Art Shows


Sew Boat Retreat – September 15-18, 2011 – Join Mary Lou Rankin & Judy Stinton on picturesque San Diego Bay for 3 1/2 days of sun and ocean, sewing, inspiration, collaboration, creating & relaxing at the luxurious Loews Coronado Resort & Marina.  Choose from a variety of classes including silk dyeing, jewelry and accessories.  Click Here for more information.  Space is limited, register today!

Classes, Workshops and Lectures Available

See my Workshops & Classes page for some of the presentations available and my Lectures page for more formalized presentations. Please contact me if you are interested in having Mary Lou present to your group, school, facility or party!

Trunk Shows

I have been doing “show & tell” trunk shows using Park Bench Patterns for over 15 years. These shows are not only entertaining (we all like looking at clothes), but are also educational.  By seeing the garment and by talking about the pattern design, fabric and sizing adjustments you come away with a better understanding of what it takes so you end up with a garment you will love wearing.