I am sure where this should be posted, but I thought it should be posted for those of us where Mary Jo's is an institution. The email said she passed away March 16. She was 85. The service will be a private graveyard service.
It spoke of her starting the business when she was 19 with a yard of muslin and some scraps.
For those who have never been, the store in Gastonia NC has thousands of bolts. It's huge. She helped me with my first purchase of fabric. (No, that piece is not still in my stash. I do have several pieces in my stash that came from her store.) I had not seen her the last couple of times I was there, but I don't get that way often.
I think I'll pull some of fabric from Mary Jo's out tomorrow and work with them on National Quilt Day.