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Thread: Gmary Fons leaving Love if Quilting

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    Gmary Fons leaving Love if Quilting

    I saw a video and Mary Fons said she was leaving PBS show Love of Quilting. Anyone know why? Her blog is still active but I could not find details as to why she was leaving and her current plans

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    Wow...I have watched a few episodes where actually someone else hosted.......I do know she has "designed" a line of fabric and was a guest on a MSQC tute and also caught her on a sewing program lately.... I personally do not like the "new" F&P programs....guess used to the two who started it working together. Also now there are no dimensions given, just told to go to website.....where one is told to get the mag that the episode is based on.....

    will wait and and see....all things change and evolve

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    Haven't heard that before -- I like this show and hope it continues.

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    I just went on line and read a few thing about Mary Fons.......poor girl gas had a nasty bout with intestinal problems..hope she's better......no mention of her leaving F&P though....

    ill keep watching the program...hopefully it will continue somehow...actually it's the only one left around here!

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    That girl has irritated me from day one, so I can't say I'm sorry to see her go. What I have never been able to understand, is why Liz Porter has never done a "special" with Maryann Fons, The only time you see her is with Mary.

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    I saw Mary Fons at a quilt show and she was delightful. She did say her feelings were bruised by so many hateful comments about her looks and how she isn't her mother.
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    I actually like her better than the original ladies. It's probably that she has her own things, isn't she big in Craftsy?

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    If she hadn't taken over the show the show was going to be discontinued. She has no colon so that alone is enough to deal, she doesn't need snarky remarks from the public but that's what you get when you are in the public eye. No she isn't her mother and never attempted to be. I know she appeals to the younger quilter, my DD friends will watch her show but not the others. Her fabric is great and not the utlra modern stuff most younger designers are creating.
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    She has gotten more sure of herself and less chatty. I like her over her mother. I also prefer Liz and like when she is on the show.

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    everyone will hate me for saying, but what does not having intestines have to do with likeing someone? If you don't like them, watch something else. Do I have to feel sorry for someone, Just saying.
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    well without the daughter and her mother and the other lady, there is no show.

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    I watched the video again and it was about her leaving Quilty, not Fons and Porter. Sorry for my confusion. I actually find her a little awkward sometimes but I find her to be endearing. She has a blog that is interesting and fun to read and is more about her writing and less about her quilting.

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    Skhf I love that a simple mistake can lead to such a discussion. Kind of reminds me of playing telephone when we were kids. Thank you for this fun thread. 😉

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    Mary Fons will be presenting at Sew Expo is Puyallup. Perhaps she is moving on in her life and promoting quilting in different ways?
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    I understand that they brought Mary in because they wanted to keep the hosts "in the family." But I think Marianne and Mary are great together. They have good rapport. Yes, Mary mugs a little, but my wife and I both like her. And as others have said, Mary will probably bring in young, new viewers

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    Having read all of the previous comments let me say this. My area no longer has any shows on PBS aside from the occasional Quilting Arts. Years ago there were a half dozen different ones that I taped while I was working at school and then watched with great delight over the weekend. I've seen Mary Fons with and without her mom, never with Liz Porter, and a variety of other guests, but these were all on You-tube videos. Got say, I'm a fan and 75 yrs old. I enjoy her personality and appreciate the attempts to draw in younger people. Wish her lots of success. Maybe the Fons and Porter want to slow down - even retire and enjoy life a bit.

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    I will miss her and her show. I liked her little 'quirky' demeanor!!! And I really liked the mother/daughter rapport!!

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    She was criticized for her looks? I had to google her, as I don't watch the show. She looks darn good to me..i'll trade!
    People can be so mean.

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    I agree about less quilting shows. I learned so much from Alex Anderson's Simply Quilts when I first started quilting. I have also enjoyed Eleanor Burns and her show is no longer aired on RFD TV. The only one left, and it can be sporadic, is Fons and Porter so I hope it stays on the air. Always like to watch the shows as they are great ways to learn new techniques.

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    I watch the show frequently and it did take me a little while to get used to Mary but I now think she does a very good job and plays host to different people....Liz Porter has been on frequently and I also enjoy her. I think all three are master quilters and that is what it is all about....good instructions and learning..

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    There's a lot of meanness out there. I didn't like the daughter at first, but she has hung in, improved her skills in all areas, and I give her credit for her grit.
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    Her looks have nothing to do with anything. And neither does her not having a colon. I simply think the camera doesn't care for her....she doesn't seem to be "natural" in front of it. But I'm more old fashioned and use to the original ladies. I'm also sure that Mary will bring in a ton of young quilters.
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    Mary really "grew" on me and I totally miss her Quilty magazine that is now no longer published. On the newest episodes of the Love of Quilting show, Patrick Lose has been hosting (for those who don't know, he is involved with F&P and they publish a quarterly magazine of his designs). I like him... he's very low-key, but informative, and really knows what he's talking about. Mary will still be on the show as far as I know. I assumed she had some other commitments and instead of tweaking their taping schedule, they tapped Patrick to fill in.

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    I watch it every Saturday morning on our local PBS station and it did take me some time to get used to Mary but I did, and enjoy her show. Do I wish Liz were back with her mother on the show, YES but Mary is doing a good job and Liz does come back for episodes on occasion.

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    For the last few weeks on PBS n our area there have been no quilting/sewing shows. But go figure they're bringing back Julia Child.

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