When I started my blog, I decided to keep it only about my business activities and events related to the art, craft, and quilt industries that I work in. With this post I have decided to tell those of you that don’t know, something very personal. My husband of 33 years Brad Meier, suddenly passed away from an aortic aneurism on October 11, 2014. Some of you that read this might recognize Brad’s photo from CHA and retreats where we attended and where I taught. He got to meet so many of my creative friends. He would accompany me on most of my trips, helping me, both of us seeing the US one retreat or trade show, and city at a time. He loved to travel. The above photo was taken on Santa Monica pier in CA last January after CHA. We always would stay couple days after the show to enjoy the sun and warm weather of Callie. We both loved the ocean and the beach. I was so blessed to have him in my life. He was not only my love, and my best friend, he was also my biggest supporter of my work. He was funny (had a very dry sense of humor), smart, caring, helpful, and kept me grounded when I needed it. I am writing this post for many reasons. One being, I know I am not alone in losing someone that is missed was very loved, and maybe taken suddenly away. Those of you that would like to post a memory of your loved one, I would consider it an honor. I hope to continue to create, teach, write, and design, and I know my Brad will be with me all the way.
Thank all of you that have sent well wishes and kind words of support. I appreciate it so much.