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Remembering Linda

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!

Photo courtesy of Patricia Belyea from Okan Arts

Posted by Jenny Ambrose

2 thoughts on “Remembering Linda

  1. I am so saddened to hear this news. I really appreciated getting to know Linda the year I spent in Victoria caring for my ailing dad.

    Linda was a sunshine optimist, a flexible thinker and an extremely hard worker. I always enjoyed spending time with her, albeit often a quick hello.

    The quilting community of Victoria has lost a true leader. My wishes are with you all for the gathering on Monday night. PB

  2. Such true and wonderful words. I am a friend of hers from Edmonton. The loss of Linda from this earth is felt deeply. Some comfort comes from knowing others loved her too.

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