I'm so sad that to hear about Nora's passing. I've never met her in person but I was knowing that she was always there to help us and to give her full support. Whenever I have a question she could help me with her usual cooperation and great support.
When I was started to learn SRE at 2003, I didn't have any idea about the related on-line sources.
One day, as being a blue color lover, I was trying to find some info about the bluebonnets that are one of my favorite flowers with their lovely colors and shapes.
I've coincidentally found "Crafty College" of Nora Creeach. To find her Bluebonnets and on-line SRE class was a great suprice for me. I enrolled her on-line class. It was my great chance to take that on-line class and also it was my honor to be able to meet with Nora. She individually helped me to teach how to make bluebonnets. I always appreciate her efforts.
We, all CQ lovers are grateful for her all efforts she put in starting CQMag On Line and now to the courageous gals who are carrying it on, especially Rissa, Allie, Barbara and many others....
I also would like to share my other so important memory with you here.
I believe that, CQMagOnline is a great source for all of us since its first issue. When I've learned Nora's annual contest in the last quarter of the 2004, I was so hesitant to join. But, I wanted to try it with a project that I was working on it. CQ was a new passionate interest for me in those days, I was trying to do my best on my first big project. It was worth to try...I joined the contest!
To be selected as a Novice First Place Winner, 2005 was a great honor for me, indeed. I still remember my happiness when I learned the results...to be selected among from all those talented ladies by Nora and the other jury members was a great honor and great motivation to create other CQ projects for me.
Afterwords, we've contacted with Nora several times, she always encouraged me for new projects.
How tragic that she and her husband passed away in the same week. I've never met with Nora in person but she was a great friend that I'll always remember her. She and her husband may rest in peace.
Today, I received a lovely card from dear friend Nicki. There is so meaningful quote on that lovely card. I want to share this quote of Saint Thomas Aquinas with you all;
"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship".