August 16, 2012

Jarmila Sobota Visit in Portland

Kim and Rosie Batcheller, chapter members and longtime friends of Jan and Jarmila Sobota, have invited local GBW members to a special event.

 As you all probably know, Jan Sobota was awarded the annual lifetime achievement award from the GBW this year. Most unfortunately, he died just before the award was announced. His wife Jarmila will be traveling to the Standards Conference in Salt Lake City to accept the award on his behalf. Afterwards, she will be staying with Kim and Rosie for a week in Portland. As part of that visit, they are planning a PowerPoint presentation of Sobota books with Jarmila from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Batchellers are amateur bookbinders with a dozen or so bindings by the Sobotas in their collection. We appreciate the chance to share in Jarmila's visit and celebrate the Sobotas' marvelous work. You can view a selection of their books at the J. & J. Sobota website.

 The presentation will be held at the Mirabella apartments (3550 SW Bond Ave, in South Waterfront near the base of the tram). It will be open to Mirabella residents, with room for several GBW members also. If you are interested in attending, please contact Susan Collard at,  who will keep a list. If you go, you will receive a guest pass at the concierge desk in the lobby and be directed to the Willamette Room, where the event will be held.

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