Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sad News

I have just found out that a long standing member of the Thousand Islands Quilters' Guild (this is the guild guild I belong to) has just passed away. Henny Bakker was a very long standing active member of our guild who continually contributed to our guilds needs. Henny donated quilts for our silent auctions, made items for donation for our sales booths at our guild quilt show, made blocks and helped with the hand quilting on the donation quilts that went to other worthy causes in the community. She volunteered her baking skills and time to help out with our guilds quilt show as well. She was active in both the "applique group" and the "library group" with our guild and I know she is going to be very missed by many of our members. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. Here is a small quilt that I was lucky enough to win at one our guilds silent auction. Henny's work was impeccable and I will cherish this quilt. The back is simply signed "Henny Bakker 2003". This has been in our living room on top of one of our chairs since I bought it but I think I will now get it framed to make sure nothing can damage it. Thanks for being such a great lady Henny- we will miss you!

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry to hear about the loss of Henny. It is so nice you have something to remember her by.


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