I've not met Ricky Tims but have used his ideas and am a member of "The Quilt Show" that is usually taped in La Veta Colorado. Most know about the fires that have swept through that part of the world. Sadly, Ricky's home is in the path of that fire. It is likely burned. If anyone wants the latest news, this link will take you to his blog. His partner has taken computers, quilts, and their dogs to safety.
This is my "rhapsody" quilt inspired by Ricky's instructions.
Another well-known quilter's home could also be in danger. Judith Baker Montano lives in La Veta. Her sister lives in my city and I know her fairly well, enough to feel emotions of this family.
Fire is one of the most devastating tragedies. Others have lost homes - because a man (already in police custody) decided to light this one.
I know this blog is about quilting, but these quilters are part of our world and our love of making quilts.