MJ's Smocking Background
Mary Jane developed a passion for smocking even before becoming a mother. She received her first lessons in smocking from Terry Jane Collins. Later, when Mary Jane focused on picture smocking, she designed a few plates that were included in the Terry Jane collection. Mary Jane went on to create her own collection called Strawberry Lane Designs. In 1987, Mary Jane's Smockasaurus design appeared on the cover of the July/August issue of the Smocking Arts Guild of America's magazine. See below for cover and design detail.