Mary Schafer quietly passed away
on Friday morning, December 22, 2006. Mary was a lifetime member
of the Genesee Star Quilters (Flint area). Mary’s many honors
include resolutions from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, former
Gov. John Engler, former Flint Mayor Woodrow Stanley and the Genesee
County Board of Commissioners. Crossroads Village held a day in
her honor in 1995 and she was given a Michigan
Heritage Award in 2002.
On July 19-22, 2007 Mary Schafer will be inducted in the Quilter's
Hall of Fame. The Quilters Hall of Fame recognizes the importance
of Mary's early participation in the quilt pattern round robins
of the 1960s and her extensive involvement in achieving historical
accuracy in research materials.
Mary will join Lenice Bacon, Mary Barton, Cuesta Benberry, Shiela
Betterton, Jinny Beyer, Georgia Bonesteel, Barbara Brackman, Kari
Bresenham, Averil Colby, Nancy Crow, William R. Dunton, Amy Emms,
Ruth Finley, Sally Garoutte, Joyce Gross, Jeffrey Gutcheon, Carrie
Hall, Jonathan Holstein, Carter Houck, Marguerite Ickis, Michael
James, Rose Kretsinger, Jean Ray Laury, Bonnie Leman, Ruby Short
McKim, Patsy Orlofsky, Anne Orr, Florence Peto, Yvonne Porcella,
Bets Ramsey, Grace Snyder, Bertha Stenge, Gail van der Hoof, Marie
Webster, and Donna Wilder; with this outstanding honor.