Thursday, January 12, 2017

Godspeed

With deep sadness, we feel a need to share that Sue Garman has passed away.  We have received multiple inquiries regarding future availability of her patterns.  We want to assure you that the patterns will remain available through this website for years to come.  We are comforted knowing that she has touched so many people and that she lives on through your work.  ~ Sue's Daughters, Jenny Arkinson and Mary Garman

79 comments:

  1. your mother's artistic talents touched many of us in the quilting world - sorry for your loss.

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  2. I cannot tell you how much your mother meant to the quilting community. I posted on my blog today about her passing in hopes that others would take a moment to remember her as well. She was always positive despite all the hardships she faced this past year. I hope you can organize a special tribute to your mother at the Quilt Festival in Houston next year. If you do, I will make sure I am there! I'm very sad that she is no longer here with us, but I can bet that the next time you see an angel she will be carrying one of your mother's quilts!

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  3. so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such an inspiration to so many, and showed such amazing courage these last few months.She has left you a wonderful legacy in her beautiful quilts.God bless.

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  4. I was so sorry to hear this. Sue was such a giant in the quilting world. Everyone who met her commented on how kind and helpful she was. Please accept our condolences on the loss of both of your parents this year. They both left amazing legacies!

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  5. She left a fabulous legacy; I still plan to make her Bouquet BOM, now will be in her memory.

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  6. This was the first quilt blog I ever found, and it inspired me in endless ways. She is a treasure that many of us will always remember. My heart aches at your loss! Godspeed indeed!

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  7. As you know, your mother was an amazing woman! I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but I feel I know her through her writing on this blog. Beyond being an incredibly talented quilter, both in designing and execution, she was incredibly selfless with her time! Each month I eagerly looked forward to her blog post, and getting to see her beautiful work and progress. But she would go well beyond, and spend countless hours dedicating her blog space and time to show off quilts made by other quilters at shows and her guild. She would comment on each one, recognizing an aspect that was admirable, or difficult, or simply sweet! It was so generous of her, and her precious time. What a kind and beautiful heart she had! I can't begin to know the depth of your losses this last year, but please know that your mother touched so many people, and she will certainly be missed.

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  8. I loved reading Sue's blog posts, seeing her quilts and being inspired by her! Her quilts were masterpieces! What an amazing women! She will be missed here in the quilt community and I know in your hearts forever! I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your families at this time. Thank you for sharing your mother with us.

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  9. Jenny and Mary I am so sorry for your loss. I have very much enjoyed reading your mom's blog and always looked forward to seeing more of her projects. She was a very creative, sharing person and she will be very much missed. Thank you so much for posting to us readers and for keeping this blog available to us to enjoy all Sue's beautiful work.

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  10. My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother.

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  11. Again deepest condolences to all your family..I felt such a deep connection to Sue and her work and the inspiration from the blog...words cannot adequately express how much we will miss her..may God grant her peace

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  12. Please know that we share your sadness and grief in the passing of your mother and daddy and are sorry for what you have been through with them. They were extraordinary people and have left you a wonderful legacy of accomplishments! Your mother's blog entries were always packed with beauty, am sure a direct reflection of her life.

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  13. I am sooo sorry for your loss. To lose both of your parents so close to each other has to be heart-wrenching. Know that your families are in my prayers. Also know that eventually you will find your way through your current grief and will be stronger for it in the end.

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  14. Wishing you peace in your grieving. Sue Garman will be greatly missed by many.

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  15. Thinking of your Mother today. She was a wonderful person and I know you'll miss her but will hold her memories close to your heart. The quilting community has lost a great person and a prolific quilter. Condolences also on losing your father so recently.

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  16. Jenny and Mary, I'm so very sorry about both your mom and dad. I considered your mom to be one of the most humble and talented artists in the quilting world. But even more impressive was her spirit and grace throughout her illness and your father's passing. She was certainly one of a very special kind! With love and prayers for you and your family.

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  17. My condolences on the loss of your Mother and Father this year. The heartbreak you are both going through is unimaginable. Your Mom was such a talented and giving person who inspired many. Her legacy in quilting will live on not only in her works, but in those who she has inspired with her patterns and teachings. My prayers for you and your family.

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  18. My condolences.
    May she rest in peace with her loving husband...

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  19. My deepest sympathy to your family. I love that Sue was still designing and inspiring others during her difficult battle with cancer. Rest in peace, and know that the beauty you have left behind will be inspiration for many for years to come.

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  20. Jenny & Mary,
    I hope that you can wrap yourselves in one of your mother's quilts and feel her with you. It's so sad to think of your loss of both of your parents so close together. Both of them made such contributions to so many through their work and passions. I have received so much inspiration from your mother as an artist and quilter.

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  21. My prayers for the family. Your mother was an inspiration. She will be greatly missed in the quilting community.

