GUEST ARTIST MARY MASHUTA

My last blog post featured master quilter Roberta Horton.  This month I am featuring Mary Mashuta, twin sister and equally talented master quilter.  They have been living together and quilting together for many years.  Their different styles showcase their different  personalities.


MARY’S WORDS

Two degrees in Home Economics led me to teach high school, adult education, and community college.  That was all left behind when I became a traveling quilt teacher in the late 1970s.

It was a challenge to create runway garments for the Bernina, Fairfield, and American Quilters Society fashion shows.  This led to teaching classes in wearables and writing WEARABLE ART FOR REAL PEOPLE, my first book.

I enjoyed helping quilters make story quilts about events from their lives.  I then went on to classes and books about specialty fabrics like feedsacks and later stripes.  I ended with two books on machine quilting with the walking foot which went way beyond stitching in the ditch.

As a quilter I often work with the same quilt blocks, placing them in different arrangements each time.  I also feature fabrics from my collections of stripes, dots, and feedsacks/1930’s fabrics.  Occasionally I use ethnic fabrics from trips.

Along the way I enjoyed designing 11 quilts for the Kaffe Fassett Rowan/Taunton series.  All featured his lovely stripes.  It was always fun to see where the quilts would be photographed.


 

MARY’S QUILTS…organized from earliest to latest.

   

BINNEY BASKETS                                                            ORANGE AND BLUE PINWHEELS

 

FIESTA STARS                                                                 DAWN FOR A NEW DAY

    

WHEELS FOR MARY BOZAK                                            BLACK AND WHITE DOT PIZZA

     

SOPHISTICATED PLAY                                                     GARDEN WHIRLIGIG

   

BARCELONA TWIST                                                24 HOUR BLISS

    

SERENDIPITY DOTS                                                       ROUNDABOUT DOTS

   

THANK YOU MOOD                                                         DIAGONAL SERPENTINE

    

TRUMPET VINE                                                               INDONESIA DELIGHT

    

CREOLE OCTAGON                                                        BOUQUET FOR GLORIA

    

GLOVE QUILT                                                               HARAJUKU STREET FASHION

    

JAPANESE FRAGMENTS                                                         FIRESTORM


    

THE LADIES LOVE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD IN SUNSHINE OR RAIN

   

SHARING THEIR TALENT WITH THE WORLD

   

MARY’S BEAUTIFUL ‘ART TO WEAR’ WHICH SHE MADE FROM MOM’S CHENILLE BEDSPREAD.


 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MARY’S WORK AS MUCH AS I DID BRINGING IT TO YOU.  

MARY AND ROBERTA HAVE BEEN QUILTING FOR 42 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG.

 

 

 

 

 


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