2018 Quilt Legend Marianne Fons
(Show 2313) Quilt Legend 2018, Marianne Fons, welcomes Alex and Ricky to the turn of the century house she calls home in Iowa, originally owned by her grandparents. She treats us to a bed turning of some of her more remarkable and interesting quilts. Marianne discusses Quilts of Valor, an organization that she has supported for many years, including as a board member. She’s currently working on a quilt with pinwheel star block which she shares with The Quilt Show. Marianne also talks about the beginnings of her career and meeting Liz Porter at the local quilting class. This unexpected meeting of two young women led to a long partnership (Fons & Porter) that has included numerous books, a magazine, and television shows.
Marianne is a voracious reader and loves a good story. A desire to become a fiction writer has now become a reality. She has completed one novel and is currently working on a second. This next chapter in her life which includes being on the board of the Iowa Quilt Museum and Winterset Theater. Marianne, she gives Alex and Ricky a tour of the Winterset Theater that she helped to restore and feels it has brought her full circle…she has fallen in love with her hometown and is one of its biggest cheerleaders.
Visit: Tour the home, quilts and studio of Marianne Fons.
Block Featured: Pinwheel Star
Quilt Legends, Partial Seam, Traditional, Quilts for a Cause