Meet ...

Mary Stori

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. -The Stori of Beaded Embellishment-, was published by Martingale & Company in 2001. Mary's newest book, -Beading Basics: 30 Embellishing Techniques for Quilters-, Was released in 2004, by C & T Publishing. She's appeared on HGTV's -Simply Quilts- and -Sew Perfect- several times. In the fall of 2003, an entire episode of Fon's & Porter's PBS show, -Love of Quilting-, featured Mary's beaded quilts.

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 Traveling Together keeps her motivated!

Mary's Lectures & Workshops

Mary's Teaching & Lecture Schedule

Books from Mary Stori

Beading Basics: 30 Embellishing Techniques for Quilters

Mary Stori, 2004

Published by C&T Publishing

Mary Stori presents a beading bonanza for quilters, bursting with everything you need to know for adding beaded embellishments for fabric surfaces. This is the guide that quilter have been waiting for, so jump in and try something new today!

To order an autographed copy of Beading Basics send a check for $15.00 plus $3.00 postage to:

Mary Stori
W 811 Taylor Trail
Brodhead, WI 53520

The Stori of Beaded Embellishment

Mary Stori, 2001

Published by That Patchwork Place

Developed specifically with quilters in mind, these savvy tips and techniques for beading on fabric will show you how fun it is to embellish your quilts with texture and detail for maximum visual impact. Give your quilts a sparkle, a shimmer, a twinkle, a glimmer--it's easy with the versatility of beads!

To order an autographed copy of The Stori of Beaded Embellishment send a check for $24.95 plus $3.50 postage to:

Mary Stori
W 811 Taylor Trail
Brodhead, WI 53520

The Wholecloth Garment Stori

Mary Stori, 1998

Published by AQS, American Quilt Society

Designed for novice and experienced sewers who would like to personalize their garments with simple and attractive stitching, including quilting, trapunto, and embellishments. Quilters, too, may find just the decorative touch they need for a wall or bed quilt.

Sorry, this book is now out of print

The Stori Book of Embellishing

Mary Stori, 1994

Published by AQS, American Quilt Society

If you've been waiting to experiment with embellishments, but haven't know exactly how to go about it, this is the book you have been looking for.

Mary Stori's work will entertain and inspire, and her instruction in appropriate background selections and application techniques will ensure success.

To order an autographed copy of The Stori Book of Embellishing send a check for $16.95 plus $3.50 postage to:

Mary Stori
W 811 Taylor Trail
Brodhead, WI 53520

Mary's Quilts and Garments

Hawaiian Moo Moo

This quilt was inspired when Mary's was invited to host a quilting tour to Hawaii. Here a Holstein cow, one of her favorite subjects, has gone native. The quilt features one of Mary's new techniques; bead applique as executed in the palm tree and silk flower border treatment.

Best Friends

21" x 17" © 2000 by Mary Stori

Wouldn't you love to make this charming embellished quilt for your best friend? It's such a fun way to say your care! Instructions to make the quilt can be found in Mary's newest book, "The Stori of Beaded Embellishment".

Waiting For Spring

30" x 30" © 1998 by Mary Stori

This quilt is Mary's humorous look at her husband David, sitting in his "toy" and wishing winter in Wisconsin was over!

Queen of Hearts

back view, 1992

A 25-year-old, shi-sha mirrored Afghanistan embroidered panel was the inspiration for this long jacket.

Traditional applique was used for most of the design components that create the playing card.

The weight of this heavy garment was supported by my Cut 'n Press Mat as I stitched.

PHOTO: Richard Walker

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