My Friend Linda Hunt by Cheryl Clossin
When I first learned the devastating news that one of my first quilting friends had passed, I couldn’t believe it. It seemed impossible that a person who was so full of fun, laughter, and a personality bigger than life and generosity was gone.
One very fortuitous day in around 2000, I was in Pacific Crescent Quilting to look for some fabric for my 2nd quilt. I was approached by Barb Lambrecht who was working there at the time and after we talked and laughed, I was invited to join their small group because she said there was someone in the group she thought I’d really like. That person was Linda Hunt. I was so very new to quilting and honored to be in the group with such talented quilters. A long friendship was born. Barb and Linda and my other Angels group were my very first quilting friends.
One day when my girls were very young, Linda brought over a tea set and hats and we had a formal tea party. She made my husband this sort of noodle stew that he loved and would always bring some when she made it for her family. The girls and I went to watch the Perseid meteor shower one August on her property where you could see millions of stars. And of course all the quilt shows and fun events we enjoyed. These are the happy memories I will always treasure.
She and I went to Sisters for the first time I think in 2005. We had so much fun on that trip and ran into our friend who was also in our small group, Betty Bakie. I’ve attached a picture of us. We all decided it was too hot and we needed hats. The other pictures are also at Sisters.
I have so many wonderful memories of Linda and I know she touched so many of us who were kindred spirits in quilting, not to mention all the friends she made along the way.
She was a very bright light in what sometimes felt like a very dark world. I will miss her always, my dear, fun, lively and generous friend, Linda.