It is with a heavy heart that we remember TQS member Dana Shanes Lynch, who passed away this week after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Dana was a member of a group called the Amazing Eight--quilting friends from all over the country who met online at TQS. This group collaborated on award-winning quilts. She will be missed by many and remembered as not only a talented artist but a wonderful friend to so many in the quilt community.

Click here to see more of Dana's work, those she made on her own and those she quilted for others.

Dana's friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help Dana's family with medical bills and funeral costs. Anything you can do to help defray these costs will be greatly appreciated.

Click here to donate.

We'd like to share some videos from a very happy time when the Amazing Eight were together in Houston and celebrating their 1st place Group Quilt win for their Amazing Aztec-nicolor Dream Quilt. Here is a Go Tell It interview from the Quilt Alliance featuring Dana.

Dana, we will miss your smiling face and gentle heart.



The Amazing Eight, TQS members who met right here online at TQS, won First Place, Group, at IQA Houston 2014. This is the third quilt that the group has created. Together they share some tips on how they work together, what sort of problems they ran into, and how the quilt was created.

Congratulations ladies!

Watch the video to learn more about the Amazing Aztec-nicolor Dream Quilt.


#7 Irene M 2019-11-10 21:51
Utterly amazing. Superb workmanship and I love the story behind how they all contributed to making this gorgeous piece of art. I am so sorry Dana is gone, but it sure seems she was loved and admired.
#6 Meleg Christine 2019-11-10 16:54
Rise in glory cancer, is a frantic, tough, ugly fight. You have risen past it, peace to you and all those who grieve for you.
#5 RGold 2019-11-10 16:47
I kept hoping for a miracle. I will remember Dana as full of life. She was such a caring individual. I will miss her.
#4 genevacarroll 2019-11-10 10:52
Rest in Peace Dana. I will miss you.
#3 MissGnomer 2019-11-10 10:18
I was so honored to have been Dana's table-mate at retreat in La Veta where I first met her. I will miss her and her shining light.

Rest easy Dana!
#2 HelenW 2019-11-10 07:24
Amazing person, Amazing group, Amazing story. Thank you TQS for bringing the group together thru your internet community. I had never heard of Dana or the Amazing Eight, but after
this wonderful tribute to Dana, I won't forget her. HelenW
#1 ettam 2019-11-09 08:09
I’ve never known anyone like Dana and never will. I feel blessed to have called her my friend. Her gracious and giving spirit will be missed by us all. ❤️❤️❤️
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