Condolences to the Hill Family

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Betty Hill, a former member, passed away September 11. I for one will sorely miss her.

Betty had stopped coming to MVQ due to a family scheduling conflict. Thursday night was family dinner night. She was talking about coming back this year.

More information is available here.

I’ll miss you Betty. Still can’t believe your gone.
Cathy Harnisch

Condolences to the Grew Family

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Connie Grew, a long time member of MVQ, has passed away. Connie was 95. She was also the sister of Monica Pitman and aunt to Jane Hamel.

Connie was a valued MVQ member for many years. Her quilting was outstanding and mostly done by hand. She held various board positions and always remembered our bus trips to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Due to failing eyesight, she no longer was able to do much sewing, but the craft was still important to her and she loved talking about past times and projects.

Thank you, Connie, for your contribution to our craft.

Brenda Paterson

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MVQ has lost one of its most talented and beloved members – Brenda Paterson passed away on September 30, 2018. “By her request, there will be no services. Hold her close to your heart and always remember her generosity of spirit, her endless energy, her caring ways and her eagerness to help others, which brought her such joy.” Read her beautiful obituary using this link:…. Don Paterson

Condolences to the Rando Family

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Layne Rando’s Mom passed away last week. Eva Dwyer was almost 91 and about 5 weeks ago she finally retired as a CARD LADY in CVS in Newton. Eva was only ill for a very short ttime. She will be missed by her Children and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Layne and her family.

Helen Weinman Obituary

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FYI for members what knew her

CENTERVILLE – Helen E. Weinman Konigsburg of Centerville, MA, died peacefully in her sleep on March 26, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband David P. Konigsburg and her parents Samuel Weinman and Sylvia (Sellinger) Weinman.

She was born on September 9, 1948 in Hartsdale, NY, one of three children. Her brothers are Herbert M. and Lawrence Weinman. She loved her nieces and nephew Stephen, Suzanne, Virginia, Daryl, Naomi (deceased) and Shara. She took great pride and joy when they had children of their own. They were all the children she never had.

She attended Ardsley High Schooi, NY and went on to Syracuse University and Pace College to study Business. She worked as a paralegal in New York City. She also lived in Pompano Beach, FL and Florence, Italy before moving to Cape Cod in the 80′s.

Her love for the Cape kept her here until her untimely death. While on the Cape, she started teaching quilting, first to small groups, and as her popularity grew, she turned it into a thriving business. She opened her first quilt shop, Heartbeat Quilts in 1993, and as that grew, she moved into larger space near the West End Hyannis Rotary. She was a Professional Quilter, fabric and quilt pattern designer and a published author of quilt pattern books for children. She had a great following of loyal customers that shared her passion for quilting and the fabric arts. She held her very own unique Quilt Camps in Maine, NH, and on Cape Cod. She made them fun and a true learning experience. Her students were mostly repeat attendees, which is a testimony of her skills. A true woman entrepreneur with business acumen that made her successful.

Her generosity knew no bounds. She supported her community on many levels from Habitat for Humanity, Walk For Cancer teams and the Cape Cod Synagogue. She never turned away from participating in any way she could. She was beloved by her many students, friends and loved ones for her open heart and straight talk. She loved to cook and share her home to all she cared for. She had a zest for life that was contagious.

She met the love of her life David (Deke) Konigsburg in Centerville. They were married for five short years when he passed away last August. Her friends and loved ones feel that she died of a broken heart.

A private service was held at the Cape Cod Synagogue on April 4. It was officiated by Rabbi David Freelund. Donations in her