Mary Mulari learned to sew as a member of the Loon Lake 4-H Club in Palo, Minnesota. She has a bachelor of science degree in English education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her designs and writing have appeared in publications which include Notions, Creative Machine Embroidery and Designs in Machine Embroidery.
Mary Mulari appears frequently as a guest on PBS television's Sewing with Nancy. Her entertaining and inspiring seminars at sewing expositions, conventions, guilds, and stores all over the U.S. routinely sell out. She develops ideas for new publications and fabrics, tests products for the sewing industry, markets her books and patterns, and creates innovations for applique. She is a member of the American Sewing Guild.