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Friday, June 28, 2013

Libby Lehman

Today, I want to share insights with you about a call out to quilters, around the world, on a couple of ways we can help Libby Lehman.  For those that may not have heard, on April 30th Libby suffered a ruptured aneurysm in her doctor's ofice as she was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Lester had taken her to the doctor's office because she had suffered severe headaches for a few days, starting in Paducah Kentucky, at a quilting conference.  The following day she had a 7 hour surgery to clip the aneurysm.  Several days later she suffered a stroke and vascular spasms and required additional surgery.  

Unfortunately medical insurance coverage is reaching the limit and Libby still needs more treatment.  Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, along with the Quilt Show Team have come up with three ways you can help and 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.

Method One - Enter To Win Ricky's/Alex's Quilt
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims are each donating a quilt as a fundraiser. Two people's names will be drawn. The first name drawn will have a choice of either quilt. The second name drawn will get the other quilt.

Amish Sawtooth Star
Made entirely by Alex Anderson and published in her book Simply Stars (page 41). It is machine-pieced and hand-quilted with meandering feathers in the body of the quilt and a twisted feather border. It is a classic Alex Anderson quilt and is in excellent condition. (52"x 52")
 Harmonic Convergence - Revelation
Made entirely by Ricky Tims and made from Ricky's first commercial fabric line.  It is machine-pieced using Ricky's Convergence technique and machine-quilted on a domestic machine with both variegated and metallic threads. It is finished using Ricky's well-known piped-binding method. This contemporary wall quilt measures (48" x 48") and is in excellent condition.

To enter to win one of these quilts AND help liby click here.

Method Two - Raise Funds with YOUR Quilts

If you are making a quilt for Libby, please consider finding a way for that quilt to generate money for the Libby Lehman Medical Fund. Raffle or sell it and then send the money and a picture of the quilt directly to the fund at Libby's sister Cathy's address below (not through the TQS fundraiser address in Method One above).

Better yet, do you have a quilt in your stash that you are willing to sell on Libby's behalf? If so, sell it or raffle it and send the money directly to the Medical Fund at the address below along with a picture of the quilt. This will mean so much to both Libby and her family.There is no immediate deadline for doing this.  The Lehman family will need assistance for a long time ahead.

Please make checks, money orders, and cashier's checks in US Dollars payable to "Libby Lehman Medical Fund" and send them directly to Libby's sister:

Cathy Arnold
2220 Stanmore

Houston, TX 77019

Method Three- Just GIVE!

A bank account has been set up at JPMorgan Chase Bank. The name of the account is the “Libby Lehman Medical Fund.” Checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks (U.S. dollars only) should be made out to “Libby Lehman Medical Fund” and mailed to her sister, Cathy Arnold, 2220 Stanmore, Houston, TX 77019.  Please include your name and address if it is not on the check. If you wish to use an online secure transfer method from any bank (called Chase Quick Pay), please email Cathy’s husband, Bill Arnold, at bill.arnold@rice.edu, and he will provide you with proper instructions.   

For more information on how you can help Libby thru efforts hosted by the Quilt Show click here.

Sarah Vedeler Designs is also trying to help raise funds to help with Libby's medical expenses.  

If you purchase any of Sarah's design collections during the month of June, 2013, she will send 40% of the proceeds to Libby's Medical Fund. You can make your purchase by clicking here. When you are ready to check out, click on "Enter Payment Information". Then, on the right hand side under "Choose Payment Method" click on "Add a note to your order". In the note enter "For Libby". 

And for those that would like to send cards or quilted cards to Libby, you can send them to:

Libby Lehman
617 Caroline
Houston, TX 77002.

To follow Libby's progress you can get updates through Caring Bridge at:  ss at www.caringbridge.org/visit/libbylehman  

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh my soul!!!! Thanks for posting; I had no idea....the poor woman....

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How do you enter for Alex's quilt? I didn't see any links to anywhere in that section.

Quiltingranny said...

You are such an amazing woman and so giving. Thank you for sharing this with me and I will definitely donate!

Barb said...

Oh wow....

Thanks for the information on how to help