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    Fons & Porter Quilting TV Show

    How do we politely suggest that MaryAnn & Mary Fons get a stylist for their television show? I am so tired of their ugly hair (Mary's looked dirty) and Mary's scabbed fingers. Today their hair looked terrible on the show and no, I did not catch the episode number. Surely they can afford to look better. We may look unkempt at home doing our quilts, however, if we had a show, I would expect us to look different. Perhaps like we put some thought into our appearance. In my humble opinion, they should show some pride with a professional appearance. Am I the only one who has noticed? Okay.....off my soapbox....for now.

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    they are not actors

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    You know, I have never really paid attention. Yes, Mary's look is not one for me, but if she is happy with it, then that is all that matters to me. I'm sure a lot of people don't care about *my* look. At least she is not embarrassing us with her cleavage like several others on TV! I love how they show me techniques and tricks to do a better job of sewing/quilting. As for scabby fingers....to me it means they are real women who work with their hands and I love that.
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    People are entitled to look how they want. Whether or not it looks good or not is a matter of opinion. What you might not like someone else might. They are here to teach us new things, not look like runway models. I happen to like real looking people. I think there are too many people with too much make up, to much nip and tuck surgery which give viewers unrealistics views of how one should look. There is too much emphasis on vanity in the US it should be about what a person is on the inside or what good things they do, not how well made up they are. Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    People are entitled to look how they want. Whether or not it looks good or not is a matter of opinion. What you might not like someone else might. They are here to teach us new things, not look like runway models. I happen to like real looking people. I think there are too many people with too much make up, to much nip and tuck surgery which give viewers unrealistics views of how one should look. There is too much emphasis on vanity in the US it should be about what a person is on the inside or what good things they do, not how well made up they are. Just my opinion.
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    the dtr always looks odd. I'm getting used to her a bit though. sad the partner retired and mom is about to it looks like. everything is relaxed these days. I doubt my granddtrs know how to sit like a lady. too few women newscasters or show Hosts know either. i'm tired of looking up their skirts. but then, I can always change the channel. Oh don't get me started on cleavage. red wrap dress with cleavage on the weather news. sigh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    People are entitled to look how they want. Whether or not it looks good or not is a matter of opinion. What you might not like someone else might. They are here to teach us new things, not look like runway models. I happen to like real looking people. I think there are too many people with too much make up, to much nip and tuck surgery which give viewers unrealistics views of how one should look. There is too much emphasis on vanity in the US it should be about what a person is on the inside or what good things they do, not how well made up they are. Just my opinion.
    I agree wholeheartedly!!!! Very well said!
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    I'm not a big fan of the show. Not sure what but just not a big fan of it. Has nothing to do with their appearance. As far as appearance though according to nails, as long as they're clean. When you handle a lot of fabric on a constant basis it will dry out the hands and nails. As far as some of the others many like to show off their manicured nails. Can't remember which show it was but had artificial nails and one of the nails popped off and went flying. You could tell they stopped the taping because the nail was fixed but a little longer and the polish color was a little darker. I worked in a salon, I've seen this happen. But I LOL'ed when I saw that happen.

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    I have never really noticed their hair. When it was Liz and Maryann - I could never stay awake for the whole show.

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    They are just busy I guess.

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    don't know about them -- but one of our family jokes is about the second best hairdresser who was announced on All My Children one time -- she tried hard and the cast members really looked great -- thus when hair help is needed, we say that they need the second best hairdresser!!
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    Each of us has things which are like nails on a chalk board to others. Sometimes the scratching noisy just prompts a verbal response. I haven't paid attention to what they look like because looks are not a nails on a chalk board thing for me. I respect your tolerance level and your ability to voice it. Just remember about the glass house...

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    I like the show, it's only the bobbing head of the youngest that bothers me. Otherwise, the show is great!

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    I haven't seen the show, but now I would love to! I do think that a certain level of professionalism is important to the survival of a tv show. These days having reasonable hair, hands and wardrobe are pretty basic, especially with high-definition. If they do not maintain minimum standards of styling, I do not see how the show can last.

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    I agree while they may not be actors or models they are on tv and there appearence is a valuable part of the show as they represent the quilting community. I know many of us are unkept in private when we get to quilting but most of us make surebefore we go out in public we try to look our best with clean hair Also most of us teach our children it is bad manners to talk while someone else is talking

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    As a newbie, I'm grateful for everything they've shown and taught me. I like the daughter as she brings a fresh perspective to the show. I watched the show with Liz and Marianne, and also with Mary and Marianne. I find the mother/daughter team and projects more interesting.

    I think they look fine -- certainly they're on par with other crafting show hosts I see on PBS. They're obviously comfortable with the way they look and so am I. As for how to "politely suggest" they get a stylist... there is no polite way to do so.

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    I try so hard to watch F & P, but the daughter just irritates me so. She seems to constantly try to over talk or out talk her mother. She makes faces, bobs her head and I agree that her clothes are not approprate for TV. The mother is still professional and I enjoy her trying to do her presentations. I tape the show, but when I try to watch I just get so irritated I turn it off. I miss Liz and he professionalism!! If they have to replace her I'd prefer a more professional quilter not just a relative. I've been wanting to say that for a long time--Wheww!!! Off my chest.
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    Don't want to offend but...sometimes the appearance of someone says a lot about how the person feels about themselves. I always feel better when I "clean up". I was a beautician in my former life.

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    At least your PBS station carries the show. Dallas area the only sewing show on PBS is Sew Easy. Gave up supporting them when they dropped all the quilting shows several years ago.

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    I so disagree with you. I love that mother and daughter seem to get along so well. Neither claims to be perfect and admit to using the seam ripper as needed. I think both women look fine and don't need to look like they just stepped out of the beauty parlor. I like Mary's enthusiasm. If only perfect looking people had TV shows Nancy Ziemann would not have a show either and I like and admire her.

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    The show does not seem to be carried by the stations in my area. I liked the show much better when Liz was on it - so am not disappointed that it is not available.

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    What network carries this show? I'd like to see it. Was not aware they had a show.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaPeggy View Post
    How do we politely suggest that MaryAnn & Mary Fons get a stylist for their television show? I am so tired of their ugly hair (Mary's looked dirty) and Mary's scabbed fingers. Today their hair looked terrible on the show and no, I did not catch the episode number. Surely they can afford to look better. We may look unkempt at home doing our quilts, however, if we had a show, I would expect us to look different. Perhaps like we put some thought into our appearance. In my humble opinion, they should show some pride with a professional appearance. Am I the only one who has noticed? Okay.....off my soapbox....for now.

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    I miss Liz but still watch the show just because it is about quilting.
    Not a fan of thier methods as they are not the best or easiest way to do things.
    Still enjoy the show.

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    sometimes my PBS may have it but also on Create TV

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    I love the show and once in awhile even catch it on TV. I guess I need to stay home more often. Health issues play a part in how Mary's hair looks. I KNOW lots of things about me would drive others nuts too. I just try to concentrate on the quilts and the quilting!

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