Saturday, March 2, 2013

Remembering Carol Miller

The creator of Quilt University, Carol Miller, passed away from cancer in late February. Her husband, Robert, wrote everyone in the March newsletter. My heart goes out to him and I mourn the loss of someone who was pivotal in my development as a quilter.

I never had the opportunity to meet Carol but she began the online Quilt University at just the right moment for me. I was traveling a great deal for work at that time and interested in learning more about quilting. My travels made it too difficult for me to take more than one-day workshops locally. Quilt University offered exactly the flexibility I needed - weekly assignments and the ability to interact with the instructor and other students online as my time permitted. It was through Quilt University that I discovered Dena Crain, the instructor who guided me into the world of art quilts and has remained a friend. Without Quilt Univerisity, I have no doubt that I would not be where I am now as an art quilter. Thank you Carol for opening the door to this now passion for me.

Please take a moment to say a prayer for Carol and good energy to Robert who has taken up the mantle of director of Quilt University. Carol will be greatly missed.

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about Carol's passing. I loved reading her newsletters and wished I could join her for a cup of coffee. She has made a huge difference in many lives by offering affordable and excellent instruction to a worldwide audience, hoping to learn from some of the best in the quilt field.
    May she rest in peace, and may Robert someday find the same sense of satisfaction from continuing on his own.