AQS Quilt Auction for Libby Lehman – A Huge Success!


The American Quilter’s Society was delighted to sponsor a quilt auction for the Libby Lehman Medical Fund during AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2013.

A total of 78 items were sold—the Janome 8900 Sewing Machine sold for $2,500 and some quilts went for around $500 each.

We’d like to offer a special THANK YOU to the generous members of the quilting community who donated items for the benefit auction.

Among the hearts and hands that opened to donate quilts, merchandise, and other quilt-related products to the auction were:

Karen Lukac of Karen’s Quilt Shop
Siesta Silver Jewelry by Karla Piper
Mark Fitzgerald of the Classic Metal Company
Joan Jones of Seams Like Home
Surgeon’s Skin Secret/Jamark Laboratory
Pat Yamen of Come Quilt With Me
Carol Bledsoe of Sew EZ Quilting
Oliso Irons
Mary Jane Carey of The Christmas Shoppe
Susan K. Cleveland
Jean Lyle
Chris Moline
Joy’s Fabrics and Quilts
P.S. Country Stuff
Soft Scrap and More
Baby Lock
Rita Fishel of Sew Creations
Kenny Pellman of Rachel’s of Greenfield
Deb and Duane Granger of Freedom Star United
Claudia Menendez of Prints Charming
Linda Lease of Art Classics
All That Thread
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Karen K. Stone
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Sue Nickels
Pat Holly
Linda Baxter Lasco
Karen Kay Buckley
Sharyn Craig
Karen Linduska
Carol Young
Blanche Young
Frieda Anderson
Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Charlotte Angotti
Pamela Allen
Jeanne Brennan and Joan Mead
Emily Hawthorn
Robin Levenberg
West Michigan Quilters Guild
Bonnie Browning

As a direct result of the generosity of all the donors and bidders,

A check for $13,480 was mailed to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund!

Libby’s medical expenses will continue for some time. You can donate by sending a check to:

Make checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks in US Dollars payable to “Libby Lehman Medical Fund” and send them directly to Libby’s sister:

Cathy Arnold
2220 Stanmore
Houston, TX 77019

OR, make a contribution to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund using PayPal.
After you open, the email account to use is The process is remarkably straightforward. You will see Bill Arnold’s name associated with the account as trustee because of Libby’s current incapacitation. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, it is surprisingly easy to set up in a few minutes. Gifts can be charged to a credit card or linked to your bank account.

Thanks to everyone for helping our dear friend, Libby Lehman!


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