Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Fun with Mary Stori

About a month ago the talented Mary Stori visited our local guild for the meeting and then a wonderful one day workshop.  I was fortunate to be able to attend both events and came away with a new love for using beads in my projects.  I also enjoyed Mary’s quick sense of humor which comes thru in many of her quilts……just look at this one…..


….isn’t it cute.  All of the cow outline is done with tiny beads and all of the dots in the binding are beads that she added too.

In the workshop she showed many examples of how to attach beads and also how to use the beads to accent a piece or even to be the entire design element.  She was very willing to share all that she knew and yet helped us to each find our own way….


She brought many examples of her work including these beautiful leaves…..


I thought that this street scene  was so cute…..


These four beauties were made from discharge dyed felt pieces.  The one on the top left came home with me……


This was my favorite piece.  It is so sweet and simple……


When I was getting the supplies together for this class, I found this small piece that I had played with when I first bought my felting machine.  I didn’t think that much of it but thought that it might be fun to play with…..


I place a piece of tracing paper over the top and did a few drawings to get an idea of what I wanted to add….


I forgot to take photos during the further work, but here is where it stands right now…..


It has been fun to add the beads and other hand-work to the project.  Maybe I will get it finished someday!!!

3 thoughts on “Fun with Mary Stori

  1. What a fascinating class and a different approach. The way Mary has used the beads is very creative. Never would have thought of these ideas.I like your idea of using the felt as a starting point.The embellishment you have done is very effective. It looks great. Look forward to seeing more.

  2. Thank you, thank you for your wonderful comments about my workshop! I LOVE your completed piece….BTW – your 'favorite' Tree piece is still available!!

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