You Call That a Quilt?

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The quilt galaxy in America is so big, so healthy, that there are four distinct styles of quilts we make: Traditional, Studio/Art, Contemporary, and Modern. What are the differences between them? How did these styles emerge? When you know your roots, you fall in love with quilts all over again. Knowing where you come from gives tremendous pride and inspiration. Mary takes you through exemplars of each style, and shows breathtaking quilts, brilliantly illustrating each style.

Mary Fons is a writer who grew up under a quilt. In 2010, Mary created Quilty, a weekly online program for the beginner quilter, and from 2011–2015, Mary served as editor of Quilty magazine. Mary cohosts Love of Quilting on public television with her mom, quilter and educator Marianne Fons. Her first book, “Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century” and “Dear Quilty,” a Quilty retrospective, were published 2014. Mary’s first fabric line, “Small Wonders” will be released in Fall 2015. Her blog, PaperGirl, is updated at least five times a week and can be found at

File size: SD (640x360 / 115MB) HD 720p (1280x720 / 355MB) Copyright © 2015 by The MQG and Mary Fons. Photos used with permission. Licensed for webinars by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. Licensed only for private home viewing or public viewing at at official Modern Quilt Guild meetings. Any public performance (including non-MQG or unofficial MQG guild meetings) or copying is prohibited. This webinar thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Mary Fons and the Modern Quilt Guild.