RIP Paige

So I haven’t posted for months. That seems to be my norm these days because life gets busy. But this time my excuse is different. I’ve been skirting around having to post about how Paige left this world in November of 2018,  just before Thanksgiving. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the news. But for some silly reason i’ve had a tough time posting it here.

So today’s post is dedicated to my quilting buddy, Paige.

I randomly remembered that I wrote this post THREE years ago when Paige was only 11 years old. It was my first blog post ever that I drafted on WordPress after I had switched over from the Blogger platform.  I decided not to publish it at the time because I was afraid people might think that Paige passed if they saw an entire post dedicated to her, haha! But i’ve just always loved photographing her. Anyway, the irony is that now the timing is right to share this with the world.

So here’s that post I wrote about Paige 3 years ago…


This post is dedicated all to Paige, because she’s such a diva. And she truly is my faithful quilting buddy. We’ve shared many late nights quilting together.


She may look like a puppy, but she’s already 11…

I found her from PetFinder when she was 2.5 years old.


Her favorite leisurely activity is resting on quilts, belly up.  Nowadays this is preferred more than a walk outside.

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Whenever I lay a quilt down, she’s the first to test it out. She never passes up the opportunity to shed her furrs on a fresh quilt.


At the site of food at the dinner table, she becomes a different dog. Her eyes turn into dark little orbs and head slightly tilts to the right with a slightly crazed look. Her eyes lock on to our every bite during dinner as to not miss one drop of food (which happens often with the kids).


…Oh hey, beautiful..


Some nicknames for Paige, other than my quilting buddy, are “nugg” (short for nugget) and “gyoza” (a Japanese dumpling).


Paige is the sweetest to my youngest son, Simon, who is almost 8 months. [he’s now 3.5!]  She is very gentle with him and always lays with him during tummy time. She treats him like her little pup and loves to groom Simon too! It just might be the sweetest thing.


Thank you, Paige for being an awesome quilting buddy and family member, and making people smile. You’ve all probably seen photos of her on my instagram and facebook. Now you know a little more about the little gyoza on my quilts 😉

[End post from 3 years ago.]

Three months have gone by since Paige passed. I was heartbroken at the time, but please don’t worry about me. I’m good and just want to cherish the memories i’ve had with her, which i’m SO SO thankful for. I will continue to cherish memories of Paige every Thursday on my Instagram and Facebook as a Throwback Thursday ode to Paige.

Also for the record, she passed away peacefully wrapped warmly in a quilt and in our arms.

For some business news, you can expect a subtle ode to Paige in my 5th fabric collection that will debut this Fall 2019.  <3

Big, warm hugs!


26 Responses to RIP Paige

  1. Penny January 31, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    Losing our dear friends is hard. I lost my little sweet dachshund in July and it was a hurt like no other. Cherish your memories with Sweet Paige!!

  2. Della Morse February 1, 2019 at 1:28 am #

    I lost my rescue feline Molly in September. We had her for 11 years. Not enough time. She took a little piece of my heart with her. I still miss her and will for sometime. She was my cat quilt. I am so sorry for your loss. blessings to you and your family.

  3. Little Quiltsong February 1, 2019 at 11:01 am #

    Such a sweet, sweet post, Jera! We too went through this pain, now many years ago, but the treasured memories stay with us :)!

  4. sandradny February 1, 2019 at 11:02 am #

    Such a sweet little gyoza! The pictures are priceless. I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. JEAN February 1, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

    I am so sorry Jera. Paige will be waiting for you at “The Rainbow Bridge”. RIP Paige.

  6. Debbi February 1, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    You poor thing. My heart breaks for you. Even though it has been a few months, I am sure that it still hits you all over again sometimes. Please consider letting another rescue into your life and heart. I always looked for Paige in you posts and will miss her sweet little face and precious little tummy.

  7. Cocoa Quilts February 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

    Thanks for sharing Paige with us. I’m sorry for your loss, but glad that those happy memories are filling your heart.

  8. Marilyn Podoll February 1, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    I always loved seeing Paige in your pictures of the quilts. A real Quilt buddy.

  9. billiemick February 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear you lost your Paige. Gentle hugs from Texas.

