If you have been even an occasional reader of the very popular craft (including quilting) blog Whip Up, or of Quilters Companion magazine, then you will be familiar with Kathreen Ricketson a leader in the craft world in Australia and internationally. In a tragic event this week, Kathreen and her partner, Rob Shugg have both died, presumed drowned, while on an around-Australia adventure with their children. Weeks Ringle has written a moving tribute to her friend and colleague, on Craft Nectar.
Whip Up contributors' announcement and tribute is here. Information about an education fund set up for Kathreen and Rob's children has been added here.