Friday, December 16, 2016

A Tribute to a Friend

When someone you know and love dies, it would be nice if the world would stop for a moment to pay respect. Since that is not going to happen I thought I'd pay my respects to Carol here at Humble Quilts.
 Several of us met in 1997 and the common denominator was we were all doing the Jane Stickle Quilt! This photo was taken in 2012 when Carol, Gabe and I rented a place in Eagle Crest and attended the Sisters Quilt show together. Here is my Jane quilt after years of hand quilting it was finally complete!
 Backing up a few years, here is Carol and I at the Sisters show in 1999 when we first met in person after knowing each other 2 years online.
 Another time our group got together in Lancaster, PA. 
 We did many swaps and quilts together. This is one called Hidden Stars and I believe it was in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine
 Here is a Civil War sampler that Carol did. Seeing hers prompted our original Hands Across Time Sampler.
 Here is her completed Benjamin Bigg's quilt. 
 This quilt was from Kansas City Star- I think Barbara Brackman did the monthly block through the newspaper.




 She finished this African print quilt at Eagle Crest. 
 We took Gwen Marston's liberated basket quilt class.
 These were Carol's baskets. I wish I had saved a photo of her completed top. She wasn't just a starter of quilts, but a finisher!

Below are several of my quiltalongs that she participated in. 





Can you imagine almost 20 years of friendship (mostly online) because of quilting? We shared our daily lives with each other- we probably know more about her children then her children would want us to know! LOL
After having grandchildren and especially twin girls, she traveled often and was overjoyed to share photos with us. She made quilts for many occasions and gave many away.
She had a funny and dry sense of humor. Two Canadians (her and her friend), one Australian and me at Eagle Crest! We never lacked for a topic, that's for sure.

Carol, my friend, you will be missed immensely.

54 comments:

  1. A beautiful tribute to your wonderful, talented , friend. Thank you for sharing her lovely works with us.........and sorry for this loss in your life.

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  2. Your friendship is a connection you'll treasure fondly forever. May time and those warm memories ease your loss. My sympathies.

    Jane

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to a special person. I am so sorry for your loss. She must be smiling down on your friendship now. A special friend is indeed a great treasure.

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  4. It is good to take comfort in the memories.

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to your friend!! Hold on to these beautiful memories as your heart heals.

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  6. so sad for your loss, the tribute was beautiful and touching.

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  7. That's a wonderful tribute to your dear friend, and I'm sure between the others angels, she loves it !
    I'm so sad for you and very sorry for this cruel loss....

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  8. Thank you for sharing your tribute to the many facets of your friendship. My sympathies.

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  9. What a lovely tribute to your friend. Sorry for your loss.

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  10. Wonderful tribute and so very sorry that you have lost a friend.

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  11. What a wonerful bond you formed through the Dear Jane experience. A beautiful tribute to a dear friend.

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  12. Sending hugs of sympathy. What a lovely tribute to your friend!

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  13. What a lovely tribute to your friend. I didn't know her, but I'm betting she would have loved your comment that she was not just a starter, but a finisher! High praise indeed! You were a good friend, Lori, and you have all those wonderful trips and times together to remember her and rejoice in your friendship!

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  14. Deepest sympathies on the loss of your friend......I've made many friends thru quilting, just like you, and I've , unfortunately, lost a few. But our memories endure about those wonderful women,just like their quilts. And thank you for sharing her beautiful work ! A lifetime legacy, God bless her and you.

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  15. So sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories you have of shared times together both in person and online. Sending hugs.

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  16. It does feel strange when your own world has been rocked, to see everyone else going about their life as if nothing had happened. You have given a lovely tribute to Carol. Makes me wish I had known her.

