About/Contact ML

Expanding Universe, 2012. Photo by Julie Brandon
Expanding Universe, 2012.
Photo by Julie Brandon

Mary Louise Gerek has been involved in needle arts as long as she can remember with needlepoint, knitting, spinning and embroidery.  A trip to the American Southwest inspired her to return to sewing. ML’s fascination with art quilts and design moved her quickly away from traditional patterns and into the world of creating original pieces.  She continues to develop her own sense of design and color.  She is intrigued with the effects of fabric manipulation, interaction of color and free motion quilting in her art quilt designs.  Rotating and mirroring blocks to find hidden patterns characterizes her original pieced quilts. ML has successfully given presentations for 20 years in several professional settings.  She enjoys teaching and connecting with students through the creative process.


ML FiberArts, LLC is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.   Please use the contact form below to schedule classes or trunk shows, or if you have  questions about patterns.

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