Marianne Fons

"You Call That A Quilt?"

March 9th 7PM

In this delightful, insightful presentation, quilter and longtime public television host Marianne Fons discusses quilt style nomenclature in current, and sometimes controversial, use, including Traditional, Studio/Art, Contemporary, and Modern. Using images of quilts past and present, Marianne celebrates the elements all quilts, and quilters, have in common. She will also bring some quilts from her personal collection to share. 


Few names are as well known in quilting today as Marianne Fons. Marianne is a teacher, author, magazine publisher, and co-creator of the television show “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.” With Liz Porter, she authored Quilter’s Complete Guide, one of the best selling quilting books of all time, published in 1993, reprinted in 2019 by Dover Publications. Marianne Fons and Liz Porter were the 2019 inductees into the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, IN.


Marianne served on the board of directors of Quilts of Valor Foundation for many years. She helped establish the Iowa Quilt Museum in 2016, and in 2017 reopened the Iowa Theater, both in her hometown of Winterset, Iowa. Currently she is pursuing a new career as a novelist.


In honor of the great work these organizations do, Marianne has asked we donate her entire speaking fee to the Iowa Quilt Museum. 


You can learn more about Marianne Fons here:



Marianne is a national speaker and teacher. There is a $5 admission fee for non-members for this program.

“Image from Welsh Quilt Museum, Lampeter, Wales”

“Image from Welsh Quilt Museum, Lampeter, Wales”


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