Judy was the Agatha Christie of the mystery quilt genre. Hundreds of quilting shops and groups have used Judy’s mysteries for workshops and retreats; individual quilters enjoyed the Mystery Quilt Singles patterns.Three free mystery patterns and two Mystery Quilt Singles patterns for purchase are still available on Marsha McCloskey’s website.
Judy was the first “magazine mystery” writer, creating series-style mystery patterns for Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts. Her mystery patterns for quilt shops were printed bi-monthly in SQE Professional Magazine (QuiltingProfessional.com).
In June 2012, Martingale, with permission, published 365 Quilt Blocks Perpetual Calendar: The Best of Judy Hopkins. Each block includes cutting instructions. A portion of the proceeds from the calendar go to the Juneau Community Foundation; it is still in print and available on the Martingale website.