Mary Alice began studying Japanese Embroidery in 1990 and traveled twice to Japan to study at Kurenai-Kai. She was certified to teach Traditional Japanese Embroidery In 1999 and Japanese Bead Embroidery in 2004 through the JEC in Atlanta. She taught Young Student’s class at the JEC from 1995 -2005. She teaches Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery at several venues in and around Texas and west of the Mississippi. Her teaching schedule and needle art can be seen though the menu items at the top of this page. Contact her directly for teaching fees and class prices.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Stephens College of Columbia, MO. She began her needle arts career studying Hawaiian Quilting while living in Hawaii for five years. She has won many international awards with her Hawaiian Quilts through the years. Mary Alice continues to teach Hawaiian quilting locally in Houston, TX at the Quilter’s Emporium.