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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Sat, Aug 27th, 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.


  • 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: Sat, Aug 27th, 2016 at 6:30 AM 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, Sep 1st, 2016 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, Sep 8th, 2016 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, Sep 15th, 2016 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, Sep 22nd, 2016 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, Sep 29th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/5/2016 to 9/4/2019
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/8/2014 to 9/7/2017
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/4/2016 to 7/3/2019
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 6/27/2016 to 6/26/2019
  • 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
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/11/2016 to 7/10/2019
  • 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
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/25/2016 to 7/24/2019
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 7/18/2016 to 7/17/2019