We Won!!!

We work hard, the Quilty team.

There are different branches of the team, which is important to mention. For example, several folks (including yours truly wearing a puffy vest that says “I AM WORKING ON SET RIGHT NOW”) just spent 1.5 days shooting photography for the Quilty magazine here in Des Moines. That was an ad hoc team to get a job well done, you know, done. There’s a team that is working to put the inaugural issue of Quilty magazine together, and while there’s some crossover with production/photography, etc., that’s a different team, too. Everyone is generally awesome.

The first Quilty team, however, the Gold Standard if you will, is the team that makes the show in Chicago. What can I say? I’m biased. After all, we do a lot of production meetings that are as fun as production meetings can possibly be. And we did the first pilots and the first shows, which were hard/exhilarating/not as good as the shows now. And we’re friends and family and it’s all just really hard work blended with warm fuzzies, which is the best ever. AND we won an award! which I think I mentioned back when we got word about it in September or October. The Chicago International Film Festival gave us a Certificate of Merit and showed Quilty on the big screen in Chicago! It rocked.

My sis just sent me a picture — really, like two seconds ago — of the certificate that finally came in the mail. Voila. Thanks, everyone, for a wonderful first year of Quilty. Here’s to Year Two: bigger awards, more fun, more viewers, more opportunity, and more love for quilting, which I believe is kinda sorta the fabric of my family and the entire country, sometimes. Ya know?


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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.

10 thoughts on “We Won!!!

  1. Congratulations on this, your 1st Award 😀
    It is aure to be just the FIRST among mamy, many more!
    Thank you for inviting us, your loyal as well as casual viewers,into your exciting world of crafting and creation that is quilting, and touching our hearts and inspiration with the fire and enthusiasm you feel AND exemplify! It screams across the Internet, & bursts out onto my quilting stash!
    Continued Good luck [more like tons of hard work!] & Best Wishes!

  2. I have been thinking it would be amazing if you guys put out a hip magazen for us modern quilters!!! I can’t wait to buy the first issue, when is it coming out?

  3. I’ve been spreading the word about QUILTY ever since I discovered it – Can’t thank you enough for all I’ve learned. Very excited to hear about the new magazine! When does it come out?

  4. Congratulations to you, Mary, & your team for the well-deserved recognition. One of many to come, I am sure. Your shows are truly inspiring and make the learning experience a fun one!
    And for the benefit of other followers who are just as ecstatic as I am about the creation of the Quilty magazine, I suggest they click on the Magazine Header tab of the Quilty site for a sneak preview of the magazine and a release date. I cannot wait!
    May 2012 bring you !
    Diane Ct

  5. My previous comment was unfortunately truncated…. probably due to a character I should not have used. I hope that you, the Moderator can correct so that the last sentence reads:
    May 2012 bring you “Piece”!
    Thank you

  6. Can’t wait for the magazine! I love watching Quilty and now QWTS! I still enjoy watching you and your Mom on F&P Love of Quilting. You are all inspiring, including Liz Porter, who I miss as well.

  7. Hey Mary! Congrats to you and your team. Great Job! I can’t help myself, I just have to say it:
    The bobbin doesn’t fall far from the spool!” I’ll bet your mom is really proud!