Quilty Launches Today!

It’s here, it’s here!

I imagine launching a business or a website or a new quilting show online is kind of like giving birth, only there are fewer surgical gloves and less screaming. Quilty launches today, and there are no nurses or whacks on the back, but there is a feeling of joy, of fear, of expecation.

It’s just a little show. But it’s our little show. And I’m very, very happy.

I hope you will all visit QNNtv.com to check it out. The first episode is up and the gettin’s good. Be patient with us as we work out kinks in the website, here on the blog, and other items of business we haven’t realized are kinked yet. Be patient with your host, too — I’m still learning right along with you. But all those caveats are immaterial in the end. We’re just going for it at this point.

I know from experience that if you’ve got a basic grasp of the mechanics of quiltmaking, you can open a door to a world of comfort, peace, art, and enjoyment and it can never be taken away from you. Quilty was born out of my desire to help the people in my peer group (and beyond) discover just that. Quilts are American. They are people. They are stories; past and future. They’re also wildly fun to make these days, what with all the ridiculously beautiful fabric out there, and the collective body of quilt knowledge available to us today. There’s never been a better time to make a quilt and Quilty wants to encourage and help anyone, everyone do that.

So enjoy! There’s a new episode each week. We’re already planning the next batch, and the next, and the next. I was going to post a picture from the set but I think I’d rather post another picture of me at the sewing machine with my favorite doggie in the world: Scrabble. I call her “Scrabble Doo” and she calls me “Bark! Bark!” but we both think you should watch Quilty, friend Quilty on Facebook, and stick around for a spell.

Oh, Scrabble Doo.

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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 QNNtv.com. In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

13 thoughts on “Quilty Launches Today!

  1. Dear Mary, congrats on your new endeavors. Quilters, as we know, are some of the best people on God’s green earth. We’re teachers; philanthropists, historians, artists, caregivers and nuturers. I look forward to seeing you grow. Best wishes, Patty – Quilts by the Sea

  2. Hi, yes that’s my real name..lol. I belong to the Burke Quilters Guild in North Carolina. I think it’s wonderful that you have a site for beginners or less experienced quilters. Ive been quilting for about 14 years, but enjoy watching shows and sites for new ideas and ways to make quilting easier. Anyway congrats on your site. Good luck and have FUN……Angela Quilty, NC

  3. I also came to quilting after years of saying ” I don’t quilt”. Life was very full. Full time job, mother, sewer of many garments, continuous courses for work. So I waited until I retired to try quilting. That was just two years ago. So this site make me feel like there are others who started later in life.

  4. I am just a beginner, just learning to make a good 1/4 in. seam. Am starting with Jellyroll and sewing end to end so I really am new and want to learn. Do you have a VERY simple quilt to make. Would even like to do my own quilting. Am I setting my sight too high???
    Will be hoping to hear something from you???
    I did join Fons & Porter’s Quilting but have a very slow download time.
    Thanking you in advance,
    Patty

  5. Hi Mary, I just watches all the episodes of “Quilty’. They were good. I took some quitling classes a few years back and made a couple of lap quilts. I hand sewed them. I just stared sewing with a machine on Paper. I am also a scrap booker. I have a little mini sewing machine. I take it to crops with me. I found your site through a scrapbooking site. Good luck with Quilty. I will continue to watch. I want to get a full sized machine. All the best, Angel

  6. You say that you “launch today.” Which day is “today”?
    I’m hoping to earn some money from quilting. Perhaps you could cover that in an upcoming episode. Been watching Fons & Porter for years on PBS. Thanks.

  7. This is just so exciting. I can only imagine just how thrilling this must be for you. I am a new quilter and appreciate any help which I can glean from more experienced sewers. Best regards,
    Sharon Prizeman

  8. hi im not a new quilter have been quilting for years &years the title of your magazine caught my eye ….took it home loved it congratulations…i like the fun &happyfeeling i get reading it ….looking forward to seeing many more issues…lou comeau

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