Meet the Maker - Mary Bauer
The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society (KHQS) nurtures quilters of all skill levels from novice to national award winners. It is a place where Mary Bauer has been embraced by loads of lovely friendships, where she honed her skills with instruction from nationally recognized teachers, and where she herself has helped launch the quilting journey for so many others.
Mary remembers her first quilt was a “pretty ugly” patchwork that she made with no pattern and no plan. She moved on then to make memory quilts with some of her kids’ artwork using photo transfers. Mary moved quickly to free motion quilting for finishing her quilts because she never found straight line quilting very satisfying. “At first it was just wide meanders to hold the quilt sandwich together,” she said. Today she does remarkable and award-winning quilting on a Bernina Q20.
Mary has earned many awards in local and international shows with awards at the Kentucky State Fair, including Best of Show, Best Quilting and Sweepstakes. She has also won at the Bluegrass Quilt Festival, IHQS, AQS Grand Rapids, Daytona Beach, Charlotte, and Phoenix, and at IQA in Houston.
Click here to read more about Mary’s incredible quilt journey and view a gallery of her quilts.
Meet the Maker Mary Bauer