Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Passing of a Legend

Tom's Quilt Tom's Quilt by Jean Ray Laury, from 1956

This past week, we lost a quilting pioneer, Jean Ray Laury. I invite you to read Karen Alexander's blog tribute to her life and work. You can see it here:

Although my book is about Ohio's art quilt pioneers, Jean Ray Laury, from California, had to be mentioned. Working in her quirky style as early as the 1950s, she was also an early writer of books and articles, which were few and far between in those days. She will be missed.


  1. Life is a much brighter place with colors and warmth because of Jean. We will all miss her. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. So true, and so right, Mary Helen.