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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Sat, May 28th, 2016 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.


  • Choosing Thread

    Deciding which thread is best for the job can be a bit daunting. Mary Fons and guest, Sara Gallegos, discuss the things to consider the next time you find yourself selecting just the right thread for your current project.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 28th, 2016 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/4/2014 to 8/3/2017
  • Endless Chain

    Ideas for quilts come from many places and we can honor vintage quilters by creating contemporary versions of their design. Mary Fons and Jodi Davis will show you how a paper foundation pieced block is constructed, with great tips to create fabulous and precise angles.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 2nd, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/11/2014 to 8/10/2017
  • Ohio Star

    This zigzag set quilt features Ohio Star blocks created as part of a block exchange. This is a great way to make a scrappy style quilt and have fun sharing your stash with quilt friends. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design to increase the accuracy of your piecing.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 9th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/18/2014 to 8/17/2017
  • Zig A Zag Table Runner

    Mary Fons and guest, Eleanor Burns, zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips or cut your own 2 1/2" strips of fabric. With fast strip sewing, you can easily create this strong, geometric pattern that dances across your quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 8/25/2014 to 8/24/2017
  • Cubed

    Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips. Learn tips for joining rows and adding borders with ease to create this stunning quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017
  • Anchors Aweigh

    Vintage quilts can be a great source of inspiration for a quilter. Marianne took on the challenge to re-create a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/8/2014 to 9/7/2017
  • Cubbyholes

    Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of lights and darks. Mary and Marianne stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/16/2014 to 6/15/2017
  • Double Stars

    Repetition creates a secondary design when two sizes of the same quilt block are combined to create the Double Stars. Mary Fons is joined by Jodi Davis is this episode to show you the basics of creating the 8-point star block.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/7/2014 to 7/6/2017
  • Flower Power Table Runner

    Grandmother's Flower Garden is a very traditional pattern that many of us dream about tackling someday. Mary will be joined by Eleanor Burns in this episode to present her approach to hexagons and triangles to make the fabulous Flower Power Table Runner.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/30/2014 to 6/29/2017
  • Glorified Nine Patch Quilt

    The Glorified Nine Patch design begins with a simple varied nine patch, but with the use of a wonderful template set we show you how to create curves without end. Patrick joined by Colleen Tauke will give you expert techniques and tips for piecing graceful curved seams.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 3/7/2016 to 3/7/2019
  • Machine Quilting

    Mary's guest Angela Huffman will show you how a simple piece of plastic will take your quilts from plain to Blue ribbon ready. Demonstrations include straight line channel quilting, the selection and use of rulers and templates, and how to create spaces on your quilt top for fabulous motifs.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/21/2014 to 7/20/2017
  • Neapolitan

    Block Exchanges, what are they? How do I organize one? What kinds of things should you consider? Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through all the considerations and details required to set up a successful block exchange program.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/14/2014 to 7/13/2017
  • Ralli Pop

    This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan. Mary and Marianne will present techniques for needle-turn applique. They will also cover the steps of raw-edge machine applique.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/28/2014 to 7/27/2017
  • Random Acts of Happy

    This modern version of an antique "crazy quilt" is sure to inspire. Update the color palette and fall in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy quilting.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/23/2014 to 6/22/2017