Time To Tape: Love of Quilting is NOW!

Pop quiz!

Hey, who's the pretty lady on the left? (That's my mom!)
Hey, who’s the pretty lady on the left? (That’s my mom!)

I am in Iowa right now because:

a) there are still fried Snicker Bar crumbs to be found at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
b) it’s time to tape Love of Quilting
c) my stepdad needed me to help him weed the garden
d) Chicago kicked me out

If you answered “b,” you are very smart and impervious to my cheekiness. Indeed, ’tis time for Love of Quilting and I am excited, as usual, to hit the studio. If you’ve never seen the show, check your local PBS listings; we’re on in nearly every state. You can find my mother and me on LOQ via the Internet, too. (The Quilter’s Club of America is a good place to go, but QnnTV.com works nicely, too.)

Today, there was prep. Tomorrow, there will be more on my part. There will be load-in, wardrobe, makeup, sound checks, etc. Taping TV is a really big job and though I’ve been doing it for awhile, now (and hosting/performing for many years prior) it’s always a butterfly-in-muh-ummy kind of a moment when I wake up on the first day. A lot of people watch the show.

So enjoy your back to school or back to reality week next week: I’m “back,” too, and hopefully will be better than ever!

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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.

25 thoughts on “Time To Tape: Love of Quilting is NOW!

  1. Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and great.

  2. Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and gr

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  3. Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and create.

  4. That pretty lady is Marianne Fons. The no# one educational show on TV today. Thank you for airing this program, Iv learned alot from your show. Thanks again. Becky

  5. Just love all of you and your shows. I have learned so much. Your teaching and the magazine is by far the best and easiest to understand and still help me feel like I have done O.K. with making my quilt. I am so proud to be a part of it. (Love of Quilting)

  6. I am sooooo GLAD that you are on TV again. I love your show and your interaction with the two of you, and your guests. Your energy is wonderful and I love your different quilts. Your magazine is the best and very helpful. Keep up the good work.

  7. Kelly, we use the Symphony on the show. I believe in past seasons we’ve used the Aspire… But I’m sure it’s the Symphony now. SO FABULOUS. Seriously, it’s a beautiful thing, that machine.

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