I was saddened to hear about the sudden passing of our neighbour, friend and colleague, Linda Rafuse of Satin Moon Quilted Garden. Linda had recently re-located her business to Fort Street about a year or so before I opened The Makehouse. She was a welcoming neighbour and always supportive of my ideas as well as offering feedback and suggestions. In the early days, Linda even loaned me a few of her spare machines, while I was getting my workshops off the ground. She would even on occasion, hand deliver bags of emergency toy stuffing when we ran out and had a shop full of sewing camp kids!
Linda could always be found sewing in her front window and we will miss seeing her smiling face on my way to work every day. Linda was a true community member and was always in grand spirits despite often working long hours in the shop. She was a true fabric and quilt enthusiast and shared her love and passion through her shop and quilt shows throughout the year.
Gala Fabrics recently posted that there will be a Celebration of Life Tea Party honouring Linda on Monday, July 4th 2016 at the Marigold Scout Hall (505 Marigold Rd, Saanich, BC) from 7-9pm. Feel free to wear pink – her favourite colour!
Posted by Jenny Ambrose