Monday, March 4, 2013
This post is dedicated to my friend Lois Hilterbrand. She passed away last week. Her favorite color was orange. It was always my least favorite color. I met her over 20 years ago when I first moved to this area. She was the president of the Mt Harrison quilt guild when I joined. She talked me into taking her job that year when it was time to elect new officers. I tried to convince her that not only did I know nothing about quilting, but I had never been in a leadership position! I had only joined this group so that I could learn to make quilts. She reassured me that I could do it and if I would just say yes to the nomination, they would elect me. The only qualification seemed to be saying yes. She promised to be at my beck and call anytime I needed her help. So we became close buddies with my very frequent phone calls. I later learned that one of the hay fields where I was baling belonged to her and her husband. That gave us a whole new shared interest. She told me some great stories about her baling adventures. I miss her.