In tribute to Linda Koenig
Our Quiltmania family was deeply saddened to learn of Linda Keonig’s passing on October 13th. Linda was one of our most beloved authors. This past April, she was a special guest at our show Pour l ’Amour du Fil in Nantes. Here she presented and shared with our quilters her latest work Ratsburg Road Quilts, a very touching and personal book.
We will keep in our hearts Linda’s sparkling blue eyes filled with mischief, humor and joie de vivre. Linda loved life, her family, and friends with whom she generously shared her passion for quilting--especially her “North Stars,” who must feel orphaned. We are also thinking of Richard, her husband, with whom she shared a mutual love for bike rides and NSCAR races, her lovely children, and cherished grandchildren.
Thank you Linda for brightening our lives. You will be missed.
Published 25, Oct, 2016
Gerald is an internationally known quilt collector, historian, author, painter, quiltmaker, art teacher and quilt appraiser (he received his AQS certification in 1988).
Given his extensive background and the precious knowledge he has acquired while collecting antique pieces for so many years, he will be in charge of articles about his favorite topic: antique quilts.
He has started in your Quiltmania n°114 with his article “The power of Patchwork in celebration of childhood”.
Framed four-patch doll quilt - cut out for a four-poster bed - New England - c. 1840
© Quiltmania Editions
For many years Helma has been coming to visit us each autumn on our stand at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace, but she had never told us about this truly original aspect of her life.
Helma is a boatwoman and lives year-round on a lovely, huge barge christened “Bernadet”.
Helma and her barge « Bernadet » © Quiltmania Editions
It is probably the most unexpected place to discover quilts!
Quilts of Helma on the barge « Bernadet » © Quiltmania Editions
On the barge, Helma always finds time for her quilting activities !
Helma's quilt inside the barge © Quiltmania Editions
Learn more about the life of Helma on her barge in Quiltmania #114.