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: http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/2011/03/passing-of-jean-ray-laury.html
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.