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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family.

A professional writer and performer based in Chicago, Mary co-hosts the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons.

In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on QNNtv.com. Targeted primarily to the beginner quilter, Quilty offers instruction, guidance, and inspiration to those who want to learn to make a quilt, whatever their age or experience level. In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine (New Track Media), which quickly met with critical and commercial acclaim.

Mary holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Iowa. As a freelance writer, her work has been published widely in print and online since 2005. Mary believes that being a quilter means being a part of the coolest legacy in American history.

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