Mrs. Viola Canady, the co-founder of the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons Quilting Guild of Washington, DC has passed away. Her services are tomorrow (March 26) at Cedar Hill Funeral Home at 10:30am. The viewing is at 10am.
Mrs. Canady was a wonderful quilt teacher. One of her specialties was quilting stain glass images. She worked for the Department of the Army as a tailor/fitter for 19 years before retiring. She even sewed the decorations on General MacArthur's uniform. You can read a 2002 Alliance For American Quilts interview with Mrs. Canady by clicking here. You can also read a profile about her in Roland Freeman's book, A Communion of the Spirits. Here's a link to a 1996 New York Times article/interview with Mrs. Canady.
You can post a note to Mrs. Canady's online memorial book. Mrs. Canady is survived by her children Vernon Canady and Beverly Canady Swilley and by three grandsons: Eric, Troy and Brandon. Blessings to Mrs. Canady.