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Cozy up with Quilts at Gorton-with Marianne Fons Tuesday, February 16

Cozy up with Quilts at Gorton-with Marianne Fons

A Trunk Show by Marianne Fons
National quilting celebrity Marianne Fons comes to Gorton from Winterset, Iowa, bringing a trunk load of her favorite quilts for a special show-and-tell session. She’ll share the story behind each quilt, offer design, sewing, and quilting-life tips along the way, and also answer questions from the audience. It’s a private quilt show and conversation with one of America’s best-known quilters designed to brighten a winter’s day!
This event will be live-streamed from our theater at 10am on February 16th.  Link to “tune-in” will be sent via email prior to show.  Additionally, if you are unable to “attend” at the time of live-stream, you may still purchase the link to access at any time that is convenient to you!
Well known to quilters and quilt lovers nationwide as co-host of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting on public television for many years, Marianne Fons spent decades in the quilting industry as an author, teacher, lecturer, magazine publisher, TV host, and avid quilt maker. She served on the board of directors of the Quilts of Valor Foundation for seven years, and produced (with Iowa Public Television) two national documentaries about the foundation’s work. She is a founding board member of the Iowa Quilt Museum. Now retired from TV, Marianne devotes her time to writing fiction and boosting her small town of Winterset, Iowa. Marianne’s daughter Rebecca Fons is Gorton Community Center’s film programmer.
Marianne with her quilt “Trellis” during taping at Iowa Public Television shortly before she retired from TV.
Marianne’s wall-sized version of a larger quilt she made in 1986 for a contest celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. “Lady Liberty Medallion” was the Iowa winner in the contest, and will be a featured quilt in her trunk show at Gorton!

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A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset Iowa