Fons & Porter to be 2019 Inductees to 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.


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.

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