International Diploma  Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. London, UK

Ph.D.  Biological Anthropology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH



Best of Ohio 2019.  Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH and traveling.  May 2019 Juried.

Contemporary Fibers. Tovar House, Oldest House Complex,  in conjunction with the Southeast Textile Symposium, Flagler College.  St. Augustine, FL.   February- March 2019.  Juried.


Peace and Justice.  Delaware State University, Dover DE.  Juried

Trumbull Art Gallery Annual.  Warren OH. Juried.  Juror’s Award.

Inspired. Harlan Gallery, Seton Hall University.  Greensburg, PA. Juried.

Botanical Threads: Mary Lou Alexander and Peggy Lynn Cox.  Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown OH.  Invited.

Artist as Quiltmaker.  FAVA.  Oberlin, OH.  Juried

Best of Ohio 2018. Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH and traveling.  Juried.


With These Hands.  Ross Art Museum, Delaware, OH. Juried.

blue.  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA. Juried.

Best of Ohio 2017.  Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH  and traveling. Juried.


Material Pulses: Eight Viewpoints.  Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH. and traveling through 2023 . Invited.


Inaugural Exhibition. Edison Price Gallery.  New York, NY. Invited.

International Threads Exhibit. Prague Patchwork Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic. Invited.

Natural Dye Showcase. Mendocino Center for the Arts. Mendocino, CA. Juried.


DEUX. Ste Marie aux Mines, France and traveling. Juried.

Best of Ohio 2013. Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH. and traveling. Juried.


Second Life. HeightsArts Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH. Invited

Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012.  Zanesville Museum of Art,  Zanesville, OH. Invited.


Contemporary Quilts by Mary Lou Alexander.  Westminster College Art Gallery, New Wilmington, PA. Solo.


Color Improvisations: International InvitationalExhibition of Contemporary Quilts. Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany, and traveling through 2013. Invited.

 Quilt=Art=Quilt. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY. Juried.


Mary Lou Alexander: Contemporary Quilts.  Humphrey Gallery, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. Solo.

Quilt National: The Best of Contemporary Quilts.  The Dairy Barn. Athens, OH. Juried.

Form Not Function. Carnegie Arts Center, New Albany, IN. Juried.


Marbaum Collection: 25 Years of Contemporary Quilts. The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH. Invited.

Shibori Cut Loose. The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN. Juried.

Art Quilts Lowell. Brush Gallery, Lowell MA. Juried.


Threads and Fragments. McDonough Museum, Youngstown, OH. Solo.


Constructing Comfort. Oakland Center for the Arts, Youngstown, OH. Solo.

Focus Fiber. Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland OH. Juried. Contemporary Cloth Award.


2009  Nancy Crow: New and Recent Works. Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Gallery.  Howland, OH.

2008  Depth and Breadth: Six Quiltmakers in the Twenty-first Century. Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Gallery.  Howland, OH


Columbus Dispatch. Colors Pop in the Riffe Gallery exhibit of quilts, textiles.  T. Tonguette. June 12, 2016.

City Scene Columbus. Riffe Gallery Exhibition Looks at Art Quilting. Gabrielle Benton. April 1, 2016.

Surface Design. Interpreting Nature:Piecing Abstraction. Petra Fallaux. Vol. 38. No. 3. 2014.