An Afternoon with Mary Fons

Mary Fons will give a lecture on June 3 at the Stuhr Museum

An Afternoon with Mary Fons

May 29, 2018

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s Mary Ghormley Memorial Lecture Series is going on the road. Join us for an afternoon with Mary Fons on Sunday, June 3, from 1:30-3 p.m., at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, 3133 US-34, in Grand Island, NE.

Mary Fons is a writer and editor who specializes in the history of the American quilt and the life of quilts in popular culture. 

The current editorial director of Quiltfolk Magazine, Mary previously served as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine and from 2009 to 2015, produced and hosted nearly 250 episodes of Quilty, the online how-to show for beginner quilters. In that time, she also co-hosted Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting” how-to program on PBS. Mary is “The Quilt Scout” columnist for Quilts, Inc. (since 2015) and her articles on quilt history and culture in America have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Curated Quilts, Modern Patchwork, and Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, among others.

Be sure to come early for a chance to chat with Mary. We hope to see you June 3 in Grand Island!