Mom & Mondo

Guess who is making quilts?

Mondo. Mondo Extraordinaire. Mondo The Incredible.

Mondo is my cousin and I love him and his brothers and sisters very, very much. Mondo is getting super into textiles and patchwork, which makes me happy about ten million different ways. He’s a heartbreaker, too — I mean, look at that face!!! We’ll be having Mondo as a guest on Quilty someday soon. Until then, check this out, y’all.

And thank you, Mondo, for reminding me that quilting is for everyone, young or old, male or female. The language of quilts is universal. I love you, buddy.

p.s… You’ve got a pretty good teacher, kid. 🙂

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About Mary Fons

Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

17 thoughts on “Mom & Mondo

  1. Way to go Mondo. I cant wait to see future Mondo projects, Remember to enter them into your local and state fairs and win those ribbons. This is resume material… KEEP IT UP~~~~~Thanks QUILTY.

  2. Awesome to see. To day my husband mentioned and interest in fabric, sewing, tailoring, etc. as a family and we have two boys. When I started quilting and mentioned teaching the boys he turned his noise. Now his tune is changing.

  3. Mondo your quilt is wonderful—you doing quilters proud!!! Keep up the good work!!! and hope to see you on quilty real soon!!! And yes mary quilting is for everyone–young-old-male–female—-art has no boundaries—it only requires your love and appreciation! Mary—-keep up the great work–really loving you and the show. Hope to see you and mom at the lowell quilt festival in August. It would be wonderful to meet you guys in person. best wishes—–renee

  4. Wow, is he working on that lovely quilt with your Mom? He is going to be quite the quilter if he is this determined while he is still a young guy. Very cool, Mondo. Very cool!

  5. Great job Mondo, you have talent and creativity keep up quilting adventure but use your imagination in the designs and you will be fantasatic. Love, (honeyg)

  6. I did a brief introuction to quilting with a fifth grade class I was teaching. I was thrilled to see how many boys liked the experience. They liked the designing, building, colors and sewing. Just as many boys as girls liked it. I am inspired to put together a better quilty unit for the future.