I miss the old shows with Fons and Porter. I cannot stand watching the new show with the daughter. She is so darned jerky and soooo cutsie and seems to talk down. I just won't watch anymore. I thought she would have watched the show herself and seen how it is but apparently not.
I've quit watching too, same reason. I read an article in the magazine written by the daughter and it was just as silly as she appears on tv. I have a new dvr, and I didn't even program it to record Fons & Porter.
I've caught it a few times. Seemed to me as if they were gearing the program to the younger, less experienced quilters, with Mom teaching Daughter the tricks, and Daughter admitting the mistakes she'd been making.
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Wonder how a quilter half my age feels about her? I can remember NOT enjoying EBurns because she was so very old. Of course, now I realize it was just her tv personality. Like throwing the scraps over her shoulder. Was her mother or sister going pick them up? That was really irritating.
Eleanor is like that in real life. She was a kindergarten teacher and that's their demeanor. She is just as sweet as can be and real "down home." I've been around her many times and feel she's just another quilter like us.
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Well, I haven't seen many of the older shows, but I can weigh in as an under-40 quilter. I like having the daughter (Mary?) on the show. She is enthusiastic and fun, and she knows more about quilting than I do, so I wouldn't classify her as a novice! One of the best moments I ever saw between mother & daughter was when they were discussing making a quilt together over a vacation. The daughter said she was hoping to make a mariner's compass, after her mother mentioned a much simpler pattern. The look on her mom's face was priceless, but she gamely agreed to give it a try. Regardless of whether said quilt was ever made, I think having the daughter on the show is pushing her mom a little out of her comfort zone, and subsequently makes it a better show.
Mary's coming along...can you imagine demonstrating quilting techniques for tv cameras? I'd be such a bundle of nervous energy, that nobody'd be able to get much out of it, I'm afraid. Anyhow, it's good to know that she's relating to some of the newer quilters. Did you guys see a few weeks ago when Liz was on with Mary? I enjoyed the show. Years ago, I admit I didn't enjoy Eleanor much, but she's really grown on me. Right now, we don't have many choices, so I'm giving Mary a chance. Sahmquilter, I'll have to check my pvr for the episode you mention. That sounds like a fun moment. Oh and Welcome. Glad to have you here! This message has been edited. Last edited by: wildcatmom,