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Inspired By Libby
Online Auction Benefiting Libby Lehman

Auction closes November 5th at 10:00 PM CST

A collection of quilts created by award winning artists and teachers Inspired By Libby Lehman herself or quilts she made.

Join us in a fundraiser of unique art to help aide Libby with her medical expenses. 100% of the money that is raised will go toward Libby.

This collection of unique quilts will be on display at the International Quilt Show Market and Festival in Houston from October 25 through November 2. After the quilts have finished with this showing they will go to a personal visit with Libby. She viewed many of them previously, but more need to be shared. In April of 2015 the collection will be shown at American Quilter’s Society Show in Paducah. After that they will be shipped to their new owners. The only quilts that will be shipped to their new owner immediately is a silent auction quilt by Clara Lawrence that will be up for bid at the Houston show and Catherine Anthony’s (Libby’s Mom) three quilts in this auction.


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Hope 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 01
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Quilt Artist:

Christine Alexiou

Name of Quilt:

Hope

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand-dyed cotton, commercially dyed cotton, synthetic organza, rayon thread, silk thread, polyester thread, Warm and Natural batting.

Techniques:

Hand-dyed cotton whole cloth background, fused and machine stitched appliqué, and free motion machine quilted

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman's "Caribe II". This quilt was inspired by Libby Lehman's quilt, "Caribe II". The hand-dyed background fabric symbolizes the unpredictability of life just as the technique itself (low immersion dying) is unpredictable - you never know what the end result will be. The leaves in the foreground, by contrast, represent the different aspects of life; the orange leaf is the joy we experience, the purple is the various hardships we encounter, and the green is the hope we carry through it all for a brighter future.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,050.00

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Circles for Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 02
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Quilt Artist:

Alex Anderson

Name of Quilt:

Circles for Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cherry Wood hand dyes

Techniques:

Machine piecing, embellishment and quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman’s Crop Circles. One of my favorite quilts of Libby's is Crop Circles - this was an excellent opportunity to learn how to use the BENINA circle maker and let Libby's excellent teaching style continue through osmosis.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

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Libberated 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 03
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Quilt Artist:

Rob Appell

Name of Quilt:

Libberated

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Michael Miller Fabrics' Cotton Couture

Techniques:

Improvisational piecing with Color Strata, fusible appliqué and free motion machine quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby's show in Houston 2013. This quilt was inspired after seeing the cool use of solid strata in many of her quilts. I decide to take this concept and run, now thanks to Libby, I have a new fun series of quilts to promote and teach from.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Tangerine Triangle Tango 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 04
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Quilt Artist:

Wendy Butler Berns

Name of Quilt:

Tangerine Triangle Tango

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Commercial cotton fabrics, rayon and trilobal polyester threads

Techniques:

My Picture Image Machine Appliqué process. Machine appliquéd, extensive thread embellishing, and then machine quilted on a home sewing machine

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman's quilt designs as she includes lots of triangles and thread play. I played and played with ideas for my piece for the Inspired by Libby Lehman Invitational. I love all kinds of threads- having gotten my first taste of them in a class long ago with Libby. Finally, to jump-start my design, I chose the triangle shape and the "square in a square" layout. Highlighting my own style, I used my signature 3-D process of creating a quilted whole cloth background, embellishing it with my machine appliqué for the quilted shapes and lots of sparkly bobbin drawing. Inspired by Libby Invitational.

CHEERS LIBBY.... HERE'S TO YOU!!!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Salsa Con Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 05
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Quilt Artist:

Patt Blair

Name of Quilt:

Salsa Con Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabrics, ribbons, layered wool/poly batting and cotton for weight. Invisible, poly, and rayon threads.

