Behind the Seams – January/February 2007

25 Quilts
On display in Paducah through February 3, 2007
The Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, Kentucky, presents “25 Years of Quilting Together: Fons & Porter,” an exhibit of quilts made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, through February 3, 2007.
For the Exhibit, Marianne and Liz selected 25 quilts they have made during their years as designers and authors of best-selling quilting books. Visitors will notice that most of the quilts found in some of the Museum’s exhibits.
“From my beginnings in the mid-1970s, I wanted to make quilts that could be used to keep someone warm. I like wall quilts and have designed quite a few, but my favorite quilt is a full size one with plenty of design area and lots of fabric,” Liz Porter explains.
In addition, most of the quilts can be made by anyone who understands basic quilting techniques. The quilts have a different feel from those made for contests. According to Marianne Fons, “Because we have always designed our projects for publication in how-to books or our magazine, our goal is to create a quilts that anyone would enjoy making. We like challenging patterns, but we always want our projects to be accessible to the mainstream quilter.  

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