Last friday, on a cold and misty morning, we went to Diane's funeral. I worked for Diane's quiltshop LE ROUVRAY, from 1990 till 2002, and with lots of pleasure.
Her love for antiques and quilts, her cool sense of humour and her American roots, she was a southern girl, made the shop to a must for quilters all over Europe and far beyond.
When i decided to go to Houston in 1995, Diane made things so easy for me by introducing me to Karey Bresenhan, who allowed me to volunteer in her GREAT EXPECTATIONS quiltshop and have a glimpse of daily life in Texas , at the shop's managers home, with Ann Kasten and her family.
I will never forget a single minute of this trip.
Market, festival, another week in New York, a constant feast...
Diane was very concerned about the shop until her last minute and she will stay on our minds forever.