After more than fourty years, Mary Koval has emerged as a leading expert in the field of American Quilts and Antique fabric. She has been instrumental in the formation of private collections and handles hundreds of exceptional quilts.

Mary and her husband, Joe have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 40years where she has studied American antique quilts and antique fabric. Her early exposure to a broad range of American antique quilts nurtured her inherent ability to analyze antique quilts from the standpoint of originality and form. Mary’s years of handling 18th and 19th-century fabric expanded her expertise in the field of American quilts.

Mary exhibits in major antiques and quilt shows . She assembles quilt exhibits for museums and other venues all over the world. She lectures on many quilt topics. Mary Koval is a leading source for the best in American Quilt and Antique Fabric.

Mary’s many accomplishments include publishing several books and contributing articles to Country Home, Quilter’s Newsletter, Quiltmania, Quilter’s World, Quilts, Love of Quilting and other major magazines.

As a fabric designer, Mary has designed antique reproduction fabric for Timeless Treasures, Free Spirit, Blank Quilting. She presently designs for Windham Fabrics.

Mary hopes you will enjoy her collection. She looks forward to helping you, whether you are buying your first quilt or expanding on a quilt collection of your own.

Mary’s experience and love of quilts brings a personnel touch to her lectures. A quilter, appraiser, quilt dealer, collector, and fabric designer. Lecturing for private groups as well as large groups is what Mary loves to do.

If you would like more information, e-mail Mary at, or phone her at (814)310-2278.  Lectures are usually one hour in length with time for questions and answers. Lecture fees, travel, and expenses vary depending on the program and location.


Lecture Titles

Who is Mary Koval and How Did She Start?

Designing Fabrics “The How Too!”

How to Make Your Quilts More Valuable.

What Do Antique Quilts Have To Do With It?

Collecting and Caring For Antique Quilts.