Monday, September 6, 2010

In Memorium

I began my journey into the colorful world of quilting in 1980.  I was a young woman, barely out of nursing school, and I was drawn to the beauty of quilts I saw one of my colleagues working on during her breaks at the hospital.
She recommended I subscribe to Quilter's Newsletter Magazine to get a better grasp of all the possibilities that lie before me in this wonderful world.  
Throughout the years of subscribing to QNM I learned about quilt-makers from all over the world, saw gorgeous works of art, and was given a sense of connection to this world long before the Internet.
It was with great sadness that I learned of QNM founder Bonnie Leman's passing.  She inspired a generation (& more!) of quilt makers.  She was a treasure, a true pioneer of our quilt-world.
My deepest sympathy to her family.

Bonnie Leman was the first individual honored as a "Quilt Treasure" by the Alliance for American Quilts.  Please click the following link additional info and her interview.

1 comment:

  1. What truly sad news. She was a true pioneer and QNL was never the same after the family sold it. I started quilitng in the late 70s and QNL was the highlight of a mail day. My heart goes out to her family and friends. (I am really looking forward to your appearance on QATV!)


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