Techniques:

Commercial cottons, foundation fused, machine appliquéd, machine quilted

Design Inspiration:

This piece is inspired by Libby's spirit. It is the dance of her life. I know these things about Libby: She likes Mexican food, loves to dance, and has a heart as big as her great state of Texas. I once heard Libby say..." Fabric was made for thread to hang on!" She makes me and thousands of others smile. Thank You Libby!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Libby's Wildflower 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 06
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Quilt Artist:

Melinda Bula

Name of Quilt:

Libby's Texas Wildflower

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

My hand dyed fabrics, Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting. Sulky Rayon 30 weight thread.

Techniques:

Fusible Appliqué and Thread Painted

Design Inspiration:

A flower that grows in Texas called by many names, one being, Indian Fire Blanket. A true Texas Wildflower is what Libby is to me. From her, one on a kind creativity to her humor and storytelling. This woman has had a big influence to me. When I saw this vibrant wildflower I knew it needed to be made for Libby.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

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Radius 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 07
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Quilt Artist:

Susan Carlson

Name of Quilt:

Radius

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabrics, thread

Techniques:

Fabric collage and free motion machine quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman. In this quilt, Radius, I wanted to reflect Libby's radiant personality, ready smile, and infectious humor. I can't say that I know her, our teaching paths have rarely crossed, but I had the distinct pleasure to be in the audience at one of her lectures. She had us laughing with her quick wit and wowed us with her knowledge and control of her quilting art. I was robbed of the chance to spend some time with her when she fell ill just a few months before we both would have been teaching in New Zealand. I can't even imagine how her presence would have added to that experience. So when I was asked to be a part of the Inspired by Libby group of quilters, I have to say I was inspired as much by Libby herself as by her stunning quilts. Libby's Radiant Circles quilts and her quilts of multi-colored undulating leaves are well known and loved. I happen to love both circles and leaves, representing cycles of life and growth, and both have been employed liberally throughout this quilt. The sun design is one I developed for my Serendipity Quilts book. There's a bit of a yellow rose in the cheeks, a wave to her home state of Texas and to that lovely southern accent of hers. The background is filled with spirals, both in fabric choice and quilting design. The spiral is a symbol of a new beginning, which Libby is facing with courage and determination. I chose the title, Radius, to represent how Libby is a center in a wide circle of quilters. I'm honored to be a part of this group, and hope that my quilt does its part in helping support Libby's ongoing recovery. Sun design from my book, Serendipity Quilts.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

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Delightful Daisies for Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 08
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Quilt Artist:

Susan K Cleveland

Name of Quilt:

Delightful Daisies for Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand-dyed cotton fabrics from Cherrywood Fabrics, linen gauze, WonderFil Spagetti thread, Pellon Décor Bond, cording.

Techniques:

Machine appliqué with heavy thread, machine piecing, machine quilting with heavy thread, embellished prairie points, and piping.

Design Inspiration:

Leaves in Living Color designed and made by Libby Lehman. I'll forever be grateful to Libby for encouraging me early on. She has inspired me as a designer, quilt maker and as a teacher. She's one in a million!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,500.00

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Libby the Quilter 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 09
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Quilt Artist:

Joe Cunningham

Name of Quilt:

Libby the Quilter

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand dyed cotton fabric, commercial bias tape.

Techniques:

Machine appliqué and quilting.

Design Inspiration:

The quilting on this piece is a statement taken directly from Libby's website and explains her feelings about quilt making.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,762.00

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Light As Air 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 10
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Quilt Artist:

Pat Durbin

Name of Quilt:

Light As Air

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton hand dyed fabrics, organza, Superior trifocal thread, Warm cotton batting.

Techniques:

Transparent appliqué with satin stitch, free motion embroidery thread play, free motion quilting.

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by the general impression of color and light in Libby's quilts. I decided to make a fun quilt using colors and techniques inspired by Libby's work.

