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.Continue reading “First Steps”
My daughter got married a bit more than a week to an amazing guy. I can’t say enough good things about him. It’s wonderful when you can see your child all grown up and know that they found that person that will accompany them on the road of life. Getting on that road can be a little challenging sometimes.Continue reading “Chuppah for My Daughter’s Wedding”
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.Continue reading ““Free Motion” (AKA “The Dancer”)”
I know I said I love all parts of the quilting process. I lied. I hate basting. I have a bunch of quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted, not because I don’t know how I want to quilt them (although that might be true as well) but because I simply hate basting.Continue reading “Easy Quilt Basting with Pool Noodles”
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.Continue reading “Ori Ansbacher Memorial Quilt”
Last week we celebrated my grandson’s third birthday. It’s really hard for me to believe it’s already been three years.
It’s all because of him that quilting has become my passion. I know that grandchildren are supposed to change your life, but I never expected it to help me really find what I love so much. I will always be indebted to him for that.Continue reading “A Kippah for My Grandson”
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.Continue reading “Gordon Family Reunion”
A while back, the Israel Quilt Association asked for quilters to join in a quilt show up north, in the Galilee, at Tal Gallery in Kfar HaVradim. The show started a bit before Passover and will be running through the end of July. I made the trip up north to look at the quilts in the show.Continue reading “Tal Gallery – Secrets in Fabrics and Threads Exhibit”
On the first Friday of every month, I get together with quilting friends. I don’t know of any quilting friends close by so the lovely women of Modiin have allowed me to join their group. We meet at a different house every month and show off what we are working on and talk quilting. What could be more fun than that?
I am an American by birth. My mother was also born in the US, and her parents were too. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather moved to the States from Lithuania at the end of the 1800s. My father and all his family are from Iraq. We grew up knowing about the Holocaust but my family was never affected closely. As Jews, we are all affected, but my family was a bit more removed than most.