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  17. Very touching. I am sure you will think of the good memories with her as you see quilts you both made like Benjamin Biggs and Dear Jane. Hugs

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  18. What a beautiful tribute, Lori...and what beautiful quilts she made! I am so sorry to hear she's gone. But what wonderful memories you have, and I am so glad you shared them with us! I feel like I know her just by her beautiful work. What a good friend you were to her, too! Sending hugs to you.

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute!

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  20. Loari que gran homenaje dedicas a tu amiga
    un abrazo para todos su familia ya amigos

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  21. Thank you Lori for sharing your friend. She made beautiful quilts I bet she was equally beautiful on the inside. I'm sure she is smiling down at you : )

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  22. What a beautiful heart and friend you are to post this loving tribute to someone so special in your life. May you find comfort in your memories and may the love of family and friends ease your pain, it has certainly been a year of sorrow for you, may the coming year be filled with joy.

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  23. Touching tribute for your dear friend, I'm sure you meant as much to her!! You have many fun memories, love her passion for quilting!

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  24. What a lovely tribute for a friend. So wonderful that you both shared your passions for quilting together over so many years. Thank you for sharing and deepest sympathies in your loss.

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  25. A beautiful post. I'm sorry for your loss. May your many happy shared memories stay with you.

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  26. How good to commemorate a a friendship. Sweet memories as you mourn her.

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  27. Aloha, Lori. I will hold you and Carol in my heart and in my thoughts during this holiday season. Hunter

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  28. What a beautiful tribute, Lori! She will be missed!

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  29. Just beautiful, Lori. Miss this lady so much. She was one of a kid and truly loved by all who knew her.

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  30. Lovely tribute, Lori. Cherish all the fun times you spent together :)

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Carol was a very special part of the lives of many..Rest in peace

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  32. Beautiful tribute to your friend. She was a very talented quilter. She left a legacy in stitches for generations to follow. Sorry for your loss.

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  33. Carol made beautiful quilts! So lovely quilting brought you two together. I did stop for awhile to contemplate her quilts their beauty, color choices, etc... God bless you and her family.

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  34. You've shared a lovely tribute and memories of a dear friend.

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  35. A special tribute. You were blessed with 2o years of friendship and beauty and shared interests.I m so sorry for your loss, Lori.

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  36. What a lovely tribute. I am sure she will be missed by all. She definitely was a prolific quilter and so are you. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. What a lovely tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing some of her work with us. So sorry for your loss.

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  38. Sorry for the loss of your friend. What a lovely tribute and it was sweet to see my Jilly.
    She must have been on the email chain that Jill talked about. I know how close you all were.
    Quilting and quilting friends are a blessing. xo

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  39. And a heartfelt tribute it was. She would surely be touched. I'm sorry you have lost your friend, but pleased that you have fond memories.

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  40. What a special tribute for a special lady/quilter/grandmother, etc. There definitely is something special about quilting friends and the bond made with them.

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  41. Sweet memories of a special friend. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. A loving tribute and doesn't quilting make for wonderful memories?

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  43. Such a lovely tribute to Carol. Condolences to you and to Carol's family.

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  44. A beautiful tribute to Carol and to your friendship. By sharing her accomplishments and your friendship you keep her spirit alive.

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  45. What a wonderful friendship for 20 years!! Nice tribute for her. She loved to quilt. Glad you have photo memories, to keep your other memories company. So sorry for your loss. I took a moment to pray for her, and offer you comfort in the following days

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  46. What a lovely tribute to a dear friend, and long friendship. So sorry for your loss.

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  47. a beatutiful and friendly tribute to your friend...so sorry for you and Carol's family.

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  48. Thank you for sharing your friend, Carol, and her beautiful quilts. Good memories.

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  49. So sorry for your loss Lori. Those are some amazing works of art. Quite the legacy.

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  50. I am just now catching up on reading your blog posts. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Carol. The loss creates such a hole in how we see life. Thank you for sharing bits of her life and some of the quilts she has made.

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  51. What a loving, heartfelt tribute to your dear friend! You have many memories to always keep with you!

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