The balloons float freely over the background, without a care in the world.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Metamorphosis 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 11
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Quilt Artist:

Sheila Frampton-Cooper

Name of Quilt:

Metamorphosis

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabric hand dyed by artist

Techniques:

Appli-pieced

Design Inspiration:

"Metamorphosis" is a biological process by which a being undergoes an abrupt

change in body structure through cell growth and differentiation. I was inspired by the colors of Libby's piece "Skyview II: Crop Circles", and I chose to use the color she used the least of to be most prominent, sky blue. Design Inspiration: My feelings for Libby and the use of the bright colors she uses in her quilts.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,050.00

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Once In a Blue Moon 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 12
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Quilt Artist:

Helen Godden

Name of Quilt:

Once In a Blue Moon

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

100% cotton, 80/20 wool/cotton batting and cotton backing. Metallic and cotton thread, Lumiere acrylic fabric paint

Techniques:

Machine appliqué, paint and free motion quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by a person as generous and sharing and humorous as Libby comes around Once in a Blue Moon.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$2,600.00

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Dancing With The Storm 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 13
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Quilt Artist:

Cherrie Hampton

Name of Quilt:

Dancing With The Storm

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton sateen, commercial cotton

Techniques:

Machine appliqué, hand painted butterflies

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Sky Ribbons by Libby Lehman. I have always admired the effervescent lady who loves color. Libby was the first person who taught me about thread and how to use it in innovative ways. She directed my journey toward art quilting with her loose designs that were full of movement and boisterous color. Although I have never taken a class with her, she has had a strong influence on my understanding of movement and texture in quilt design. Her iconic book "Thread Play" is still a favorite reference book in my library.

Statement:

Last year when I was beginning the quilting for my first art quilt for show, I remembered her flowing forms and pulled out her book once again to study those designs. Her quilt "Sky Ribbons" provided the perfect expression for my quilt and that quilt went on to win a blue ribbon in Paducah and "The Future of Quilting" award in Houston.

To create "Dancing with the Storm", the "Sky Ribbons" again inspired me to indicate the movement of air. I chose butterflies following the twisting ribbons to reflect hope intertwining with the many twists and turns of life. This seemingly lighthearted image is juxtaposed against a mottled dark hand dye illustrating the storms that also effect life.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,200.00

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Lovely Libby Circles 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 14
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Quilt Artists:

Pat Holly/Sue Nickels

Name of Quilt:

Lovely Libby Circles

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Silk and cotton fabric; Hobbs Heirloom batting; silk, cotton and polyester thread.

Techniques:

Machine appliqué, machine pieced and machine quilted. Some of the background fabric is embellished with decorative stitches.

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman's quilt, "Circle the Date". Sue Nickels and I made this quilt as part of an invitational exhibit to honor our friend, Libby Lehman. We picked one of Libby's quilts (Circle the Date) and designed our interpretation of her piece. It was a pleasure to think of how special Libby is to us with every stitch we put in this quilt.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

Time Left
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Watch Your Step Desert 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 15
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Quilt Artist:

Michelle Jackson

Name of Quilt:

Watch Your Step Desert

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

100% cotton fabrics and Organza

Techniques:

Fused appliqué, machine quilted, rhinestone embellishment

Design Inspiration:

This piece was inspired by Libby Lehman's Piece "Watch Your Step Desert" I love Libby's interweave of graceful curves. Here they are replicated in the sky, mountains and desert sand, while shimmering cacti dance in the summer desert light.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Mostly Round Crop Circles 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 16
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Quilt Artist:

Beth Kennedy

Name of Quilt:

Mostly Round Crop Circles

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabrics, cotton, rayon and synthetic threads, cotton batting

Techniques:

Bonded appliqué, strip piecing, machine quilting and embroidery

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby's "Crop Circles" quilt, and an expression of my friendship with Libby, her accomplishments and memories of happier times. I chose Libby's "Crop Circles" quilt and I envisioned a garden for my (mostly round) circles because knowing Libby is like being in a garden, overflowing with an abundance of color, surrounded by lush green foliage, Libby's favorite color. As many different flowers grow in her garden as she has attributes - her brilliance, her bright smile, her abundant talent, her generosity in sharing her skills, her humor, her friendship - all attributes we have had the privilege of experiencing from Libby over the years, and more recently her courage, her strong determination, her fierce will = all as varied and intense as the flowers in Libby's special garden. May it bring as much joy as she has brought to all of us.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

