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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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.

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  
  • Gemstone Halos
    Saturday, January 29
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Your sewing machine is capable of so much! Debi Kuennen-Baker uses a pattern by Ramona Sorenson called Gemstone Halos to show you all kinds of tricks and techniques on your sewing machine. You'll learn about piping using special tools and different feet for a professional finish, and also different approaches to quilting, whether using a walking foot or a free-motion method.
  • Moonlight Mermaid
    Thursday, February 3
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Angela Huffman's elegant quilt combines traditional straight-stitched patchwork with several different approaches to applique. In this episode, you'll learn how to quickly create identical applique patches, explore both raw-edge and faced applique using fusible web, and which decorative stitches work best for securing applique.
  • Moonlight Mermaid
    Saturday, February 5
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Angela Huffman's elegant quilt combines traditional straight-stitched patchwork with several different approaches to applique. In this episode, you'll learn how to quickly create identical applique patches, explore both raw-edge and faced applique using fusible web, and which decorative stitches work best for securing applique.
  • Tres Chic
    Thursday, February 10
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Drunkard's Path quilt block is very traditional, and yet looks completely fresh and contemporary. Sara Gallegos creates a quilt using a design by Nancy McNally, but instead of black-and-white solids, she breaks out some stunning metallic prints. She also shares her 3-pin approach to curved piecing.
  • Tres Chic
    Saturday, February 12
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Drunkard's Path quilt block is very traditional, and yet looks completely fresh and contemporary. Sara Gallegos creates a quilt using a design by Nancy McNally, but instead of black-and-white solids, she breaks out some stunning metallic prints. She also shares her 3-pin approach to curved piecing.
  • Pintuck Pop
    Thursday, February 17
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Debi Kuennen-Baker is featured in this episode to teach a few fun, fresh elements that will have you expanding your quilting boundaries! Using a quilt designed by Kristen Clay, called Pintuck Pop, Debi shows how to create pintucks that do indeed pop, and gets playful with prairie points.
  • Pintuck Pop
    Saturday, February 19
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Debi Kuennen-Baker is featured in this episode to teach a few fun, fresh elements that will have you expanding your quilting boundaries! Using a quilt designed by Kristen Clay, called Pintuck Pop, Debi shows how to create pintucks that do indeed pop, and gets playful with prairie points.
  • Spirited Daughter
    Thursday, February 24
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Whether you call them "spirit quilts" or "daughter quilts," use up leftover fabrics from a previous project with a simple, quick quilt! Barbara Eikmeier's Block-by-Block sampler quilt left a lot of lovely fabrics behind, so she employed a "no scrap left behind" mind-set. Learn how to make simple Sawtooth Stars, the right approach to mitered borders, and a few tips for quilting over bulky seams!
  • Spirited Daughter
    Saturday, February 26
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Whether you call them "spirit quilts" or "daughter quilts," use up leftover fabrics from a previous project with a simple, quick quilt! Barbara Eikmeier's Block-by-Block sampler quilt left a lot of lovely fabrics behind, so she employed a "no scrap left behind" mind-set. Learn how to make simple Sawtooth Stars, the right approach to mitered borders, and a few tips for quilting over bulky seams!
  • Songbird Stars
    Thursday, March 3
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Angela Huffman's quilt Songbird Stars features a single quilt block that creates two stunning star designs. The border features a spectacular traditional Birds in the Air quilt block, made in a unique, time-saving way!
  • Songbird Stars
    Saturday, March 5
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Angela Huffman's quilt Songbird Stars features a single quilt block that creates two stunning star designs. The border features a spectacular traditional Birds in the Air quilt block, made in a unique, time-saving way!
  • Gobble Gobble
    Thursday, March 10
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What are you grateful for? On this episode, Sara Gallegos shows how to make a Thanksgiving wall hanging featuring fusible applique and braided borders. We'll explore fabric options (even using the WRONG side of the fabric!), as well as specialty threads.
  • Gobble Gobble
    Saturday, March 12
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What are you grateful for? On this episode, Sara Gallegos shows how to make a Thanksgiving wall hanging featuring fusible applique and braided borders. We'll explore fabric options (even using the WRONG side of the fabric!), as well as specialty threads.

