Thursday, February 2, 2012

Libby Lehman is a well-known quilter whose work is absolutely stunning.  As a teacher, she is hilarious and while she enjoys joking on stage, she seems serious about her craft, her Bernina, her teaching--just about everything she jokes about is actually a serious subject.  When asked how many projects she has going at a time, Libby said that she works on one project from start to finish.  On her website, she says basically the same thing:

"I work on one quilt at a time, from start to finish (“finish” means the slides are taken and in the notebook). This discipline helps me to focus in on each quilt as a distinct entity. It also cuts down on the clutter, both literally and figuratively. Part of my creative process involves an ongoing dialogue with my quilts; too many voices trying to talk at once would be distracting. It usually takes from a few days to a month to complete a quilt."

Her quilts, as you can see, are just stunning.  I love the many embellishments she includes, from the shimmer of the sheer fabrics to the sparkle of the metallic threads.  These quilts are meant to shine and grace a wall like a painting from one of the masters!  

I hope you enjoy this quilt show as much I enjoyed snapping the photos.  (I just wish my photo skills could do them justice.)

Do visit her website and check out the quilt gallery where there are even more beautiful quilts to see! 

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