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Mary Fons        

Quilting Expert, Freelance Author and Popular Blogger

Mary Fons is a writer who grew up under a quilt. She currently co-hosts public television's long-running "Love of Quilting" how-to show with her mom, quilter and educator Marianne Fons, in addition to other special guests. In 2010, Mary created "Quilty," a weekly online program for the beginner quilter (F+W Media). In 2011, "Quilty" became a bi-monthly magazine, available nationwide at bookstores and quilt shops nationwide; Mary serves as creative director and editor of "Quilty" magazine.

Mary's quilts are frequently featured in "Love of Quilting Magazine" and "Quilty." She lectures and leads workshops on quilting (and poetry, too.) Her first book, "Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century," was published by C&T/StashBooks in June of 2014.

Mary has worked as a professional freelance writer and performer since 2005. Her popular blog, Papergirl, is updated weekly and can be found at Mary currently lives in Washington, DC.


Introducing Small Wonders by Mary Fons

At this year’s edition of the Fall Quilt Market, we were introduced to a brand new fabric line that stole our hearts: Small Wonders. This exclusively for independent retailers line features small-scale prints inspired by vintage fabrics and was designed by Mary Fons in collaboration with Springs Creative. For those of you who might recognize her name, Mary is the daughter of Marianne Fons, of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine and show fame!

New Friday Tutorial: The Andes Quilt Featuring Guest Quilter and Fabric Designer Mary Fons

This quilt features the brand new fabric line created by Mary herself, called Small Wonders for Springs Creative and it is filled with what Mary calls “irresistible small scale prints” perfect for patchwork. If you love a print, you don’t have to worry about cutting your favorite design in half or not seeing the complete print when you cut your fabric to piece together into a quilt! It has a beautifully vintage flare and it’s just so cute!

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