Special Guests

Jean Nolte
In the Make-It Center, sew with Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Editor Jean Nolte and learn the newest, fastest, easiest way to create dynamic quilt blocks. From the pages of the latest issues of America’s most popular quilting magazine, see a trunk show of quilts on the Expo Stage and learn the fascinating stories behind the process and the makers. In the classroom, Jean shares the latest tips and trends and makes the advanced piecing of the Amish Buggywheel fun and easy.

Mary Fons
Mary Fons, Editor, Quilty Magazine and host of PBS-TV series Love of Quilting takes you for a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at her experiences and the mother/daughter relationship between Mary and her famous mother, Marianne Fons during “No, I’m Not Pregnant, But Thanks For Asking” talk on the Expo Stage. Join Mary for Quilt Walks through the Quilty display to learn what draws Mary to a quilt and hear the stories behind the designers, the patterns, the colors, the quilting and the quilters. “Beginner beginners” can join her in either of her workshops (Easy Churn Dash Block and Easy Star Block)…and just where does Spooly get all those great tips?