Meet Mary Fons

Mary FonsMary Fons describes herself as "a writer who grew up under a quilt," but she is a quilter in her right, as well. The daughter of Fons & Porter founder Marianne Fons, Mary has spent her life surrounded by the quilting industry. She co-hosts the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting show with her mom....

This Just In: The Lovely Hunt by Lizzy House

LizzyWe love the whimsical nature of Lizzy House's fabric designs and she's back with more. Her newest collection from Andover Fabrics, The Lovely Hunt, features prints that include medieval castles, autumn leaves, spring flowers, and unicorns. 

The 22 prints in the collection, all 100% cotton, are

Perfect Patchwork with Quilt Fuse

Fabric Depot patchwork bannerWe recently made up a new banner for the Northwest Quilting Expo--and it turned out great!  When we had discussed making it in patchwork, we all agreed that it was a wonderful idea. But sewing together more than 1000 two-inch squares sounded like a fairly miserable task. Making sure that all...

Join us at Northwest Quilting Expo!

NW Quilting Expo 2015Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Northwest Quilting Expo with us!  We will be back again with beautiful fabrics and exciting samples that are sure to inspire. 

As we love to do, we will be bringing dozens of batiks from Anthology, Hoffman of California, Moda, and Robert Kaufman...

This Just In: The Highlands by Violet Craft

The Highlands by Violet Craft

Local fabric and pattern designer, Violet Craft is back with The Highlands,  another gorgeous collection from Michael Miller Fabrics. Combining small motifs with large architectural illustrations, the fabric designs are an ode to cats. 

You can find the fabric online and in-store to see the...

New Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing Classes

Did you know we have a Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing right here in our store? If you've been looking for a place to learn the very basics or brush up on your garment-making skills or just want a knowledgable sewist on-hand for your questions, this is the place to go! Classes start up again...

Some tips for September's Project of the Month

Turkey Crossing Table Runner

September's project of the month is perfect for fall holidays! The beautiful autmnal tones of the Sandy Gervais' Perfectly Seasoned fabric collection blend delightfully in her Turkey Crossing table runner pattern. 

One of sample sewists, Paula, whipped up our own in-store sample from the...

Join us for a Trunk Show and Sneak Peek + a giveaway!

Wilmington Prints 

Get inspired by over 30 beautiful quilts featuring Wilmington Prints Essential blenders. Our guest speaker, Justin Renshaw, Regional Sales Manager, will be presenting the Essentials quilts and explaining how color and texture complement each other to create vibrant quilts.

Guests will see...

Time to decorate with Halloweenies + a giveaway!


New from McKenna Ryan, each one finishes at 8" x 8" and are designed to be framed individually. We saw them displayed this way at Quilt Market and knew we had to get them for you. Make one, three or all nine for a fun Halloween display! Aren't they the cutest?! 

Sewing Curves with the Quick Curve Ruler

Sew Kind of Wonderful Curve RulerIf you've ever been intimidated by sewing curves, the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler was made just for you. The gentle curve is easy to sew and there are a variety of patterns available to use with it.

This past weekend, Paula took over the the demo area and showed our in-store...