picnic in Provence is definitely a classic. Patrick and his guests Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth will discuss the construction of this diagonal set quilt, demonstrate their applique method and provide tips for finishing your quilt like a pro.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 9th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/18/2016 to 7/17/2019
  • New Hampshire Nights

    Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/25/2016 to 7/24/2019
  • Autumn Starshine

    Our quilts reflect the experiences of our lives. The autumn season turns our attention quilting as the nights become cool and the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall. Autumn Starshine is a great example of capturing that fall palette. Patrick and Lynette Jensen will present techniques for making star blocks, piecing perfect borders and a beautiful binding.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/1/2016 to 7/31/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 30th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/8/2016 to 8/7/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/15/2016 to 8/14/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/22/2016 to 8/21/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 21st, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/29/2016 to 8/28/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 28th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/5/2016 to 9/4/2019
  • American Pie

    A scrap quilt masterpiece inspired by an antique, Waste Not, Want Not is a strip-pieced design by guest Marianne Fons. The triangle units are placed to create a bull's-eye effect that will stop you in your tracks. Join Marianne and host Sara Gallegos to learn more about this quilt's history and techniques.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • Dublin Town

    The Double Irish Chain is a quintessential quilt pattern, and on this episode, we color it Irish! Debra Finan joins host Sara Gallegos to teach this classic pattern, and adds in a four-leaf clover quilt block for some extra patchwork luck.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • Folk Dance

    There are dozens of "traditional" quilt block designs. This episode features a quilt that uses one of those blocks - the Fons & Porter Pickle Dish Template Set makes the cutting and piecing of this block more enjoyable. Mary and Marianne Fons will guide you through the construction of the block, with tips that make your patchwork trouble-free.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/13/2016 to 6/12/2019
  • Kin Coterie

    When you find a block pattern you love, does it also have a "sister" block? We will define the term and show you how to creatively design a quilt using that as your inspiration. Patrick and AnneMarie Chany discuss color choices, techniques and arrangement of patchwork-all decisions we address in this episode.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/20/2016 to 6/19/2019
  • Luminous

    An incredibly fun quilting technique, mirror-imaging helps isolate motifs within fabric to fussy-cut into spectacular, kaleidoscopic designs. Love of Quilting's sewing specialist Colleen Tauke and host Sara Gallegos use the diamond shapes of this wall quilt to test out this unique method.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • Parade Rest

    This series' featured Quilt of Valor is made by Marianne Fons. Marianne joins host Sara Gallegos in teaching this fabulous quilt designed to showcase a Pinwheel Star quilt block in patriotic colors.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • Quilting for Drama, Direction, Diversion

    Guest Angela Huffman and host Sara Gallegos focus on the three D's for this longarming episode: Drama, Direction, Diversion. Put your quilting designs to work, and make your patchwork pop!

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020