Time Left
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Carnival for Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 17
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Quilt Artist:

Margaret Miller

Name of Quilt:

Carnival for Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabrics and cotton/polyester batting

Techniques:

Machine pieced and machine quilted

Design Inspiration:

This invitational quilt is inspired by the exuberance Libby has expressed for the many years we have known each other. The starburst aspect of this design echoes the way she has touched many lives during her quilting career, and the way she lit up any room she entered with her smile, her kindness, her generosity, and openness to all. Incorporation of AnglePlay elongated triangles in a pieced surface.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,762.00

Time Left
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Interlocking 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 18
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Quilt Artist:

Lyric Kinard

Name of Quilt:

Interlocking

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cotton, Acrylics

Techniques:

Dyed, Screened, Pieced, Stitched, and Painted

Design Inspiration:

Libby Lehman's Sky View II. Libby loves to play, and inspired by her generous spirit, I played. Cloth was screen-printed, pieced, and painted. More and more rings were added as I thought about how interconnected and interlocked we are as human beings. Libby has made more connections than most.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Solar Flares 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 19
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Quilt Artist:

Judi Madsen

Name of Quilt:

Solar Flares

Size of Quilt:

40" X 40" Quilt

Materials:

Cotton fabric, batting, metallic thread

Techniques:

Free-motion quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman, Ohio Star block. This quilt was a labor of love and was inspired by the work of Libby Lehman. I wanted to have the quilt be a gradual hot sun that we sometimes see as red when there is smoke in the air from fires in the summers. The red then becomes a brilliant orange and yellow sun that we are blessed to have each day. Because I sketched this out on paper first, I wanted to have the quilting look like I was sketching it out. This explains the thick quilting lines around each main design element of the quilt.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,650.00

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Radiance 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 20
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Quilt Artist:

Carol Moellers

Name of Quilt:

Radiance

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

100% cotton fabric used in top and backing. Used a variety of threads from Superior and Aurifil consisting of metallic and poly threads for thread work, couching and quilting. Quilters Dream 80/20 used for batting.

Techniques:

Machined pieced and appliquéd. Sheer ribbon illusion and couching with Razzle Dazzle on both back and front of quilt. Machine quilted on domestic machine.

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby's quilt "Escapades". The design and the name for my quilt were derived from what Libby Lehman means to me and to thousands of quilters around the world.

"Radiance" is a measure of the quantity of radiation that passes through or is emitted from a surface.

Through Libby's teachings, she emits power and energy to others. She passes this energy on to her students, to create beautiful works of art. Libby's "radiance" has touched so many.

Radiance is measured by "joules". The stronger the radiance, the more joules of energy and power are emitted. Libby, you are a very strong and powerful source of radiance.

My quilt is a tribute to Libby Lehman, a powerhouse of creativity, emitting mega volts of energy to the quilting industry.

You are a jewel and we adore you!!!!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,050.00

Time Left
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Thread Play for Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 21
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Quilt Artist:

Cindy Needham

Name of Quilt:

Thread Play for Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Dupioni silk, Kimono silk thread, Razzle Dazzle, beads for embellishment, vintage linens on the back

Techniques:

Free motion quilting and beading

Design Inspiration:

Libby Lehman's quilt "Rococo Riffs". I drew my inspiration from this piece from Libby's "Rococo Riffs" quilt. I took the swirls and joined them to make a block design on point. I repeated this design to make a block-on-point medallion. I loved the gradation in colors in Libby's quilt and tried to capture the same effect using many different colors of gold silk thread.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,300.00

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Wishes for Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 22
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Quilt Artist:

Gina Perkes

Name of Quilt:

Wishes for Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand dyed silk/silk velvets, cotton, thai silk, silk thread

