Time To Tape: Love of Quilting is NOW!

Pop quiz!

Hey, who's the pretty lady on the left? (That's my mom!)

Hey, who’s the pretty lady on the left? (That’s my mom!)

I am in Iowa right now because:

a) there are still fried Snicker Bar crumbs to be found at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
b) it’s time to tape Love of Quilting
c) my stepdad needed me to help him weed the garden
d) Chicago kicked me out

If you answered “b,” you are very smart and impervious to my cheekiness. Indeed, ’tis time forĀ Love of Quilting and I am excited, as usual, to hit the studio. If you’ve never seen the show, check your local PBS listings; we’re on in nearly every state. You can find my mother and me on LOQ via the Internet, too. (The Quilter’s Club of America is a good place to go, but QnnTV.com works nicely, too.)

Today, there was prep. Tomorrow, there will be more on my part. There will be load-in, wardrobe, makeup, sound checks, etc. Taping TV is a really big job and though I’ve been doing it for awhile, now (and hosting/performing for many years prior) it’s always a butterfly-in-muh-ummy kind of a moment when I wake up on the first day. A lot of people watch the show.

So enjoy your back to school or back to reality week next week: I’m “back,” too, and hopefully will be better than ever!

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25 comments

1 Kristi Van Os { 09.06.13 at 11:05 pm }

Can’t wait! One of my favorite PBS shows – It’s great to see you and your mom in action. Have Fun!

2 Christa Quilts { 09.07.13 at 2:42 am }

You guys make a great team!

3 Elaray { 09.07.13 at 7:32 pm }

I make very few quilts – but not because of lack of inspiration. LOQ is very inspiring!

4 jadore { 09.07.13 at 7:37 pm }

quilting has been helping me so unwind after the first week back with students! can’t wait to get back to watching the show too. love your charisma fonsie!

5 Candi Gordon { 09.08.13 at 12:05 am }

I am probably as excited as you!! Love all the Fons “chicks”.

6 Nina Edwards { 09.08.13 at 6:04 pm }

Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and great.

7 Nina Edwards { 09.08.13 at 6:06 pm }

Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and gr

Create.

8 Nina Edwards { 09.08.13 at 6:07 pm }

Love loq, been watching for years. My daughter and I are chefs and also work together, and I love it too. Can’t wait to see the new season of the beautiful quilts you take on in the show. I love to quilt also it’s great to just sit and create.

9 Antonella Orlando { 09.09.13 at 2:12 pm }

Love the show and learn a ton. Ontario Canada

10 becky { 09.13.13 at 4:57 pm }

That pretty lady is Marianne Fons. The no# one educational show on TV today. Thank you for airing this program, Iv learned alot from your show. Thanks again. Becky

11 mfons { 09.15.13 at 8:56 pm }

j’adore!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxo 4 ever

12 Melody Doepel { 09.16.13 at 6:41 am }

Just love all of you and your shows. I have learned so much. Your teaching and the magazine is by far the best and easiest to understand and still help me feel like I have done O.K. with making my quilt. I am so proud to be a part of it. (Love of Quilting)

13 Patti Kelly { 09.21.13 at 2:31 pm }

Which Babylock sewing machine model is used on the show?

14 Shirleyann Van Dyken { 09.27.13 at 11:24 pm }

I am sooooo GLAD that you are on TV again. I love your show and your interaction with the two of you, and your guests. Your energy is wonderful and I love your different quilts. Your magazine is the best and very helpful. Keep up the good work.

15 rosanne curran { 09.28.13 at 7:13 pm }

I love your show! I have learned so much from it!
I summer on Door County, WI and am planning on making Rock Island quilt for myself!

16 Rosanne Curran { 09.28.13 at 7:17 pm }

I love your magazine and show! I summer in Door County and plan on making Rock Island quilt for myself!

17 mfons { 09.30.13 at 7:04 pm }

Kelly, we use the Symphony on the show. I believe in past seasons we’ve used the Aspire… But I’m sure it’s the Symphony now. SO FABULOUS. Seriously, it’s a beautiful thing, that machine.

18 mfons { 09.30.13 at 7:04 pm }

May you live to be a thousand years old, Shirley Ann! :) Mar

19 mfons { 09.30.13 at 7:05 pm }

Yay, Rosanne!!! We love you, too. For real! :) Mary

20 jhess { 10.05.13 at 12:45 pm }

What’s up with the poor stitching/tension on the 6 Oct show?

21 Megen { 10.10.13 at 11:16 am }

Good to see you have a day job—but really tell me about the fried Snickers . LOQ rocks

22 mfons { 10.14.13 at 9:28 pm }

Hey, J.

Can you tell me more about this? Do you mean the free-motion with Ebony?

– Mary

23 Jerri McLellan { 10.23.13 at 8:16 pm }

Love your show & all the lovely ladies on it.

24 Louise { 11.30.13 at 5:54 am }

I do enjoy Love Of Quilting w/ you, Mary, and your mom; I also enjoy when you have Liz Porter guest with you.

Have a great holiday

25 Shirley { 01.21.14 at 4:29 pm }

I have often wondered what happened to Porter She just disappeared from the show

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