  10. Anne Ouillette February 1, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    So sorry Jera….we love our furry friends fiercely ?
    Also, I bought your book and am working on a quilt as you go quilt
    as we speak ?

  11. Lana K February 2, 2019 at 6:11 am #

    I remember when I first found your blog and your book and your beautiful fabrics, I instantly felt a connection when I saw the photos of sweet Paige. I too have a corgi, Momo, who is 11, and doesn’t have the white markings on top of her head, just like Paige. I know you miss her everyday.

  12. Michelle H February 2, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    My heart goes out to you. I have 3 fur babies and I love them so much. No one understands the love one can have of a dog unless they have one.

  13. mimi'sdarlins February 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    I did see on IG that your sweet Paige had passed. What a sad time for all of you. I love corgis, we’ve had them in our family for years and they are the sweetest little dogs. Anyone who has ever owned and loved a pet knows how deeply they touch and fill your life. This is a lovely tribute to your buddy Paige.

  14. Rosemaryflower February 3, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

    Most of us, your friends, know your pain so well. You know you are not alone. These wonderful beings are family. We include them in everything we do. They are so sweet and innocent and they just adore being doted on and loved.

    The grieving does take a long long time. Paige was a beautiful girl. I adored her so. She is safe now.

  15. Carolyn Moss February 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

    Paige had a wonderful and happy life with you and your family. Being a dog lover, my heart goes out to you, but I’m so glad that you had each other. I, too, have an 11-year old keeshond that stays near me resting on my guestroom bed when I sew. Dogs are special guardians of us and give us unconditional love.

  16. Teresa Block February 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

    Sadly, I understand your painful loss too well. My sweet Meggie left this work on Labor Day of 2017 and I still miss her more than I knew was possible. Bless you in this healing process. ?

  17. Christy Martin February 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

    Sweet ❤️

  18. Carol Gillen February 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

    Such a darling girl. I don’t know why, but some of the IG/FB corgis just find a special place in my heart and Paige was one of those. So sad to hear she’s gone – but how wonderful for you to celebrate her every week. I just love looking back at photos of my Tess and she has been gone 7 years. (just FYI, I said NEVER AGAIN and now Quinn is 6 and Nash is 1.) XO

  19. Lisa Garber February 8, 2019 at 4:19 am #

    This was such a sweet Tribute to your sweet girl! I have never owned a dog but can definitely feel the love you had for her through your story and IG though the years.

  20. auntiepatch69 February 10, 2019 at 1:59 am #

    They are just like our babies (as it should be) and they leave little paw prints on our hearts.

  21. Beth T. February 10, 2019 at 6:09 am #

    Thank you for sharing the memories of your sweet Paige. So much love–to her and from her. She’ll always be part of your family, and in time the happy memories will be so much stronger than the pain of losing her. At least that is how it has been for us, as we’ve said goodbye to the ones we love over the years. Sending heartfelt condolences.

  22. Duni February 10, 2019 at 11:40 am #

    I just read this now…deeply sorry for your loss. It’s hard losing a furry family member. Duni x.

  23. l84quilting February 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

    I just read your post, which made me even sadder, as I was on a website where you can get your pet’s picture engraved into a necklace. I stopped to look at some pictures to upload and found that I had taken a screenshot of your instagram giveaway, last year. I had forgotten about it and decided to check your website out, when I saw the above. My heart was broken when we had put our cat down last summer after 10 years ( we got him when he was 6 weeks old). They become part of our family and when we do have a family, they are ALL our children. I wish you peace in your heart as you piece your quilts together, you know that she is there with you. I know that my Pippi is with me, as he also loved to test out my quilts when they were done. THANK YOU for opening yourself to us and for sharing the beauty of Paige.

  24. Jill February 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

    Jera, I am so so sorry for the loss of Paige. Her spirit will never leave you. Each time you cuddle in one of your beautiful quilts, she will be right there with you.

  25. Susan February 22, 2019 at 4:55 am #

    Jera and family. I, too, echo the sentiments of the previous posts at the passing of your sweet fur baby, Paige. She was a beautiful little lady and I know she will always be missed. Love is forever and she will forever be with all of you.

  26. tonia conner March 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

    My tears fall with yours. It!s amazing how God’s love can be shared for someone you have never personally meet. Paige was indeed a sweet heart and will be missed by all who shared her.

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