 

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  • Gemstone Halos
    Thursday, January 27
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Your sewing machine is capable of so much! Debi Kuennen-Baker uses a pattern by Ramona Sorenson called Gemstone Halos to show you all kinds of tricks and techniques on your sewing machine. You'll learn about piping using special tools and different feet for a professional finish, and also different approaches to quilting, whether using a walking foot or a free-motion method.
  • Beachcomber
    Saturday, January 22
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The traditional Storm at Sea quilt pattern is a rewarding challenge! The soft, sweet colors in this quilt look like the shells washed ashore after a storm at sea. Sara Gallegos finds methods to simplify the traditionally challenging design, including foundation piecing and die-cutting.
  • Around We Go
    Saturday, January 22
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Every quilter has a notebook where they capture their creative ideas, so why not create a lovely patchwork cover? On this episode of "Love of Quilting," Sara Gallegos shares a linen-style journal cover, embellished with couched yarns and circular stitches. Treat yourself or a loved one to some pretty stitches!
  • Beachcomber
    Thursday, January 20
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The traditional Storm at Sea quilt pattern is a rewarding challenge! The soft, sweet colors in this quilt look like the shells washed ashore after a storm at sea. Sara Gallegos finds methods to simplify the traditionally challenging design, including foundation piecing and die-cutting.
  • Mermaid Feathering
    Saturday, January 15
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Open up your imagination to swim in the moonlight with mermaids! Angela Huffman shows you how to adapt standard plumes to make them "sea feather plumes," and how to carve out space to let those feathers frolic! You'll also learn how to custom-create a spectacular wreath of mermaid tails.
  • Firework Flowers
    Saturday, January 15
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Veteran quilt instructor Kate Colleran shows you how to unleash your creative potential. For this episode, she takes Firework Flowers by Reed Johnson, and transforms the pattern into something completely different by altering value choices, playing with color and placement, and re-sizing paper-pieced blocks. Learn how to hone YOUR quilt style on this episode of "Love of Quilting."
  • Mermaid Feathering
    Thursday, January 13
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Open up your imagination to swim in the moonlight with mermaids! Angela Huffman shows you how to adapt standard plumes to make them "sea feather plumes," and how to carve out space to let those feathers frolic! You'll also learn how to custom-create a spectacular wreath of mermaid tails.
  • Prairie Lily
    Saturday, January 8
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Barbara J. Eikmeier used the Prairie Lily quilt block, a classic from the 1890s, in her Block-by Block sampler quilt. Its history and interesting combination of techniques inspired Barb to design a quilt centered solely on this antique quilt block. In this episode, she'll show you updated techniques for achieving an historical look, as well as a surefire sashing technique that will help you with any sashed quilt!
  • All The Buzz
    Saturday, January 8
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Get busy as a bee with patchwork techniques that make the focal fabric the queen. Instead of constructing this block in quadrants, learn to build it like a hive! Non-mirrored combo units and the right pressing strategy help the quilt go together as smooth as honey. It's a one-block quilt that's abuzz with inspiration!
  • Prairie Lily
    Thursday, January 6
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Barbara J. Eikmeier used the Prairie Lily quilt block, a classic from the 1890s, in her Block-by Block sampler quilt. Its history and interesting combination of techniques inspired Barb to design a quilt centered solely on this antique quilt block. In this episode, she'll show you updated techniques for achieving an historical look, as well as a surefire sashing technique that will help you with any sashed quilt!
  • Peony Patchwork
    Saturday, January 1
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    There's nothing as cheerful as a bright pink peony on a gray spring day. With the right color values and some forgiving flippy corners, this quilt block just blooms. The sashing introduces the simplest of partial seams, easing you into a useful technique. Let Peony Patchwork inspire some sweet, spring stitching!
  • Louisville Spirit
    Thursday, December 30
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Scrappy string-piecing is the way to go when you need 3 college quilts! Angela's scrap quilt plays with the school colors of her son's university-black, red, and gold. By combining fusible batting as a foundation for string piecing with an easy-going approach to scraps, you can have a fun, cherish-able quilt in no time!
