About

So glad to meet you!   You can call me by my nickname “Marney”, but my real name is Mary Hertel.  I design paper pieced patterns.  I am an art instructor, pattern designer, mother and friend.   I’ve had a superIMG_7823 Mary sitting_pp creative drive all of my life.  My designs are fueled by my past.  Growing up in a rural farm community gave me a love for nature and animals, as you will see from my designs.  My great love for children’s artwork is also evident in my wonky animals…which no doubt comes from teaching children’s art for thirty-five years.  My motto:  “A Day Can’t Go By Without Creating Something…”