About Me

Greetings, and thanks for stopping by!  My name is Mary J. Puckett.

MeI’ve been “sewing” since I was old enough to hold scissors, but my first real project was a dress (for my sister—I was no fool), made when I was around 11.

I made my own clothing for years, but switched to quilts when I figured out that fitting a quilt to a bed was more fun than fitting clothes to my body.

EVEN SO, a memorable early quilt was taken to the guest bed as soon as it was finished—and was found to fit the TOP of the bed exactly, with no allowance for drop on the sides!

I’ve done better since then…

Most of my quilts are my own design, and most of them are modern. You can see one of my current works-in-progress here.

I enter contests and shows occasionally. Sometimes I win something or sell something, which is pleasant, but really I quilt because it’s FUN. You can see one of my winning designs here.

In one of my quilt groups, each person is making a quilt a month for Ronald McDonald House this year. Here’s a stack from one of our get-togethers:

Donation Quilts

Donation quilts from a recent retreat with friends

I write for magazines a little, but I work more than full time and have a life, too, so that is limited. You can read about my most recent magazine article here.

And of course I teach quilting. My newest class is an improvised modern table runner. Here’s a picture of one of the designs for that class:

modern table runner

One of the samples for my newest class

You can subscribe to my blog (published every Sunday) by going back to any post and entering your email address in the box near the upper right corner.

You can contact me by leaving a comment on the blog or emailing me: ZippyQuilts (at) gmail (dot) com.


6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Mary J. Puckett – I have enjoyed your posts and look forward to having the notification for next Sunday’s post. I wonder how do you find the time? Do you sleep? Chat soon – R.

  2. Hi Mary, Katie found your blog and sent it to me. I am drawn toward modern quilting now though I was never too found of traditional quilts. I only have one problem….where did all these young modern designers and quilters come from all of a sudden? I used to be the young one.

    Have you figured out who I am?

    • Hi Mary! yes, I know who you are and I appreciate your following my blog. And we are still young! I see you have several grandchildren, which is amazing at such a young age! Good to hear from you!

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