May 3, 2013
“Our dear friend, Libby Lehman, is recovering from a brain aneurysm. Here is an up-to-date post from her sister:
Yesterday was a long day but after hour in pre-op and 7 hours in the OR, Libby is successfully now back in ICU resting. They were able to clip (clamp off) the burst aneurysm. They had to remove a part of the skull bone and once the swelling and pressure on her brain subsides they will go back in and reattach. Of course her head was shaven for the surgery and we anticipate Libby creating some awesome quilted hats and headbands. Cathy stayed night before last and Ellen stayed with her last night. This morning’s report was that she is slowly beginning to wake up ( she has moved around a bit but not opened her eyes yet). The ICU nurse said this is perfectly within the norm. She still has the breathing tube but she is breathing on her own. We hope it will be removed soon. The surgeon said last night that recovery will be a very slow process. She will remain in the hospital for several weeks. Sooo updates may not contain much news for awhile.
We ask for continued prayers and as a family want to thank everyone for their well wishes, love and support.”
You can send more well wishes, love and support to Libby at:
Room 709, Jones Pavilion
6411 Fannin Street
Houston Tx 77030
February 26, 2013
We were sad to learn that our friend Cecilia Ray, passed away last week. We will all miss her and extend our deepest sympathies to her family.
April 16, 2012
Cat Larrea - Winner of Best of Show 2011 Quilt Challenge
Just a reminder that all attendees are invited to participate in our 2012 Quilt Challenge. This year’s theme, in honor of our 14th Anniversary, is “SONNET” since a sonnet commonly has 14 lines. The term sonnet derives from an Italian word “sonetto” meaning little song or little sound, and by the 13th Century, a sonnet signified a poem of fourteen lines that followed a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure.
All challenge quilts should adhere to the challenge theme and be a minimum of 2’ x 2’ to a maximum of 4’ x 4’ and should have a sleeve attached so that it can be easily displayed and judged at our conference next November. Information regarding your challenge quilt should be received no later than October 15, 2012 so that signage can be prepared in advance. You are welcome to bring your quilt with you or you can ship it to the facility in advance of the conference. More information will be provided on that prior to the conference.
Cash prizes are awarded for Best in Show ($150); First Place ($75); Second Place ($50) and Third Place ($25) and Student’s Choice ($100). You can spend your prizes in our shop, put it towards your 2013 tuition, or just stash the cash away! It’s your choice!
We hope to have lots of entries this year…so let us know if you are interested in participating! By the way, many of our workshops are nearly full, so if you know of someone that is interested in coming to Art Quilt Tahoe, you should encourage them to sign-up soon!
Happy Spring and my best to you all!
March 27, 2012
Velda's Workshop is Filling!
Velda will provide you guidance on how to create a piece with one flower, or an entire garden! Your piece can be as small as you want or the size of Connecticut! That’s the fun of Velda’s fabulous design sense and style…! Sign-up soon!
February 6, 2012
Just a quick note to let you know that Jane Dunnewold’s workshop is nearly full. If you are interested in her workshop, be sure to sign-up soon to secure your spot!
January 31, 2012
Our congratulations to Carole Frocillo for winning the 2012 Ina Stentiford Memorial Scholarship. Carole was thrilled to receive this well deserved honor and opportunity to join a great group of creative artists and study with the best this November. Applause!
January 28, 2012
The Morning View at Art Quilt Tahoe
Happy New Year! We have just posted the class photos from AQT 2011, along with a few other photos that our ace photographer, Mark McDermott, took during the conference. Just click on the Photo Album tab above and enjoy!
Sign-ups are great for 2012! Several workshops are close to filling so sign-up soon to reserve your space if you are planning on coming. Also, check out our blog below about this year’s quilt challenge to celebrate our 14th year!
December 14, 2011
Cat Larrea - 2011 Quilt Challenge Winner - Baker's Dozen
2011 QUILT CHALLENGE WINNER & 2012 QUILT CHALLENGE THEME ANNOUNCEMENT
Congratulations to Cat Larrea for winning the Best of Show category for our 2011 Quilt Challenge, Baker’s Dozen, in celebration of our 13th year! And our congratulations to Suzanne Beck for winning First Place. We always appreciate everyones’ participation in our challenge.
So, to give everyone the opportunitiy to participate in 2012, we are pleased to announce our challenge theme for 2012…our 14th year!
A Sonnet is one of several forms of poetry that originated in Europe, mainly Provence and Italy. A sonnet commonly has 14 lines. The term “sonnet” derives from the Occitan word “sonet” and the Italian word “sonetto”, meaning “little song” or “little sound”. By the 13th Century, a Sonnet signified a poem of fourteen lines that followed a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure.
All challenge quilts should adhere to the challenge theme and be a minimum of 2’ x 2’ to a maximum of 4’ x 4’ and should have a sleeve attached so that it can be easily displayed at our conference next November. Information regarding your challenge quilt should be received no later than October 15, 2012. Thanks for participating!
December 4, 2011
Sue and Piet go Boogeying
Sue Benner’s workshop is now closed but we will accept waiting list registrations. And, congratulations to Sue’s Short Fuse PDQ Challenge Team for winning the 2011 PDQ Challenge!
We have several other workshops that are filling, so if you are thinking about signing up, do so soon! What a great Christmas present to you!!
December 3, 2011
Sue Benner’s 2012 workshop has only one space left…if you are interested in her workshop, please sign up soon to avoid the dreaded Wait List!