I’ve got enough photos (the edited list!) for at least five separate posts of quilts and blurbs. I decided that this year I would post both the quilt AND the signage from Festival immediately below it. I just ADORE Ruth’s shaggy dog! Good composition with the shepherd behind to set him off from the wintry background. And notice the successful shadows to anchor the dogs to the earth since the horizon line is somewhat blurred on the left (as happens on a blustery winter day).
Many of you have by now heard that back in April Libby suffered a ruptured aneurism followed by two massive strokes, followed by many, many seizures. It is a miracle Libby survived the aneurism, let alone even one of the strokes. Clearly, Libby’s indomitable spirit (and perhaps a greater purpose for her to remain with us) have conquered the first obstacles. After a few difficult weeks in early Autumn, Libby is back in fine form and healing and improving daily. If you are so inclined, you can follow Libby’s progress thanks to family and friends (known as Team Libby) at Libby’s page at Caring Bridge and can also make donations to help cover the costs of her care (which aren’t covered by insurance). Here is what her family posted:
If you would like to make a contribution to the “Libby Lehman Medical Fund”, you may use paypal.com. Just set up an account with paypal.com and donate to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a check to her sister, Cathy Arnold at 2220 Stanmore, Houston, TX 77019 for deposit into a special account at JPMorgan Chase Bank. For more details, please refer to the [ Caring Bridge ] Journal entry entitled “Contributions – Angels Needed”.
I hadn’t seen any of Libby’s recent work, so was thrilled to get to see both old and new pieces on display. Karey Bresenhan and IQA set up a display of Libby’s quilts in *primo* territory where folks could see Libby’s works (gathered from her holdings and those sold but whose owners lent them for the show), meet Team Libby (I got to meet her son Les and sisters), and make contributions to help Libby. If you can afford just a few dollars, every little bit helps. And sending prayers and healing light is free, and I swear it is working. Libby’s recent improvements began just as things kicked into gear for Market and Festival–she KNOWS we are all out here pulling for her!