It is sad news to tell. The lovely and talented Shannon Gifford has passed away. Her fight with cancer is over.
Shannon was an extremely gifted individual who shared her talents and knowledge with all. While I only had the privilege of knowing her through the online forum Pattern Review, I can honestly say that she was one of the most caring and helpful teachers that I have had. Shannon had a way of helping you learn that never made you feel incompetent. Her patience towards each person really made you feel as if you were the only student she had to work with---and she had so many. For those who did not have the opportunity to take classes with Shannon, go to her website and get some back issues of her newsletter. Hopefully, her class books will also become available and you will have the privilege of still learning from a great teacher.
May her family, friends and students all have peace in this time of loss. And may her enthusiasm for all things sewing continue on in those that remain behind.
Patty's Tea Towel Finish
3 months ago