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!

Monday, October 3, 2011


October 1 marked the celebration of Judy's "metamorphosis" into her new life. It was on this day that she was presented with her book created by Don Glaister from the pages and sentiments submitted by numerous friends, bookbinders and artists (and any combination). It was an amazing evening. Judy loves her book!... a big thank you to all who contributed!! Though my camera did not always cooperate, here are the long awaited photos:

Front cover

Marbled fly leaf and paste down by Monique Moore Racine aka Momo

Title page by Suzanne Moore

Paste paper folio by Judy Ferenbach

Interior of Judy Ferenbach's folio

Jeanne Goodman

Pam Wood

Patty Bruce

Vicke Selk

Gabby Cooksey

There were many other artistic contributions from friends in Telluride and beyond as well as expressions and memories sent in emails and printed into the book. Don Glaister did an amazing job of building this incredible book from such an array of materials and sizes. Thank you Don!


The party (some in costume) was an event that is not likely to be forgotten for years to come. It was a huge success. For purposes of this posting though, I'll just stick to the part about the presenting of the book. Robert Weatherford (from the Ah Haa School board) and Suzan Beraza (dear film-making friend of Judy's) presented. Forgive the fuzzy photos.. don't know what happened there! You get the idea...

Taylor Crosby, Judy Ferenbach, Don Glaister celebrate

Heartbeat sings 'Rise Up' - Judy, Suzan, Ulli, me, Rosemerry, Sally


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