Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Mary Ellen has been sewing since she was seven, and even bravely made her daughter’s wedding dress! She has been teaching for years: English literature and writing at a couple of small colleges, and more recently in Cook County, several writing and literature courses. She guides canoe and hiking trips, leads retreats, has published a number of books and has recently retired from being vicar at Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church. She has lived near Grand Marais for nine years and considers her highest calling to be enjoying the North Woods and lakes with her 7 grandchildren.