Editors' blog from British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, a monthly publication written by quilters, for quilters

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sad News............

Many of you may already have heard the sad news we received last week, that Di had lost her fight with cancer. She passed away peacefully last Tuesday.
Judi and I, her family and everyone at Traplet Publications have been very touched by the messages of condolence from you all. Di was a remarkable woman who, along with Elaine Hammond, started our magazine back in the 1980s. It was the first of its kind in the UK. This led to the creation of Quilts UK which is still one of the country’s best loved quilt shows. She also organised tours to quilt shows all over the world through her tour company P&Q Tours Ltd.
A lot of what stands for patchwork and quilting in the UK today, is thanks to Di.
Another of her achievements was setting up the Amy Emms Award, awarded each year at Quilts UK to someone for their ‘Services to Quilting’. Many unsung heroes as well as renowned quilters have received this award over the years.
The funeral is this Friday (8th March) in St Andrews Church, Evesbatch close to where Di lived. She touched so many people through our craft that it may be standing room only. The family have asked for family flowers only, but if anyone would like to make a donation instead of flowers these will be split between four charities: Friends of Tewkesbury Hospital, St Michael’s Hospice, The Quilters Guild and St Andrews Church.
Cheques should be sent to:
Hawcutt Funeral Directors
Hawcutt House
Bye Street
Donations can be made specifically to one of the charities, in which case please make your cheque payable to the charity, otherwise make the cheque payable to Hawcutt Funeral Directors and they will apportion the donations between the four. All cheques should be sent to Hawcutts.
A Just Giving page is being set up in Di’s memory in favour of St. Michael’s Hospice. We’ll blog details of this as soon as it’s ready.
Judi and I will continue to carry on her work. These last few months we have made a great team putting the magazine together for you, scarily nearly always agreeing on everything and Judi will continue to run P&Q Tours.
Di Huck will be sorely missed.
Joanna and Judi