Mary A. McElwain has been chosen as a Heritage Inductee to The Quilters Hall of Fame in 2019. The Heritage Honor is conferred on those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting and whose work was 80 years or more in the past.
Did you guess who else was being inducted? It's Marianne Fons (Our TQS Quilting Legend 2018) and Liz Porter.
From the Quilters Hall of Fame:
The world of quilting has been brought into the homes of thousands in the United States and abroad because of two prominent teachers, Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. These two ladies met in a quilt class and formed a lasting business partnership. Being teachers themselves, it was natural for them to turn their newly acquired quilting skills into a curriculum of choice to share with the quilt world. Their mission statement, “Our goal is for you to enjoy making quilts as much as we do,” drove their business endeavors in their teaching, their mail order business, their magazine, “Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting," numerous books, publications, entertaining television programs, dvds, and internet club. This duo shared their methods of breaking down blocks into manageable parts so that difficult quilts could become more doable to millions via public television. They created and redesigned tools to make the quilting process faster and simpler, so quilters could experience success and satisfaction.
Click here for more information about the inductees. The ceremony was held July 18-20, 2019, in Marion, Indiana.