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Tribute to Lynda Rygmyr

Lynda Rae Rygmyr (1962-2018)

It is with sadness, but also great joy, that I remember a true friend and quilting sister.

Lynda floated quietly into my life and I really cannot remember meeting her. She was just there listening, giving a helping hand, and filling the air with laughter.

To say she was always up for a challenge was an understatement and it started early. Her birth mother was in an accident that left her incapacitated when Lynda was only 2 or 3 years old. Jan (foster mom) entered her life a few years later and said, “I knew she was my daughter the moment I laid eyes on her”. Lynda had the ability to make the most out of what life gave her.

Lynda met her challenges with an experimental spirit that was awe inspiring. She always tried new techniques - developing her unique style. She loved sharing and teaching. When we went to International Quilt Market, she was excited to come back and teach more classes.

Lynda did not join organizations just to have her name on the roster; she got involved and gave everything she had. She practiced her longarm quilting skills by quilting “Quilts of Valor”. She was the Superintendent of the Ravalli County Fair quilting department, and a member of various quilt groups, including holding positions in the Bitterroot Quilt Guild.

Lynda embraced life and lived well. She had a huge heart that was full of love and left each of us with part of it. I hope she is saving me a spot in her new sewing studio and I promise to “Getter Done”.

Claudia Williams

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