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  22. My sympathy and prayers for you both and the rest of her family. Your mother was such an inspiration. I adored each and every quilt she made. I've made one of her quilts twice and I have plans to complete Star Crazy for my son and daughter in law. May God give you comfort.

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  23. I know that Sue is happy with her husband and the whole host of quilting angels, but still the loss is sad for us. I will miss her posts and her endless enthusiasm. But she will always be an inspiration! Best wishes to you all.

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  24. Yesterday I was sharing some of the quilts that mom has made with a friend from the Quilt
    Show links about your mom. My friend and I decided to order a pattern which I did when I got home. After the fact I realized it was from her website and I was just going to contact you about the availability and found your post.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you lost both your parents so closely. They were both very talented people. All the best to your families during this time of loss. Hold fast to the memories they will last you a lifetime.

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  25. I was so sad to hear this news. My condolences to your entire family - what a tragic year you have had. Your mother was a prolific and phenomenal designer, quilter, teacher, and very generous with her talents. She was an inspiration to all of us with her talents and most importantly with her grace over these past months as she faced her health problems and loss of your father. I am indebted to her and will honor her memory. Ruth in Michigan

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  26. Your mom touched so many with her talents. Thank you for letting us know of her passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  27. Deepest sympathies. Your mother was an extremely talented lady who joyously shared her talents.

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  28. I'm so sorry for your loss and so sorry for the loss to quilters everywhere. She was my idol and will remain so - she was so brave.

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  29. Dear Jenny and Mary, No one can imagine the grief you are going through with the loss of both your parents. Thank you for taking the time to let us all know. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time.

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  30. I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing this week--she was such a talented quilter. And then as I started reading some of the blogs she posted after her diagnosis, I was shocked to find that your father had passed away just a few months before. Thanks for keeping your mother's beautiful patterns available for the many people who are interested in making more of her beautiful designs.

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss, as well as that of the quilting world. May you be comforted in the fact that she touched so many lives in such a positive way. Praying for your family.

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  32. Sincere condolences. Your dear Mum sounded like a lovely lady. She is with your Father now, I do believe that. Best wishes and love.

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  33. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, her monthly blog posts were an inspiration to me. She was so generous in sharing tips and pictures of her work in progress and the work of others. Positive, energetic, creative and plucky. I am happy that she had the health to celebrate New Year's with her friends. Very sorry for your loss.

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  34. So very sad to hear of your dear Mother losing her battle with her illness. The quilting world will truly miss her talent and very generous spirit. I have been so inspired by your Mother's beautiful quilts and loved to read her blog regularly. My sincere condolences to you both.

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  35. Your mother touched so many lives with her talent and kindness. I am so sorry for your loss, a beautiful light has been extinguished.

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  36. My heart is broken for you over the loss of both your dear parents this past year. Both will be dearly missed. Treasure your special memories!

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  37. Heartfelt condolences to you both.
    Your mother was not only an amazing quiltmaker but also an inspiration on handling adversity. She will not be forgotten!

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  38. What a wonderful legacy Sue leaves. So many of us have been inspired and encouraged. Her graciousness right to the end has touched countless people. Thank you for keeping Sue's work in her patterns available to us all

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  39. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. I lost my mother to lung cancer 16 years ago at the same time of year, so I am hugging you from a distance (BC, Canada)

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  40. Your mother was such an inspiration to me. I enjoyed making her patterns so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am deeply sorry.
    Mary

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  41. I had just completed the first block of the 2017 TQS quilt when I learned of your mother's passing. May you take comfort knowing that many around the world have a "piece" of her in their lives through her beautiful quilts.

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  42. My condolences to your family. I have been working on Sue's Omigosh pattern for 3 years and always think of how we share a love of sewing tiny pieces of scrap fabrics together to make quilts.
    The world will miss her greatly.

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  43. Your mother will be missed very much, she was a lovely and talented lady.

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  44. I am so sorry for your loss and it is a loss to the world of quilting, too. Sue was an inspiration to me and I looked forward to seeing her projects, patterns, and blog posts.

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  45. Sending deepest sympathies to your family for your loss. Sue was a very talented and giving quilter, and will be missed.

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  46. Losing your mother and father so close together, I can't even begin to imagine your pain. I hope our virtual hugs go some distance in helping. Sharyn

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  47. So sorry for your loss. I only knew your mom thru her blog, quilt patterns and appearance on the quilt show. Her strong spirit and kind soul shined through. I wish you and your family peace and comfort.

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  48. So Sorry for your loss, Sue will be missed by us all.

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  49. I didn't discover Sue until I joined the Halo Medalllion BOM for this year. Now I'm so sorry for your loss and ours, the quilt world too. She was brave and upbeat to the end. So sorry...

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  50. I am so very sorry for your loss, your Mom gave me so much inspiration. I never had a chance to take one of her classes but her teaching came through in her patterns and will certainly live on.

