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Thread: Liz Porter

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    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
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    I saw a thread the other day where someone was wondering where Liz was. Is she sick or where did she go? SOoooo, I email the Fons and Porter web site and asked. This is the response I just got:


    "Liz decided this year to step down and retire. She is moving to Texas, and will be spending time with family and travelling. We will miss her, but she enjoying life and family."

    Just thought I'd pass the info along.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Is it true that she had a big fire a while ago that destroyed most of her quilts?

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    Oh, this will be different. I hope she is still a small part of the magazine and all. What a shock. I will have to watch and see what I hear too. I hope if she did retire, she enjoys her personal life. She brought lots of happy quilting hours to ours.

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    That's too bad.
    But I can understand her wanting to have more free time while she's still young and healthy enough to enjoy it.
    I wonder what they'll call the new quilt series?
    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Is it true that she had a big fire a while ago that destroyed most of her quilts?
    I don't know.

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    Liz will be missed :cry:

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    My new Fons & Porter magazine came yesterday and it has an ad for the new 1600 series of shows with Mary Ann and her daughter Mary.

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    They must not have officially announced it yet. I checked the website and a quilt cruise coming up.
    The cruise says "Marianne Fons and her daughter.....", it doesn't mention Liz.
    The website still has Liz's photo in spots and no mention of her retiring, etc.

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    Happy for Liz sad for those of us who enjoy Fons and Porter. They worked so well together.

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    Oh, I will miss her too!

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    Sorry to hear that. Will miss her. Well after all this time, she does deserve to have time to herself. I guess regretedly that she does deserve it!!! :-D Being selfish. ;-)

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    thanks for the information, we will miss her

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    That is sad , but understandable ....

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    Liz Porter is an avid knitter, more so than quilting I think. She is very involved in the Fons & Porter Knitting magazine. It may be she made a choice to do more for the knitting magazine and can't do both. I think the mother daughter team will be a hoot!

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    I am happy for her. I'm going to miss her though. I've seen a few shows with the daughter and she is fun too.

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    Just watched the first show of the 1600 series and it just said Liz was not going to be part of the TV show anymore. I will keep watching and see how Marianne and her daughter Mary are doing. Her daughter did not seem to be as knowledgeable I thought she would be, but it was just the first show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth "Liz"
    Just watched the first show of the 1600 series and it just said Liz was not going to be part of the TV show anymore. I will keep watching and see how Marianne and her daughter Mary are doing. Her daughter did not seem to be as knowledgeable I thought she would be, but it was just the first show.
    I also watched that show & was disappointed that Mary doesn't seem to know very much, just the basics like me,lol!! Liz & Marianne were a fantastic team together.

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    Well, I will really miss her on the show. Wonder where in Texas she's moving? I live in Austin. I just hope she enjoys her retirement. I'm sure enjoying mine!

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    So, no one has heard about the house fire that destroyed her quilts?? Is this just gossip or true?

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    Fons and Porter sent me a CD of tips that I would have to pay for it i kept it. I didn't ask for it in the first place.
    it did have a return envelope, so i used it.

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    I watched the second show this week of the 1600 series. I thought Mary did better this week, or I was just that interested in the quilt.

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    She will be missed.

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    Just proof that life goes on, all of us will move on, sooner or later. I retired June 2nd, another phase of life is opening up, don't want to work a job the rest of my life, want to make lots more quilts.

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    Thanks for letting us know.

    Do you think her DH has any clothes left that she hasn't cut up for quilts? Or was that the other gals dh? Oh well, I liked seeing those ads in the magazine.

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