Monday, August 2, 2010

Sad News

I'm posting this quilt to commemorate the life of a quilting friend, Irene Pavlik. I knew Irene in the early 1990s when we both belonged to the Wednesday group, a small group of friends who met every Wednesday afternoon to stitch and chat. The Wednesday group made the blocks for this house quilt for Block by Block, a book I wrote in 1995. Irene's block is in the lower left corner. The Wednesday group still meets, but has gotten smaller. Irene lived 50 miles away and came less frequently to spend more time with her daughter Miah. I got a full time job and no longer had afternoons free. Irene was a wonderful quilter and was always fun. Recently, Irene's husband became very ill. She was flying to the Mayo Clinic with him when their plane went down in Lake Michigan. This is truly sad, as Irene was a great lady, fun to be around and fun to quilt with.

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Till next time.......


  1. Thanks, Beth --- I had forgotten about this quilt, but certainly remember the fun with Irene (and her different approach to problems) --- we all have many happy memories. I have been following this story with a heavy heart.

  2. Beth, So sorry to hear about this. My husband's assistant knows their family as well. Wishing you and her family peace.

  3. I am so sorry . I love house quilts, what a special quilt this will always be for you.
    thanks for sharing it.

  4. Dear Beth: Thanks for sharing this story. So often these accidents are names only to most of us, but you have made this loss very personal. So very, very sad. Daisy