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Quilting for Charity!

Wanna look at some pretty pictures with me? I carried two of our newest Fons & Porter quilt books home with me this weekend. I never have time at work to actually study these wonderfully thick, project-packed books. I don’t actually quilt (I collect quilts), but I do love to look at the pictures and dream, so here I am with my books at the dining table.

The first thing I’m noticing about these books, besides the I-Want-Them quilts that I wish somebody would make for me, is that a lot of these projects are just perfect for quilting for charity—especially the ones in the Best of Fons & Porter Easy Quilts. It includes 31 projects to make in a weekend or less! Take a peek at a few of my favorites:

Once Around the Block

How much fun is this brightly colored contemporary quilt?


This simple quilt is made from just 5 fabrics!


You could make this quilt in an evening with any assortment of fat quarters!
The vintagy-look of the numbers and words fabric is just my style!


Dots, flowers, and stripes combine to create this fun quilt!

Divine Vines

Leaves and vines are stitched on an easily-pieced background to make this quilt something special!

Autumn Posy Patch

Strip piecing and fusible appliqué make this cute quilt as easy as pie!

Sassy Stripes

Easy strip piecing makes stitching this quilt a breeze!


I’m a pushover for crazy quilts! Love the bold prints!

The Best of Fons & Porter Favorite Quilts is a Collector’s Edition featuring 25 personal quilts designed Marianne Fons and Liz Porter themselves. It includes all skill levels from easy to challenging, but I thought you might like to get a look at some of the easy designs that would work well for charity giving:

One Block Star

You can cut and sew this “big block” quilt in an afternoon!


Plaid strip sets are stitched in a Rail Fence pattern to create this easy quilt.

Blue Streak

This traditional Streak o’ Lightning quilt looks great and is easy to make!

Sunset Sail

Beautiful batiks make this Split Nine Patch quilt variation with a Barn Raising setting.

If these two books inspire you to commit some quilted charity work, comment below before Monday, August 15, for a chance to win both of them. Brag a little about your history of quilting for charity or your future plans to donate! We’d be even more impressed if you also posted a photo or photos of your quilted donations on the Leisure Arts Facebook Page to inspire us all!

3 thoughts on “Quilting for Charity!”

  • Lisa

    The Serendipity and Sweetwater patterns look easy enough for me to do. I would make them in the fall for our quilt group @ church.The leaders decide a different place to focus on each year. Every winter they have a "quilt retreat" i.e. marathon to make more. Last winter (my first time being a part of the group) they made quilts for a ladies rehab center.

  • Merrilee

    Hi Lisa!Looks like you're the winner! Send me an email to with your mailing address, and I'll get your books in the mail!Enjoy!Merrilee

  • Lisa

    Thank you very much!!!!!

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