maryMy quilting interests began eighteen years ago. I have been machine quilting for twelve of those years and teaching machine quilting and appliqué for ten years.

My original quilts have won over 50 awards in major competitions and have appeared in many publications and calendars including front and back covers of magazines, along with engagement and twelve-month calendars. My work has been included in the book “500 Art Quilts,” published by Lark Books in 2010.

I received the 2011 Master Quilt Award, Best of Show Award, and Best Machine Quilting Award at the 2011 National Quilting Association Show in Columbus, Ohio and the “World of Beauty Award” at the Houston International Quilt Festival for my Christmas quilt, named “The Loading Dock.” I have written a book based on the “Loading Dock Quilt,” which was published by the American Quilter’s Society during the summer of 2012.