In August we announced that Community, a fabric line from Moda’s Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus, would benefit quilter and teacher extraordinaire Libby Lehman as she continues to recover from a burst aneurysm and stroke. Another luminary from the quilting world, Marianne Fons, has taken the next logical step and created a quilt from the Community line and is offering you…yes, YOU…a chance to win it, and to benefit Libby at the same time.
The quilt is 60″ by 75″ and is featured in the January/February issue of Love of Quilting magazine. (It’s also on display at Creekside Quilting in Clive, Iowa.) Marianne named it Libby’s Log Cabin and says she stitched it in recognition of Libby’s contributions as a quilter and a teacher, roles Marianne understands well.
“Libby made wonderful quilts and taught her skills to so many people,” says Marianne. “She was always ready to help others out, for example being a leader in the switch from 35mm Kodak slides and projectors to digital image projection. She did research on digital projectors and shared the info with a whole bunch of us on the lecture circuit.”
Libby is home and learning to speak and write again, and walks with assistance. The proceeds from the Community fabric line will help pay for her ongoing therapy and 24-hour caregivers, costs not covered by insurance. That’s what Marianne hopes her quilt will do, too. She’s offering anyone who makes a contribution in any amount the chance to win Libby’s Log Cabin. The winner’s name will be drawn from a hat by Marianne on Friday, February 13.
If you’d like to enter to win, and help Libby at the same time, send a check made out to LIBBY LEHMAN MEDICAL FUND.
Mail your check to Libby’s sister, Cathy Arnold, at this address:
Libby’s Log Cabin
c/o Cathy Arnold
2220 Stanmore Drive
Houston, TX 77019
Marianne says Libby is a person she is always glad to see coming. “She always has a big smile, always has an intelligent take on just about anything, and has a great sense of humor,” she says. But Marianne also acknowledges that no one is immune from adversity. “My motivation in wanting to help her out is that this kind of thing could happen to anyone. If it happened to me, I’d hope people wouldn’t forget me.”