It is with tremendous sadness that we report the loss of StitchMAP member and mentor, Tom Russell. Tom passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 18th, in Arizona.
The Quilt Show, on which Tom was once featured, shared the following:
Tom was a shining star in our midst, with abundant creativity and kindness.
His show #1101 is now open for all to view this beloved artist and man. He will be greatly missed.
Tom was an active member of the StitchMAP design team, always willing to help and offer his talents. His contributions and advice will be greatly missed. His love of color, texture and the movement in his designs brought life to the projects he worked on for "his ladies". We were blessed by his generosity, imagination, kindness, inspired by his zest for needlework of all types and graced with his friendship.
Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family and friends. He will be missed but never forgotten.