Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Diane Clements, Needlewoman Extraordinaire

Yesterday marked such a sad day in the needlework world, for we lost the enormously talented and charming Diane Clements.

Diane had to be one of the most exacting and wonderful stitchers I've known and how much our needlework world will miss her. It simply won't be the same without her.

Diane's birthday was on my favorite day of the year, the Summer Solstice and I would like to use that day this year to celebrate her life and the wonderful contributions she made to our world.

I will be back as the magic of the Summer Solstice grows closer, but for now I wanted to mark her loss. It is so sad, but as her friend Merle wrote today, she is in a better place now.

Gay Ann


Nupur said...

I am so saddened to read this on your blog. I have the fondest memories of a class I was fortunate enough to take with her on Reticella... she was an exquisite stitcher and had the kindest way of showing us the intricacies of that needleart form. I was just thinking about her on Tuesday and was planning on writing to her over the weekend! My best to her family - I will always remember her and cherish the projects and kits I have.

jhm said...

Do you know if an obituary was published?


Gay Ann Rogers said...

I don't know, sorry. Diane's friend Merle wrote to me.

Val said...

I enjoyed her Autumn Jewels class at the 2012 EGA Seminar in Santa Fe. The design is amazing. The finishing instructions are excellent. I finally finished assembling the box on May 13. It is a project for the ages.

hbksloss said...

What a great teacher she was. I was lucky enough to take some of her classes and as appreciated her patience and eloquence in how she explained different stitches and techniques. She will be missed!

Suzanne said...

Over the years I sat in many seminars with Diane. Often, as the opening banquet was on a Sunday night, it was Father's Day. It was also Diane's birthday.

Tomorrow I will sing happy birthday to her and remember all the good times.