Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cataloging a Quilt Book Library

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12 comments » books, staff projects

 

I love quilt books! I collect them, read them, and refer back to them often. Over the past 23 years of quilting, I have accumulated a large library!  It became obvious to me the books needed to be better organized; I couldn’t always remember if I owned a book and acquired duplicates (more than I care to admit). Here’s the story of using my smartphone to scan the barcode on my books and catalog my library on the computer.

 

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My Very First Quilt…Top!

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19 comments » fabric, fun, patterns, staff projects

You might have noticed that we recently came out with a bunch of new stash builders with some great color combinations. I instantly gravitated toward the yellows and grays in “Clouds and Sunshine”. It’s such a beautiful and soft combination of prints and colors. I just love it! Mari just so happened to have a new pattern (Half-Square Triangle Fun) that needed testing, so I bravely stood up and volunteered to do a test. As a result, I have now officially started quilting. Hurray!

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Winners of the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway!

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2 comments » contests, news

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway. Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners.
Our first winner is Comment #185: CeciliaWhat a great trio of books. Thanks for the chance to win them. I especially love the quilt on the cover of the Stars book.
Our next winner is Comment #95: LisaAlways looking for new projects! Would so enjoy these books.
Our final winner is Comment #6: …

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