Farewell, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Lacey in her studio

We lost a dear friend this week. I met Jacqueline at Paradise Sewing Pfaff store in Poway, CA. She was the funniest person I had met in a long time! Jacqueline was creative in a free and exuberant way, sharing herself and her art with those who showed an interest. Jacqueline created and submitted projects for two of my books, Quick Star Quilts and Quick Diamond Quilts.

Jacqueline, Nancy O, Jan and Anna Mae

From Naomi: “Jacqueline had been in ill health the past couple of months. On¬†Thursday she was admitted to the ICU with pneumonia. Unfortunately,¬†her weakened body couldn’t fight the infection, and she passed away¬†on Friday, March 5, surrounded by her calligraphic and artistic¬†¬†family.

You are invited to share memories and celebrate Jacqueline’s life¬†with her sons, Steven and Gregory Lacey, and their families this¬†coming Saturday, March 13th, from 3-8 p.m. at 858 Summersong Court,¬† Encinitas CA 92024. Condolences may also be sent there. If you wish, please send or bring a tribute to Jacqueline for her¬†sons to have as a remembrance. It should be on 8 ¬Ĺ x 11 paper. You¬†can write or draw or glue (fabric?).”





3 Responses to “Farewell, Jacqueline”

  1. Betty Alofs Says:

    Jacqueline was a unique artist, and her love for it was abundantly clear. We enjoyed knowing her and working with her on Jan’s book. We became good friends because of her spicy personality. She will be greatly missed by friends and family. I am please to own one of her art pieces to remember her by.

  2. Suzanne Kistler Says:

    I can’t believe it. I am stunned. She was so vibrant! I will never forget her painting the calligraphy prayer. She was amazingly gifted.

    You never know what the day will bring. ūüôĀ

  3. Penny Hartzell Says:

    I went to Earlham College with Jackie. We both loved the theater and acted in plays together. I just saw her again at our 40th reunion in 2004. She brought photos of her amazing work. Jackie was a wonderful artist and a vibrant personality. I will miss her!

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