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Though born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Elly's personality is less Baltimore Album and more Crazy Quilt. Since 1978, she has produced books and magazines featuring needlework, crafts, and most of all, quilts. Her latest how-to is Quilt Blocks Go Wild! Like most of her publications, this book features designs by today's top quilters in addition to her own. Readers rave about the wide range of signature styles, the something-for-everyone appeal of Unforgettable TOTE BAGS, Skinny Quilts & Table Runners I and II and more. Previously, Elly produced eight volumes of the Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library series, authored Great Little Quilts, Country Living's Country Quilts, and American Quiltmaking: 1970-2000.
Lucky to have learned from the experts while she edits their books and chapters, Elly enjoys creating quilts and quilted accessories that are eclectic and eccentric. Sharing her exciting collection of antique, vintage, and art quilts, she loves getting beginning and experienced quilters to s-t-r-e-t-c-h, to try something new, to push the envelope a little, to quilt outside the box.
Home is now Center City Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband and their cockatiel, Spike. Son Sam has left the nest and is busy saving the planet, but still inspires his mom to quilt "green."