First Steps

How exciting! I just finished an art quilt that I’ve been working on for about a year. To be fair, I haven’t been working on it exclusively. I’ve been giving it a few hours a month, but the months are over, and I have this piece of art to hang in my home. It felt so good to sew the final stitches.

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“Free Motion” (AKA “The Dancer”)

Once a year the Israel Quilt Association has an exhibition. This year the theme was “Celebrating the Traditional Quilt.” The idea was to incorporate old fashion methods and to come up with something new.

I thought about what I wanted to do for the show, and I thought what is more traditional than hand piecing? My great Aunt Marion hand pieced all her quilts. She was pretty hardcore.

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Ori Ansbacher Memorial Quilt

There are times in your life that you get to be part of something that is much larger than yourself. I was privileged to be part of this amazing project.

Unfortunately, like a lot of things, it starts with tragedy. Ori Ansbacher was brutally murdered in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem about 7 months ago. Instead of letting Ori become just another victim, Bat Sheva Sadan decided to take the pain that she felt and do something positive with it.

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Gordon Family Reunion

I’m really bad about keeping in touch. My brother is really good at it. Thank goodness for that. If not, I probably would have missed our family reunion a couple of weeks ago.

The reunion was scheduled to coincide with the 100th yahrtzeit of Yechiel Gordon. It was pretty amazing. 200 relatives (most of whom I met for the first time) showed up for it. I tried to think of what I could do to contribute to the event. I decided to make a family tree wall hanging for people to sign.

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