Mary and Jen Cannizzaro

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Mary Cannizzaro and Jen Cannizzaro are mother and daughter, friends, business partners, and two of the most energetic people you will ever meet. Mary remembers the sewing machine on the dining room table of her childhood home, moved only on Sundays to make room for the family’s dinner. Mary learned how to sew at an early age and began quilting in the early 1990s, when the town where she lived asked for volunteers to make blocks for a raffle quilt. Mary is an award-winning quilter who has shown her quilts in international shows. Jen is a software trainer by day, quilter by night and weekend. Quilting fell into her lap accidentally in the early 2000s, when she took the place of one of Mary’s friends who was unable to attend classes she had signed up for. Her first quilt, a 7''-square self portrait of Jen as a redhead, became their company logo years later. In 2014, the duo purchased an Innova longarm sewing machine and opened Cannizzaro Creations, a quilting studio in Rockland, Massachusetts. The mother-daughter team began longarm quilting for many quilters in the area, with Mary traveling to Massachusetts a few times a month to quilt. They have since been commissioned to create dozens of quilts for fans of their work.

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