Instead of garnishing food, this former cooking instructor now embellishes cloth! Mary is a lecturer, teacher, author, judge, and quilter whose work has appeared and won awards in numerous national shows. Her work is often humorous, and frequently features fun embellishments and fine hand quilting. She has written articles and been featured extensively in sewing related magazines and books. Her books; The Wholecloth Garment Stori (1998) and The Stori Book of Embellishing (1994) were published by AQS. Martingale & Company published the Stori of Beaded Embellishment, in 2001. Look for Mary's newest book to be released Spring 2004, by C & T Publishing. She's appeared on HGTV's Simply Quilts and Sew Perfect several times.
Mary has designed garments for the 1992, 1994, 1997, and 1998 Fairfield Fashion Shows. She designed The Mary Stori Collection for Kona Bay Fabrics and her own line of trapunto quilting stencils for Quilting Creations. Traveling worldwide to present lectures, workshops, and fashion shows, and escorting quilting tours for Specialty Tours keeps her motivated!