Carol Harowitz Miller

July 9, 1948February 22, 2013

Carol Harowitz Miller, 64, died Friday, February 22, 2013 in Richmond, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin W. Harowitz Jr. and Dorothy Winer Harowitz. She was a dearly loved wife, mother and small business owner. A true entrepreneur and a lover of quilting, she was the founder of Quilt University, a successful international educational website. Since 2000, 100,000 students have participated in 3,000 classes. Carol is survived by her wonderful husband and business partner of 42 years, Roger Miller; and loving family: daughter, Jennifer Miller; son, Eric Miller and girlfriend, An Pham; sisters, Sherry Harowitz and Mickey Peters; brother-in-law, Jack Peters; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure, 1433 Johnston Willis Dr., Richmond, Va. 23235, or


  • Memorial Service Monday, February 25, 2013

Carol Harowitz Miller

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Deanna Davis

June 2, 2013

I will miss Carol's sense of timing and humor in the newsletter as I always looked forward to her introduction to the new session. Since I found QU I had a goal of taking every class, but did not come close to accomplishing this. I am saddened that QU will not continue and wish there was some manner in which it could. The outreach it has had and the people it has brought together over the years has been incredible. She will be sorely missed and I can only offer my condolences to her wonderful family as they loaned her to us through QU.

jane Templeman

April 26, 2013

Oh, what a loss! She truly made a difference to so many lives, not many people can say that they really earned their little bit of space on this earth, but Carol surely did. My sincere condolences to all of her family and friends. Jane Templeman, UK

April 1, 2013

I am late sending this message, but only just heard of the passing of Carol. Quilt University is such a wonderful online resource for all of us who love textiles, and Carol made it so special. My heart goes out to her family, and all the other QU tutors who worked with Carol over the years.
Lorna, in Perth Scotland.

Elaine Horsley

March 30, 2013

I so loved Carol's introductions to her newsletters every month and thought she was such a wonderful writer as well as quilter. I never met her personally yet I felt like she was my friend and I knew her through her wonderful stories. I was so saddened to hear of her passing and my deepest sympathy go to her family who I know she loved immensely. We have lost a dear woman and I will miss her.


March 25, 2013

Carol touched the lives of more people than any of us will truly know. Thoughts are with family and friends. We all need to get in our sewing room and make Carol proud

Julia Lenz

March 6, 2013

Through Quilt University Carol touched the lives of so many people that she was never able to meet in person. She will be so missed by the Quilt University family. My heart felt sympathy to her family for their loss she was a great person to reach out as she did.

Barb Vlack

March 4, 2013

Carol made a valuable contribution to the education of quilters by developing Quilt University so online classes could be available to many. She will be missed.

Judy Hampton

March 3, 2013

I never met her but my heart is sadden with her passing. Condolences to her family and friends who knew her. She will be missed

Kay Talbott

March 3, 2013

Though I never met Carol personally, I felt that I knew her well. Many many times it was as though she read my mind and would answer unspoken questions. Her passing leaves the quilting work sadder but wiser for having known her. My deepest condolences to each of you and us.

March 3, 2013

I am a better quilter from the QU experiences. I can never thank Carol and her staff enough for giving me this wonderful education. Prayers to her family and I know heaven has gained a remarkable teacher and organizer.
Maureen Ashlock,(Nixa, MO)