I have just learned that my friend, Lynne Edwards, from England has been awarded the prestigious MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). This award will be presented to her by Queen Elizabeth in July of this year. Lynne's MBE is under the Arts and Culture section and she is listed as "quiltmaker".
I first met Lynne when we taught together at Quilt Canada (our National Canadian Conference) in Toronto and I have met with her several times since then at the International Quilt Market in Houston. She is a delightful person and a wonderful teacher. Lynne has written several books which have been published in England and has been teaching internationally for many years.
Congratulations, Lynne. This is indeed a well-deserved honour!