Tag: Marianne Fons

Fons & Porter, Circa 1980.

I love my mom. We’ve always gotten along really well and now that we work together, there’s a whole new aspect of our relationship to enjoy. I can honestly say that we’ve annoyed each other a total of about 3 times since we began doing the show together in an official way. I’m headed to…

Hand or machine quilting?

      I grew up learning to sew and quilt from my mom and grandmother. My grandmother actually went to sewing school in northeast Iowa, before getting married to my grandfather. Her handwork was amazing, as was what I saw of my great grandmother’s work. Last Spring, we worked with Marianne on a quilted…

Sewing with Scrabble!

How was your holiday? We had a wonderful time at the lake house. Mark, Mom, my sisters, and my husband and I all cooked and slept and ate. With all that exhausting work, you’d think there would have been no time for sewing, but we’re just kinda superheroes that way. I got the binding on…

Me on Love of Quilting… (or: “Who’s That Girl?”)

Hello, quilters. As time has gone on, I have done more and more co-hosting with my mom on her PBS quilting show, “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.” For several decades now, my mom has been half of the “Fons & Porter” duo. She and Porter — that’s the other half — made quite the…