Jodie Aves, long-time SOAR participant (below between Dodie Rush and Rudy Amann), died on January 27, 2013. She was a much loved member of the spinning community--both in her local guild of Las Arañas Spinners and Weaver's Guild in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and within the global community of SOAR. She attended nearly every SOAR and was in attendance to help us celebrate our thirtieth SOAR in 2012. Jodie was a founding member of the SOAR scholarship and served on the SOAR Scholarship Committee from 1995 until 2005. Jodie also traveled on a number of the Interweave Journeys--to New Zealand as well as Scandinavia and Estonia.
Her generous spirit and kind nature will be missed by many.