Mary has been an avid quilter for over 25 years, creating countless quilts for her children, her home, her nieces and nephews, friends, for weddings, births, graduations. Building on this passion, for the past ten years she has been exploring the field of fiber art. In 2009 Mary began to make "quilted home portraits" of houses, using a technique she developed and perfected. By 2012 Mary was creating portraits of people and entering art shows. The photo to the right is of Mary and her "Quilted Poe" at the Delaplaine Art Center in 2013. She has won awards and competitions and sold pieces locally and around the country.