Mary has been quilting seriously since 1980. She was a member of the National Quilting Association for over twenty nine years, became an NQA Certified Teacher in 1991 and served as the NQA Certified Teacher Coordinator for 2 years.  She began judging in 1996, judging local and regional quilt shows; completed NQA Judging Certification in 2006 and Masters Judging Certification in 2009.

She enjoys the challenge of competing in quilting on a local, regional, national and international level.  Her work has traveled the country with the Hoffman Challenge, been exhibited in many quilt shows and seen in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Quilting Today and NQA Quilting Quarterly.  She prides herself on attention to detail and in addition to winning first place ribbons has won an award for best workmanship and the obsessive-compulsive prize.

She teaches, judges and lectures regularly for quilt shops and guilds. Her lectures, classes and workshops reflect this professional edge.