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Liz Porter

LIZ PORTER

Liz
F P Americana Sampler
Mary Fons
QHOF2018-325

Liz Porter is a fourth-generation quilter who is essentially self-taught. 

She began quilting in 1976 and cut the templates for her first patchwork quilt, a LeMoyne Star, from Pampers disposable diaper boxes. With that start of joining diamonds and setting in pieces, virtually no quilt has been too difficult to tackle since then. Her first love is making quilts that look like antique patchwork quilts but dabbles in a variety of styles and techniques.

Fons & Porter began with Liz and Marianne coauthoring a quilt book. Their business gradually expanded to include owning Love of Quilting magazine, doing Love of Quilting programs on public television, designing several lines of fabric, running a mail order company, owning a quilt shop, and creating a line of licensed quilting notions.

After selling the businesses, Liz moved to the Austin, Texas area where she is active in several quilt groups. Now that she is retired, she is making even more quilts than ever before and loving every minute of it.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019, Marion Public Library

Block and fabric exchanges are a terrific way to get variety in scrap quilts without having to get out dozens of your own fabrics. Topics covered will be choosing a group to exchange with, choosing blocks to exchange, organizing the exchange, and tips for getting back blocks as good as those you give. Liz will show a variety of quilts from block and fabric exchanges by the Sew Faster group from Texas.

Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00

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Sew Much Fun: Fons & Porter Favorite Quilts

Liz’s quilts will be on display Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20, at Marion Public Library, in the Forrest Room. Liz will give a gallery walk-thru each day. See the schedule for times. Admission to the gallery is free.

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Mom and Liz: An Interview with Fons & Porter Hosted by Mary Fons

Hosted by Mary Fons. You are guaranteed laughter, entertainment and enlightenment hosted by none other than Marianne’s daughter who knows our inductees from the inside out! You are in for a great time at this wonderful luncheon!

Registration: TQHF members $35.00/ non-members $40.00

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Induction Dinner

Liz will be inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame along with Marianne Fons and Mary McElwain at Roseburg Event Center, Marion, Indiana.

Registration: TQHF members $35.00/ non-members $40.00

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