I have been a patchworker for over 30 years, starting with hexagons and now designing my own work. I was asked to submit my quilt "Memories of Den Haag", shown in my picture at the Houston Quilt Show. I have been involved with the Guild over the years both at a Regional & National level. I was one of the project leaders of "A Gift of Quilts", the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Quilt project, for which I was made an honorary member of the Guild and also was awarded the BEM in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours. A book of all the quilts donated was published by Traplet Publishing. My own book "Mary's Quilt Garden" was published by Schiffer in December 2013, 10 floral appliqué blocks, which can be made in 3 different designs. I love quick and easy quilts, particularly Pizzazz Quilts and teach the method in one day workshops.