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Mary Manson / NC
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  • Clayton, NC
  • United States
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About Me
I love to quilt! I've been quilting for years, patchwork, paper piecing, applique, thread painting ... I use a lot of techniques.

My specialty is custom designed quilts, wedding dress quilts, and other special occasion quilts.

At last count, I’ve made over 150 quilts, as well as purses, pillows, Christmas decor, and other decorative accessories. This has given me extensive experience creating unique, one-of-a-kind items.

Quilting provides me a lot of personal enjoyment, I donate quilts to charity and make quilts for wonderful customers. In July of 2012, I decided to expand my horizons and now offer my services to the public.
My Website (not your email address)
http://marymansonquilts.blogspot.com
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, gardening

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Wedding Dress Quilts!

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 8:25am 19 Comments

I think I've found a new "specialty" -- Wedding Dress Quilts.  My mother gave me her 62 year old wedding dress and I made a quilt out of the satin, lace and buttons (see the pictures below).  I'm so happy with the result, and she was thrilled!!  It's a whole cloth quilt, with lace added, and is about 40" square.  I put their wedding picture and invitation on the back.

Seems like an interesting idea for specialty quilts -- I already have 2 other people who would like their wedding…

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New Favorite quilting design!

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 8:09am 12 Comments

Here is my new favorite machine quilting pattern -- "modern" feathers!  I drew on paper first, until I got it down, then had a great time doing this practice quilt.   This is the back, the front wasn't square, so it's a mess :(  I found the design on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqiiin9QJxk&feature=related …

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Familiar with "The Quilt Show"?

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 6:00am 4 Comments

I am really enjoying The Quilt Show web site  - are any of you familiar with it?  Great information, videos, classes, etc.  It does cost to join, but I thought it worth it. 

They have BOM's  (Block of the Month) starting for 2012, and complete patterns from previous years.  Once you are a member, the BOM patterns are free.  I'm gong to make the 2012 one, in the bright colors for my daughter, and another one in greens, blues, purple…

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Lost a Quilt - am I crazy????

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 12:33pm 18 Comments

Am I crazy?  I've lost a quilt - even lost the picture I had of it!!  I made a quilt and it was on our bed all summer.  I remember taking it off the bed...but where in the world did I put it?

It's not with my other quilts, I've been all over the house -- and now have realized I don't even have a picture of it.  I keep photos of all of my quilts, apparently didn't remember to take that one?

How can I lose a queen sized quilt?  I'm sure it will turn up in a really obvious place…

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At 9:06am on February 25, 2012, Carol Wadkins said…

Mary, you do such lovely work............... Thanks for sharing....

Do you do all your own quilting too??

 

At 8:58am on February 25, 2012, Carol Wadkins said…

Mary, I really want to talk with you more on the wedding quilt you have made...I have a close friend that his daughter married and has asked me to make her wedding dress into a quilt. I am in great fear......... and really would love some support and more info on how you made yours. How did you cut the fabric and what type of thread did you use to sew it with, for starters?? Any help you might give me would be awesome...... In fact if you would like to you can use my email address so as not to "gobble up" space here......... cancb@rochester.rr.com

Please help, I really am afraid of messing this up so I haven't said yes yet......

Thanks so much!!

Hugs,

Carol from upstate NY

At 12:53pm on January 23, 2012, Cat Lady--MO said…

Mary, I really like your quilts, especially the ones that are pieced, appliquéd and then you have thread painted.

At 10:41am on January 23, 2012, Colleen Gladney said…

I am loving your quilts!

 

 
 
 

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