Linda, Laura, Cindy,Cherie and Caroline (missing from photo). In 1997 these 6 women (myself included), met at a local quilt shop in Winnipeg. We connected and bonded around our love of needle and thread. We became friends over "Samplers", "Piecemakers", "Little Brown Birds", "Baltimore Bouquets", etc.. We are the "Material Girls" from Winnipeg. Working on this quilt, I was always reminded of the warmth and friendship of these women and how much I miss them. To friends to inspire. To friends who encourage. To friends who share hugs liberally. Thanks guys! This quilt's for you.