NCRA member and avid quilter Jane Garnet LaPorte passes away

The State reported on April 14 that NCRA member Jane Garnet LaPorte, of Columbia, S.C., passed away on April 12. LaPorte, who was 64, was an avid quilter who donated two handmade quilts for raffles that benefited the National Court Reporters Foundation. LaPorte donated a quilt adorned with an array of flowers, including a bleeding heart, thistle, pansy, petunia, and foxglove, and meticulously hand-stitched in a Japanese origami style, that was raffled off by NCRF at the 2014 NCRA Convention & Expo in San Francisco, Calif. For the 2015 NCRA Convention & Expo held in New York City, N.Y., LaPorte donated a second coverlet called the Past Presidents quilt, which featured more than 100 different fabrics in a pattern of whimsical characters including women with bikini tops and men with bowties.

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