  • Barn Dance
    Saturday, December 25
    6:31 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Inspired by the barn quilt trails popular across the country, Sara Gallegos designed Barn Dance, a project that serves as a sampler quilt. Sara shows how to construct Barn quilt blocks featuring Pinwheel and Square-in-a-Square block in-sets. You'll also learn how you can customize with collage-style fussy-cutting and buttons!
  • The Star Side
    Saturday, December 25
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jenny Kae Parks, veteran teacher of Love of Quilting patterns and techniques, joins Sara Gallegos to showcase her version of The Star Side. Jenny made her version of this delightful table runner reversible! Add creative techniques to your tool box, including how to fussy-cut with a mirror, cutting 30 and 60 degree angles with various tools, and complete reversible projects with echo quilting!
  • Barn Dance
    Thursday, December 23
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Inspired by the barn quilt trails popular across the country, Sara Gallegos designed Barn Dance, a project that serves as a sampler quilt. Sara shows how to construct Barn quilt blocks featuring Pinwheel and Square-in-a-Square block in-sets. You'll also learn how you can customize with collage-style fussy-cutting and buttons!
  • Pops of Poinsettia
    Saturday, December 18
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thread-sketching techniques have changed over the years, making it easier and more fun to create unique artwork. Kothy Hofersat joins host Sara Gallegos on this episode to teach Pops of Poinsettia, a seasonal wall hanging, that allows you to express your holiday spirit in magnificent freemotion threadwork!
  • Widgets & Rockets
    Saturday, December 18
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, Angela Huffman tackles adding texture - with chenille! From chenilling stacked panels, to using chenille in applique, to adding a fuzzy pop in the binding, this episode will have you sewing this fuzzy fun in no time at all.
  • Pops of Poinsettia
    Thursday, December 16
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thread-sketching techniques have changed over the years, making it easier and more fun to create unique artwork. Kothy Hofersat joins host Sara Gallegos on this episode to teach Pops of Poinsettia, a seasonal wall hanging, that allows you to express your holiday spirit in magnificent freemotion threadwork!
  • Bubble Circuits
    Saturday, December 11
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    There's more than one way to make a perfect circle! Angela Huffman reinterprets a pattern from Susan McDermott, called Bubble Circuits, as a baby quilt, showcasing various ways to create circles. From hand applique to special tools, find your own circle on this episode of "Love of Quilting"!
  • Ready, Set, Stitch!
    Saturday, December 11
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest Carmen Geddes joins Sara Gallegos on this episode for a project that is designed to improve your sewing space-and your sewing skills! This handy sewing machine pad not only helps you organize your space in an attractive way, but the construction allows you to try out different machine feet, familiarize yourself with decorative stitches and thread, and learn about fusible batting and corded binding.
  • Bubble Circuits
    Thursday, December 9
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    There's more than one way to make a perfect circle! Angela Huffman reinterprets a pattern from Susan McDermott, called Bubble Circuits, as a baby quilt, showcasing various ways to create circles. From hand applique to special tools, find your own circle on this episode of "Love of Quilting"!
  • Gobble Gobble
    Saturday, December 4
    6:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What are you grateful for? On this episode, Sara Gallegos shows how to make a Thanksgiving wall hanging featuring fusible applique and braided borders. We'll explore fabric options (even using the WRONG side of the fabric!), as well as specialty threads.
  • Corinthian Stars
    Saturday, December 4
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sometimes the simplest designs can yield an exotic effect. Sara Gallegos created Corinthian Stars using basic techniques, relying on variations in scale and the luxurious look of the fabric to create drama. The Sawtooth Star blocks are ideal for showcasing decorative stitches, resulting in a stitch sampler that lets you play with specialty thread and stitch designs.
  • Gobble Gobble
    Thursday, December 2
    4:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What are you grateful for? On this episode, Sara Gallegos shows how to make a Thanksgiving wall hanging featuring fusible applique and braided borders. We'll explore fabric options (even using the WRONG side of the fabric!), as well as specialty threads.