Mary Fons

Mary Fons is a writer and editor who specializes in the history of the American quilt and the life of quilts in popular culture. She is currently writing and producing a 10-part documentary series on American quilt history for a mass market online streaming network.

Editor in chief of Quiltfolk magazine, Mary previously served as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine. She has hosted nearly 250 episodes of quilting how-to programming on television (PBS) and the internet. Mary has written the bimonthly Quilt Scout column for Quilts, Inc. since 2015 and her articles on quilt history and culture have appeared in Curated Quilts, Modern Patchwork, and Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, among others.  

Mary serves on the board of the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska and lectures across the country at universities and major quilt shows. She holds a B.A in Theater from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit


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

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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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