Merrily Parker is the owner and mastermind behind Merrily We Quilt Along. Merrily first began quilting in 1995 when after seeing the movie, “How to Make an American Quilt,” her daughter, Heather, asked her to make her one. At that time, Merrily only had her grandmother’s sewing machine that was 30 years old. One thing led to another, and Merrily has not stopped quilting since! Her first 84 quilts were made in Vancouver, British Columbia that were all quilted on her BERNINA 1090, which she still owns. Sixty of these quilts were bed-size and 17 were king-size.
Merrily enjoys teaching Beginner courses because she loves to see the “ah-ha” expression when a new quilter finishes a block. She also enjoys teaching Machine Quilting since this is her favorite topic of discussion. Merrily has won several awards in various quilt shows, both local and national. She has two daughters and five grandchildren. She is so proud to have been a party of Merrily We Quilt Long for 20 years!