Riley Lane passed away on January 4, 2011, in Odessa, TX. It is with great sadness that I relay this message. We'd exchanged private email messages where I learned her "real" name and hometown area. Since it had been some time since anyone had heard from her, including me, I ran a search and came across her obituary. I didn't post it sooner, mainly because I wanted to make sure I didn't report someone's death by mistake (horror!), but mainly because I was in denial. I am certain now, so will share.
Her name was Elaine Riley Woodley and she was known on QWU as Riley Lane and on other quilting forums as Lady Texas.
If you'd like to sign her memorial guest book, here is the link:
It will be up until the first week of February.
I, for one, will deeply miss her. Funny how we can love someone we've never seen face to face. She shared her heart with us, bits of her life, humor, country wisdom, and her incredible quilt making expertise.
Miss Riley, I'll be looking for you when I get to Heaven. Hold a place for me 'round the quilt frame there. PQ