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Thread: Latest about Mary Ellen Hopkins

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Latest about Mary Ellen Hopkins

    I received the following email from a close friend and schedule minder of Mary Ellen's just yesterday. She was responding to my concern for news. Now we know the real, up-to-date information. How I miss her!

    "Hi Jan,
    Mary Ellen is alive and doing fine in CA near [her son].
    She lives in a retirement community, plays bingo and wins and loves it.
    She has retired from the quilt world about 2 years ago. Just too much for
    such a little lady. She does knit and crochet up a storm constantly. I
    am sure she would love to hear from you. She is hard of hearing but I
    know she would remember you.
    Hope you are still in the quilt world. I am and still having a good time.
    Nice to hear from you. J--"

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

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    Thank you for the update. He books were the inspiration of my "utility" quilts...use them--don't save 'em!

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    So many new quilters do not know about Mary Ellen. She was so real and practical in her quilt making and teaching. There is not a well know quilter today that could hold a candle to her other then Eleanor Burns.
    Got fabric?

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    I had a chance to attend a Mary Ellen Hopkins lecture and she was a *riot*! Had us all rolling in the aisles with laughter.

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    I remember watching her on tv. She was quite intertaining. How can I get her address? I would love to send her a card.

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    My husband's aunt gifted me with her copy of "It's OK to Sit on My Quilt." A great book that taught me so much about how blocks are constructed. So glad she shared her expertise with the quilting world.

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    Who are you talking about?
    Donna

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    3incollege,
    Check this out, might help ya
    http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Ellen-Hopkins/e/B001JS4GE8
    Busy in Ohio

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    I have been quilting for 45 - 46 years and I never heard of her. Of course, there are lots of quilt book authors I haven't heard of. I started out with quilts in magazines and the traditional nine patch blocks. Only the last 10 or so years did I start buying quilt books.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    I also attended 2 of her workshops. She was a riot and I have most of her books. At the time I was just learning to quilt and she was my inspiration and still is.

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