MaryAnn began  sewing at a very young age inspired by her parents and supplemented by further training.  After a successful corporate career of 26 years, she decided it was time to fulfill her creative side and pursue her passion for interior  fabric designing.  In 2002, at the urging of friends and colleagues who were enjoying her talent, she established And Sew Forth to introduce her unique designs and specialized window coverings and pillows to the public.

Located in Bethlehem, PA, MaryAnn prides herself on the ability to listen to the needs and desires of her customers to bring their visions to reality. Using state-of-the-art design software by DreamDraper, she works with clients to create on-screen images and patterns of the vision they have in mind, before a project begins.  Associates may be brought in to assist on larger projects, but all work is completed by MaryAnn to ensure standards are maintained and deadlines are met. Her custom interior design solutions are evident in the fabric treatments and accessories within the homes of her clients throughout the area.

MaryAnn holds degrees in Marketing and Economics and Organizational Management. She is a member of the WAA (Workroom Association of America), the WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America) and the ASG (American Sewing Guild).  MaryAnn also stays abreast of the design industry and trends by participating in various trade shows and association activities.  

Many installations require the assistance of a professional installer.  MaryAnn is always on-site with the installer.  Both MaryAnn and her installers are fully insured.

While all of the measuring, sewing, and installations are done by MaryAnn, she is joined by her Samoyed, Daria who supervises the UPS driver during his daily deliveries.