AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor are leading the charge for recovery. Team Libby and her quilting friends are her support through this time.
What’s left? Well, what do quilters do at times like this? Make quilts. An invitation was sent out last fall to award winning quilters and teachers to create a 30×30 quilt inspired by one of Libby’s quilts, to be auctioned off to assist the family with the medical bills.
This unique collection will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston late October, 2014. Two quilts will be up for a silent auction at the show. The collection will be up for an online auction for everyone to bid on. The auction info will be announced on The Quilt Show in September. The exhibit will then go to AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, KY in April, 2015. After this, they will be shipped to their new owners to be enjoyed.
There will be two quilts created to cover any expenses. The entire monies raised from the invited artists will be sent to Team Libby as soon as the auction is complete. The quilts will be personally delivered to Libby’s family after the quilt show, so they can see them up close before moving on to their next destination.
Here is a partial list of the artists who created quilts for the exhibit and auction. More are working on theirs. The artists are having fun making tutorial videos, sharing their stories, posting on social media and their blogs. The work is breathtaking and emotional. It’s all for their friend Libby. (Links are included for the YouTube videos or other links related to these artist’s entries! Simply click your back arrow to return to the list.)
Wendy Butler Berns
Melinda Hopkins Bula
Susan K Cleveland
Pat Holly and Sue Nickels
Lyric Montgomery Kinard