We received the sad news today that Eula Mae Long of Salem, Oregon, passed away on February 4, 2013. Eula was a homemaker, seamstress, quilter, and published author. She enjoyed designing and making all manner of clothing during most of her life. It was in her later years that she discovered quilting and genealogy.

Eula’s passion for quilting led her to collect nearly 10,000 patterns and to design hundreds more. Many of her patterns were published in three publications, one of which was Easy Floral Appliqué Patterns with AQS. We truly enjoyed working with Eula on her book. Her designs range from stunning to whimsical and everything in between.

Eula was born in Prescott, Iowa, on November 18, 1925. She was the fifth child of seven, and the only daughter of William F. James and Nellie M. Green James. On March 24, 1944, she married Harlan L. Long in Leon, Iowa. They had three children; Larry LeRoy, Linda Louise, and Lyle Lee.

Eula is survived by her daughter, Linda, of Toledo, Oregon; her son, Lyle, of Pierceton, Indiana; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, and one great-grandson.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

 

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