Techniques:

Machine embroidery, machine appliqué, cutwork, free motion long arm quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by "Drift" by Libby Lehman. I was inspired to make this quilt by Libby's "Drift". Libby Lehman has been such an inspiration to me in many ways. She is a pioneer in the quilting industry and an amazing woman. I used many different machine techniques to emulate Libby's "thread play" while placing my own style on the piece as well.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,250.00

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Libby The Real Star of Texas 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 23
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Quilt Artist:

Yvonne Porcella

Name of Quilt:

Libby The Real Star of Texas

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Cottons, some vintage prints, Statue of Liberty print from 1986

Techniques:

Fused fabrics, hand colored, machine quilted

Design Inspiration:

I've traveled with Libby and judged shows with her. She was the fastest to say 'release' during the viewing process. We all know Libby was a world traveler with a passport full of exotic destinations. On our way to teach in Calgary Canada at immigration, I watched the agent look at Libby and say- " Libby, hello come right in". My fondest memories of Libby were when we were on faculty in Houston. Libby would greet us - Do you need anything? I can bring it to you tomorrow, wine, art supplies, comfort food? Always Libby to the rescue. It me she is the Real Texas Star! Quilt is a modified center medallion with Log Cabin set.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,500.00

Time Left
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For Love of Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 24
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Quilt Artist:

Susan Shie

Name of Quilt:

For Love of Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Machine and perle cotton embroidery threads, bamboo and organic cotton batting. Backing fabrics include one large Lunn Fabrics tie dye panel.

Techniques:

Whole cloth painting. Freehand drawing and most writing made with airpen, using black fabric paint. Colored with fabric paints and regular brushes. Mostly machine sewn. White cotton, fabric paint.

Design Inspiration:

Libby Lehman's self portrait with spools of thread springing out of her head. I don't know the actual title. I made "For Love of Libby" for the group project "Inspired by Libby," created and curated by Clara Lawrence, as a tribute to Libby Lehman, probably the most amazing person in art quilting today, who went through an aneurysm and major stroke in the Spring of 2013, and for whose continuing medical bills this project plans to aid.

I got my favorite dog ever in 2010 when I turned 60, and named her after my local friend Libby Bruch, who had died earlier that year. I hoped that my Libby would have this Libby's personality, which was amazing. At Art Quilt Tahoe in November, 2012, I told Libby Lehman that I was hereby retro-naming my dog Libby also after HER, because she has amazed me more and more over the years we've known each other and taught at the same symposia.

So my piece "For Love of Libby" is about all three of these Libbys, but mostly about Libby Lehman, singing her praises for being such a kind, helpful, brilliant, tireless, and sweet person, artist, and teacher.

The piece of Libby Lehman's that I used for inspiration for my piece is her little self portrait that has spools of thread springing out of her head, as if sewing is all she can think of! Thread and colors and Thread play (the name she gave her website, book, etc.)

I drew all three Libby’s in my painting, along with me standing with them. I wrote stories on the piece, after I painted it in Libby colors of lime green, orange, and other bright colors she loves. Some of the stories are mine about the three Libbys, and I also did some research on Libby Lehman's life, which I wrote about on the piece, as well.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

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Exuberance 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 25
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Quilt Artist:

Susan Stewart

Name of Quilt:

Exuberance

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Silks, wool batting, cotton back; polyester, cotton metallic, and nylon monofilament threads

Techniques:

Machine piecing, machine appliqué, free-motion quilting on a sit-down machine, digitized machine-embroidered free-standing lace (Zandt Design)

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Multiple quilts by Libby. This quilt was inspired by Libby's exuberance, and her love of bright colors. These colors are very different from my usual choices, and were quite a stretch for me! Circles are a frequent design in her quilts, so I included those. The quilted flower ribbons weaving through the circles are my interpretation of Libby's famous Thread play ribbons. The background fill quilting is done in a loopy design that Libby used often. Many of my quilts feature machine-embroidered free-standing lace, so I edged the quilt with lace. Included with every stitch are loving thoughts and best wishes for Libby, with great appreciation for all she has given to the quilting world!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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Wish U Were Here 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 26
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Quilt Artist:

