It’s true: one will make terrific, long-lasting friends through quilting. Some of you met my daughter Laura when she was a young girl; when I brought her with me to a show or maybe to your home. She was very sick this past year and I’m glad I spent all my time with her, not quilting. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, kind words, and condolences at this difficult time. Thank you for your cards and gifts, they mean a lot to me.