Sad news-this email was sent to me so I am passing it on to you-I had to look online to be sure who Lois was. I have some of her patterns even though I haven’t met her. Her daughter teaches classes with Marcy Tilton and does lots of other things. I especially liked the last few lines-
Diane has asked me to let you know that her mother, Lois Ericson passed
away peacefully on Monday afternoon after suffering a massive stroke last
week. Diane and her two children went up to Reno as soon as they heard, and
all 4 of Lois’s children and all of her grandchildren came to be with her,
so the entire family had a chance to be together at one time surrounding
her with their love. Her magnificent creative spirit has touched so many
and she will continue to be an inspiration.
There are no plans at this time for a memorial service. If you want to
honor Lois, follow her lead….go into your studio and create, make,
invent. Teach. She continued creating right up to the end, pursuing a
renewed passion for watercolors, and always, always, always fabric and
fiber. She was beloved by many, and forged a path in the fiber arts that is
a foundation of the work we all do today.