Did you guess Marianne Fons and Liz Porter?


From the Quilter's 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.

Fons & Porter’s induction into The Quilters Hall of Fame (TQHF) will take place in Marion, Indiana. Celebration 2019, TQHF’s annual event to honor their inductees, will take place July 18 – 20, 2019, with the induction ceremony on Saturday evening. The event will also feature quilt shows, a vendor mall, lectures and workshops to enhance the importance of Fons & Porter’s contributions to the world of quilting.

The mission of The Quilters Hall of Fame is to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting through exhibitions, education, research and publications. To learn more about The Quilters Hall of Fame and Celebration 2019, go to www.quiltershalloffame.net.

To learn more about Fons & Porter, go to www.quiltingcompany.com.

#16 Elizabeth Rivera 2018-09-03 13:41
My first Quilting book with Quilter's Complete Guide" by these lovely ladies. The have many quilt blocks in this book with different techniques and you can make a quilt out of the blocks you learn. It is entertaining and educational at the same time and you end up with a beautiful quilt.
#15 Patty 2018-09-03 10:20
That is awesome
#14 Books53 2018-09-01 18:47
I basically learned to quilt by watching Marianne and Liz on PBS. A well deserved honor.
#13 Cecelia Mercer 2018-08-30 22:07
I learned so much from their PBS programs. I am so glad to see them receiving this honor. I've met both ladies at the Houston Quilt Market and they are both very nice and easy to talk to.
#12 Rachel Cochran 2018-08-30 08:57
Congratulations ! Wonderful news.
#11 Patsy 2018-08-29 20:04
Wonderful, I love these two Ladies and they have truly been a strong influence in the quilting industry. I have so many of their books and subscribe to their Magazine. I even had the pleasure of meeting Liz when I worked at a Quilt Shop here in Houston, Texas, class act! Couldn't take her class because we worked there and "no room"!! But, I have to tell this story..on a trip to TN, went to a favorite quilt shop and saw a beautiful butterfly quilt that was done by the owner from one of their patterns. And, I just had to have it, so the owner, called their shop and they sent me one of the last copies of the 'out of print' magazine so I could make this quilt, it was so touching to me as one of them had sacrificed their copy.
#10 acdeakyne 2018-08-29 15:03
It is because of Marianne and Liz that I quilt. It is also because of them that I still have soooo many quilt kits left to quilt. Congratulations Ladies!!!
#9 Martha 2018-08-29 11:02
congratuations. well deserved
#8 Carroll Lee 2018-08-29 10:40
These girls have been instrumental in the quilting knowledge of many, many quilters. Congrats Marianne and Liz! You are well loved, admired and deserving. Thank you for all you have done for the quilting community at large.
#7 Patsquilts 2018-08-29 10:31
So happy for the choice. I was surprised that they had not already received this honor. Back in the day...when I was learning...thes e girls gave some of the instructions and inspirations that spurred me on.
Congratulations Marianne and Liz and thank you
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