Jackie sent me an email that her dear friend, and our forum member, Cheryl Love (meleeis) passed away yesterday.
I sat with Jackie at Retreat, and while working on my quilt from my Birthday Blocks from 2010 & 2011, the block that jumped out at me - and I pointed out to Jackie - was made by Cheryl. Jackie told me Cheryl was her very dear friend and quilting buddy. She spoke lovingly of Cheryl and her expert piecing and what fun they had together, and about the Shop Hops they did. This was the only block we looked at on my quilt!
Cheryl was in the 2010 Patchwork Pines BD Block group. Her BD blocks were put into quilts and donated to a Children's Cancer Center.
Jackie said, At the Celebration of Life Gathering for Cheryl, quilts she had made for her family were on display. She managed to finish a quilt for every child and grandchild and a couple for her husband before she passed.
Quilting was a big part of Cheryl's life, and I am honored to have her block in my quilt. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to share a bit of Cheryl's life with Jackie.
My condolences to Jackie and Cheryl's family for their loss.