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Thread: Where's Liz Porter?

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    Does anyone know what's happened to Liz Porter? I see Marianne Fons and her daughter hosting the new series. It's just not the same without Liz.

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    I believe I heard that she has retired...

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    She wanted to spend time with her family.

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    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.
    :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I believe I heard that she has retired...
    Well, good for her but the show is just not the same. Plus, I see they've switched from Bernina to Babylock machines (which I have and love it). Thanks for the update. I couldn't find anything on the website about her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.
    Way too funny!

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    When Fons started the new series with her daughter; they talked about Liz and that she is retiring to spend time with family. Watched it on PBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    When Fons started the new series with her daughter; they talked about Liz and that she is retiring to spend time with family. Watched it on PBS.
    I guess I must have missed that episode.

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    Could I ask just where you see this program? Simply Quilts and For the Love of Quilting with Fons and Porter went off our public station last year and there has been no sign of them since.

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    I wrote to F&P and asked where she was and was emailed back that she had chosen to move to Texas in order to spend more time with her family. However that's a fairly "pat" answer that everyone gives so take it for what it's worth......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    Could I ask just where you see this program? Simply Quilts and For the Love of Quilting with Fons and Porter went off our public station last year and there has been no sign of them since.
    That's what I'd like to know. I've only seen one program on PBS and that was because I happened to stumble on it while surfing one day. Never found it again. It's gone I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.
    SO funny. But she is retired now. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.
    SO funny. But she is retired now. LOL
    Sewed her up in a quilt is more like it.

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    I saw the program Luv e said she saw. Retired to spend time with her family but what about us ? We want to spend 30 mins a week with her. lol . It is just not the same. Come back Lizzzzz we miss you.

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    Our Fons and porter come on now at 6:00 in the morning Fridays so I record them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I think they wrapped her in plastic so nobody could see her.
    Now that is funny.

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    You gals are lucky, We don't get the show in Denver any more.

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    Fons and Porter comes on here in Tulsa weekly but so far have not shown any of the new shows. I hope they hurry, I'm tired of the old shows.

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    Our PBS has dropped airing the new shows, all we get now are the reruns :(

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    The show is not the same - I was wondering if she was ill. Did Liz ever tell the viewers herself?? 'sure wish she could come back - even for a visit and answer all our questions.

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    PBS stations are different in each state. You can go on F&P Site and look up the PBS stations they are on. They even ask that you contact your local PBS and request F&P.
    My PBS Station's are out of Huntington,WV and Athen's, Ohio.
    Hope that has helped.
    Oh!! if you have Direct TV, look for the PBS stations on there too. Good Luck

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    While on our bus trip, we talked to a woman from Winterset, Ia. that knows them personally. She told us that Fons and Porter sold out to Keepsake Quilting and Liz decided to retire. Keepsake Quilting has kept Mary Ann and her daughter to do the shows. I can't say that is what really happened, but this woman seemed to know the whole story. She is not a fan of Fons and Porter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady37
    While on our bus trip, we talked to a woman from Winterset, Ia. that knows them personally. She told us that Fons and Porter sold out to Keepsake Quilting and Liz decided to retire. Keepsake Quilting has kept Mary Ann and her daughter to do the shows. I can't say that is what really happened, but this woman seemed to know the whole story. She is not a fan of Fons and Porter.
    Why isn't she a fan????? Doesn't KSQ carry F&P items too.??? Maybe that is why. Interesting hmmmmmmmmm. Good to know,Thanks

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    I live in Iowa too and have gone to the store in Winterset. Everyone loved Liz, but Mary Ann is rather difficult to deal with. I am sorry that this sounds demeaning, but it is a fact.

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