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Mary Kay Davis

I began sewing as a child.  Just like everyone else I made clothes for my dolls.  As I got older my mother had me take a few sewing lessons.  Even though she was a wonderful seamstress, I noticed that I began to make more and more of her clothes.  My mother was a very smart woman.

I didn't begin quilting until around 1996 when I walked into our neighborhood quilt shop and decided to take a "quilt-as-you-go class."  I took it very literally and thought I had to have the whole thing finished by the end of four classes.  I used templates, hand pieced, hand appliquéd, machine appliquéd and hand quilted that quilt by the end of the session.  I am surprised I ever quilted again.

Of course, I caught the quilting bug.  I made a quilt for my brother's 40th birthday.  I made donation quilts for the schools and the American Cancer Society.  I designed the guild's opportunity quilt.  You get the picture.

Today I occasionally work in that quilt shop where I took that first class, The Granary in Sunnyvale, CA.   I enjoy designing patterns and entering quilt shows. I’m an editor for with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and I design patterns and make quilts for Blend Fabrics.

I lost my wonderful husband in February 2012. The photo above was one of his favorite photos taken at a Renaissance Faire. My two great boys, and a silly black labrador, keep me going and still tolerate all the Threads on the Floor.

a little bit about me....

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