Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
|Next Airing:||Sat, Dec 3rd, 2016 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV|
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.
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: Sat, Dec 3rd, 2016 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/10/2015 to 8/9/2018
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
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
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
From Sea to Shining Sea
Marianne Fons joins host Angela Huffman to look at From Sea to Shining Sea. The clever quilt block, which creates a wave-like pattern, was adapted from an antique quilt. This simple, fat-quarter friendly project makes an ideal Quilt of Valor for a sailor.
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 5th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 12/26/2016 to 12/25/2019
Home, State Home
Whether you're rooting for Tennessee, or you're a California dreamer, this fresh fun quilt project lets you celebrate your state pride. Lindsay Conner joins host Sara Gallegos to teach a method that allows you to work with any regional shape, and the scrappy, applique patches create a "county" effect. This fun, gift-y project is a great way to use up your scraps. But it's even better in your favorite team's colors!
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 12th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 1/2/2017 to 1/1/2020
Freemotion and Threads with Karen McTavish
Join Angela Huffman and her guest Karen McTavish at the longarm machine to learn how threads-their weight, color and sheen-interact in your quilting design. Build confidence as a quilter in both freemotion and stitch-in-the-ditch longarm quilting, and pick up all kinds of useful tips from two renowned quilting experts!
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 19th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 1/9/2017 to 1/8/2020
Emily Bailey's fresh, bright, fat-quarter friendly quilt, Cactus Blooms, is a Fons & Porter staff favorite. Inspired by a little vintage quilt, the design is a wonderful pattern for exploring color placement, and using sashing to create a "floating" effect. Emily and host Sara Gallegos team up to teach some fabulous patchwork techniques.
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 26th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 1/16/2017 to 1/15/2020
The two quilt blocks in Nancy Mahoney's West Point play wonderfully together to create a timeless pattern. The placement of the blocks creates a directional, almost medallion-like design. The patriotic color scheme makes this perfect for a Quilt of Valor, too!
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 1/23/2017 to 1/22/2020
Cathedral Windows is a unique, classic pattern, but demanding enough that most people hesitate to try it. With Kitchen Windows, Lindsay Conner and host Sara Gallegos teach machine-piecing techniques that make this so much easier for today's quilter. Designed around handy pre-cut 5-inch squares, this small project can be adapted for a pillow, and is a wonderful way to try out the classic quilt design.
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 9th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 1/30/2017 to 1/29/2020
Red Between The Lines, Part 1
A magnificent quilt in the tradition of red-and-white quilts, Marianne Fons' Red Between the Lines was featured in the debut exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum. There is so much to learn from this spectacular medallion quilt that we broke it up into two shows. In this first episode, Marianne Fons and host Angela Huffman explore planning a medallion-style quilt, and techniques for creating the pieced border.
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 2/6/2017 to 2/5/2020
Red Between The Lines, Part 2
In this second episode showcasing Marianne Fons' Red Between the Lines, Marianne and host Angela Huffman teach you the techniques needed for working with a multiple borders and the blocks in this heirloom-level quilt featured in the debut exhibit of the Iowa Quilt Museum.
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 23rd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 2/13/2017 to 2/12/2020
An unusual take on charm quilts, this design by Nancy Mahoney combines multiple charm shapes in a medallion-style quilt that uses batiks. Using templates to make things easier, Nancy and host Sara Gallegos walk you through different methods for dealing with these unusual shapes. Hexagons, diamonds, triangles-with the right tools and techniques, you can master them all!
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 2/20/2017 to 2/19/2020
Farmer's Wife Table Runner
The Farmer's Wife quilts by Laurie Aaron Hird have become instant classics. The Fons & Porter staff was inspired to pick one quilt block from each iconic quilt, and incorporate them into a smaller project. Host Sara Gallegos and Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist Colleen Tauke showcase how small quilt blocks can be mixed-and-matched. This table runner will let you take a small taste of the rich tradition of sampler quilts.
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 2/27/2017 to 2/26/2020
Cross Road to Grandma's House
Inspired by memories of traveling to her grandmother's house on Waddington Road, Barb Eikmeier designed this quilt combining two blocks-album cross and snowball-using an on-point layout. Barb and host Sara Gallegos will teach how to construct the quilt, and even share a few tips for working with plaid fabrics. The nostalgic, but bright colors make this a wonderful quilt for remembering the good times.
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 16th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 3/6/2017 to 3/5/2020
A Formal Affair
Who knew the home-y log cabin block could have such a dramatic side? Toby Lischko's variation on the log cabin design plays with color, value and placement, resulting in an elegant, riveting quilt. The simple construction gives Toby and host Sara Gallegos ample opportunity to teach the basic, good quilting practices that quilters are all too likely to rush past. Let this sophisticated-looking quilt bring you back to your roots.
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 23rd, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 3/13/2017 to 3/12/2020
Twilight in the Garden
Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton join us again with a striking quilt that will have you eagerly branching out into new design territory. Playing with pieced borders, new ways to use old tools, and even metallic prints, this quilt is a garden of inspiration.
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 30th, 2017 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 3/20/2017 to 3/19/2020
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.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/27/2015 to 7/26/2018
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.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/13/2015 to 7/12/2018
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.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/3/2015 to 8/2/2018
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.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/20/2015 to 7/19/2018