David Taylor's quilt, Beneath My Wing, won the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2014. It is a masterpiece of hand applique and machine quilting.
Cathy Arnold talks about her sister, Libby Lehman, and shares her appreciation for all the support the family has received. She is at the Inspired by Libby Exhibit at IQA Houston where the Inspired by Libby auction quilts were on display. All proceeds from the auction go to Libby's medical fund. The Auction ends November 5, 2014. Go to www.inspiredbylibby.com for more information.
Enjoy the enchanting Redwork of Rosie de Leon-McCrady. Star Members can watch Rosie in Show 1509 – Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork!
Clara Lawrence is sharing a short video of Gail Thomas telling her story behind her Inspired By Libby quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. If you are interested in bidding on a quilt, please go to the auction site www.InspiredByLibby.com. November 5th is the final day of bidding. You will find the video at the end of the blog.
Inspired By Libby
Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor is 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 30x30 quilt inspired by one of Libby's quilts, to be auctioned off to aide the family with the medical bills.
This unique collection will be on display at the International Quilt Show 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 here in September. The exhibit will then go to the American Quilter's Society Paducah Show 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 here on TQS, posting on social media and especially their blogs. The work is breathtaking and emotional, for their friend Libby.
Wendy Butler Berns
Melinda Hopkins Bula
Susan K Cleveland
Pat Holly and Sue Nickels
Lyric Montgomery Kinard