Libby Lehman Update

Libby Lehman is the featured personality for 2013

Attention: We are sad to inform you that our featured speaker, Libby Lehman, recently experienced a brain aneurysm. We understand that she is doing as well as can be expected. Please join us in keeping her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

In Libby's honor, we will open the classroom with BERNINA machines for all who wish to creatively express themselves. The classroom is located at the Farmstead Inn Conference Center. Sewing machines will be available when the classroom is not in use beginning Wednesday, June 26 at noon through Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 pm. Some supplies will be available, but please feel free to bring your own to use and share. Make your own keepsake or a card for Libby, just come enjoy sharing and making memories!


The Following is for Informational Purposes Only

LIBBY LEHMAN began making quilts 40 years ago when her mother, Catherine Anthony, signed them up for a basic class. Over the years she has evolved from a traditional handworker to one of the leaders in innovative machine stitching. Her studio art quilts have won many awards and appear in private, corporate, and museum collections, including VISA International, Fairfield Processing Corporation and Cogen Technologies.

She is the author of "Threadplay with Libby Lehman" (That Patchwork Place, 1997) and her quilts have appeared in many books and international publications.

Her quilt Joy Ride was chosen as one of the Best 100 American Quilts of the 20th Century. In addition to making quilts, most of her time is spent teaching, judging & lecturing in the US as well as internationally (Japan, Australia, the UK, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Switzerland, Scotland, France, Dubai, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore).

Libby lives in Houston, Texas, her native city, with her husband, Lester. They have a 38-year-old son, Les, Jr., who is an acclaimed fly fisherman. Libby and Les have a great time exchanging threads and gadgets.


Mission Possible: Organize Your Stuff & Straighten Out Your Life!

Mission Possible Lecture by Libby LehmanIs your stuff a mess? Libby will show you how she keeps things straight and still manages to be creative. Come enjoy a time of insight and wisdom as she guides you though her years of experience. Take a peek into her workspace as well as those of other quilters. Tips include organizing your studio, your record keeping, and packing under the weight limit. You are sure to enjoy this wonderful artist and speaker.


This activity has been cancelled.


Threadplay Tips & Techniques

Threadplay lecture/demo by Libby LehmanLibby has been playing with thread for over 20 years. In this entertaining and highly informative class you will get an overview of her favorite techniques as well as things she wishes she had known when she started. Starting with the basics of needles and threads, Libby will then cover sheer ribbon illusions, potluck appliqué, and other stitching styles. This entertaining and highly informative class format will be a mix of live demonstrations and Power Point presentations. You will get all the info without having to bring anything but a pen and paper. What a fun and easy way to learn!


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TAP1 Piñatita

Pinatita Quilt by Libby LehmanBright, festive and simple to make describes Piñatita (“pee-nya-TEE-tah”). Spend a day playing with this fun technique. You will end up with blocks for the delightful quilt shown. If you prefer, the blocks can be used for colorful custom pillows or designer garment elements.


This activity has been cancelled.