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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    I think it is fantastic that the daughter is following in mom's footsteps. They will do just fine. Enjoyed that show I saw with them both
    Me too and I think Mary just needs time to relax. Liz and Marianne weren't so relaxed in the beginning either. And they made lots of boo boos that they tried to cover up. At least Mary admits to them.

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    Glad this subject came up for discussion. I have been sharing the same feelings about the daughter replacement. Her personalty seems rather overwhelming and you are right in that she talks over many times when it would be better to listen. I know that change is hard to accept, but I am trying. Hope I can conquer my acceptance. Merry Christmas to all my quilting friends.

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    I saw this explained on a show about 2 weeks ago. I think she is still involved some with the show, but the excuse given was, she wanted to spend a lot of time with her Grand Children and other members of her family. I hope she enjoys the time off, I miss her being on the show. She was an excellant Teacher.

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    My MIL told me one had retired - so it is only the other one still carrying on the show - not sure of anyone is joining her - as I never get to see the show - but loved it when I could watch it.

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    I didn't know they split wow I wonder how that will affect the magazine

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    I noticed that Mary Ann never stops talking. I don't watch it much because of that fact.

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    Lets face it, The daughter has some pretty big shoes to fill, and we all had to be new at something sometime or another in our lives. We do have to let the younger generation have a chance. She is doing the best she knows how. Merry Christmas to all.

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    I heard that she wanted to retire and spend more time with her family. I didn't know she moved, but I can understand wanting to be closer to ones kids.
    I ended up close to DS#2. He bought the house across the street!!!!! Now at first I wondered if that was TOOOOOOO close, but its worked out wonderfully. AND he removes snow. and mows the yard. And he works for food--grin

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    I was watching the show a couple of weeks ago and and Maryann said that Liz was not participating in the show any longer. She wants to spend more time with her family.

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    Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting - show airs weekly on local PBS channel. Here in Kansas City it plays 8:00 am on Saturday morning, followed by Sewing With Nancy. Check your local PBS Guide online.
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    I don't think we even get this show. Only Eleanor Burns as far as I know. She's hilarious.

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    she wants to spend some time with her grandchildren

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    On direct TV there are episodes of Fons & Porter every weekday at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm eastern time on the BYU channel 374. Some of these are older episodes without Mary Fons. Sorry, but she turns me right off, there is such a thing as listening and learning.

    Eleanor Burns is on RFD channel 345 on Wed. at 2:30 and again after midnight, same program.

    Hope this helps anyone who has Direct TV, I have no idea about Dish network but if do a search for quilting shows you might find something.

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    I was wondering how it would affect the show also. The guest that she has had on the program haven't been very impressive, and I'm easy to impress. Let's hope for the best for the show, perhaps it will get better.

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    I don't get to see the show here anymore. What quilting shows they do show are on at 7am and thats only when they don't have something else they would rather show at that time. cooking or traveling programs are more important that sewing or quilting I guess.

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    i watch it , but it is not the same without liz, i am not crazy about her daughter on the show

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    I agree. It's just not the same without Liz. The daughter is a fairly new quilter but is trying to talk like she has her mom's expertise. Just isn't cutting it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    i saw my first Fons and Porter show on Sunday...without Liz. Oh my gosh. That girl never stopped talking and then both of them were talking at the same time. Reminds me of The View! Listening from another room makes one want to turn the TV off.

    Not the same with out Liz! She was so calm!

    June in Cincinnati

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longarm
    On direct TV there are episodes of Fons & Porter every weekday at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm eastern time on the BYU channel 374. Some of these are older episodes without Mary Fons. Sorry, but she turns me right off, there is such a thing as listening and learning.

    Eleanor Burns is on RFD channel 345 on Wed. at 2:30 and again after midnight, same program.

    Hope this helps anyone who has Direct TV, I have no idea about Dish network but if do a search for quilting shows you might find something.

    Longarm
    Thanks-we have directv but don't put all the channels on our favorites list. I may have thought that channel was all college football or something. I'll check that out.
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    I do miss her, but the daughter is trying. I liked their last show with the twister pattern, I wish I had the article they talked about. I tried making the template, turned out okay, but if I had the directions it would probably be better.

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    I wish the girl would stop saying YEP.

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    Liz is retired and Marianne said she was partially retired. I watch them every nite at 6:30 on Direct ch.374. I think Mary does the best she can. She'll learn-she's young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    i saw my first Fons and Porter show on Sunday...without Liz. Oh my gosh. That girl never stopped talking and then both of them were talking at the same time. Reminds me of The View! Listening from another room makes one want to turn the TV off.

    Not the same with out Liz! She was so calm!

    June in Cincinnati
    Now I thought just the opposite, sometimes when I watched the old shows I would get confused because both ladies talked at once but with Maryann's daughter the directions seem to be clear.
    Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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    I just wished we got the show here in Australia...we are staved of quilting shows here we have nothing ....

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    I agree !!! I personally learn much better with videos instead of trying to follow written instructions..youtube and missouri quilt are where I got my start before I found this forum...Blessings and happy quilting.

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    I'll miss Liz, but I'm glad the show is still on.

    I enjoy watching Mother and Daughter quilting together. I like the message that it sends out. That quilting isn't just for people with gray hair. And that it can be enjoyable as a shared, family hobby.

    I would like to see them bring some children on the show and what projects would be good for them. Get 3 generations quilting!

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