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Helen Longfield Kelley Obituary
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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

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August 5, 2013
I miss dear Helen so often as I quilt in my sewing room. Her picture is there with her words of wisdom. She stayed with me for the last Minnesota Quilt Show that she attended in Rochester and we went to the dinner together. The picture that I look at was at that occasion. I miss her and her wonderful words of wisdom, her kindness and her sense of humor. Rest in peace dear, dear Helen - you are missed!
August 4, 2013
I was recently given a large stack of quilting magazines, including The Quilters Newsletter - most issues between 1973 and 2003. I intended to quickly browse them before passing them on to more serious quilters - but I had to pause at each one to read Helen Kelley's column. Her sense of humor, her wisdom reached out to me. I wanted to tell her how much her columns meant to me and was devastated to learn of her death. Her words will live on. Thank you, Helen, for that.
September 16, 2010
It's been two years as of September 1st 2010 since Helen moved on to her next great adventure. She has been missed. Recently another great quilt legend and a fellow Honoree in The Quilters Hall of Fame has joined Helen as of September 4th. Bonnie Leman who gave Helen the opportunity to share her wonderful sense of humor and legendary writing with all of us in her column "Loose Threads". That makes five TQHF Honorees who have passed on in the past three year, including Shiela Betterton, Helen's dear friend from Bath, England; Mary Schafer of Michigan and Cuesta Benberry of St. Louis. All left their indelible mark on the late 20th century quilt revival. What gifts they all left us! Thank you again Kelley family for sharing Helen with us for so long!
September 4, 2010
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