Today we say good bye to Katie Schultz Stout. I got to know Katie through our mutual work at Hans Sewing Center. Katie taught sewing of every kind imaginable. A teacher and a learner, if Katie didn’t know how to make something, she delighted in figuring it out.
When I needed to form a Board of Directors for The Sewing Machine Project, Katie was one of the first people that came to mind. Smart and kind, with a wry sense of humor and an infectious laugh, Katie was just the gal for the job. She took it on with ease and served for seven years.
There were so many things that made Katie delightful. She loved to sew and loved to teach. When a young mother approached her to talk about options for her homeschooled daughter, Katie set up a sewing classroom in her home to teach the child and her homeschooled friends to sew. She taught all ages. Katie never missed a chance to sew in community.
Her spirit was incredible and I have no doubt that little bits of Katie remain in me and in everyone she knew. Because Katie was like that. She lit up the world.
So sad to hear this.
I am a beneficiary of Katie’s willingness to donate her time for the love of teaching and sewing. I will fondly remember the valuable instruction I received from her that contributed greatly to my use of a serger. She was truly remarkable.
A beautiful tribute to Katie. Thanks for sharing what we all feel in our hearts.
So well said for one whose selfless contributions , (many far & wide) will forever be remembered as one who loved unselfishly & delighted in giving.