This has been a hard week for me, my daughter and my bee. We have lost one of our founding members. She went in for a surgery that was not supposed to be very serious but there were other complications after the surgery that she could not overcome.
I first met Lois about five years ago when we both joined the bee that was formed by a group who were interested in making blocks. She and I hit it off right away and enjoyed the challenges of making the different types of blocks requested. Of course, she was a much more experienced quilter than I so she really had a head start on me.
We traveled to quilt shows together and became good friends. We co-chaired one of the day groups for our guild and then co-chaired the Program Committee. That was really fun as we enjoyed researching information for speakers and looking for good ones to bring to the guild. We worked on the guild quilt show together last year and we were looking forward to working together on the 2011 show which I am chairing.
Lois was a wonderful friend and I will miss her greatly. Who else can I call at midnight and talk about the seam that isn't working or the missing book? We spent lots of time talking about my grandkids Jenna and Jack whom she adored.
Farewell Lois - I know you are up there teaching Betsy Ross how to use a rotary cutter and mat.