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Mary Lou Weidman
Teaches people to get "Out of the Box."
Mary Lou began quilting with her Maternal Grandmother. Her father was an artist and musician and her family encouraged her to be creative and to look at the world in a curious, positive way. Color, texture, shapes and compositions were discussed at an early age.
Trained as an artist, Mary Lou traded her paints for traditional quilt patterns in the early 70's, while her young son was recovering from an illness. By 1988 she started teaching "Story Quilts," for which she is well known. It was through this discovery that she realized that quilters have the opportunity to tell the world who they are and what and who they love. These quilts will surely be the ones to be studied in the future as they tell about people today and the details of their lives.
Mary Lou is an author of five quilting books and designs for Benartex. Her whimsical style shows up in her quilt designs, patterns, fabrics, and books.
Mary Lou says it best, "I create art for the adventure of inviting my artist outside to play and surprise me."
* When there are two possible swaps you may participate in one or both swaps. But each swap must contain 12 blocks of just one of the swap choices. Please do not mix the two swaps to make up the 12 block total.
Faith Lutheran Church
34381 Calle Portola, Capistrano Beach, 92624
Workshop Co-Chairs: Linda Rigdon (949) 588-1640
Wendy McCalley (949) 582-2024
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Surfside Quilters Guild is a 501 (c)(3) Public charity | P. O. Box 3295 | San Clemente, Ca 92674