Meg Cox

Meg Cox

Meg Cox portrait
Meg
Cox
New York
Meg Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums. Her popular newsletter Quilt Journalist Tells All! features news, reviews and monthly giveaways. As a Wall Street Journal staff writer for 17 years, her beats included philanthropy, publishing and the business of the arts. She has contributed articles for many national magazines, and is the author of the bestselling resource guide The Quilter’s Catalog. She is past president of the Quilt Alliance, a national nonprofit established in 1993 with a mission to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities. Mary Fons, Illinois Mary Fons is a writer, quilter, and designer living in Chicago. In 2010, Mary created Quilty, a weekly online how-to program for beginner quilters (F+W Media) and served four years as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine. Mary is a bi-monthly columnist for Quilts, Inc., writing The Quilt Scout at Quilts.com. Mary is co-host of Love of Quilting on public television alongside her mother, Marianne Fons. Fons’s first book, Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century was released in June of 2014 (C&T/StashBooks) and Dear Quilty, a retrospective and pattern book from the pages of Quilty magazine, was released in 2015 (F+W Media). Mary lectures and teaches widely and is an enthusiastic spokesperson for BabyLock sewing and quilting machines. Her debut fabric line for independent quilt shops, Small Wonders launched at International Fall Quilt Market along with a Small Wonders pattern line with McCall’s for independent quilt retailers. Mary is an amateur quilt historian and enjoys learning about the history of the American quilt as much as she likes designing and making them. To read daily posts on her popular blog, PaperGirl, visit MaryFons.com. Fons is also a nationally-ranked slam poet, Neo-Futurist, and may bag the whole quilting racket and do the writing program at the SAIC next fall. We’ll see.