Mary Jenkins is a quilt lover and designer, specialising in the study of Welsh quilts and samplers. She taught embroidery and quilting for years, and is a contributor to magazines such as The Quilter.
Mary wrote (co-authored with Clare Claridge) the authoritative book Making Welsh Quilts, which has become a seminal work on Welsh quilting. She also wrote House and Garden Samplers (both titles David & Charles).
She makes her quilts using both hand and machine piecing but does all her quilting by hand and delights in researching and using the traditional Welsh quilting motifs in different ways. In her ebook Little Welsh Quilts: made the traditional way she explains her methods, demonstrating them in video clips, which she hopes will encourage beginners.
She can also be found on Instagram discussing Welsh Samplers.
A great collector of textiles, jugs and all things Staffordshire, Mary lives in Cardiff, with a cat called Sparkly!