Mary does not remember a time when she did not engage in creating things. After a career in education, she pursued fiber arts full time. In her fiber art, Mary strives to create moods with color and texture that soothe or stimulate. Along with art quilts, Mary enjoys creating visual statements through wearable art garments, collage, and mixed media. She hand dyes many of her fabrics. Her work has been juried into many national shows and she has won several awards for her work.