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About Me
I LOVE quilting. I also have a beautiful family with 4 very active grandchildren. I also love to quilt and piece and applique and did I say quilt???? I'm a Longarmer which allows me to quilt for other people. And, I have an awesome dog - Lhasa Apso/Havanese mix!!!! Another activity I dearly love is painting Icons.

I work for Connecting Threads as a Pattern Designer which means I design patterns with our fabric collections. Whaoo!!
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
Jac the dog

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Snowie Pincushion

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 8:45am 1 Comment

If you are interested in seeing more of this delightful pincushion, click over to Notions here to enjoy the post and where Snowie came…

My Memorial Weekend Project

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 2:39pm 6 Comments

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This last week I purged my whole stash and donated most of it to the Linus Project. While purging I found this project. It was put together to make a scrappy bow tie quilt for a twin bed. The bow tie blocks finish at 2-1/2″ and I need 420 blocks. I know, crazy, huh? Well, I love little piecing and have wanted this quilt for my bed ever since I saw it at my favorite quilt shop, …


August Itty Bitty

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 9:11am 4 Comments

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The August Itty Bitty was a challenge for me, not in the way you would think. It was the most, uh, how shall I put this, plain of all the …


March Itty Bitty

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 6:27am 2 Comments

Whether you are working from the March downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the…


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At 10:31pm on February 17, 2017, Priscilla Sandy Cooksey said…

I love everything you do! I really like your cactus pin cushions. What is the story behind the picture of the camel?

At 1:15pm on July 3, 2015, Rita Crofoot said…

Sooo, Mari, I went to the event area on main page, and sent you a message that I would like to attend, but I got a message that said, sorry, this area is private, so I am commenting here in case you didn't get it.

Thanks, Rita

At 7:57pm on July 1, 2015, Rita Crofoot said…

Happy to accept Mari, thank you

At 9:21am on July 1, 2015, MaryAgnes/NYC said…

Okay, Friend, now what?

At 3:34pm on August 11, 2014, Judi Svendsen said…

Hi Mari,  I have just joined here I'm looking forward to sharing & reading new idea's.  Does the WA after your name mean your from Washington? If so where? I like both your above Blocks.

Thanks,  Judi

At 11:37am on March 11, 2014, Donna Stokes said…

stop following

At 11:48am on December 13, 2013, Patricia Sanabria-Friederich said…
I love your work
At 9:57am on April 2, 2013, Diane Gunter/Canada said…

You are truly such a blessing to me and so many others! Thank you for the positive comments. They are needed right now!

At 9:02am on March 6, 2013, Bethany/from CT said…

Mari!!! I'm so glad to find you on here!  Did you design the recent Checkerboard Stars Quilt for CT that was featured?  I soooooo wanted to order this kit but 4 days after my catalog arrived, it was out of stock.  I asked if the pattern would be available and was told probably not. :(  I'm devastated!! Well, not like end of the world devastated but, you know. I had finally found the quilt of all quilts (in my opinion!) and wanted to make this for my bedroom.  I've been looking for 2 years for a pattern and fabrics to make just the right quilt for my room, and alas! It was here....for like 30 sec! :)  While I'm glad this pattern went over so well, I'm sad that it disappeared so fast!  Any chance that even if I cannot get the kit, you will post the pattern?  Please?  Pretty please????  :*)  I promise chocolate! :) LOL!!!

Thank you for your time and no matter what, your design was fantastic!!  

At 7:22pm on July 2, 2012, Maddy Franz said…
thank you Mari for the warm welcome.Yes I look forward to learning lots here.Just getting into quilting after many years away.

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