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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Ellen Hopkins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

She was born in Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1977, Mary Ellen opened Crazy Ladies and Friends Quilt Shop in Santa Monica, California, where she lectured on quilting. After 20 years she closed the shop but continued lecturing and teaching. Mary Ellen has taught classes and given lectures all over the U.S. and the world-Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East. Hopkins later started her own publishing company and has written 11 quilting books to date.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Baker's dozen doubled /
ISBN: 0929950003. OCLC Number: 20015021

ME Publications,. .

The it's okay if you sit on my quilt book /
ISBN: 0929950054. OCLC Number: 21883378

ME Publications,. .

The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book.
ISBN: 1283347326. OCLC Number: 767809100

CT Pub.. .

Mary Ellen breaks down complex piecing into simple, easy units.