Carrie Bartz, who had just begun a term this spring on the Minnesota Knitters' Guild Board as Secretary, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 21, in Woodbury. She was 52. Services were held on June 28 at Wulff Woodbury. At press time, an online obituary was available at http://tinyurl.com/bartzwulff.
Carrie knew computers, and she knew knitting. She worked as an information technology specialist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and had been a member of the Guild for less than a year when she volunteered for MKG's Web Site Task Force in 2009. Smart, friendly, and a passionate knitter, she was an invaluable member of the group as it met over the year, first to describe what the Guild needed for its new Web site, then to advertise for and finally hire the company that did the redesign over last fall and winter. Among other things, according to Guild President Shelley Monitor (also a member of the task force), Carrie compiled most of the Resources section of the new Web site, which was launched in May -- patterns, tutorials, yarn shops.
The loss of Carrie, our friend and colleague, will be keenly felt for years to come at the Guild. We are grateful for the intellectual legacy she left us, and mourn her passing.