Tag: Marianne Fons

Marianne & Rebecca Fons Save a Small Town Theater

We all know Marianne Fons. She’s the Fons in Fons & Porter. She’s an expert quilter, TV show personality, author and lecturer. And, now? She’s added movie theater owner to the list. Marianne announced the purchase of the theater on her Facebook page in August 2015: We figure it will take us a couple of…

Parade Rest Quilt

Parade Rest Quilt

Marianne Fons chose a classic Pinwheel Star block for her latest Quilt of Valor®. Our Sew Easy Lesson walks you through cutting half-square and quarter-square triangles. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 79½” Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons…

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Concentric Squares Quilt

Concentric Squares Quilt

Marianne Fons has brought the classic red and white scheme to a baby quilt. “My inspiration for the unique block setting was a quilt that wowed me at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska,” she says. The quilt also features a scalloped-edge border, an unusual touch. About This Quilt Finished Size: 40″ x…

Town Square Quilt

Town Square Quilt

Who doesn’t love a great Log Cabin? Marianne Fons created this stunning bed-sized quilt in a clever arrangement and used rich hues that will make it a new classic. About This Quilt Finished Size: 63″ x 63″ Finished Blocks: 60 (7 ½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary…

BOM ’15: Christmas Joy

Have you ever done a Block of the Month? I bet you remember how rewarding it was to get to the end of it knowing you had put time and patience into each one of those quilt blocks. A Block of the Month is one of my favorite programs because whether you’re a beginner or…

Washington Island Poppies Quilt

Try this lovely, fresh quilt by Marianne Fons, inspired by Washington Island, Wis., one of her favorite places for a retreat. It uses 20 solid fat quarters in an array of colors and sashing in between blocks. About This Quilt Finished Size: 66″ x 84¾” Finished Blocks: 20 (12¾”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne…

Free weekend for QNNtv.com March 23-25!

This weekend, enjoy a  free weekend at QNNtv.com !  March 23-25, you have 3 days to watch over 1,000 quilting videos completely free.   So sign up and start viewing, Visit http://www.qnntv.com/freemarch/. No coupon code required but must use the specific URL. _ This is a great chance to check out shows!_   Quilt Out Loud, Quilt…

Meet Scrabble

Marianne was in the shop today, taping a helpful tip for an upcoming Quilty episode. We know that if Marianne is in the building, then so is Scrabble. Scrabble is Marianne’s dog and she always greets us with warm hugs and swift tricks. She will be joining the cast in an episode of Fons &…

Fons & Porter’s Thanksgiving Potluck

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at Fons & Porter without a potluck. You know how much quilters love to eat! Today our staff went above and beyond and brought in some great food.         We even had a special guest for lunch. Marianne Fons came by to celebrate the holiday with us. I…

Weekend of Valor Roadtrip

Marianne and Catherine Roberts visted the store before they set out to Huntley, Illinois for the Weekend of Valor, presented by Gazebo Quilters’ Guild.  The dates for the weekend are August 19th and 20th. Catherine is the founder of Quilts of Valor, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to, “cover ALL those service…

Quilters Take Manhattan: A Benefit for the Alliance for American Quilts

New Track Media, our parent company, along with Creative Crafts Group, Keepsake Quilting, Benartex, Aurifil Threads, AccuQuilt, The City Quilter, and Bumble Beans all sponsored “Quilters Take Manhattan: A Benefit for the Alliance for American Quilts” in New York City this weekend.  It was a wonderful event to promote the Alliance for American Quilts and…

Take a peek at Liz’ newest quilt!

Marianne Liz may have retired, but she’s been busy designing quilts! We have several here in our office for upcoming issues of Love of Quilting. Liz stopped in today and was showing Jean, our Editor, the quilt she is currently working on. You can now find Liz spending more time with her family or out golfing,…