As Maggie's talent grew so did the demand for her work. In 1989 the artist and her husband decided to work together to make the doll world their full time business. Together they conceived of a new jointing system for the dolls that gave them a full range of motion and the ability to pose them in many positions. The costuming of the dolls over the years has gone from using very simple, plain, unadulterated felt, to applying to the fabric more sophisticated techniques such as painting, dying, embroidery, weaving, printing, airbrushing, and fusing with other types of fabric, to name a just a few. Maggie likes to think of it as putting a work of art on a work of art.
Maggie was elected in 1993 into the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA). Numerous awards over the years have been bestowed upon her from Doll Reader (The DOTY) and Dolls Magazine (Dolls Award of Excellence). Recognized by her peers in 2012, the artist was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Jones Publishing. Maggie's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including the Louvre in Paris. Her artistic creations have been acquired by collectors all over the world. more >