Janet Stone

Name of Quilt:

Wish U Were Here

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand dyed cotton fabrics, commercial fabrics, polyester thread, metal embellishments, sequins, glass beads, poly-cotton batting

Techniques:

Machine piecing, machine quilting, and embellishments construct this piece

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman's "Crossfire". I first discovered Libby Lehman on TheQuiltShow.com. I could tell she was a pretty big deal, so when I saw her name as one of the judges in the very first Houston show I entered, I was THRILLED! I won first place with a small embellished quilt called, Alphabet Alchemy. Libby had written on the judge's sheet, "I LOVE this quilt!" Oh my gosh! THE Libby Lehman loves my quilt! I then had the privilege of taking a class from her a couple years later, and she was SO talented, SO amusing, and SO genuine. I was honored when Clara asked me to make a quilt for this exhibit/auction to benefit Libby. I used Libby's quilt, Crossfire as my inspiration. She has an amazing way with color. The solids I used are all hand dyed fabrics from my friend, Gilbert Muniz. I have a reputation for my alphabet quilts, and I think Libby would appreciate the letters and a few embellishments sprinkled over my quilt!



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 


Hommage a Libby 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 27
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Quilt Artist:

Ricky Tims

Name of Quilt:

Hommage a Libby

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

100% original cotton hand-dyed fabric, synthetic sheers

Techniques:

Machine piecing, Libby's "potluck" appliqué, free-motion couching, and machine quilting

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by the elements featured in this work are based on elements featured in works by Libby Lehman. This quilt was made as a tribute to Libby Lehman and features her iconic "mod" flowers, use of sheer fabrics and free-motion couching.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$5,000.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 



Transformation in Blue 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 28
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Quilt Artist:

Gail Thomas

Name of Quilt:

Transformation in Blue

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Ricky Tims’ Fabric, Superior Thread-Rainbows & Bottom-Line, YLI thread, wool batting, and Tsukineko Inks

Techniques:

Hand painting, quilting, and hand embroidery

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby Lehman's Joy Ride. Joy Ride by Libby inspired Transformation in Blue. The dragon named Blue Star travels through time and space to connect with Libby. Blue Star brings healing to her from a different galaxy many light years away. On Star's travels she has gathered six egg shaped orbs. These glowing orbs hold Libby's memories and gifts, for her to access at any time. The path to healing is a journey, Blue Star is coming along with Libby on hers guiding her to recovery.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$3,500.00

Time Left
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Spirals of Life 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 29
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Quilt Artist:

Sarah Vedeler

Name of Quilt:

Spirals of Life

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Fabric from Fronds Design Studio with AURIfil Cotton Mako 50 weight thread. Quilter's Dream Wool batting.

Techniques:

Embroidered appliqué and quilting in the hoop

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Libby's quilt "Rococo Riffs", "Spirals of Life" represents the move from the light to the dark and back again, a reflection of Libby's path to healing. The spirals are white because the light is always calling to us, swirling through time and space, with bursts of color to remind us of the joy that is the light at the end of the tunnel. "Spirals of Life" is about choosing to live, savoring every moment.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,100.00

Time Left
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Libby's Leaves 202//202

ITEM #IB Libby 30
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Quilt Artist:

Laura Wasilowski

Name of Quilt:

Libby's Leaves

Size of Quilt:

30” X 30” Quilt

Materials:

Hand dyed cotton fabric

Techniques:

Fused appliqué and machine quilted

Design Inspiration:

Inspired by Leaves in Living Color by Libby Lehman. This quilt is made in honor of a friend, fellow quilt maker, and person who can tell a great joke, Libby Lehman. She always makes me laugh.



Value
$5,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,750.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 




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