Libby has been transferred to an acute care facility and you can sign her guest book and learn about her daily progress on this webpage at Caring Bridge.
I hate sharing this kind of thing, but if you have not heard the sad news, Libby Lehman has suffered from a brain aneurysm and is in intensive care in a hospital here in Houston. She remains in critical but stable condition. Having also suffered a stroke, she is in a sedated state, but according to Ricky Tims (who has been in close contact with her husband and subsequently posting timely updates on his Facebook page), the doctors are gradually stopping the sedatives in the hopes she will begin to slowly wake up in the next few days. No one knows exactly what possible damage there may be until Libby wakes up.
The next few days are extremely critical, and Libby could use all of our thoughts, prayers, and positive energy.
Libby made such an impression on me the first time I met her. About a decade ago I was invited to be a part of the Bernina Artisan program and that year there was a weekend retreat at the OESD headquarters in Oklahoma. That crew was comprised of so many famous and talented quilters, I was totally intimidated…but she was very kind to me, and made sure I felt a part of the group. And when I moved to Houston last year, she was the first one to call my office and leave a welcoming message, asking me to lunch.
All in the quilting world know she is extremely talented, but her kindness and generous spirit have had an equal–if not greater impact–on the quilting community.
According to Ricky, the family asks that no one sends flowers but rather cards–or better yet quilted cards–to:
Houston, TX 77002
Wouldn’t it be fun for her to wake up and get heaps and heaps of cards?
Let’s do this.
Thank you for posting this Pokey. Ricky has been doing an amazing job with the updates, and Libby is one of the funniest, and sweetest ladies I know, not to mention, a spectacular artist. It was a total shock to me, having just seen her a few days prior. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around it…
My heart goes out to Libby and her family. I always enjoy her when she’s at one of several venues I attend yearly. She’s always the “Life of the Party”!
May Libby experience the miracle of a swift total recovery. 🙂
Thank you Pokey for the info on Libby Lehman. I have never met her personally except for videos and the Quilt Show . I fell in love with her, she has a beautiful energy which just radiated, everytime I watched her I would be entranced by that energy. I too will pray for a miracle.
my prayers are with her….
I understand mom sent you a photo of the case i made with Tee on it. Now i am trying to get a photo of Bogie so i give her a mate for it.
You may have to come visit mom for this one:
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ConKerr Cancer Our story began in 2002, when Cindy Kerr’s son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, just days after his 12th birthday. Ryan was terrified and Cindy felt helpless. So she did the one thing she could think of to ease his fear—(and hers) she sewed a bright, cheery hamburger print pillowcase to make his hospital room seem more like home. For the next year, Cindy sewed a new pillowcase for every chemo and every surgery. But not just for Ryan, she began making pillowcases for ALL the kids with cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). And as she sewed, “ConKerr Cancer – A Case for Smiles” was born with Cindy totally unaware of all the lives she would soon touch. Six years after Ryan’s death, we have delivered almost 700,000 pillowcase smiles – all through volunteers. We are unique in that, our mission is heartfelt, our work is simple, the impact is immediate, we are driven by volunteers and our fuel is love. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Did you know there are over 44,000 children currently being treated for cancer? ConKerr Cancer runs a month long ‘event’ called Miles of Pillowcase Smiles. The goal of this month long event is to sew one pillowcase for EACH of these 44,000 children – in 2012 we sewed 62,198 pillowcase smiles! Our goal for 2013 is to meet or exceed that amazing accomplishment.
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