Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Fine Binding Diploma aspirant from Santa Fe, Sialia Reike, is thrilled to be selected the recipient of the Hilbrandt Scholarship this year! Sialia had applied last year but was not selected, so she is especially grateful to be the winner this year. This year's field of applicants were all very qualified, submitting fine examples of their work representing a broad range of distinctiveness and creativity. Sialia will use her scholarship award to participate in Monique Lallier's Intermediate/Advanced Fine Binding class here in Telluride in October.

The Roberta Hilbrandt Scholarship was created by her husband, Bill Hilbrandt, in recognition of Roberta's love of the book arts and her love of lifelong learning. A former student at AAB, Roberta lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2009. She was a dear friend and enthusiastic student. Numerous fellow students, friends and acquaintances have contributed generously to the fund which supports the growth and education of one career minded student per year.

Roberta Hilbrandt

Congratulations Sialia! We look forward to witnessing your progress as you work toward your goal. Please enjoy viewing her work below!

Posted by Deb at 4:28 PM


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