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  51. I'm so very sorry to hear about Sue passing. Sue was a lovely person and a wonderful teacher. I've been truly amazed at Sue's ability to complete so many quilts and patterns. I was blessed several years ago to be able to attend an applique class in Friendswood that Sue taught! She was very patient with me!! I will continue to strive to complete the quilts that she has inspired through her patterns and BOM's through TQS. May God bless and comfort your family.

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  52. dear Mary and Jenny. My sincere condolences with your loss. your mother was a great artist and a kind woman. i always suspected she had an extra day in the week. she will certainly be missed in the quilters world. i wish you all the strength that you wiil need. kind regards from the Netherlands

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  53. Here in Virtual Quilting world, we all feel the loss of your mother. We understand the suffering she went through with your Dad and herself. She never complained just shared more with us. Understand she taught you needleturn too.
    Every quilt event I went to this week everyone was talking about our loss af such a great Quilter, Pattern provider, and Teacher. Her sharing was joy itself. Her memory will live on in the quilts the provided for us all.
    I can see her generosity in you as you have taken the time in your hours of grief to share news with us. Prayers for all the family.

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  54. your Mother's legacy will live on in the Quilt World. She touched many more lives than she'll ever know.
    I will miss you blog, your creativity and inspiration.
    I wish I had met her in person.
    Thinking of you and your family. may God Bless You All.

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  55. My first thought upon hearing of your mother's passing was not whether her patterns would still be available. It was a deep sense of loss and sadness that she was gone so soon. My heart goes out to you and your family. I loved each and every one of her posts and will go back now and reread them. Thank you for thinking of your mother's followers while your hearts are so raw with your own sorrow. Keeping her patterns available is a beautiful way to honor her memory.

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  56. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother has made me the quilter I have become and I look forward to being able to purchase her patterns in the years to come. She was one special caring and giving woman. She will be sorely missed.

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  57. Dear Jenny and Mary, hugs to you both. Sue always mentioned her darling girls to be so loved is a great thing. You grew up with two very special parents, and have lost them both in a short amount of time Take time to heal. I am so sorry Judy

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  58. So sorry for your loss. Sue had a wonderful talent, and was generous in sharing her quilting. Thank you for sharing your special Mom with us quilters.

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  59. So sorry for your loss. Your mother was much loved.

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  60. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so talented, generous and productive. Her art will live on, as will her example to so many. My prayers are with you.

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  61. I'm so sorry. Your mother will be missed.

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  62. Dear Jenny and Mary. I am so touched that you reached out to us quilters at a time when you are in so much pain. Thank you! I hope you didn't find it thoughtless of people to be asking about patterns at a time like this, each quilt will be made while thinking about your mum I am sure. Best wishes, so sorry for your losses

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  63. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was not only a gifted quilter but an inspiring woman to me and I am sure millions of others.

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  64. May God bless your family and may He hold both your parents in the palm of His hand.

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  65. She has touched more lives than you will ever know. Her style is unique and personal. An extraordinary person.

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  66. I am one of those people who purchased her pattern for the Folk Angel Quilt back in 1997. It's remarkable that after 19 years I would track down this website 8 days after her death. That the "angels" got me here is very ironic. I am so sorry for the family's loss, being a cancer survivor myself. I just recently came back to quilting only to find all but three of the angel patterns missing from my unfinished quilt designed by Sue.If someone who has the pattern reads this and can post the patterns for Angels 1, 3 and 5, you would be my angel. Thank you!

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  67. I was her neighbor and had just recently found out about her quilting when I got back into it. I was hoping to get to meet her. I will someday do one of her patterns. In that way she will always live on. As my friend told me she was quilting royalty. Prayers to all of you.

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  68. I am sorry for your loss. It is a great sadness not just to you and the rest of your family but also to the quilting world. Blessings to you.

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  69. My deepest sympathy to your family. Your mother was a jewel.

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  70. Your mother was an extraordinary quilter/designer. Her patterns are some of my very favorite of all time. Thank you for continuing to allow access to her incredible talent. My thoughts and prayers of comfort and solace at this time. May God bless all of you.

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  71. may she live on in the quilts people make from her designs.......hugs at this time to all Sue's family and friends.......

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  72. Dear Jenny and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an awesome woman. I was blessed to take 2 of her classes with my sister and get to know her personally. What a warm, funny and smart woman she was. Her passing diminishes us all, but her legacy lifts us all up. Fond regards, Cathie

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  73. I am in deep sorrow for your loss - I only knew your mother through the internet because of her kindness and great quiltingskills. She was so full of life - I thought she would make it and hoped so much for her. But she was needed in heaven. The best wishes for your future life daughters - it must be a hard time loosing both your parents in a few month.

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  74. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother; she will be greatly missed.

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  75. So sorry for you loss. I only heard yesterday the sad news. I have spent the last year buying the patterns for Ladies of the Sea and just started my first block yesterday. It will a heirloom that will last for years to come. Such talent!!

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