I read a lot of blogs. A lot. And it’s true that after a while, you feel like you know someone, even just a little. I always felt a connection with Kathreen Ricketson because she’s from Canberra, and so am I and we went to the same Art School. She was an amazing crafter, quilter and author. She had a wonderful personal website, a great resource blog called Whip up, as well as numerous other online publications all of which she’d written for years. She had become a big name in the craft world and she inspired me.
Just a little of Kathreens lovely work
Sadly, last week, she and her husband tragically drowned off the West coast of Australia. Anyone not from Australia needs to note, the currents and tides off the coast of most of the country are surprisingly dangerous. Even being a strong swimmer is sometimes not enough. Their family was in the middle of an amazing year long road trip, that ended horribly. Their two kids Otilija and Orlando have a fund set up for them to help with their future, if you’d like to help check it out. In the meantime I am machine quilting my first quilt as I write this which I am loving! Thinking how quick life is, you have to do what you love in each moment if you can and hoping those kids will somehow be ok.